Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UNT Relay Meet

We'll be hosting a college relay meet at the MISD Natatorium on Friday, October 9.

The following teams will be competing (with rosters).

Incarnate Word (Men & Women)
North Texas (Women)
Southern Methodist (Men & Women)
Texas Christian (Men & Women)
Tulane (Women)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What if I missed the entry deadline?

We're all very busy these days and we all miss an entry dealine now and then. If you miss our team entry deadline, but would still like your child to compete in a meet, there may still be an option for you.

Most meet hosts will accept late entries (also called on-deck entries) at their meets. North Texas Swimming has a few regulations that must be followed, though.

For example, here's the late entry procedure for the upcoming Texas RiverSharks "BB" meet (10/16-18):

Late entries will be accepted up until 30 minutes before the start of each session at $9.75 per individual event. Any athlete late entering the meet must provide proof of registration and a current print out of best times from SWIMS. NO USA Swimming registration will be accepted at the meet. The meet host and meet referee reserve the right to limit late entries to control the size and length of the meet.

Southwest Collegiate Plunge

Our MISD Natatorium will host the Southwest Collegiate Plunge on October 23 & 24.

Teams competing (click for available rosters): Missouri, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M, and Texas.

MAC/Mansfield HS ('09) standout Johnny McClure will compete for the Aggies.

We'll be hosting some of the world's fastest swimmers that weekend. That's right - Olympians will be racing in our pool! Below are a few of them.

2008 Beijing Olympians Scott Spann, Ricky Berens, & David Walters will swim for UT.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

From Coach Porter:


I am glad to see everyone back and a lot of new faces also! I am hoping to have everyone’s name down soon. Since we got back we have been working on streamlining off of every wall, and learning the IM order: fly, back, breast, free. Over the next few weeks we will be working on diving, turns, and keeping all our stroke legal for our upcoming meet on October 3-4.


Bronze attendance has been awesome! Everyone has been doing a great job of being here and being on time. Since our break we have been working on getting our endurance back, especially focusing on kicking. Keep up the great work!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Swim Pictures

Some great swim pictures can be found at The Swim Pictures.

Pictured is former Granbury standout and Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Coach Profile

We're pleased to welcome Emily Olson to the MAC staff! Emily is working with our Pre-Comp and Novice groups and is doing a fantastic job with our kiddos.

Emily started swimming for FAST at the age of seven. In high school, she was a TAPPS state finalist for Nolan Catholic in each of her four years there. She captained the team in both her junior and senior years.

Emily competed collegiately for St. Mary's College in Indiana and is now wrapping up her degree work at UTA. She'll graduate in May with an education degree.

She has coaching experience with country club teams at Rivercrest, Woodhaven, and Ridglea.

She's doing a great job for us and we're excited to have her on board.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lost Wallet

Coach Huffman has a wallet that was left at the MAC Banquet. Please see him if you wish to claim it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pictures Wanted

Sorry I was out of town for Saturday's party and awards. If you have pics you'd be willing to share, please send me a few for the site.

My school e-mail is buttro@mansfieldisd.org


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monthly Gold Report

From Coach Huffman:

Glad to have everyone back and to be taking the gold group this year. One note for all gold swimmers: We are now required to have a freestyle swim snorkel. You'll need to have this by September 30th.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

MAC Team Banquet

Who: MAC Swimmers and Families

What: Fun, Food, & Awards

When: Saturday, September 19, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Where: MISD Natatorium

Swimmers are asked to bring the following:

Pre-Comp: 12-pack of soda or water

Novice: 1 package of sturdy paper plates & 1 package of plastic forks

Bronze: 1 large bag of chips

Silver: cut up fruit w/serving spoon

Gold: catsup, mustard, pickle relish, pickles (last name A-L), condiment tray w/lettuce & tomatoes (last name M-Z)

Junior/Senior: Desserts