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2019 Gulf Awards Banquet

posted Oct 8, 2019, 11:01 AM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 11:52 AM ]

Congratulations to all our swimmers who received awards during this year’s Gulf banquet.

The 2019-2020 Gulf Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, October 6th at the Westchase Marriot Hotel. The guest speakers were two time Paralympian Mckenzie Coan and U.S National teamer Madisyn Cox. Their message was very positive and motivating to athletes, coaches, and parents.

Dad’s Club was well represented. We had 33 athletes that qualified to receive an award at this year’s banquet. Below is a list of Dads Club athletes and the level of award they achieved. 

Gulf Qualifying Award – Texas/Gulf Select Camp participant, Gulf open water All-Stars team participant, Tags individual finalist (1-8), Tags relay finalist (1-8), Futures meet participant, Sectionals individual finalist (1-16), Sectionals relay finalist (1-8), national Championship relay participant, US Open Championship relay participant, Southern Senior Zones Individual Finalist (1-8).

David Alas

Bailey Bergen

Jeremy Bates

Ava Ceraudo

Tori Cone

Jeff De Groot

Finn Helman

Larkin Helman

Laurel Hoskovec

Lexie Lukens

JP McCann

Alex Miao

Avery Pham

Preston Pham

Lei Smith

Layton Snyder

Bob Timuruly

Reid Vandervoort

Level 1- Zones Select Camp Participant, USA Swimming Junior National Championships Qualifier, TAGS Individual Champion, Southern Senior Zones Individual Champion, Futures Individual Finalist (top 16), National Open Water Champ Participant, National Diversity Select Camp Participant

Emma Clark

Andreas Mason

Renee Nealon


Level 2 -National Select Camp, Gulf Record(Individual & Relay), Senior Zones Record, Futures Champion, USA Swimming Junior National Champion, National Championships Qualifier, US Open Water Top 8 Finisher, USA Swimming Top 10( fastest top 10 times in the country per event and age bracket)

Isabella Alas

Aria Bernal

Brynn Bond

Noah Czelusta

Kassidy Kitchel

Ellie Mcleod

Laura Saunders

Sydney Smith

Elloise Williamson

Megan Zuanich

Sydney Buchman


Level 3-National Championship Finalist(top16), US Open Championship Finalist(top 16), National Age Group Record(Individual & Relay), National Open Water Champion, Olympic Trials Qualifier, World Championships Trials Qualifier

Caleb Duncan

Way to go Dad's Club!