Welcome to Gulfswimming.org

Gulf Swimming is growing!  
 
This year Gulf Swimming will have nearly 10,000 athlete members by the end of Long Course season.  One natural result of this growth is that a few of our volunteer positions have grown and take more than 20 hours a week of time to keep up.  We are now searching to add two people to the staff of Gulf Swimming; both positions are part-time and require an ability to work from home.  We are looking for a Membership Administrative Assistant and a Staff Accountant.  Please review the descriptions if you are interested.   
 
If you are qualified please submit a cover letter and your resume to the Executive Director for Gulf Swimming, Darcey Baron. Resumes and cover letters can be sent in electronically to info@gulfswimming.org

Thank you for your interest in the positions at Gulf Swimming and we appreciate your patience and look forward to receiving your resume. 

 

Gulf Diversity & Inclusion Camp

We are very excited to present the second annual Gulf Diversity & Inclusion Camp!  We are excited about this experience for our swimmers and providing a stepping stone to the Zone and National Diversity camps.

GULF Swimming Diversity & Inclusion Camp
featuring Giles Smith
 
8th Place Finisher in 100 Fly at 2016 Olympic Trials
Gold Medalist in 100 Fly & Silver Medalist in 400 Medley Relay
at 2015 Pan American Games
Won National Title in 100 Fly at 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships
Three-time NCAA Championships medalist at Arizona
 
Saturday, April 1st
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Johnnie Means Swimming Pool
2727 El Camino St, Houston, TX 77054

The purpose for the Gulf Diversity & Inclusion camp is to instill a vision of success in athletes from ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically under-represented populations through education and motivation to become leaders not only in the sport, but within their own clubs, our LSC, and in USA Swimming. 

What We Need from You:
  • 2 Nominations (1 male & 1 female) from Your Club
  • 2 Additional Nominations (of either gender) to serve as alternates should we have space available
There is no fee for nominated athletes. We are excited to offer this opportunity for our Gulf swimmers!

Please send all nominations to Mandy Norris at gulfswimcamps@gmail.com by March 18th

Coaches - If you are interested in helping our athletes and coaching at this year's camp, please submit the coaching application by March 18th.

 

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: 

 https://campscui.active.com/orgs/GulfSwimmingInc

 

 

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.


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 andrea.walin@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

To register for a clinic to become a new official please click HERE

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.

Simone Manuel

 

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.

Cammile Adams 


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!!