Friday, April 30, 2010

No Gold Practice Saturday

Due to the B/C meet being held at our pool this weekend, the Gold group will not practice Saturday, May 1.


Entries for the Mustang "A" meet are due Monday, May 3!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

B/C Results

MAC won the B/C meet!! Team scores are here. Event results are here.

Individual winners for MAC were:

Mackenzie Otakpor - 25 breast
Kaitlyn Boulom - 25 breast
Ashlyn Keith - 50 free
Olivia Thai - 50 breast, 100 breast, 100 i.m.
Emily Tarectecan - 50 free, 100 free, 50 back, 100 back, 100 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly
Shannon McKinley - 100 free
Victoria Guerra - 100 back, 100 fly
Jessica Renfroe - 50 breast, 200 i.m.
Tiffany Thai - 100 breast
Elijah Lyons - 25 fly
Alex Webber - 200 free
Josh Brown - 50 breast
Chris Morales - 500 free, 50 fly
Veer Patel - 50 breast, 100 i.m.
Caden Williams - 100 fly

Winning relays for MAC were:

100 free relay (Valaree Wright, Kaitlyn Boulom, Adison Marshall, and Kylie Williams)
200 free relay (Hannah Pikey, Emily Tarectecan, Marina Lash, and Victoria Guerra)
200 medley relay (Marina Lash, Tiffany Thai, Emily Tarectecan, and Hannah Pikey)
200 free relay (Caden Williams, Chris Morales, Veer Patel, and Ryan Shurmon)
100 free relay (Daniel Jones, Richard Libed, Andrew Geelen, and Nii Bruce)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

SWAT B/C Ribbons

Great news!!

The SWAT coach just handed me ribbons from their meet, and there are plenty of them!

Please give us time to get them sorted. We should be able to start getting them out to swimmers this week. Thanks for your patience!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Time Converter

Some of you may already use this tool found on the Swimming World site.

As we go from short course yards to long course meters, it may be helpful for swimmers to get an idea of how the two compare.

No conversion tool is ideal for everyone, but this one seems to be pretty accurate.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BB Results

MAC finished 3rd in team scoring at the LAC BB meet. Event results are here.

Individual event winners for MAC were:

Haley Yelle - 50 free, 100 free, 200 IM
Hannah Reinhardt - 100 fly
Mat Dyl - 200 breast, 100 fly

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The MISD Natatorium will host the MAC/MARS Long Course "A" Invitational on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 23-25). All Friday and Saturday MAC practices are canceled. There will be no lap swimming on Friday, April 23rd.

Friday, April 16, 2010

College Swimming YouTube Channel

Recent interviews with college swimmers and coaches can be found at the College Swimming YouTube Channel here.

Interview with A&M's national champion in the women's 100 free, Julie Wilkinson, is here.

Talk with UT's national champion in the men's 200 i.m., Austin Surhoff, is here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gold Report

Our Gold group is doing a great job this spring as we approach our first "BB" and "A" meets. Change can sometimes be difficult, but the kids are adjusting quite well to new terminology and a change in routine.

They're starting to get more comfortable with their snorkels, too!

Looking ahead to next month, we are hosting a "BB" meet (May 7-9) and Mustangs will host the "A" meet (May 14-16).

Workout attendance and efforts have been excellent. Let's keep it up, guys and gals!!!

A Meet Volunteers Needed

This from Shawn McKinley:

Good Afternoon,

Thanks so much to all the volunteers from the B/C meet last weekend, especially the Sheppards, McClendons, Pappas', Tiptons, and Lorias who worked all weekend and did not even have a swimmer at the meet! You all are awesome!

So... now it is time for me to start asking about what you may be interested in doing at the A meet coming up April 23-25. We need all the usual positions- marshals, timers, head timer, runners, Daktronics, Clerk of Course, etc. MARS wants to be the lead on the computer, but we can have one assistant per session. I have already spoken to several of you and have added you to my spreadsheet in the position that you requested. Also, if you have a swimmer age 10 or older that may not be participating in this meet, we would love their help as timers!

Shawn McKinley

Please help us out at our home meets!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Lap Swim Schedule (effective Monday, April 19, 2010)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings 7:00 - 8:00 pm
No lap swimming on Tuesday evenings until further notice.

Due to space restrictions, our lap swimmers will be in deep water for the rest
of the year, and lane walking has been suspended until further notice.

Lap swim lanes will be marked with yellow signs.

Friday, April 2, 2010


As the short course season wrapped up, I didn't have much time for the "Link of the Week". Time to get back to it.

To keep up with high school swimming around the nation, visit the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) here.

Through Awards Programs, you can check in Academic, Diving, Swimming, and Water Polo All-America listings.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Weekend Schedule

MAC will run a regular practice schedule Friday. Gold, Junior, and Senior groups will be off Saturday.