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May 12, 2018 - Team Beats Goal For Swim-A-Thon!
With just over a third of the active members of the team participating Desert Thunder was able to exceed the fundraising goal of $16,000 to invest in Meet Hosting Equipment. This is a huge step for ou...
Sep 12, 2014 - All Practices Cancelled Monday, Sept 8th
By request from the district: no practices at CHS today, Monday, Sept 8th due to condition of pool as result of the storms. Desert Thunder and Swimkids USA Coaches (if you receive notice more than onc...
Sep 9, 2014 - Meet Entry Tutorial
This tutorial is for our new members who are just joining and competing for Desert Thunder Aquatic Club for the first time this Short Course 2014-15 season. When you commit to enter your swimmer in a ...
Sep 9, 2014 - Thank You For Your Donations To The Linen Drive
Thanks to your donations of unwanted clothes, linens, and shoes the team collected over 1700 pounds! It's not our team's best, but a strong collection none the less. Funds earned will help cover the ...
Aug 28, 2014 - Online Re-Registration Due By Sunday
This is a reminder to all members of Desert Thunder Aquatic Club including: Swim Team USA, 8 and Under, 10 and Under, Junior, Pre-Senior, and Senior. If you have not completed the registration fo...
May 20, 2014 - The Team Store is OPEN!
Hi All! The Team Store is open! Orders will be taken from now until June 15th, when they will be process and sent to our vendors. Orders will arrive between 6-8 weeks and will be distributed at the ...
May 12, 2014 - Golf Tournament June 14th
The deadline for signing up for the DTAC Golf Tournament is May 30! There are links on the Booster page for flyers and brochures to give to friends and family! We are also accepting gift baskets and...
Apr 25, 2014 - Lezcano Finals at Grand Prix and Team Beats 2013 SAT Mark
Only one swimmer is competing this weekend, but it's already been a weekend of records, and it's only Friday! Alec Lezcano has tied for 26th in the 50 Meter Free at the Arena Grand Prix being held rig...
Mar 24, 2014 - Gift Basket Donations Needed!
Donate a gift basket! The DTAC Boosters are looking for donations of themed gift baskets for raffle prizes, silent auction and other activities throughout the year! Please help us build excitement and...
Mar 4, 2014 - East Bound Chandler Blvd Closed
If you are attending small group sessions or regular team practice today at Chandler High School, please be aware Chandler Blvd eastbound is closed starting at Alma School. Please plan accordingly.
Mar 4, 2014 - Disregard Chandler Blvd News Post
The post that was just delivered regarding Chandler Blvd being closed was supposed to come out Saturday morning to warn those attending training on Saturday. Please dis-regard. Not sure why it took 3 ...
Feb 26, 2014 - Senior State Psych sheet
2014 Senior State Psych sheet (click on the link) Thursday night relays: Women - Tessa Martinson, Ally Padilla, Diana Gomez, and Vic Steinkuhler Men- Alec Lezcano, Jacob Garcia, Brandon Whitmeyer ...
Feb 25, 2014 - DTAC Lights Up Lost Dutchman and Glendale Meets
2014 Lost Dutchman Invitational Results Senior Team: Warm weather and fast water made for several exciting races over the President?s Day Weekend for the Desert Thunder senior swimmers! The highlight ...
Jan 31, 2014 - Team Record Update
In the news post regarding the Winter Invitational, Emily Dodd's record-breaking performance was noted as the only team record. However, Callie Lucero did set two new team records in the 8 year old gi...
Jan 26, 2014 - One Record Falls at Winter Invite
Desert Thunder made great use of the Winter Invite that was thrown onto the calendar at the last minute. The majority of the swims were best times and several swimmers earned new Region Championship q...
Jan 23, 2014 - DTAC Finishes 3rd at Dual Meet of Champs
The Desert Thunder Age Groupers won all three dual meets and with exceptional individual swims and strong relays the team finished in it's highest position in over a decade by coming in 3rd of 8 teams...
Jan 19, 2014 - List of DTAC Finalists for Dual Meet of Champs
The Desert Thunder Age Group Team had a fantastic set of dual meets Saturday and Sunday at the Dual Meet of Champions. The team finished 3-0 in the dual meets to help build a strong score leading into...
Dec 20, 2013 - Coach Bryce Gets Married Tomorrow!
Desert Thunder is proud to announce the marriage of our beloved 10 and Under Elite coach, Bryce Whitehead to Melina Pena. When you next see Coach Bryce he will be a married man, so please take a mome...
