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Alas, Czelusta, and Smith Achieve Scholastic All American Honors

posted Sep 17, 2020, 9:48 AM by Rey Aguilar

Dad's Club is proud of Isabella Alas, Noah Czelusta, and Sydney Smith for achieving 2019-20 Scholastic All-American honors!

Each year, USA Swimming recognizes swimmers 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.

All-time list of our Scholastic All-Americans

Zuanich Commits to SMU

posted Sep 2, 2020, 12:08 PM by Rey Aguilar

Congratulations to Max Zuanich who recently committed to swim and study at SMU! (Southern Methodist University)

“I have been very fortunate throughout my life to have such amazing people who have helped put me on a path to success. I’m very excited to announce my commitment to swim at SMU. Thank you to my friends, family, coaches, and God for helping me get where I am today!”

During his many years with Dad’s Club, Max has been a Sectional and UIL State finalist, NCSA Jr. National qualifier and remains a Dad’s Club team record holder. Max is currently a national Group team captain.

Last year, SMU placed third at the American Athletic Conference Championship. Max, along with a strong incoming freshman class, will look to help the Mustangs fight for the championship next year. His best events include the 100 fly, 100 and 200 free, and 100 and 200 back.

Congratulations Max!


Check out our other class of 2021 College Commitments

Aleksa Radenovic - Youngstown State University


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Radenovic Commits to Youngstown State University

posted Sep 2, 2020, 11:19 AM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Sep 2, 2020, 12:10 PM ]


Congratulations to Aleksa Radenovic who recently committed to swim and study at Youngstown State University! This is our first college commitment from our 2021 class.

“I’m happy to announce that I’ll be continuing my academic and athletic career at Youngstown State University in the fall of 2021!”

Aleksa is a Sectional finalist, Summer and Winter Junior National qualifier, and Dad’s Club team record holder.

His best events include the 100 fly, 100 and 200 free, and 100 and 200 back. Aleksa hopes to be an immediate contributor to the conference scoring team in the butterfly and backstroke events, as well as the medley and freestyle relays.

Congratulations Aleksa!



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Duncan Brothers Featured in Town & Country Sports

posted Jul 20, 2020, 7:42 AM by Rey Aguilar


Caleb and Cade Duncan will be featured in the August edition of Town and Country Sports. Joining them is middle brother Cayman who plays football for Kinkaid High School.

Caleb is going into his sophomore year at University of Louisville. Before heading out to college, Caleb was a Junior national finalist, UIL State champion, USA Swimming Scholastic All American and an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 50 free.

Younger brother Cade is currently in our national training group. Cade is a sectional and NCSA Junior national qualifier and has been named to the TISCA All-State Team in the 50 free. He currently attends Kinkaid High School.


Looking Back at Dad's Club Swimmers at the 2016 Olympic Trials

posted Jul 8, 2020, 8:30 AM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Jul 8, 2020, 8:35 AM ]

Four years ago we had two Dad’s Club swimmers earn second swims at their respective Olympic Trials competitions.

Alexandra Buscher earned her second swim in the finals of the 200 fly at the Canadian Trials held in Toronto.  At the time of the meet Alexandra was in her sophomore year at Texas A&M University. Alexandra had represented Canada at the Junior Pan pacific Championships held in Maui a couple of years earlier.

YouTube Video

Alexandra Buscher Lane 1 (second from the top)

Michael Miller earned his second swim in the 100 fly at the U.S Trials held in Omaha. Michael dual represented Duke University and Dad’s Club Swim Team. His semifinal race included Michael Phelps and Tom Shields who both ended up representing the U.S at the Rio Olympics.

YouTube Video

Michael Miller Lane 8 (bottom of the screen)

Other Dad’s Club swimmers competing at the 2016 U.S Olympic trials included sisters Jaimie and Annie Miller who raced in the 50 free.

Caleb Duncan and Cooper Wozencraft were set to compete at this year’s U.S Olympic trials before it was postponed to 2021.

Swim Team End of Season Breaks

posted Jul 8, 2020, 8:02 AM by Rey Aguilar


This summer we will only be giving our swimmers one week off before we officially start our 2020-21 short course season.

The end of season break will be the week of August 10th. Practices will commence on Monday August 17th.

Next season’s training schedules will be finalized after the school districts announce their plans and schedules for the upcoming school year.

Kitchel and Williamson Selected to USA Swimming Southern Select Camp

posted May 25, 2020, 1:23 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated May 25, 2020, 1:24 PM ]

Congratulations to Kassidy Kitchel and Eloise Williamson for qualifying for the 2020 USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp!

