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Jan 1, 2021 - Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from the Coaches of Desert Thunder! What a year this has been, and those of you reading this have either stuck with us through the craziness or found us for your new swimming adventure....
Dec 14, 2020 - CHS Now Known as KCAC
DTAC Families, In the interest of trying to clear up any confusion, the acronym we've used for our pool, CHS, will now be KCAC, which stands for Kerry Croswhite Aquatic Center. The pool has been re-na...
Dec 14, 2020 - Team Merchandise Updated @ Swimoutlet.com
Good morning, The team store at Swimoutlet.com is updated with some team merchandise, including Parkas. Apologize for the delay, but parka inventory has been a challenge this winter. Our rep did set u...
Dec 3, 2020 - Sad News For A Former Teammate
Brisa Vasquez learned to swim through SWIMkids USA and swam competitively for a time with DTAC years ago. Brisa did continue to swim for Chandler High School and her parents were extensively involved ...
Sep 23, 2020 - CHS Lockdown Lifted, Wed, 9/23 5:50 PM
The Lock Down is lifted. All practices scheduled to start at 6:40 PM or later tonight, Wed, 9/23 are back on. Sorry to those who lost a practice tonight... we know they've been harded to come by. Carr...
Sep 23, 2020 - CHS Under Lockdown, Wed, 9/23 5:10 PM
Chandler High School has just gone under lockdown due to an incident north of campus. Practices are cancelled for today, Wed, 9/23 until further notice. Will update as soon as we know more. Coach Brya...
Aug 24, 2020 - GoFundMe page for paceclocks!
Desert Thunder Aquatics Club has launched A GoFundMe page in an effort to raise enough money to purchase two digital paceclocks for the team! Go to our Team Facebook page to find the GoFundMe link. Th...
Aug 24, 2020 - Regarding Our New Schedule
Good morning, There are several questions that I am going to field here, since it is most likely there are others who have the same questions. Pool Locations Arrowhead Pool: 1475 W Erie St, Chanlder 8...
Aug 18, 2020 - Surveys: What's happening
Good day, Some groups are going to see various short surveys coming out. The reality of our water situation is we're going to have less than optimal times, scattered locations, and may have to mix gro...
Jul 9, 2020 - CHS Coach Kerry Croswhite In ICU
Good afternoon, Today I reach out to share the news that Chandler High School Head Swim and Dive Coach Kerry Croswhite is battling Covid-19 in the ICU. I've known for several days, but word is out now...
Jun 23, 2020 - Week #8 Practices: Thursday Deadline
Hello, Since we are expecting a drop in attendance next week, I am asking swimmers to declare their swimming spots by Thursday of this week... so within the next two days. We are already paying for un...
May 31, 2020 - Pool Update Per Curfew Order
Well, anyone else have any curve balls to throw at the general population? As I was about to send out a practice schedule similar to the past three weeks, but located at CHS, I heard about the statewi...
May 12, 2020 - Ducey's Announcement RE: Pools
Good afternoon, Most everyone heard the news Governor Ducey gave permission for pools to be re-opened tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13th. Please understand that does not mean we are necessarily back in CHS...
Apr 30, 2020 - Backyard Pool Workouts Posted
I'm rolling this out later than intended, but if you go to Practices on the website you will see the first two of a five day rotation of backyard pool workouts, for those of you that can access a back...
Apr 30, 2020 - Update After Governor Ducey's Announcement
Good morning, We wanted to update you after Governor Ducey's announcement to extend the stay home order until Mid-May. Obviously, the Governor's extension of stay home pushes out our return to the wat...
Apr 29, 2020 - Wed, 4/29 Dryland Delayed to 3:30 PM
Hi, I'm postponing today's dryland by 30 minutes, so I can listen to Governor Ducey's press-conference regarding the stay at home status at 3:00. This directly affects all of us and I want to hear liv...
Mar 31, 2020 - Yoga Positions To Help Fly
A big thank you to Aspen Smith, a Senior at Corona Del Sol High School, for dropping by to demonstrate four variations of yoga positions for stretching, strengthening, and skill refinement for fly, an...
Mar 31, 2020 - Quick Breaststroke Video Comparison
Below is a link to a stacked video comparison of breaststroke swam well, and not so well. The focus in this very short video clip should be on the principle of letting the head move with your torso th...
Mar 30, 2020 - Push Up Progression
A huge thanks to Swimmer Vincent for helping make a video on push up progressions. Push ups are a fantastic exercise for gaining valuable swimming strength and shoulder protection. No matter how great...
Mar 25, 2020 - The Squat: Skill Review For Strength And Injury Prevention
Good evening, I want to thank swimmer Ean Peterson for swinging by the house to help create a Squat tutorial video. Like the Triple Fly with Dylan, this is posted to YouTube and you can find the link ...
Mar 24, 2020 - Fly Exercise: "The Triple Fly"
A huge thanks to Swimmer Dylan Edge for coming over to my house to demonstrate the Triple Fly exercise. This exercise is a great quality movement exercise. It will help engage muscles in your back and...
Mar 23, 2020 - Triplex Training Offers Online Dry-land Workouts
Triplex Training, located near Dobson and Chandler, but closed due to the pandemic is an excellent training facility, offering physical training in three dimensions. Owner Kyle Herrig is offering coac...
Mar 19, 2020 - Group Training Suspended Indefinitely; Evaluating Options
Dear Desert Thunder Families, As the days of uncertainty led to tighter and longer restrictions on non-essential activities all across lives, the direct impact on the team is that we are indefi...
Mar 18, 2020 - Revised: Team Status Update
I am sorry, but literally as I posted Team Status Update I received word the school district reversed course and closed all facility rentals. Please accept my sincere apologies for any confusion or li...
Mar 18, 2020 - Team Status Update
Good morning from the Costco parking lot! I'll start by expressing gratitude for how well Costco is managing an extremely challenging situation. Cautiously, I wish to share some good news. The school...
Mar 16, 2020 - Team Update In Respect To Corona Virus
Good morning Desert Thunder families, Pardon the delay in our addressing the Corona Virus's affect on our team, but it was best to wait until the agencies and municipalities having the greatest affect...
Mar 9, 2020 - Age Group State Championships
The Thunder showed up with force this last weekend in Oro Valley for the Arizona Age Group State Championships! Coming off a 19th place finish one year ago, the team was holding 16th position, until t...
Feb 3, 2020 - Sweetheart Results Loaded (links fixed)
Sorry, for the 2nd send, but I had to fix the attempt to attach a link to printed results. The results for Sweetheart have been loaded to the website, along with updates for all entries to future meet...
Jan 28, 2020 - Championship Shirts and Caps Available To Order
Good evening, If your swimmer is attending one of the season ending meets (JO's, Age Group State, Senior Open, 8 & Under Spring Finale, or SWAGR), there is a link to order your swimmer's chapionship t...
Jan 19, 2020 - 2020 DMOC Age Group Finalists
Finalists for Age Group Dual Meet of Champs Warm ups 9:45am, 10:45am start 10 & Under Alexa Sanders: 50 Free, 50 Back Molly Durham: 50 Free, 100 Free Landen Tran: 50 Free, 100 Free Sawyer Avery: 50 Fr...
Jan 19, 2020 - SENIOR DMOC FINALISTS
Finalists for Senior Dual Meet of Champs: Aspen Smith 200 Free Sarah Finlayson 200 IM James Karam 100 breast, 50 Free Caelan Desmond 100 Fly Nick Grabauskas 100/200 Breast Andres Esparza 100/200 Free ...
Dec 22, 2019 - Deadline Tonight: Team Cap Orders
The team cap order deadline is 11:59 PM tonight, Sunday, December 22nd. Please visit our online team store at https://dtac19.itemorder.com/sale to make your order.
Aug 9, 2019 - Team Fitting & Team Caps
The team cap online ordering has been set up and is available until August 19th at www.eastvalleysports.com . Look for our club swim team store on their site and all merchandise can be ordered there....
Dec 10, 2018 - December 15th - Holiday Party Practice
Well, the variety of meets and Holidays have interrupted our pattern of all-team practices (aka Skill Hours). However, this coming Saturday, January 15th we will all be together again for a full hour ...
Dec 8, 2018 - Fall 2018 Team Records, So Far
Desert Thunder swimmers have been having an awesome Fall 2018 short course season! Several swimmers need to be recognized for breaking team records from Welcome To Fall, Spooky Fast, Holiday Festival,...
Dec 3, 2018 - Dylan Edge Commits to Monmouth University
Desert Thunder is proud to announce Dylan Edge, class of 2019 for Corona Del Sol High School, has committed to pursue his higher education and NCAA Swimming career at Monmouth University. With the ear...
Aug 10, 2018 - DTAC Team Caps Ready To Order: Deadline...