Dec 11, 2013 - Holiday Festival wrap up correction
There was one additional finalist in the senior tank at the Holiday Festival. Tessa Martinson also finaled for Desert Thunder in the women's 50 freestyle. This was Tessa's first time to return to fina...
Dec 10, 2013 - 2013 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL WRAP UP!
2013 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL WRAP UP! Desert Thunder Swimmers braved the cold temperatures and stepped up at the 2013 Holiday Festival in both the senior and age group tanks. Leading the way was 14-year-old ...
Jul 22, 2013 - Swimmers Compete at Senior Sectional and Age Group State Champs
Desert Thunder was well represented in the Southwest and Northwest this last week. Alec Lezcano and Cory Basselen competed in the Senior Sectionals in Gresham, OR while a crew of Age Groupers held st...
Jul 16, 2013 - DTAC Finishes 3rd at Region Champs
The Desert Thunder Age Group Regional Championship team finished 3rd in the Age Group Region Champs this last weekend at McClintock High School pool. RIO took the championship while MAC and DTAC held...
Jul 10, 2013 - AGE GROUP REGIONALS TIMELINE AND PYSCH SHEET
PYSCH SHEET (click on the link) TIMELINE (not official) (click on the link)
Jun 26, 2013 - Lewis Breaks Team Record
Maya Lewis has broken the 7 year old girls' team record in the 100 meter breaststroke twice in the last month. First, she broke the record with a performance of 2:16.54 at the Arizona Invitational on...
Jun 3, 2013 - 2013 Swim-a-thon a success! Congratulations to our winning donators!
Thank you to all that participated in this year's Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser! Our Top donation winners: 1st place! Kaitlyn Welsh who wins an Ipad mini! 2nd place! Finn Lynch who wins a Dre Solo Headset!...
May 9, 2013 - New Team Record
Congratulations To Vince Hemingway who broke the 11-12 boys long course 200 breaststroke record last weekend at the RIO May Opener! Vince's time of 3:03.36 was exactly 5 seconds faster than the old ...
Mar 31, 2013 - Missed Team Record Recognition
Two Desert Thunder swimmers have broken team records in this new year that have not yet been recognized. First, in January at the Dual Meet of Champions, 8 year old Hailey Mask took down two 8 Year ...
Mar 22, 2013 - 8 & Under State Champs; Dugay Breaks Four Team Records!
The 8 & Under team represented Desert Thunder Aquatic Club and their SWIMkids USA roots well with outstanding performances at the 8 & Under Arizona State Championships. Joseph Dugay led the way by...
Mar 11, 2013 - Desert Thunder Performs Tremendously At State Champs
The Desert Thunder Age Group Team, under a mix of extreme weather elements, performed tremendously at the Arizona Age Group State Championships. Of our 17 athletes, 14 made it back for at least one...
Mar 10, 2013 - Three More Team Records Fall
Last night in the Finals of the Arizona Age Group State Champs, Vincent Hemingway trimmed .11 off the 12 year old boys' 200 IM record set back in March of 2001. He swam to a 10th place finish with a ...
Mar 9, 2013 - Spindler And Hemingway Swim Onto Podium
Vincent Hemingway finished 2nd in the 50 Breaststroke tonight at the Arizona Age Group State Champs. Archie Spindler raced to 3rd in a hard fought 500 Freestyle for 11-12 year olds. The top three fini...
Mar 8, 2013 - Hemingway: State Champ 200 Breaststroke
Vincent Hemingway wins the 11-12 boys' 200 Breaststroke at Arizona Stare Champs, breaking his own team record on the way!
Feb 25, 2013 - Senior State Meet psych sheet now posted
SENIOR STATE MEET PSYCH SHEET (click on the link)
Feb 24, 2013 - Swimmers Pick Up State Times At Region Champs
The Desert Thunder Age Group Regional Team finished the Region Champs in 4th place with 52% best times for the weekend. Highlighting this weekend's performances were Joseph Dugay's and Finn Lynch's s...
Feb 22, 2013 - Fast Swimming, Records fall at Dutchman Invite!
Fast swimming from Desert Thunder Aquatics at Lost Dutchman Invite! This past weekend, 43 members of Desert Thunder attended the 2013 Lost Dutchman Invite, a three and half day event wit...
Jan 21, 2013 - Callie Lucero Breaks Two Team Records
Callie Lucero broke the 7 year old's 50 and 100 yard back strokes this weekend at Dual Meet of Champions. Great job, Callie!
Jan 21, 2013 - Calmese Breaks Record Again
Nathan Calmese breaks his own record in the 8 year old 50 breaststroke on his way to a 5th place finish in the 10 and under 50 breast.
Jan 20, 2013 - DTAC Splits Dual Meets... Heads To Finals Tomorrow
The Desert Thunder Age Groupers dropped a close dual meet this morning to Mesa, but picked up a win against Arizona Gold this afternoon. In both meets our swimmers posted spectacular individual perfo...
Jan 19, 2013 - DTAC Swimmers Crush Best Times
The Desert Thunder Age Groupers came out ready for fast swims today in the first of three dual meets in the Dual Meet of Champions. The first meet was a close battle between DTAC and AZAC, with AZAC ...
Jan 19, 2013 - Calmese Breaks Team Record
Nathan Calmese, in the Dual Meet of Champs, has broken his own team record in the 8 year old 100 yard breaststroke with a 1:35.80. GO THUNDER!!!
Jan 19, 2013 - Calmese Breaks Team Record
Nathan Calmese, in the Dual Meet of Champs, has broken his own team record in the 8 year old 100 yard breaststroke with a 1:35.80. GO THUNDER!!!
Jan 13, 2013 - Due Jan 15th - Survey For A New Chandler Aquatic Center
If you are a Chandler resident, please read and complete the survey available at the link below. This is an opportunity to inform the City of Chandler government of our interest to have club swimming...
Dec 6, 2012 - 1854 Pounds Collected!!!
Great job and thank you to all Desert Thunder families who donated to the clothing drive. We beat our record of 1,276 pounds by collecting 1,854 pounds. That doubled the payout to the team! Let's turn...
Dec 5, 2012 - Two Team Records Fall at Holiday Festival
Under un-seasonably warm weather the Desert Thunder Seniors and Age Groupers lit up the pool with fast personal and relay swims. Two team records fell, both in the Breaststroke disciplines. First, Na...
Oct 6, 2012 - 8 & Under Relay Record Falls
At Fall Festival #2 today, the Boys' 8 & Under 100 Medley Relay record of 1:23.66 fell to the team of Morgan Nunez, John Stout, Joseph Dugay, and Nathan Calmese. The new team record is 1:22.20. Well d...
Sep 17, 2012 - Fall Festival #1
Desert Thunder opened the short course season with a strong showing in both divisions of Fall Festival #1, hosted by the Marlins at the Phoenix Country Day School. The turn out of swimmers was strong...
Jul 31, 2012 - Experience, Record gained at Sectional Meet
Travelling to Portland Oregon, Alec Lezcano participated in the 2012 LC Sectional Championships July 24-28. The competition, held at the Mount Hood Aquatic Center in Gresham Oregon, played host to a...
Jul 23, 2012 - 4 Team Records Fall, 3 Swimmers Finish on Podium
Through an exceptionally hot and humid weekend at Chandler High School Aquatic Center the Desert Thunder Age Groupers raced to a 13th place finish out of 29 teams in the 2012 Arizona State Age Group C...
Jul 17, 2012 - Senior Swimmer Adds Additional Record
Lexie Lezcano broke the 17-18 girls 50 breaststroke record this past weekend while competing at the senior state meet. Lexie swam to a 10th place finish in finals and posted a time of 36.29, one one h...
Jul 16, 2012 - WET WEEKEND AT THE SENIOR STATES
DESERT THUNDER SENIOR STATE RESULTS Beginning Thursday July 12 th , Desert Thunder Senior State qualifiers entered what was to become the wettest championship meet on record for Arizona Swimming. Ov...
Jun 18, 2012 - WEEKEND RACING HIGHLIGHTED BY TEAM RECORDS, SECTIONAL Q TIMES
Through three hot and long days, Desert Thunder swimmers stayed loose and focused to produce several quality performances at the 2012 Arizona June Long Course Open. Highlighting the event were two new...
May 29, 2012 - Records fall, strong swims at the 2012 Arizona Invitational
Over a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, twenty to twenty five swimmers from Desert Thunder Aquatics attended the 2012 Arizona Invitational. The event was hosted at two different locations, with the 1...
Apr 29, 2012 - SWIMkids Athletes Represent Desert Thunder at 8 & Under State Champs
At the end of March the Arizona 8 & Under State Championships were hosted in Mesa, Arizona. Desert Thunder was represented at the Championships by Moira MacCatherine, Nathan Calmese, Ashley Haddock, ...
Mar 13, 2012 - Seven Team Records Fall At Age Group State Championships
The competition was fierce, but the Desert Thunder swimmers came out of the State championships with 7 new team records and an overall 11 th place team finish, after an incredible third day surge t...
Mar 7, 2012 - Team Record, Sectional qualification highlight 2012 Senior State meet
Desert Thunder Seniors came away with several excellent performances this past weekend at the Arizona Senior State Championships! Highlighting the event for our seniors was a new team record in the ...
