News
Dec 7, 2016 - Christmas Schedule
Nov 20, 2016 - Thanksgiving Holiday Practice Schedule
Coog Families, Apologies for the late notice on the practice schedule for the coming week. Here is the schedule for Thanksgiving for all groups. If you have any questions then please contact your ...
Nov 16, 2016 - Hoodies and Personalized Cap orders!!!!
Coog Families, We will be putting an order in for Coog Hoodies at the end of the month!! If you would like to order a hoodie please email Coach Corrie with your color preference (Navy or Gray) and y...
Oct 8, 2016 - Saturday Swim Practice
Hi Coog Families Just a friendly reminder that there will be no practice for any groups this Saturday morning, October 8th, due to the swim meet. If you have not entered the meet but would like to, ...
Oct 6, 2016 - The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour
Hello Team! The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is coming to Houston, TX on October 15th & 16th! This is an awesome opportunity for our team to learn from Olympians Nick Thoman and Chloe Sutton about sta...
Sep 29, 2016 - October Holiday Schedule
Dear; Parents and Swimmer Due to the upcoming Jewish Holidays, the Merfish and JCC pools will be closed so we are having to move practices to an alternate location. All groups will be training at th...
Sep 27, 2016 - Officials
Here's an email to send out to the parents please..... Hi Coog Parents This Saturday there is a training day for future officials hosted by Gulf Swimming. At this event there will also be a training c...
Sep 23, 2016 - New Officials - Stroke & Turn Clinic Saturday - Johnnie Means Swimming Pool
New Officials - Stroke & Turn Clinic Saturday - Johnnie Means Swimming Pool Good Morning All Just a quick reminder that there is a clinic for new Stroke & Turn officials at the Johnnie Means Swi...
Sep 20, 2016 - Junior Blue Wednesday Swim Practice
Junior Blue Wednesday, September 21,2016 Swim Practice at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston 5601 S. Braeswood | Houston, TX 77096-3907. for 4:30-6:30. Free feel to contact Co...
Sep 17, 2016 - New Officials Clinics - Stroke & Turn/Administrative Official
Good Morning Everyone I am forwarding the clinic links to everyone, they are also found on the Gulf website, hoping to maximize potential at these events. Please encourage your parents to participate ...
Sep 10, 2016 - 2016 Gold Medal Clinic
Gulf Swimming is proud to present the 2016 Gold Medal Clinic featuring American Record Holder Michael McBroom. Michael is the current American record holder and a World Championship Silver medalist i...
Sep 9, 2016 - Revised:Parent Education Day/Meeting
. We will have this on Saturday 17th, 8:00am at Merfish, open to all. Also, we will have team fitting day.
Sep 4, 2016 - Labor Day Swim Practice Schedule
Labor Day Swim Practice Schedule Group will be swimming earlier. Senior Red/Junior Red/Junior Blue 7:30-9:30am (Senior/Junior Red then do landwork 10:00am) Age Group Blue & Red and Age Group Gold ...
Aug 19, 2016 - Bingo Reminder
COOG BINGO is almost here! Bingo night is this Saturday night at The Heights Villa! Doors open at 5:30 so get there early to grab your seat for the Early Bird Game that starts at 6. If y...
Aug 15, 2016 - Swim Practice
All Swimmers and Parents Just as a reminder swim practice started back today Thank you.
Jul 17, 2016 - Coogs News
Hi Coog families We would like to thank you all for great 2015 -2016 swim season. As a reminder, our last swim practice of this season will be on Thursday 21st July, 2016 . Before we start the new se...
Jul 12, 2016 - Saturday, July 16,2016 Swim Practice
All Age Group and Junior Blue Swim Practices on Saturday 16th July are cancelled Development,Junior Red, Senior and Masters are at normal time.
Jul 12, 2016 - Bingo Tickets
We are encourgage all parents turn their tickets in by July 20th. Bingo tickets deadline is August 19 , 2016
Jul 7, 2016 - PIE NIGHT
COOGSWIM Pienight Every swimmer who raised over $200 from COOGSWIM gets to throw a pie at a coach. Pie throwing will be Wednesday 13th July at Merfish. Those swimmers can purchase extra pies for $2, ...
Jul 1, 2016 - Monday, July 4, Swim Practice schedule
July 4 Practice Senior and Juniors Practice: 7:30 -9:30am (landwork 9:30-10:00 am All Age Group Practice: 9:30-11:00am
Jun 27, 2016 - Coog's Bingo Night
Jun 14, 2016 - Friday and Saturday Swim Practice Schedule
Due to the swim meet this weekend June 17-18, 2016 June 17, 2016,Friday all sessions are canceled . June 18, 2016,Saturday Only Development will swim
May 24, 2016 - Wednesday Swim Practice
Wednesday, May 25,2016 Swim practice at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston 5601 S. Braeswood | Houston, TX 77096-3907 50M POOL
May 18, 2016 - UH Comprehensive Stroke Camp
Good morning! I hope this email finds your morning off to a great start! We will be offering a Comprehensive Stroke Camp June 13-16 as well as a Starts and Turns Camp June 17-18. Our Camps are open t...
May 18, 2016 - CoogSwim2016
Hi Coog Families This Saturday will be Coogswim 2016 and we are hoping it will be even more successful than last years event. The money raised from this event will go towards buying new pool equipment...
May 12, 2016 - Friday and Saturday Swim Practice Schedule
Friday and Saturday swim practice schedule Due to the swim meet on this Friday, May 13th 2016 the following the group practice is canceled National Senior Red Junior Red Normal practice for the fo...
