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2014 LC TAGS Championships

posted Jul 28, 2014, 7:12 PM by DCST Webmaster   [ updated Jul 29, 2014, 1:35 PM ]
Congratulations to our TAGS swimmers for another great meet!

The Texas Age Group Swimming (TAGS) Championships is the top age group meet of the season. This summer’s meet was held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

This time around we had 28 swimmers represent each of the contested age groups.

10& under Girls

Sophia Cone, Frankie Pink, Pearl Reagler, and Lily Wise.


10& under Boys

Luca Burns, Ryan Guthrie, Larkin Helman, Edward Lo, and Zhi-hahn See.


11-12 Girls

Sydney Buchman, Olivia Cone, Ellie McLeod, and Syuen See.


11-12 Boys

Noah Czelusta

13-14 Girls

Fernanda Gamez, Kaley Hoffman, Juliette Farmer, Sophie Newell, Audrey Orange, Morgan Reyna, Emma Stephenson, Clarissa Vincent, and Jodi Wong.


13-14 Boys

Clayton Bobo, Tyler Presswood, Nicolas Roa, Mark Shoemaker, and Jacob Won.


Overall Dad’s Club finished 9th out of 75 teams from across State.

Our 10 & under girls placed top 15 in all three of their relays. Their highest placing came in the 200 & 400 free relays were they finished 11th overall.

Pearl Reagler made four individual finals. Her highest placing came in the 50 free where she finished a 2nd with a personal best of 30.89 only .07 from the 1st place winner.

Our 10 & under boys participated in all three of the relays. This was the first tags for Ryan Guthrie, Larkin Helman, and Edward Lo. Luca Burns had a busy schedule, in addition to the relays he also competed in 7 individual events making him our busiest 10 & under boy of meet.

Our 11-12 girls were once again responsible for a big portion of our overall team score. Our four ladies Sydney Buchman, Olivia Cone, Ellie McLeod, and Syuen See placed top 5 in all four of their relays. The quartet broke every relay team record in the process. Their 1st place finish of 1:55.46 in the 200 free relay was a new Tags record!

All four of our ladies made individual finals. Ellie McLeod had her first individual TAGS win on Friday night when she clocked in at 35.94 in the 50 breast.

Our lone 11-12 boy of the meet was Noah Czelusta. Czelusta managed to earn himself a second swim in each of the breaststroke events. His highest placing came in the 100 breast where he finished 13th with a personal best of 1:21.75.

Our most represented age group of the meet was the 13-14 girls which did their fair share in racking up points for the team. Their best relay showing came on Sunday when Sophie Newell, Clarissa Vincent, Emma Stephenson, and Audrey Orange clocked in at 2:05.44 in the 200 medley relay earning them a bronze and a new team record.

Vincent, Newell, Orange and Kaley Hoffman all reached the finals in individual events. In the process the four ladies also achieved new sectional time standards.

The 13-14 boys of Cayton Bobo, Nicolas Roa, Mark Shoemaker, and Tyler Presswood also broke a relay team record. Their record setting swim came in the 200 free relay where they clocked in at 1:45.61 earning them an 8th place finish.

Clayton Bobo joined his 11-12 girl teammates in making TAGS history by setting his own championship record in the 50 free with a time of 24.36. Bobo also placed top 8 in 4 other individual events. 

14 year old teammate Jacob Won placed 6th in the 800 free making him our highest placing distance swimmer of the weekend.


A special thanks goes out to the Oranges for hosting the tags party and our age group coaches Jason Devine, Jane Swanson, Becky Minear, Kyle Sanders and Samantha Lombardo for helping our young swimmers reach their goals.

Pearl Reagler, Lilly Wise, Frankie Pink, and Sophia Cone

Coaches Jason and Jane

Larkin Helman, Zhi- Hahn See, Luca Burns, and Edward Lo

Audrey Orange, Morgan Reyna, 
Juliette Farmer, and Sophie Newell

Olivia Cone, Sydney Buchman, Syuen See, Ellie McLeod, with Coach Jason

Team Records

Burns, Helman, Lo, See - 10& under boys 400 free relay 5:15.06

Ellie McLeod – 11-12 200 breast 2:47.73

Ellie McLeod – 11-12 200 IM 2:27.42

Buchman, Cone, See, McLeod – 11-12 200 free relay 1:55.46

Buchman, See, Cone, McLeod – 11-12 400 free relay 4:16.86

See, McLeod, Buchman, Cone – 11-12 200 medley relay 2:12.29

See, McLeod, Buchman, Cone – 11-12 400 medley relay 4:48.73

Newell, Vincent, Stephenson, Orange – 13-14 200 medley relay 2:05.44

Clayton Bobo – 13-14 100 free 53.41

Bobo, Roa, Shoemaker, Presswood – 13-14 200 free relay 1:45.61


TAGS Records

Buchman, Cone, See, McLeod – 11-12 200 free relay 1:55.46

Clayton Bobo – 13-14 50 free 24.36