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Gulf Coaches' Clinic Registration
Coaches - please see this FLYER for the upcoming coaches' clinic. Additionally, here is information regarding the hotel reservations and links. The hotel block and discount prices expire March 8th!!! Make your reservations now!
Go to http://www.galvestonholidayinn.com/ and use the group code GSW and the dates April 7th and 8th. Early arrivals and/or late check-outs will need to be done through the reservation line at 800-465-4329 and reference Gulf Swimming Coaches' Clinic.
Use the following link to register for the Coaches Clinic:
USA Sectionals - Sign up to Time
Timers are needed for all days at the upcoming USA Sectionals Championships to be held at the Texas A&M University natatorium from Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 26th. If you are interested please sign up HERE.
Gulf Swimming 2017-2018 Short and Long Course Meet Schedule Announced
The proposed meet schedule for both short course and long course for 2017-2018 can be found HERE.
Gulf Swimming Coach Mentoring Program – Apply Now!!
Are you an Age Group Coach?? Or a Senior/Head Coach?? Do you run and own your team/club?? Than the LSC Coach Mentoring Program sponsored by USA Swimming and Gulf Swimming will benefit you and your club.
Gulf Swimming has been selected by USA Swimming as one of the participating LSC’s in the 2017 Coach Mentoring Program. This program encourages veteran coaches to mentor younger coaches as an aid in their development and education as a coach. Gulf Swimming’s program has 3 different opportunities for coaches: Age Group Coaches, Senior/Head Coaches, and Coach-owned teams. Applications are now being accepted, the application is posted HERE. This is a great opportunity to take your coaching to the next level!!
If you have additional questions please contact Darcey Baron at Darcey.firstname.lastname@example.org or the Chair of the Gulf Coaches' Committee, Rey Aquilar at email@example.com . Application deadline is February 23rd!!
Participants in the Mentoring program will be announced at the 2017 Gulf Swimming Coaches' Clinic in Galveston on April 8-9, 2017. Register Now!!
2017-2020 USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards Released
Every four years USA Swimming updates the motivational time standards. As of January 1st, 2017 these standards have been updated. The new standards can be found HERE.
Short Course TAGS (Texas Age Group Swimming) - Location Change
New Officials Needed
Did you know that the USA Swimming Officials that run the meets your swimmers attend are all just parent volunteers? Did you also know that regardless of which team is hosting it would really help our swimmers if there were officials representing all teams attending helping to run the meet? There is no better way to get involved with your child’s chosen sport than to become an official. Please see the flyer HERE and contact Andrea Walin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns!
To register for a clinic to become a new official please click HERE
- 2017 Non-Athlete Application "Fillable" Form (Updated 01/25/17)
Note for "Fillable" pdf files: Windows 10 will use Edge as the default program for opening all pdf files. Being a browser/reader, Edge doesn’t have editing features and the fillable function of the pdf document will appear not to work. Open fillable pdf files with either Google Chrome or Adobe Acrobat (Internet Explorer 10 and older will work too), then the fillable features will work. Adobe Reader will have the same problem as Edge
2015-2016 Scholastic All-America Team Announced
USA Swimming is proud to recognize scholar-athletes who have been named to the 2015-2016 Scholastic All-America Team. 28 high school sophomore, junior and senior Gulf swimmers from 14 teams achieved the required time standards as well as a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the last academic year. The full list of Gulf Swimmers can be found HERE. Congratulations to these swimmers for their outstanding achievement and to their coaches and parents for their outstanding support.
Gulf Swimming's Simone Manuel Wins 100 Free at Rio Olympics
Congratulations to Simone Manuel who tied for first in the 100 meter freestyle in a new Olympic Record time of 52.70 Thursday night at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Simone is the first African American woman in history to win an individual Olympic swimming medal. Simone was a part of the 4x100 Relay team that placed second earlier in the week and she will compete in the 50 meter freestyle coming up on Friday.
Gulf Swimming's Cammile Adams Places 4th in 200 Meter Butterfly in Rio
Congratulations to Cammile Adams for placing 4th Wednesday night in Rio in the 200 meter butterfly. Cammile's time of 2:05.90 was a lifetime best.
Congratulations to Gulf Olympic Trials Qualifiers
Gulf Swimming is honored to have had 51 athletes representing our LSC at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials for swimming. The Olympic Trials was held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 26th through July 3rd and ended with the announcement of the 2016 US Olympic Team for Rio. A complete list of athletes who have qualified to date is HERE.
As an LSC we would like to congratulate all of the athletes who qualified for Trials!!