Apr 25, 2016 - Thursday & Friday Swim Practice
Coog Families There will be no practice this Thursday evening for Age Group Gold or Development. ALL Sessions on Friday are also cancelled in respect of Passover. Normal sessions resume Saturd...
Apr 22, 2016 - Kendra Scott
You’re Invited to a Kendra Gives Back Party Benefitting COOG Aquatics Friday, April 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Kendra Scott, Rice Village Location 2411 Times Blvd. Suite 120 713.965.4056 Houston, ...
Apr 22, 2016 - Kendra Scott Night
Apr 21, 2016 - Swim Practice on Friday and Saturday
Due to the Jewish Holiday there will be no practice on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23rd 2016. Just a friendly reminder please attend the fundraiser at Kendra Scott on Friday, April 22, 2016...
Apr 18, 2016 - Tonight Swim Practice
Due to the weather and flooding, all sessions today and tommorow morning are cancelled: Please stay dry and safe everyone. We will post updates on sessions here as well as email out.
Apr 14, 2016 - Friday and Saturday Swim Practice Schedule
Friday and Saturday swim practice schedule Due to the swim meet on this Friday, April 15th 2016 the following the group practice is canceled National Senior Red Junior Red Normal practice for the ...
Apr 3, 2016 - Heart Screening
I hope this finds you well. I am inviting your Swimmers to participate in a free youth heart screenings this weekend at the M.O. Center in Aldine. We’ve been conducting free heart screenings for ove...
Mar 31, 2016 - Swim Practice
Friday & Saturday Swim Practice The following swim practice is canceled this weekend due to the Coaches Conference Friday & Saturday: Age Group Blue & Red and Junior Blue Saturday Morning: Develop...
Mar 9, 2016 - No Wednesday Swim Practice
Due to the potential storm swimming practice is canceled Wednesday, March 09,2016 Thanls
Mar 4, 2016 - Saturday, March 5 ,2016
Junior Blue group will practice at 6:00am until 8:00am SATURDAY MORNING
Mar 1, 2016 - Spring Break
Coog Families We will be taking our annual Spring Break from practices March 12th through 19th. This means the last session before the break for all groups will be Friday 11th March . We will be ha...
Feb 26, 2016 - Saturday, February 27 ,2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 following swim practice is cancelled tomorrow Development, Age Group Gold. Age Group Red and Age Group Blue practice will start at 9:00 and end at 10:30
Feb 26, 2016 - Saturday, February 27 ,2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 following swim practice is cancelled tomorrow Development, Age Group Gold. Age Group Red and Age Group Blue practice will start at 9:00 and end at 10:30
Feb 22, 2016 - Monday, February 22, 2016 Swim Practice
NO SWIM PRACTICE TONIGHT FOR FOLLOWING GROUPS Age Group Blue, Red, and Gold
Feb 18, 2016 - Swim Practice
Due to the swim meet this weekend no swim practice for the following groups on Friday and Saturday, February 19-21, 2016. Development, Age Group Blue, Red, Gold and JR. Blue Swim Practice Saturday...
Feb 12, 2016 - Saturday, February13,2016
Due to the swim meet this weekend no swim practice f or the following groups on Saturday, February 13, 2016 Development and Age Group Blue Swim Practice Saturday, February 13, 2016 Morning prac...
Feb 2, 2016 - Bring a White T-Shirt to Practice
The Champs meets are coming up very soon and we will be celebrating our short course season with a fun activity. Each group will be making tie-dye t-shirts to wear to the Champs meet. They will be co...
Jan 15, 2016 - Houston Marathon
This year COOGS will be out supporting the Houston Marathon on Sunday 17th January and we need as many volunteers as we can get. We have been given a location on Westpark bridge, on Westpark between...
Jan 6, 2016 - No Swim Practice
Hi All Due to the swim meet in Lufkin, TX this weekend there will be no practice this Friday, 8th January, and Saturday, 9th January, for Development, Age Groups or Junior Groups. Senior Red and N...
Dec 29, 2015 - Tuesday, December 29,2015
All I like to move up the Age Group Gold swim practice today at 4:00. I sorry for the short notices. Thanks Coach Rodney
Dec 28, 2015 - Monday, December 28,2015
Swim Practice is canceled Monday, December 28,2015 due to pool heater beyond our control.
Dec 17, 2015 - Saturday, December 19, 2015 Swim Practice
Reindeer Relays are Saturday, December 19, 2015 8:00-10:00 Senior/National swim practice are 6:00am -8:00 am
Dec 11, 2015 - 8 & Unders Champs Meet Volunteers
Volunteers, We need you at meet for 7:00 am please W. W. Emmons Natatorium 10404 Tiger Trail Houston, Texas 77043 Directions to Facility: If coming from I ‐ 10 E – Take the Gessner Rd exit and tur...
Dec 10, 2015 - Saturday, December 12, 2015 Swim Practice
Due to Coogs 8&Under Champs and the Gulf Age Group Champs Meet swim practice is canceled on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Dec 9, 2015 - Christmas Swim Practice
Dec 4, 2015 - Championship Swim Meet
Hi all At the Champs meets TECH suits are only to be worn by swimmers in age group gold and above. " The Coog team suit is the navy “Arena Carbonite” racing suit with or without the Coog logo. All ...
