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2017-18 Scholastic All American

posted Sep 18, 2018, 1:33 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 1:39 PM ]


Dad's Club is proud to announce the following swimmers as 2017-18 Scholastic All-American athletes:


Noah Czelusta, Caleb Duncan, and Audrey Orange


Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America (SAA) Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have achieved the required time standards.

Parent Orientations, Caps, Shirts, Texas Swim Shop

posted Sep 10, 2018, 1:01 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 8:19 AM by Eva Mueller ]

We will be holding parent orientations, distributing caps and shirts and Texas Swim Shop will be on site on Tuesday and Wednesday September 18th and 19th. 

The parent orientation is for all new parents and any other parent who would like a refresher course on general team information. We have scheduled four different orientation times for your convenience. We hope every parent new to the team is able to make it.

 

Parent Orientation Times

Tuesday September 18th 4-5pm and 6-7pm

Wednesday September 19th 4-5pm and 6-7pm

 

Wednesday September 19th -Texas Swim Shop will be set up under the pavilion adjacent to the 50 meter pool. They will have training equipment for sale and will also be taking team suit and parka orders.

 

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th - We will have parent volunteers handing out latex caps and white team t-shirts. You will also be able to purchase silicone caps and the blue team t-shirt. All purchases of caps and t-shirts will be billed through your Active account.

 

Please keep in mind that swimmers are required to have the following apparel for swim meets:

Team Cap

Team Suit

Blue Team Shirt – Saturday

White Team Shirt – Sunday

Southern Senior Zones

posted Sep 5, 2018, 9:39 AM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 10:15 AM ]

Dad’s Club swimmers competed at the 2018 Southern Senior Zone Championships in Huntsville, Alabama. 65 of the best teams from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina were in attendance. We had ten boys and 7 girls compete at the meet. Those swimmers are as follows:

David Alas, Luisa Bandmann, Hector Bayaborda, Keagan Firenza, Trey Fischbach, Noah Fisher, Kendall Hoffman, Wednesday Hunter, Hannah Kral, Brandon Mahan, Grace Markovich, Kyle McDonald, Kara Moss, Roxana Nolte, Nathan O’Neil, Luke Reed, Jett Walker

Finalists:

Hector Bayaborda – 200 Fly/21st, 400 IM/20th, 200 IM/31st

Trey Fischbach – 200 Breast /14th, 50 Breast/32nd, 100 Breast/22nd

Kendall Hoffman – 200 Breast/15th, 100 Breast/23rd

Brandon Mahan – 200 Fly/30th, 1500 Free/19th

Grace Markovich – 200 Fly/27th

Kara Moss – 200 Breast/29th, 400 IM/15th, 200 IM/30th

Roxana Nolte – 200 Fly/24th

Nathan O’Neil – 200 Breast/25th, 200 Fly/22nd, 400 IM/16th

Jett Walker – 50 Back/20th

Relays:

 

