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100 Freestyle American Record Broken by Simone Manuel of FCST

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Congratulations to Simone Manuel of FCST!!  Simone is the new AMERICAN RECORD HOLDER in the 100 yard freestyle with her time of 46.75 as lead-off on the FCST 400 freestyle relay.  Simone had previously broken Natalie Coughlin's 2011 American Record of 46.84 during the prelims of the 100 free at the inaugural National Age Group Swimming Association's Junior National Championship meet in Florida this past week.  Simone's time also broke the 17-18 national age group record.

Race video is here:


2nd Annual Gulf Swim Night at Minute Maid Park:

Come out to Minute Maid Park for the 2nd Annual  Gulf Swim Night at the Park on Friday, May 2nd and see the Astros play the Mariners.  Special appearance and meet-and-greet by Olympian Jimmy Feigan!!  See the details here. Questions? Contact Tyler Shedron at 713.259.8726 or TShedron@astros.com

Meet Bid Form for 2014-2015 Season:

The meet bid form for the 2014-2015 season can be found HERE.  The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 30th, 2014.  The SC and LC meet schedule is HERE.

Gulf Swimming 2nd Annual Coaches Clinic:

The 2nd Annual Coaches Clinic will be held Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Galveston Island Courtyard Hotel.  Speakers include Tom Avischious (USA-S Club Development Director), Jennifer Gibson (Swim Fort Lauderdale Head Age Group Coach), Dr. John Mullen (Physical Therapist & Strength Coach), Dave Krotiak (Fox Valley Swim Team Head Coach) and Bill Rose (Mission Viejo Head Coach).  See the welcome flyer with registration deadlines and speaker agenda here

North American Challenge Cup:

Information for coaches interested in applying for a position on the Gulf's North American Challenge Cup team competing in Vera Cruz, Mexico in August, 2014 is below:

Swimmers wishing to participate in the NACC must have a valid passport at the time of travel.  Those without a valid passport as of today should start the application process now to ensure delivery prior to the meet date.

For additional information on the NACC meet please go to the NACC information page located under the "General" tab on the Gulf website.