Dec 4, 2015 - Practice Schedule for Champs Meets
FRIDAY, December 4, 2015 Due to Champs meet, the following swim practice is canceled. 1. Senior/ National Group 2. Junior Blue Group AGE GROUP RED/BLUE NORMAL TIME 6:00-7:30PM SATURDAY, December 5, 2...
Nov 24, 2015 - December SCRIP
Hey Coog Families! This is the last SCRIP email for 2015! Just one last opportunity for you to help the team out by purchasing gift cards this holiday season. Here are some suggestions: Holiday...
Nov 22, 2015 - Age Group Gold Thanksgiving Schedule
Age Group Gold Thanksgiving Schedule Monday - As normal Tuesday- As normal Wednesday- We at Texas Southern University (TSU) 9:00-11:00 Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving -OFF Friday...
Nov 16, 2015 - Thanksgiving Schedule Practice Days
Thanksgiving Schedule Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Normal Practice Schedule. Thursday 26th all off Friday November 27, 2015: Practice Schedule Masters 6:00-7:30am Senior R ed 7:30-10:00 am Jun...
Nov 13, 2015 - Saturday, November 14, 2015
Due to the Open swim meet on Saturday, November 14, 2015 there will be no Swim practice following groups Development, Age Group Blue,Red, & Gold, JR. Red and Blue Natioanl & Senior Group will prac...
Nov 1, 2015 - Coog Kit
Hi All The meet swim suits that were missing in the last order should be through some time in the next week. If you haven't ordered a meet suit yet and would like one, you can order them direct from ...
Oct 28, 2015 - Reminder Parent Shirts
Coog families, Based upon parent request, we have two new t-shirt designs available to order for the moms and girls on the team. Please see the pictures below. Shirts will be printed on Comfor...
Oct 25, 2015 - Junior Blue Swim Practice
Starting Monday, October 26, 2015 Junior Blue will practice at the Merfish location at their normal practice time.
Oct 25, 2015 - Parents and Swimmer Shirts
Coog families, Based upon parent request, we have two new t-shirt designs available to order for the moms and girls on the team. Please see the pictures below. Shirts will be printed on Comfort Co...
Oct 25, 2015 - Parent Coogs Shirts
Coog families, Based upon parent request, we have two new t-shirt designs available to order for the moms and girls on the team. Please see the pictures below. Shirts will be printed on Comfort Co...
Oct 22, 2015 - Scrip Program
Hey Coog Families – It’s time for SCRIP!! Not too early to start thinking about the holidays! It would be FANTASTIC if every family could make at least one SCRIP purchase! Holiday gifts? Electron...
Oct 14, 2015 - New Swimmers
Dear Coog Parents Welcome to Coogs 2015/2016 Season. As you know by now we have a team practice suit requirement for all swimmers, paid for with your registration fee. The majority of these suits ...
Oct 14, 2015 - Practice Suit Reminder
Hi Parents All swimmers should be wearing their Coog practice suits at all Coog practices. If your swimmer does not have their correct practice suit then they will be refused entry in to the pool ...
Oct 11, 2015 - Monday, Oct 12th Swim Practice
Monday, October 12, 2015 Swim practice is canceled for the following groups Age Group Blue, Age Group Red, Age Group Gold and Junior Red Junior Blue, National and Senior Red normal practice time. ...
Oct 8, 2015 - Saturday Swim Practice, Oct. 10, 2015
Due to the Gulf Open Swim Meet on Saturday, October 10, 2015 there will be no swim practice for the following groups development, all age groups and Junior Blue & Red. National & Senior Group will p...
Sep 10, 2015 - Merfish Practice Schedule
Dear; Parents and Swimmer Due to the upcoming Jewish Holidays, the Merfish and JCC pools will be closed so we have to move practices to an alternate location. All groups will be training at the Will...
Sep 4, 2015 - Order Your Swimmer Hoodies NOW
If you would like to order a COOG team Hoodie then please email Coach Greg ( [email protected] ) with your desired sizes and color. The Hoodies are available in Navy or Grey and costs $30 each.
Sep 4, 2015 - New Officials Needed
New Officials Needed COOG's & Gulf Swimming is in need of parent volunteers to get involved as officials!! Please see the flyer below and please consider helping out!!. COOG's will pay for the non-at...
Sep 4, 2015 - 2015 Gold Medal Clinic
Gulf Swimming is proud to present our 2015 Gold Medal Clinic featuring Olympian Cammile Adams.Cammile represented the United States in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also w...
Sep 4, 2015 - LABOR DAY Practice Schedule
Swim Practice Schedule The following group National, Senior Red, Junior Red and Junior Blue will swim at Merfish from 7:30-9:30am followed by 30mins of land work for National/Senior Red /Junior Red...
Sep 4, 2015 - COOG'S News
Aug 16, 2015 - Bingo Reminder
Please turn in all ticket money and unsold tickets this week at practice. Also its not too late to give your bingo gift cards.
Aug 6, 2015 - Bingo Night "Gift Cards"
Parents - If you haven't purchased your 2 $25 gift cards (to be used for our Bingo fundraiser), remember that you can purchase these through SCRIP!! See attachment for info on setting up your fami...
Jul 13, 2015 - Age group & Age group gold Swim Practice
All this week age group red, blue and gold will get out at 7:00pm every day.
Jul 9, 2015 - July 10-11th Swim Practice
Friday 10th Master morning sessions is cancel Mario cover lunch Friday 10th Senior Red / National Group are cancelled in evening. Senior/ Junior Blue are cancel...
Jul 2, 2015 - July 4th Practice Schedule
Saturday, July 4 th Practice Schedule Senior Red/ National Group 6:00 -9:00am Age Red/Blue/ AGG 8:00-9:30 am Developmental & Fundamental Group 8:00-9:00 Junior / Senior Blue 9:00-11:00 am (First 30 m...
Jul 2, 2015 - New Officials - Information Meeting @ DADS Club B & Under Champs - New Idea!
Good Evening All! We are going to try another new thing to help parents understand what is involved and the need for new officials without anyone going out of their way. At the DADS Club B & Und...
Jun 26, 2015 - New Officials
Good Day! As you are all aware the need for officials is great and many of our meets are running without proper coverage. In order to correct this issue, we have to actively recruit to find new par...
Jun 26, 2015 - July SCRIP Program
Hey Coog Families – It’s time for SCRIP!! Remember that payments can now be made online! See previous team email for instructions. SCRIP is a wonderful and EASY program that doesn’t cost you a ce...
Jun 19, 2015 - Friday June 19th Practice Update
The only groups that have practice this afternoon are Senior Red and Senior National. All other groups practices are cancelled today.
Jun 16, 2015 - Tuesday, June 16th Swim Practice
Due to the possibility of extreme flooding in and around area swim practice is canceled.
Jun 15, 2015 - June 19th Master Swim Practice
Friday, 19th June, the morning masters session will be 5:30-7am instead of the usual time. It will be for this one day only. Thanks, Coach Greg
Jun 15, 2015 - NACC Application Update
NACC applicants are now eligible to apply for the team with 1 LCM or 1 SCY AAA time achieved within the Jan - June time period . Team selection will still be based off of their LCM times and/or power ...
Jun 5, 2015 - Only Age Group Swim Pratice June 5- 6, 2015
Due to TWST 14 & Under Swim Meet, swim practice is canceled Friday and Saturday June 5-6, 2015
Jun 5, 2015 - ALL Age Group Red Blue and Gold Swim Practice June 05-06
Due to TWST 14 & Under Swim Meet, swim practice is canceled Friday and Saturday June 5-6, 2015
Jun 4, 2015 - Pie Night
Just Reminder Pie your coach tonight
May 29, 2015 - Swim Practice
All Swim Practice is canceled Friday, May 29, 2015......... Go Astors
May 29, 2015 - Houston Astros Flood Refeif Efforts 5/29-6/4
Dear Group Leader, Please feel free to inform the members of your upcoming event the following information should they choose to participate. The Astros and the Astros Foundation are hosting a food dr...
May 29, 2015 - Saturday Morning May 30,3015
Hi All Due to the merfish pool still not being ready for us we have to move all sessions to the long course 50m Jcc pool. Sessions will be as follows: Senior red/national/junior red 8-11am junior blu...
May 28, 2015 - Thursday Swim Practice May 28, 2015
Practice tonight for the kids will be at the long course 50m JCC pool, 5601 S.Braeswood, Houston Tx 77096 usual times for all groups.
May 27, 2015 - Swim Practice Wednesday 5/27/15
Swim Pracrtice tonight at JCC 50M pool 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096
May 26, 2015 - Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Swim Practice in canceled due to the inclement weather.
May 22, 2015 - Memorial Day Practice
Subject: May 25, 2015, Monday Practice at Merfish Age Group: Red , Gold and Blue Monday Morning Swim Practice 6:30 am until 8:00am Senior Red,National and Jr Red Morning 8:00 am until 10:30 Ju...
May 21, 2015 - SCRIP MAY
Dear Parents - Reminder that it's time to place your May SCRIP orders! Scroll down for information regarding ONLINE payments for your SCRIP purchases! See attached letter for general SCRIP info...
May 15, 2015 - Swim Practice
Due to the swim meet May 15-16 2015 Friday and Saturday sessions are canceled.
May 1, 2015 - SCRIP Payments Now Online
SCRIP Payments Now Online!! New payment option in our SCRIP program! Families may now enroll in Presto Pay -- which allows you to pay online at the time you place your order. You will no longer ...
May 1, 2015 - Final Reminder Picture Day
Please WEAR YOUR BLUE COOGS REGISTRATION T-SHIRT Lisa from William and Mary Photography will be there with her team at 10am Saturday (or just slightly earlier) to set up for the photos to begin at 1...
Apr 24, 2015 - SCRIP Program
Hey Coog Families – Happy Spring!! Let’s make April our best SCRIP month ever!! Just a reminder that SCRIP is a wonderful and EASY program that doesn’t cost you a cent! In a nutshell – you purcha...
Apr 23, 2015 - Swim Practice Friday & Saturday April 24-25 2015
Due to the swim meet Friday and Saturday all sessions canceled. Phil will coach Saturday master practice.
Apr 3, 2015 - April 3, 2015 Good Friday
Good Friday, Swim Practice Schedule Junior Blue/Red and Senior Blue/Red and National Group swim 7:30 am -9:30am Dryland 9:30 -10:00 Age Group Blue/Red 9:30-11:00 am
Mar 31, 2015 - Reminder Please sign up for the Schlotzsky�s Summer Splash in Corpus Christi
Schlotzsky’s Summer Splash in Corpus Christi Description Event Date: June 12 - 14, 2015 Leaving: Thursday June 11,2015 Returning: Sunday June 14, 2015 Registration Deadline: April 12, 2015...
Mar 31, 2015 - SCRIP Reminder
Hi All SCRIP reminder that if you have placed an order online, please send your check to Coach Greg by Thursday, April 2. If you haven't placed your order yet, it's not too late! Team order will be...
Mar 24, 2015 - ScrIP PROGRAM
Hey Coog Families – Happy Spring!! Working in the yard? Try using some Home Depot or Wal Mart scrip cards for your purchases! Just a reminder that SCRIP is a wonderful and EASY program that doesn...
Mar 24, 2015 - SCRIP PROGRAM
Hey Coog Families – Happy Spring!! Working in the yard? Try using some Home Depot or Wal Mart scrip cards for your purchases! Just a reminder that SCRIP is a wonderful and EASY program that doesn’...
Mar 14, 2015 - Spring Break Schedule
Spring break will now begin on Saturday 14th March, so no swimming on that day. We will start back up on Monday 23rd March.
Mar 4, 2015 - COOGS Team T-shirts
Extra shirts for sale. $15 in all 3 colors available. Contact coach Greg if any are needed. Let your swimmers know. Greg Orphanides Head Coach Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports (832) 244 5503 www.cooga...
Feb 25, 2015 - SCRIP PROGRAM
Hey Coog Families – Let’s have a great year with SCRIP in 2015!! Just a reminder that SCRIP is a wonderful and EASY program that doesn’t cost you a cent! In a nutshell – you purchase gift cards f...
Feb 13, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2015 Saturday Swim Practice
Parents & Swimmers Age Group Blue,Fundamental and Development groups are canceled February 14, 2015 Saturday morning. Due to the 8 & Under Champs Swim Meet
Feb 3, 2015 - TONIGHT SWIM PRACTICE
Parents & Swimmers Fundamental and Development groups are canceled tonight. The pool motor has just been replaced today which means the water temperature has dropped down but the heater is still wor...
Jan 19, 2015 - Update on Champs T-shirts
With the Champs meets coming up in February we are planning on getting new shirts printed. We are going to print the same design as the blue team shirt on white shirts and red shirts they are $15 ea...
Jan 19, 2015 - Pool Update
Hi All Great news, the Merfish pool is back up and running!! All sessions that are normally at the Merfish pool will start back up at the Merfish starting tomorrow evening, Tuesday 20th January. With...
Jan 17, 2015 - Monday, January 19, 2015
Swim practice is canceled on Monday, Janurary 19,2015, enjoy MLK Day. Thanks
Jan 16, 2015 - Saturday Practice
Saturday, December 17 ,2015 Due to BB& UP swim meet at TWST this weekend, Saturday morning practice is canceled.
Jan 16, 2015 - Saturday Practice
Saturday, December 17 ,2015 Due to TWST, MLK swim meet is canceled.
Jan 16, 2015 - Dec, 17 Saturday Practice
Saturday, Dec.17 2015 ,Swim practice at TSU Development and Fundamental start at 8:00 -9:00 Age Group Blue start at 8:00-9:30 Junior & Senior Blue at 8:00-9:30
Jan 16, 2015 - Maccabi Games
Team Houston is currently recruiting Jewish swimmers, ages 13 – 16 as of July 31 2015, to represent our team at the JCC Maccabi Games in Dallas this summer! This program is an international athletic ...
Jan 13, 2015 - Volunteers Needed
Hi All Please come out an Volunteer it counts towards the volunteer hours that needed. This year COOGS will be out supporting the Houston Marathon on Sunday 19th January and we need as many voluntee...
Jan 13, 2015 - Great News
Great news!! The brand new heater will be installed at the Merfish starting this Wednesday. As soon as its installed and we get the water back up to temp then we'll move back over. WE WILL KEEP YOU UP...
Jan 12, 2015 - Champ Season
Hello Families, Coming up soon you will start to receive some emails about the end of season Championship Meets in February and March. We would like to take a moment to provide a little informatio...
Jan 9, 2015 - Saturday Practice
Due to the Gulf Open Meet at Blue Tide, swim practice is canceled
Jan 9, 2015 - Masters Practice
All Masters morning and lunch sessions will remain at normal time at the indoor jcc pool. Masters evening sessions will be cancelled until further notice. Thank you
Jan 7, 2015 - Swim Practice Update
Starting this evening, all groups that usually swim at Merfish will move to the indoor TSU pool at their normal times. Coach Bob and Coach Phil's groups will remain as normal at their pools TSU PAR...
Jan 7, 2015 - Move to TSU
Hi All Regarding our move to the TSU pool in the evenings, this is just a temporary move until the Merfish pool is fixed. Once the heater is repaired/replaced we will move back to the Merfish pool. ...
Jan 6, 2015 - Development and Fundamental
The Development and Fundamental groups will remain on their scheduled days, however, their sessions will be 7:00-8:00 pm at JCC. Please make sure your children have shoes with them at all sessions in ...
Jan 5, 2015 - Volunteers needed
Hi All This year COOGS will be out supporting the Houston Marathon on Sunday 19th January and we need as many volunteers as we can get. We have been given a location on Westpark bridge, on Westpark b...
Jan 4, 2015 - This Week Practice
Hi All As you all know by now the heater at the Merfish pool is out of commission. We are awaiting a decision on whether it will be repaired or replaced and how long this will take. In the mean time w...
Jan 4, 2015 - Master's Swim Practice
Hi Guys All masters morning and lunch sessions will remain at normal time and will be at the indoor JCC pool. The masters evening sessions will be cancelled until further notice. Thanks Greg Orphan...
Jan 2, 2015 - Saturday Morning at JCC
Hi All This Saturday morning all swimmers who usually train at the Merfish will be moved to the indoor JCC pool. All swimmers will need to bring land work clothing as pool space will be limited. Sessi...
Jan 1, 2015 - Friday Swim Practice
Slight change to Fridays practice times. Senior red/national will be 4-6pm in the afternoon at the indoor pool. Age group red/blue will be 6-7:30pm. All other groups that normally train on Friday afte...
Dec 30, 2014 - Swim Practice Dec ,31- Jan 2
Wednesday 8-9:30am masters 10-12:30pm senior red/national/junior red 3-4:30pm age group blue/red 9:00-10:30 age group gold at TSU Thursday 11:30-1pm masters 1:30-4:30pm senior red/national (the entr...
Dec 28, 2014 - This Week Practice
Hi All Due to the merfish heater still being out of commission we are having to move our sessions to the indoor jcc 25y pool. We will be sharing the pool with jcc members so we'll only have 3 lanes ...
Dec 26, 2014 - Saturday Practice
Hi All Due to a problem with the heater at the Merfish pool we are having to make some changes to our Saturday morning sessions. Groups will be moved to the indoor 25y pool at the main ERJCC, 5601 S B...
Dec 18, 2014 - Saturday Fun Day
This Saturday, December 20th will be a fun day for all swimmers.All groups will be swimming from 9:00 -11:00am at the Merfish.
Dec 17, 2014 - Aggie Swim Club Mothers needs A-Blood Donations
Anyone with A- blood wishing to donate blood on her behalf 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 ra...
Dec 17, 2014 - Age Group Blue & Red
Parents & Swimmers The first 30 minutes swimmers are doing landwork so please bring your tennis shoe and workout clothes tonight, Thanks so much
Dec 16, 2014 - Junior & Senior Blue Swim Practice
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Junior and Senior Blue swim practice are at the Merfish for 5:30-7:30 Thanks
Dec 14, 2014 - Age Group Red Holiday Schedule
Date Practice Time Coach Venue Monday 22nd 1-2:30pm Lee Merfish Tuesday 23rd 1-2:30pm Lee Merfish Wednesday 24th 1-2:30pm Lee Merfish Thursday 25th None Friday 26th None Saturday 27th As norma...
Dec 14, 2014 - Junior Blue and Senior Blue Holiday Schedule
Holiday Schedule Date Practice Time Coach Venue Monday 22nd As normal Phil Bellaire Tuesday 23rd As normal Phil Bellaire Wednesday 24th None Thursday 25th None Friday 26th None Saturday 27...
Dec 14, 2014 - Junior Red Holiday Schedule
Date Practice Time Coach Venue Monday 22nd 8-10am Lee Merfish Tuesday 23rd 8-10am Lee Merfish Wednesday 24th 8-10am Lee Merfish Thursday 25th None Friday 26th 8-10am Lee Merfish Saturday 27t...
Dec 14, 2014 - Age Group Gold Holiday Schedule
Holiday Schedule, Coach Rodney's last day of practice is Thursday December 18, 2014 Date Practice Time Coach Venue Monday 22nd 1-2:30pm Phyllicia Merfish Tuesday 23rd 1-2:30pm Phyllicia Merfish Wed...
Dec 14, 2014 - Age Group Blue Holiday Schedule
Date Practice Time Coach Venue Monday 22nd None Tuesday 23rd None Wednesday 24th None Thursday 25th None Friday 26th None Saturday 27th As normal Jayson Merfish Monday 29t...
Dec 14, 2014 - Development and Fundamental Holiday Schedule
Date Practice Time Coach Venue Monday 22nd None Tuesday 23rd None Wednesday 24th None Thursday 25th None Friday 26th None Saturday 27th As normal Lee and Phyllicia Merfish ...
Dec 11, 2014 - Senior & National Holiday Schedule
Hi All Here is the holiday schedule for my groups this year. All sessions have some kind of landwork involved in them so swimmers will need to bring the appropriate clothing for that. They will also...
Dec 11, 2014 - Master Hoilday Schedule
Monday 22nd as normal Tuesday 23rd 5-6:30am and 11:30-1 but no evening session Wednesday 24th as normal Thursday 25th all cancelled Friday 26th no morning sessions, just 11:30-1pm Monday 29...
Dec 9, 2014 - Saturday Swim Practice
Saturday, December 13, Swim practice is cancelled due to the 8 & Under Champs Meet
Dec 4, 2014 - Saturday Swim Practice
Saturday, December 6, swim practice is cancelled due Fall Champs.
Dec 4, 2014 - Senior and National Friday Swim Practice
Friday, December 5, Swim Practice is cancelled due to Sr Champs meet.
Dec 2, 2014 - Tuesday Night Practice
Tonight, December 2, 2014 Due to circumstances out of our control swim practice will be cancelled this evening.
Dec 1, 2014 - Reminder Arena Day
Tonight our Arena rep will be at practice with all of their tech suits for swimmers to try on for sizing. The tech suits will be on sale for that day only with up to 30% off normal selling price...
Dec 1, 2014 - Reminder Arena Day
Tonight our Arena rep will be at practice with all of their tech suits for swimmers to try on for sizing. The tech suits will be on sale for that day only with up to 30% off normal selling prices...
Nov 19, 2014 - Arena
On Monday 24th November our Arena rep will be at practice with all of their tech suits for swimmers to try on for sizing. The tech suits will be on sale for that day only with up to 30% off normal s...
Nov 17, 2014 - ShopWithScript
Hey COOG Families SCRIP for the holidays!! It’s time!!! Office gifts? Teacher gifts? Electronics? SCRIP is a great way to support the team while meeting your holiday shopping needs! The team...
Nov 3, 2014 - All Masters Swim Practice
Starting tomorrow all Masters swim practice moving to the Merfish location.
Oct 30, 2014 - Masters Morning Swim Practice
COOG Morning Workouts are Moving to the Merfish Pool Beginning Friday, October 31st , all morning swim sessions will be held at the Merfish Pool at 9000 South Rice, Houston Tx 77096 . Lunch and eve...
Oct 29, 2014 - Happy Halloween Age Group Practice
Happy Hallween Age Group No Swim Practice, see you Saturday morning
Oct 29, 2014 - Oct. SCRIP
If you are planning to order SCRIP this month, please complete orders by Friday, October 31, 2014. SCRIP is a great way to help the team financially without spending any extra money! The holidays ar...
Oct 23, 2014 - Age Group (RED & BLUE ) Thanksgiving Schedule
Thanksgiving Schedule 11/24 Monday - Normal time 6:00-7:30 am 11/26-11/28 Wednesday and Friday -No Practice 11/29 Saturday -Normal 9:00-11:00 am
Oct 23, 2014 - Developmental and Fundemental
Thanksgiving Schedule 11/25 Tuesday- Normal practice 6:00-7:00 pm 11/27 Happy Thanhksgiving -No practice 11/29 Saturday - Normal practice 9:00-10:00 am
Oct 22, 2014 - Master Morning Swim Practice
The Monday and Friday morning masters sessions will be moved from the merfish to the 50m pool this week and next.
Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 25 Swim Practice
Satuday, Oct. 25, 2014 Swim practice is canceled, due to the Halloween Swim Meet
Oct 21, 2014 - Scrip Program, Holiday Shopping
Hey Coog Families – It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday shopping! Office gifts? Teacher gifts? Electronics? SCRIP is a great way to support the team while meeting your holiday sho...
Oct 7, 2014 - October Willow Practice Schedule
Sep 27, 2014 - Final Reminder Scrip- September
Last chance for this month's scrip orders! Just go to www.shopwithscrip.com and set up your account. Our team’s enrollment code is 35698CF739461 Please make sure all orders are completed online...
Sep 25, 2014 - Volunteer Hours
Hi Parents We are looking for some people to build some benches for the swimmers. Coogs will supply the wood and materials but we're looking for those handy parents who will cut the wood and build t...
Sep 24, 2014 - Merfish Parking Lot
Hi Everyone, I hope this email finds you well. With activities returning to their school-year schedule, I wanted to quickly go over parking here at the Merfish. · No one (including prog...
Sep 23, 2014 - Personalized Swim Caps
We are looking to put another order in for coog swim caps with swimmers names on them. If you have already ordered some your name has been added to the order already, we are just a few caps off the ...
Sep 19, 2014 - September Schedule
Dear; Parents and Swimmer Don't FORGET Due to the upcoming Jewish Holidays, the Merfish and JCC pools will be closed so we are having to move practices to an alternate location. All groups will be tr...
Sep 17, 2014 - Masters Workout Cancellations
Good Afternoon Masters Swimmers, Due to the upcoming Jewish holidays, all Masters workouts are canceled on the following days: Thursday, Sept. 25th Friday, Sept. 26th Thursday, Oct. 9th Friday...
Sep 8, 2014 - RED/BLUE Intrasquad & D&J Sports
Hi Swimmer, Parents Saturday, September 13, 2014 we are have our annual red/blue meet at TSU. We will also have D&J sports there with kit and suits that swimmers can try for sizing. We are encourag...
Aug 29, 2014 - Labor Swim Practice
Labor Day Pracrtice Schedule National/Senior Red/Junior Red will practice for 7:30am until 9:30am Junior/Senior blue will practice for 9:00 am until 11:00 am All Age Group swimmers will practice fo...
Aug 11, 2014 - Masters Lunch Bunch
Masters Lunch Bunch swim practice will be at the regular time!!!!
Jul 25, 2014 - Coach Greg Headed to Florida for Senior Zone Championship
Coach Greg Headed to Florida for Senior Zone Championships Several COOG age group swimmers qualified for the Senior Zone Championships and Coach Greg will be in Florida all of next week. However, mas...
Jul 25, 2014 - COOG August Break (Aug.11-Aug.24)
COOG August Break ( Aug. 11- Aug. 24 ) All COOG coaches will be taking a well deserved, two-week break beginning on Monday, August 11th . Coach Greg is FINALLY taking his long-delayed honeymoon (onl...
Jul 25, 2014 - Personalized COOG Swim Caps
Personalized COOG Swim Caps COOG is offer high quality, silicone swim caps with the COOG logo and your name below the logo. Available in sets of two for only $30. You can place your order with Greg....
Jun 18, 2014 - Merfish Parking Lot
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18,2014 NO PARKING OR DROP OFFS IN MERFISH
May 15, 2014 - Gulf Open & Senior Circuit this weekend
Over 40 COOG swimmers are ready to race this weekend at the May Gulf Open and the Texas Senior Circuit meets this weekend. Coaches are looking forward to swimmers improving on their long course racing...
May 13, 2014 - May 13th masters morning session
Hi All This mornings masters session is canceled due to the storm and flooding. Hopefully see you at lunch or this evening. Coach Greg
Apr 28, 2014 - Only MASTERS Change
Master's lunch and evening sessions are moving to the 50m pool. Evening will be 7:00-8:30 pm Mornings will stay at Merfish at least one more week.