East Valley Sports has opened their link for order team caps. We are going with a royal blue background for the first half of the short course season. The deadline to order is 11:59 PM, Monday, August...
Jul 14, 2018 - Great Swimming At JO's and Sectionals!
Desert Thunder swimmers are representing across the western states this weekend with 79 teammates in the JO's, hosted by us, in Arizona and with our 5 Sectional qualifiers in Gresham, OR! At JO's the ...
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...
Apr 7, 2016 - Spring/Summer Team Cap Orders: Deadline 11:59 PM Tuesday, April 12th
The window to order Desert Thunder's Spring/Summer line of personalized or non-personalized team caps is open now and will close TUESDAY, APRIL 12TH @ 11:59 PM. This should allow for delivery of the c...
Dec 3, 2015 - Holiday Festival Timelines
TIMELINES (click on the link)
Dec 3, 2015 - Parking for Holiday Festival
Parking at ASU: Parking is a pay per visit system at ASU. You will get a ticket that you must pay at a machine before you drive away. You pay each entry all weekend. This is ASU's system and they w...
Nov 28, 2015 - 2015 HOLIDAY FEST PYSCH SHEET
2015 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL PYSCH SHEET (click on the link)
Jul 21, 2015 - Draft Psych Sheet Senior States
SENIOR STATE PSYCH SHEET (click on link)
Jun 10, 2015 - 2015 Swim-A-Thon is a success!
Greetings to all, The 2015 Desert Thunder Aquatics 2015 Swim-A-Thon has officially closed and I am happy to say we reached our goal of $20,000 by collecting $20,117.05! A Big thank you to all that h...
Jun 2, 2015 - Southwest Classic Pysch sheet
Southwest Classic Pysch Sheet (click on the link)
May 28, 2015 - New Products Available at EVS Team Store
There are many new team apparel products available at the East Valley Sports online team store for Desert Thunder. Please click this link to see what's available http://eastvalleysports.com/desertthun...
May 21, 2015 - ALL Schedule and Location Revisions Listed Here
This has been a crazy week for practice re-scheduling and it's not letting up, yet. We know you have been hit with a lot of emails, but this has also been a development by the hour kind of situation b...
May 19, 2015 - Pool Fundraising start up program is launched!
Hello Everyone! Well, it's done! The crowd funding campaign has been launched. We have 30 days to raise the capital for the new-build. Here is the link, so please take a moment to review and SH...
May 1, 2015 - Spring Cleaning Fundraiser Wrap Up
Thanks to 65 contributing Desert Thunder families, we had a tremendous Spring Cleaning Fundraiser. We collected close to 10,000 lbs of spring cleaning discard and earned just shy of $1700 for the team...
Apr 24, 2015 - Mesa Senior Relay Teams
Girls 200 medley - Ally, Taylor, Bayleigh, Marina 300 back - Megan, Madi, Teresa 300 breast - Megan, Madi, Teresa 400 free - Ally, Taylor, Bayleigh, Marina 400 medley - Ally, Marina, Taylor, B...
Apr 9, 2015 - New Team records set at early LC Opener
An early Long Course meet for Desert Thunder showed the hard work put in through the winter. Three swimmers posted new team records during the Phoenix Long Course Opener. Emily Dodd, entering the la...
Mar 8, 2015 - Spring Cleaning Fundraiser
Desert Thunder and SWIMkids USA Families, We are hosting an opportunity for you to easily get rid of your unwanted stuff and raise funds for your team. This collection is a little different from the d...
Feb 24, 2015 - Senior State Meet Psych Sheet
Senior State Pysch Sheet (unofficial) (Click on the link)
Feb 10, 2015 - 2015 Dutchman Psych sheet and timelines
2015 Lost Dutchman Invite Psych Sheet (click on the link) Timelines (click on the link)
Dec 4, 2014 - Parking for Holiday Fest
Thursday : Parking structure will operate as “normal” with guests pulling a ticket as they enter and paying at one of the pay machines as they leave the deck (there are pay machines near each stair...
Dec 2, 2014 - Important Holiday Festival Information!
Thursday : 2:30 PM deck opens and by 2:45/3:00 PM the pools SHOULD be open for warm up. Senior Pool Competition begins at 3:45 PM with the Senior 1650 alternating women and men fast to slow followed...
Nov 20, 2014 - Alec Lezcano signs with Tennessee
Alec Lezcano has signed with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Tennessee for an athletic swimming scholarship beginning the fall of 2015. The Men's team for Tennessee is currently ranked 14th...