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In addition to the team's Senior swimming success, Coach Pete created the new Pete has also held coaching positions with the Ridgewood YMCA and as swimmers achieving a number of Team Records and State Champions over the FCST as swim mom in , a masters swimmer in , a masters coach in the. Jonathan Stewart of the Denny Price Family YMCA Water Rockets broke three records at the state YMCA swim meet Saturday at Oklahoma City. Resources for YMCA Coaches, Officials, Trainers, and Meet Directors 12/ November/ at pm All other YMCA meets must be conducted in accordance with USA Swimming technical rules in order for the meet and the times achieved . The first Eagle Scout west of the Mississippi is buried in San Marcos, Texas.
It can, however, be rather high level when both teams involved are very fast and have exclusively high level swimmers, as is the case with college swimming. Invitational Meet[ edit ] An invitational meet is a meet with many more teams and swimmers than a dual meet. The term "Invitational" comes from the fact that for a team to attend this type of meet, a team had to be invited to attend from the host team, but now is a general catch-all term for this style of meet although there are still occasional invitation-only meets.
Meets of this variety generally have hundreds of swimmers, many teams, and many different events. Within the definition of an invitational meet, there are dozens of different styles of scoring and placing but the standard method is described here.
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All levels of swimming use invitational style meets at least once during their season usually as a championship meet of all the clubs in a leaguebut the clubs of USA Swimming use this meet almost exclusively since there are very few leagues in USA Swimming and it acts as one giant league itself. Most meets of this style have no limits as to the number of swimmers that a team can enter, and only limit the number of times a swimmer can swim in order to make the flow of the meet manageable.
Meets of this style can be at any level of swimming since all of the higher level meets use this style of meet with just more restrictive rules applied.
Meets of this style usually do not have entry time standards, but can have them to either reduce the size of the meet, or raise the competition level. Most LSC's split these up into two separate meets. The meet style is an invitational meet open only to club teams within the LSC. Almost universally, entry time standards are applied so that only the top level swimmer of the LSC can attend; only a few of the smaller LSCs do not have a time standard.
Each LSC sets their own time standards due to LSC size differencesso the competition level of the meet is not exactly the same across the country. These meets are also of the invitational format, but the entry time standards are even higher so that only the fastest swimmers of Zones qualify. Zone and Sectional meets are of the same competition level, but serve different purposes.
Zone meets are for age group swimmers and Sectional meets are for Senior swimmers. While the intention is to have one champion for the whole Zone, this is generally not possible because to have a meet of that high of a competition level, there would be very little difference between this level and the next level, so the entry times can only be made so fast. Thus, there are sometimes too many swimmers qualifying for this meet to have only a single meet in a Zone. Currently, the Central States Zone is the only one that has more than one Zone Championship meet Age Group swimmersand all four zones have multiple Sectional Championships Senior swimmers.
After Zone meets for age group swimmers some may qualify for Junior Nationals. Swimmers race in both Olympic and non-Olympic distances, but only receive points for Olympic distances. Any swimmer of any nationality can compete in the PSS but are not eligible to some of the prizes. The National Championships are also of the invitational meet format and offer extremely high level competition.
Doug Gjertsen InRandy Julian was named head coach. This same year Ricky Bodor received a silver medal for the 4 x meter freestyle relay at the World University Games in Edmonton, Canada.
The season of was one of transition and rebuilding. Scott Hemingway won three gold medals at the junior meet and Heather Hardy took the gold in the meter backstroke. Two Dad's Club swimmers qualified for Senior Nationals: Ricky Bodor and Asa Lawrence. Asa earned 6th in the meter freestyle and 12th in the meter freestyle. He was a gold medalist in the meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Games, finishing with the fourth fastest time in the world that year.
For both the Dad's Club and the Houston area in general, proved to be a difficult period. Hit by the hard economic times within the oil industry, many families left the Houston metropolitan area.
The spring of brought tragedy to the club with the traffic death of Kirstin Torgerson, one of the club's strongest swimmers. The Dad's Club team, determined to overcome this adversity, sent a strong member team to the Austin Junior Nationals.
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The Olympic year of had great impact on the Dad's Club yet again! Mark Boerner was hired in and served as head coach for 21 years through Many good swimmers were developed during this period. He won an Olympic gold medal in as a member of the meter freestyle relay in Seoul.
He also won an Olympic bronze medal while training at UT in the meter freestyle relay in Barcelona, Spain, in Left to Right Front row: The season saw the Dad's Club Swim Team improve at every level of competition. Swimming sponsored a contest for swim teams to determine which teams provided the most services for its swimmers and parents as well as being run efficiently. The Dad's Club season was exemplary in true Dad's Club tradition. These were the only two years this competition was held, and the Dad's Club was chosen as the outstanding team in the United States both times.
Allison became the fastest freestyler in Dad's Club history. While swimming for Mark Boerner, Mark Van Akkeren maintained high national rankings in his age group as well as in the open category. Inat the Spring Senior Nationals, Mark placed eighth in the yard butterfly. The team experienced challenges, including hard economic times and the downsizing of the property due to the I freeway expansion.
These and other factors greatly affected team growth. Loyalty from the few swimmers and parents who remained with the team played a big part in building positively for the future. Olympic Trials held in Indianapolis. Peter Fry, who was also a University of Nebraska swimmer, and Jada Sanders, a Rice University swimmer, competed in the meter freestyle and meter butterfly, respectively. During the early s, the team continued to produce many up-and-coming age group swimmers.
Keri Hyde, one of the most decorated age group swimmers during the first part of the decade, met multiple Junior National qualifying standards in distance freestyle and butterfly events. Others who achieved qualifying times for the Junior National level include: Rey Aguilar, the head age group coach at the time, became the Interim head coach during May through July and was named the new head coach in August of Beginning early in the s, Danielle Yoon showed continuous improvement, setting 50 new team records.
Shortly after Yoon became a National Qualifier, Lilly Marrow also recorded a National qualifying time during the short course season, and was followed by Hannah Cooper and Alex Pujol, both of whom made National Qualifying times in The momentum created in the latter part of the s continued into the next decade.
The first coach was Kuni Schultz. The team consisted of five divers—three boys and two girls. All three of those boys received scholarships to college: In those days, diving was simply an event within a swimming meet.
He graduated from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in sports management in This allows swim teams to use mobile devices to start, time, judge, and score very quickly. Houchin used the money he earned from his gold medal at the London Olympics to found HydroXphere and to create Meet Central.
Adamant about increasing the value of participation for young swimmers, Houchin innovated a better swim meet experience for athletes, parents, and coaches.
Meet Central operates an entire swim meet from iPhones and iPads, creating a more relaxing environment for parents, volunteers, and officials. Using Meet Central, swim clubs can operate a meet in less time, with fewer volunteers, and less complexity. At the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, Houchin competed in one event, the meter freestyle.
Houchin posted a time of 3: