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Congratulations to Julia Cook who won
the high point award at this past weekend's 14&Under Age Group
Gulf Champs Meet!! Julia scored the most points for all 13-14
year old girls in the meet by winning all 7 of her events and
breaking 5 team records along the way!! Great job, Julia!!
Congratulations to Weston Gadbois, the latest KBTX classroom champion!! Take a look at the TV spot featuring Weston here:
CLUB TRY-OUTS FOR NEW
The Aggie Swim Club is a year-round USA program and welcomes new swimmers at
various times during the
year. To try-out, a swimmer must be able to complete one length of the
25 yard pool unassisted.
No competitive swimming experience is
We offer programs at the following locations during various practice times.
If you are interested in finding out more about
how to join the Club, please contact us at
or stop by any practice session.
practice locations and times for more information).
See you on deck!!
REQUEST FOR BLOOD DONATIONS:
Elisa Davila's mother,
Claire, was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) which is a rare
and serious, life-threatening lung disease with no cure. The disease
occurs when the arteries and blood vessels in the lungs become
constricted, causing undue stress on the right heart as it tries to pump
blood into the lungs to replenish the lungs with oxygen. Blood pressure
in the lungs becomes elevated making it hard to breathe and even harder
to do normal daily activities. PH is a progressive disease that, if
left untreated, can eventually lead to heart failure and death. Some
patients are fortunate to live for many years on medication alone.
However, many eventually become resistant to drugs and will require a
lung transplant, or heart/lung transplant combination to survive. PH is
a relatively rare disease that affects approximately 1 in 100,000 –
1,000,000 people, with the majority being women between the ages of 20 –
50. For more information on Pulmonary Hypertension go to
Claire has been in St.
Luke’s hospital since December 1st and is at the point where
she is in need of a heart/lung transplant. At this time she is in need
of donations of A- blood as the transplant surgery requires a lot of
blood to replace what’s lost during the surgery. Making the surgery
more complicated, Claire’s blood unfortunately has some antibodies in
it, making it harder to find blood to match. All blood donations
received on her behalf will be screened to ensure it does not have
certain antigens that match the antibodies in her blood. If the
antigens are found, they cannot use that blood since the antibodies in
her blood would attack the antigens in the donor’s blood.
with A- blood wishing to donate blood on behalf of Claire Davila can do
so at St. Luke’s Medical Center in downtown Houston. Blood donations
must be done at St. Luke’s directly. A- blood is a relatively rare blood
type found in only 6.3% of Americans. If you’re not sure of your blood
type, please stop by and find out – even if you’re not A-, and even if
you’re not in Houston, somebody somewhere can use your blood.
to see where your swimmer stacks up with time standards for the 2014-2015
short course season. USA Swimming publishes time standards for
boys and girls by age group that can be used as a scale to gauge a swimmer's
level of achievement in each event. They are, from slowest to fastest,
B, BB, A, AA, AAA & AAAA. Trying to reach the next level in a
particular event can be motivational to swimmers.
(Time standards can
HERE and the USA Swimming searchable database can be found
FOR MORE CLUB INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
US THROUGH E-MAIL
BRYAN AQUATIC CENTER
(BAC - on Oak Ridge Drive behind the
Wal-Mart Super Center)
the College Station Middle School in November and to the TAMU Rec Center in
up a try-out location and time
COLLEGE STATION MIDDLE SCHOOL
(CSMS - on Rock Prairie Road)
the TAMU Rec Center in March)
Monday-Thursday at either 5:15pm or 6:15pm
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY REC
- on Olsen Boulevard)
Monday-Thursday at 5:30pm
A helpful "Frequently Asked Question Sheet" for
try-outs is HERE
FOR WEATHER ALERT INFO ON MOVING OR CANCELING PRACTICES
Laine Johansen and Harrison Jones for signing their NLI (National Letter of
Intent) to swim in college starting fall, 2015. Laine will attend the
University of Wyoming in Laramie and Harrison will attend Louisiana State
University in Baton Rouge.
the following AGS swimmers for being named members of the LADDER OF SUCCESS by
Gulf Swimming for the 2014 long course season. The Ladder of Success
names the 5 fastest swimmers (male and female) in each race for the entire
season in all of Southeast Texas. (Currently there are over 6000
swimmers registered in Southeast Texas).
5th - 400 free -
4th - 400 IM -
3rd - 50 free -
2nd - 100 free -
5th - 200 free -
4th - 400 free -
4th - 50 back -
5th - 100 back -
1std - 50 fly -
1st - 100 fly -
3rd - 200 fly -
2nd - 200 IM -
2nd - 400 IM -
5th - 200 fly -
3rd - 100 free -
2nd - 100 back -
2nd - 200 back -
Maria de Figueiredo:
4th - 100 back -
3rd - 50 free -
3rd - 50
breast - 41.04
2nd - 100 breast
5th - 200 IM -
2nd - 50 back -
2nd - 100 back -
4th - 200 back -
1st - 400 IM -
1st - 100 back -
1st - 200 back -
1st - 100 fly - 59.21
4th - 200 IM - 2:19.87
1st - 100 fly - 56.12
2nd - 200 fly - 2:04.76
5th - 200 IM - 2:13.43
2nd - 400 IM - 4:32.78
These swimmers will
be invited to the Gulf Swimming awards banquet in
September and will receive t-shirts listing them as members of the Ladder of Success!!
Congratulations to our long
course TAGS team - 10th place team finish!! This is our fourth TAGS in a
row to place in the top 10!!
Jessica Peng and Andrew Zhang for being selected for the Gulf's North American
Challenge Cup Team. The team competed internationally in Vera
Cruz, Mexico in August, 2014.
In order qualify
for the NACC team swimmers must have had IMX scores in the top of their age group.
Congratulations for earning this prestigious
Congratulations to Laine Johansen,
and Maria de Figueiredo for being named to USA Swimming's Scholastic All America.
To qualify swimmers must maintain a 3.5 GPA, be at least a junior in HS and
achieve a required time standard in at least one event. Great job, Laine,