Mar 5, 2012 - 75% Best Times At Region Champs
The Desert Thunder swimmers raced to a team percentage of 75% personal best times at the Region Championships held at the Marlins pool February 24th-26th. The final team scores were not available at...
Mar 5, 2012 - Duncan and Calmese Team Records
This is a delayed news post regarding three team records broken back in January and February. At the Dual Meet of Champions Nathan Calmese set the team record for 7 year olds in the 100 Breast at 1:...
Feb 28, 2012 - Rangel sets two new team records!
This past weekend, 14 year old Andrew Rangel set two new records for Desert Thunder Aquatics. Saturday, Andrew posted a 30.43 time for the 50 yard breaststroke to down the 2010 record of Trey Carpen...
Feb 22, 2012 - Team records highlight a good meet for Desert Thunder at the Lost Dutchman Invit
Over President's Day weekend, Desert Thunder swimmers completed the next step in preparation for their championship meets by competing in the 2012 Lost Dutchman Invitational. Highighting the swims w...
Jan 20, 2012 - Desert Thunder Finishes 5th At Dual of Champs
For the 4th year in a row, Desert Thunder has improved their Dual Meet of Champs ranking by one place. We have progressed from 8th to 5th over the past four years at this meet. For the second year in...
Jan 15, 2012 - Finalists Named For Dual Meet Of Champs
10 & U G 200 Free Relay Corinne, Peyton, Fallon, Kennedy 11-12 G 200 Medley Relay Edda, Marina, Ally Carr, Taylor D 11-12 G 200 Free Relay Edda, Ally Carr, Taylor D, Grace B 13-14 G 200 Medley Relay A...
Dec 16, 2011 - Glendale results posted. Two new Team records!
The Gelndale NTS meet results are downloaded in the website and shown below. Congratulations to Nathan Calmese who set two new DTAC records in the boys 7 year old age brackett! Nathan broke down th...
Nov 17, 2011 - Calmese sets new 7 year old team record!
Congratulations to Nathan Calmese who broke a ten year old record for the 7 year old age division at this last weekend's Fall League Championships! Nathan swam to a 19.09 25 fly, breaking the old re...
Jul 26, 2011 - Desert Thunder Finishes 10th At Age Group State Champs
Well, the goal was placed before the kids and they took hold of earning Top 10 and sure enough Desert Thunder closed the 2011 Long Course Age Group State Champs in 10 th place, well ahead of 11 th , a...
Jul 23, 2011 - Four Team Records In Saturday Finals!!!
First, a correction to last night's new post: Phi Nguyen swam to a 7th place finish in the 13-14 100 breaststroke. Great job, Phi! In the finals tonight Andrew Rangel, Jacob Garcia, and Ellinore Dunc...
Jul 22, 2011 - DTAC Age Groupers Close First Day of State
The opening day of the Age Group State Champs was a strong one for Desert Thunder. As posted earlier, Ellinore Duncan broke the team record in the 100 breaststroke and her preliminary swim places her...
Jul 11, 2011 - Desert Thunder Finishes strong at Senior State meet
Sunday night, amidst slight Thunder and rain, the senior swimmers held onto their strong performances to finish the event. Cory Basselen swam to an eighth place in her 50 breaststroke in her final in...
Jul 10, 2011 - Desert Thunder breaks out great swims; Lezcano and Rajadas qualify Sectionals
Sunday Prelims: Desert Thunder swimmers showed up to make their strongest performance yet at this year's long course Senior State Championships! Overall, the seniors finished with 99% best times for...
Jul 9, 2011 - Desert Thunder swimmers continue with strong swims and best times on second day
The second day of racing at the Senior State Championships brought several great swims and best times from the Desert Thunder seniors! Increasing their overall best times percentage, Desert Thunder ...
Jul 9, 2011 - Three individuals final first day at Senior States
Day one of the Senior State meet brought out strong relay results, and finals swims from Cory Basselen, Lexie Lezcano and Abhishek Rajadas. The evening began with both the women's and men's 200 medl...
Jul 8, 2011 - Opening night of Senior States brings strong relays
Thursday night signaled the beginning of the 2011 Senior State Championship. The event is an open invitation style, allowing college teams and outside state teams to attend. For Desert Thunder Aquat...
Jun 5, 2011 - Garcia And Spindler Win High Point!
Jacob Garcia and Archie Spindler won individual high point in the 11-12 and 9-10 age groups, respectively. This is the first time DTAC is leaving this meet with high point winners. Andrew Rangel finis...