 

The Southern Zone is comprised of LSCs from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. A total of 28 male and 28 female athletes were selected from the Southern Zone to attend the camp. Selection criteria are as follows:

 

·         28 girls ages 12 and 13, 28 boys ages 13 and 14.

·         14 athletes of each gender are selected based off their IMX point scores.

·         14 additional athletes of each gender are selected based off the fastest swimmer in the Southern Zone for each Long Course Meter Olympic event. If a swimmer was already selected based off an IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected.

·         IMX scores and performances were based off the 2019 LCM season.

 

Kassidy qualified for the camp with her IMX score, which is a combination of her long course performances in the 400 Free, 200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 IM and 400 IM. Eloise qualified with her 100 Meter Fly performance from 2019 TAGS, where she won the 11-12 Girls event with a time of 1:04.42. You can see the entire roster list here.

 

The camp was originally supposed to take place at the University of Louisville, headed by some of the country’s most accomplished coaches, but due to COVID-19 the camp will be taking place virtually, and will include classes and discussions from current and former National Team athletes.

 

Congrats to Kassidy and Eloise for their amazing accomplishments! We are proud of both of these girls and proud to be a part of Dad’s Club!

Dad’s Club Alumni Bernal, Bobo, de Groot, Reyna, and Wozencraft named NCAA All Americans

posted May 23, 2020, 5:02 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated May 23, 2020, 5:09 PM ]


 


Congratulations to Aria Bernal, Clayton Bobo, Jeff de Groot, Morgan Reyna, and Cooper Wozencraft for being named to the 2020 NCAA All American Team.

 

This year’s All American Team was comprised of swimmers who achieved the designated relay time standard or qualified for the NCAA Championships. 

 

Aria Bernal (Dad’s Club Class of 2018): Cinco Ranch High School – University of Arizona DI

Clayton Bobo (Dad’s Club Class of 2018): Stratford High School – Texas A&M University  DI

Jeff de Groot (Dad’s Club Class of 2019): Lamar High School – Emory University DIII

Morgan Reyna (Dad’s Club Class of 2018): Stratford High School – Trinity University DIII

Cooper Wozencraft (Dad’s Club Class of 2017): Memorial High School – University of Virginia DI

 

Bobo, de Groot, Reyna, and Wozencraft were featured in the Houston Chronicle as local area athletes who achieved All American honors. 

 

Houston Chronical Article 

 

Sampson Commits to the University of Chicago

posted May 7, 2020, 10:30 AM by Rey Aguilar


Congratulations to Will Sampson who recently committed to swim and study at the University of Chicago!

During his time at Dad’s Club Will has been a National group team captain, Sectional finalist, NCSA Jr. National qualifier, SPC State finalist, and serves as a member of the Gulf LSC athlete committee.

Chicago placed 2nd at the 2020 University Athletic Association, just 16.5 points behind Emory. Will brings versatility to his new team with conference scoring times in the 200 Back and 100 Breast and is close in several other events.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to become a part of the University of Chicago Class of 2024! Thank you so much to my friends, family and coaches for playing an integral role in making this possible. Go Maroons!”

Congratulations Will!

 

 

Check out our other class of 2020 College Commitments

Sydney Buchman – Kenyon College 

Noah Czelusta – Columbia University 

Ellie McLeod - University of Texas

Peyton Pivec – Bates College

 

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UIL State Championships

posted Mar 6, 2020, 10:51 AM by Rey Aguilar



The UIL Texas State Championships were held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center in Austin TX, on the 14th and 15th of February, 2020. The road to State is arduous; in order to qualify for the State meet swimmers must first qualify for one of eight Regional Championships by placing in the top six at their respective District meets. The State Championship qualifiers for each event are then determined as follows: the top two finishers from each Regional meet qualify automatically, with the next eight fastest times throughout the state qualifying via call-ups. Fifteen Dad’s Club swimmers qualified for the State Championship.



Qualifiers

Noah Czelusta - Memorial

Max Zuanich - Stratford

Amy Evans – Katy Taylor

Roxana Nolte – Katy Taylor

Luke Reed - Stratford

Keagan Firenza - Stratford

Henry Genez - Stratford

Emma Venghaus - Stratford

Shannon Tyler – Memorial

Luisa Bandmann - Memorial

Emma Clark – Katy Taylor

Alex Culligan – Strake Jesuit

Andrew Alcott – Katy Taylor




Individual Finalists

Noah Czelusta – 200 IM, 100 breast

Max Zuanich – 200 free, 100 back

Amy Evans – 100 breast

Emma Clark – 100 back

Alex Culligan – 100 breast


YouTube Video


Noah Czelusta 200IM lane 5




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