Men’s 200 Meter Medley A Relay – 18th Place – 1:56.37

Jett Walker, Trey Fischbach, Nathan O’Neil, Kyle McDonald

Men’s 200 Meter Medley B Relay – 26th Place – 1:59.20

Keagan Firenza, Luke Reed, Hector Bayaborda, Noah Fisher

Women’s 200 Meter Freestyle Relay – 27th Place – 1:57.84

Kara Moss, Wednesday Hunter, Hannah Kral, Luisa Bandmann

Men’s 200 Meter Freestyle A Relay – 19th Place – 1:43.14

Jett Walker, Noah Fisher, Keagan Firenza, David Alas

Men’s 200 Meter Freestyle B Relay – 27th Place – 1:47.41

Luke Reed, Kyle McDonald, Brandon Mahan, Hector Bayaborda

Mixed 200 Meter Medley Relay – 20th Place – 2:02.20

Jett Walker, David Alas, Grace Markovich, Wednesday Hunter

Mixed 200 Meter Freestyle Relay – 35th Place – 1:52.64

Kyle McDonald, Nathan O’Neil, Roxana Nolte, Kendall Hoffman

Women’s 800 Meter Freestyle Relay – 15th Place – 9:14.38

Kara Moss, Wednesday Hunter, Luisa Bandmann, Roxana Nolte

Men’s 800 Meter Freestyle Relay – 24th Place – 8:28.73

Trey Fischbach, David Alas, Keagan Firenza, Kyle McDonald

Women’s 400 Meter Freestyle Relay – 22nd Place – 4:11.80

Roxana Nolte, Kara Moss, Wednesday Hunter, Grace Markovich

Men’s 400 Meter Freestyle A Relay – 19th Place – 3:45.78

David Alas, Noah Fisher, Jett Walker, Kyle McDonald

Men’s 400 Meter Freestyle B Relay – 25th Place – 3:49.05

Brandon Mahan, Luke Reed, Keagan Firenza, Nathan O’Neil

Women’s 400 Meter Medley Relay – 19th Place – 4:44.10

Roxana Nolte, Kendall Hoffman, Kara Moss, Grace Markovich

Men’s 400 Meter Medley A Relay – 15th Place – 4:11.57

Jett Walker, Trey Fischbach, Nathan O’Neil, Noah Fisher

Men’s 400 Meter Medley B Relay – 23rd Place – 4:16.85

Keagan Firenza, David Alas, Hector Bayaborda, Luke Reed

 

New Sectional Cuts:

David Alas – 200 Breast

Hector Bayaborda – 200 Free Bonus, 400 Free, 100 Fly

Trey Fischbach – 200 IM Bonus

Kendall Hoffman – 100 Breast

Kara Moss – 400 IM, 200 IM

Nathan O’Neil – 200 IM

Luke Reed – 100 Breast, 200 IM Bonus

Jett Walker – 50 Free Bonus, 100 Free Bonus


Meg Norman at Special Olympics Nationals

posted Aug 29, 2018, 10:22 AM by Rey Aguilar

Congratulations to Meg Norman.

Meg is a long-time Dad’s Club Special Olympian swimmer who was chosen to represent Texas Special Olympics Swimming at the National Meet in Seattle in early July.  She had an outstanding performance by winning two gold medals, a silver medal and a 4th place finish.  While that is all pretty terrific, one of her gold medal performances was covered on TV by Rowdy Gaines in ESPN nightly coverage of the games during the 25M Butterfly.  It was also followed up by a poolside interview with Meg who was proud to bring home her gold medal to Houston. 

Meg's post race interview

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BygLuTLsquWJamNBbmdqejVtbVZzYXZyRjYyNmFzWVR3NW8w

Meg and her parents were given the Humanitarian Award in Houston for their community efforts with the special Olympics program.

Way to go Meg!


 

Lifeguard Golden Backboard Award

posted Aug 15, 2018, 3:13 PM by Rey Aguilar

Congratulations to our 2018 recipients of the first annual Golden Backboard award. Cath
e
rine and Ashlyn  have both been valuable members of our 
safety 
staff for 
over four years 
at Dads. 

The Golden Backboard is an award to be given at the end of the summer to two members of the safety team who exemplified Red Cross standards in preforming their day to day responsibilities and 
who 
win our final summer
 
challenge. The challenge is to respond to a simulated submerged drowning victim in deep water
.
 
In the simulation the
 victim has a spinal injury and 
goal is to complete the
 rescue maintain
ing
 spine
 stabilization, plac
ing
 the victim on a backboard, and extricat
ing
 the victim without causing further injury
. Catherine and Ashlyn demonstrated real "girl power" as they pulled the victim from the bottom of the deep end and out of the pool faster than the other teams.

Dad's Club Welcomes Coach Dustin Myers

posted Aug 13, 2018, 1:30 PM by Rey Aguilar

Dad’s Club is excited to announce Dustin Myers as the newest addition to our team.  Coach Dustin will serve as our team’s Head Age Group Coach. He will be the lead coach for Gold group and assist with the white and blue 4pm training groups.


Coach Dustin has experience coaching various ages and levels of swimming. This includes young age group swimmers all the way to college and Olympic trial qualifiers.

 

As an assistant at Centenary College in Shreveport Louisiana ,coach Dustin oversaw the sprint group and dry-land training programs. During his tenure, he helped lead several individual and relay conference champions. While working at Centenary, Dustin was also the Senior coach for the City of Shreveport Swim Team (COSST). There he produced numerous Louisiana State Qualifiers, State Champions, Sectional Qualifiers, High School All-Americans and Junior National qualifiers.

 

Most recently coach Dustin worked with Cy-Fair Swim Club (Fleet) where he worked with various age groups. During his time at Fleet Coach Dustin was an instrumental part of the club’s success at the age group, state and national levels. Coach Dustin helped produce several Gulf Champs, Tags, Sectional, Junior National and Olympic Trials qualifiers.  

 

Coach Dustin’s first-hand experience and understanding of swimmer development and progression from the younger age groups through the Junior National and collegiate level make him a great asset to our team and a perfect fit as Head Age Group Coach.

 

Dustin grew up in Round Rock, Texas where he swam for Round Rock High School and Texas Gold. Dustin swam collegiately for Centenary College of Louisiana. He graduated with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science.

 

 

Go Dad’s

 

Rey Aguilar

Head Coach

VYPE Houston Swimmer of the Year

posted Jul 5, 2018, 9:34 AM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 9:35 AM ]


Congratulations to Dad’s Club’s own  Sydney Buchman and Clayton Bobo who both received the VYPE 2017-18 Houston swimmer of the year award. The VYPE awards honor the best Houston athletes from all High School Sports over the past school year.

Buchman (St. John’s) received the award for the girls’ private school swimmer of the year. Bobo (Stratford) received the award for the boys’ public school swimmer of the year.

The award ceremony took place at Warehouse Live and was a complete sell-out with more than 600 people in attendance. 

Way to go Sydney and Clayton!

Emma Stephenson Commits to Texas A&M

posted May 31, 2018, 12:32 PM by Rey Aguilar


Congratulations to Emma Stephenson who recently committed to Texas A&M University!

Emma is our first college commitment from the class of 2019 and is our 5th Aggie in the last 4 years (Alex Buscher, Elizabeth Jordana, Clayton Bobo, Claire Smith). Emma has been a Sectional, NCSA Junior National, and Speedo Junior National finalist. She has also been a UIL individual state champion and has broken multiple Dad’s Club, Gulf, and Texas State records. Emma has also qualified for the U.S. National Championship and U.S. open, and has ranked in the National Age Group Top Ten. 

Emma hopes to make her contributions in the sprint freestyle and butterfly events as well as relays. We wish her the best of luck!

“I’m so  excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim for Texas A&M University! I could not have made it to this point without the help and support from my coaches, family, and friends. Gig’em!”

Congratulations Emma!


Dad’s Club Class of 2018 Swimming College Commitments

Mark Shoemaker - Loyola University Maryland 

Morgen Reyna –Trinity University

Aria Bernal – Arizona

Clayton Bobo – Texas A&M

Claire Smith- Texas A&M

 

Dad’s Club's All Time College Swimmers

Mark Shoemaker Commits to Loyola University Maryland

posted May 31, 2018, 12:16 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated May 31, 2018, 12:33 PM ]

Congratulations to Mark Shoemaker who recently committed to Loyola University Maryland!

Mark has been swimming with Dad’s Club for twelve years. During that time he has been a Southwest Preparatory Conference state champion, Southern Zone Sectional finalist, NCSA Junior National qualifier, and a multiple time Dad’s Club record holder.

His best events include distance freestyle, breaststroke and 400 IM. He will make a great addition to the Greyhounds swim team, and we look forward to following his success.

“I am extremely excited to announce that I am committing to Loyola University Maryland to pursue my academic and swimming career for the next four years!”

Mark plans on studying Psychology.

                                                                         Congratulations Mark!


Dad’s Club Class of 2018 Swimming College Commitments

Morgen Reyna –Trinity University

Aria Bernal – Arizona

Clayton Bobo – Texas A&M

Claire Smith- Texas A&M

 

Dad’s Club's All Time College Swimmers

Membership Lane Assignments

posted May 30, 2018, 1:27 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 8:51 AM ]

Membership Lane Assignments 
June 2nd- July 30th




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