Apr 24, 2014 - COOGS Ready For First Long Course Meet Of The Year
It is officially long course season and 50 COOG swimmers are ready to dive into the water and bring in the season with gusto. Long course is the true test of a swimmers skills, and the coaches are loo...
Apr 17, 2014 - GULF SWIM NIGHT AT MINUTE MAID PARK
Team Outing to an Astros Game! UPDATE!!!! Jimmy Feigan (Former UT swimmer, 2012 Olypmic Silver Medalist & 2013 WC Silver Medalist) will be at the game for pre-game Meet & Greet with swimmers, coaches,...
Apr 10, 2014 - MERFISH APRIL SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS
MERFISH APRIL SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS All Details are posted on Website. Please …Please make sure you check website for location for next week. SAT APRIL 12 - COOGS SWIM 2014 (7-9:30 Jrs, Srs, Nat. ...
Apr 8, 2014 - COOG Swim 2014 This Weekend!!!
Description COOGS Swim 2014 , our annual team fundraiser, is just around the corner. On Saturday April 12 , all COOGS swimmers will swim as much as a 5000-meter continuous swim (less for the younger ...
Mar 14, 2014 - Slowtwitch invites Houston Swimmers and Triathletes to 2014 Goggle Tour March 1-
The 2014 Slowtwitch Goggle Tour, with stops at 36 Tri, Run and Swim shops in 20 metro areas, is a partnership formed with select local retailers to bring swim apparel, accessories and, most notably,...
Mar 11, 2014 - Only Evening Masters Sessions are canceled
All evening masters sessions are canceled during March 17 until 21th.
Mar 6, 2014 - ALL COOGS Swim Practice are cancelled on Saturday
Merfish and Friendwood swim practice are cancelled on Saturday, March 08,2014
Mar 4, 2014 - ALL Masters Sessions are cancelled today
Due to the inclement weather ALL MASTERS SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED today
Mar 4, 2014 - ALL Merfish Swim Practice are cancelled tonight
Due to the inclement weather ALL swim practice are CANCELLED today. South location practice at Clear Brook tonight !
Feb 27, 2014 - COOGS Ready to Rock This Weekend at Champs II and Sectionals
Last but not least, the 15 & Over swimmers along with the elite 13-14 year old swimmers are ready to show they have what it takes to race hard and end the season on a high note. COOGS will have 25 swi...
Feb 21, 2014 - COOGS Ready to Unleash the Beast at Champs I
Ready or not, here come the COOGS! COOGS will have over 60 swimmers competing this weekend at the Short Course Champs I meet in Galena Park ISD Natatorium. The team is looking for a strong showing and...
Feb 14, 2014 - JCC Swim tryout for teens ages 13+
For all Jewish teens aged 13+ there will be tryout this Sunday at 2:00 pm for Maccabi games at the ERJCC indoor pool . For more information please contact Laura Astrich.
Feb 13, 2014 - 8 & Unders Ready to Take Champs Meet By Storm
This Saturday (Feb. 15th), many of the COOG 8 & Unders will be competing in their championship meet. They are primed and ready to show off all of the skills they have learned over the short course sea...
Jan 27, 2014 - Swim Practice
All COOGs swim practice are canceled on Tuesday,January 28, 2014 including all Masters sessions
Jan 23, 2014 - Masters Friday 24th January 6-7:30am Practice Cancelled
Hi All Due to the weather front coming in tonight we are canceling tomorrow mornings session. Lunch time, 11:30-1pm will still be on. Stay warm and drive safe
Jan 16, 2014 - COOGS Head to The Woodlands for MLK Meet
One this holiday weekend, 30 COOG swimmers will head to The Woodlands to compete in the MLK BB & Up meet. This is a great opportunity for the 13 & Over swimmers to compete in a prelim/finals meet befo...
Jan 9, 2014 - COOGS Ready To Start The New Year Off Fast
It is a new year, and COOG swimmers are ready to show that their hard work over the holiday break is going to make this year great. This weekend 40 COOG swimmers will dive in to start the new year off...
Dec 17, 2013 - Reindeer Relays -- THIS SATURDAY!!!
Dec 9, 2013 - Master's Lunch time practice is canceled today
Lunch time practice is canceled due to pool maintenance, and all remaining sessions this as normal.
Dec 5, 2013 - COOGS Ready for Champ meets this weekend
This weekend, over 75 COOG swimmers will participate in the Fall Champs and Senior Champs meets. The coaches are excited to see some fast racing before heading into holiday training. Swimmers have bee...
Nov 21, 2013 - Tonight Merfish Swim Practice
All swim practice at Merfish is cancelled tonight.
Nov 5, 2013 - Seniors Ready to Race at Pearland This Weekend
COOG Seniors will be taking their racing skills to Pearland this weekend as they prepare to make final preparations one last time before the Senior Champ meet in December. Below is all important infor...
Nov 1, 2013 - COOGS Race At Pentathlon
On Saturday, Nov. 4th, over 50 COOGs will go to Rice University to swim at the Pentathlon meet. This is a great opportunity for swimmers to swim the 50s or 100s of strokes as well as the 100 or 200 IM...
Oct 24, 2013 - Trick or Treat! 10 & Unders Ready for Halloween Meet
Trick or Treat!! The COOG 10 & Unders are ready to have some fun and swim fast this weekend at the TWST 10 & Under Halloween Meet. The meet will start off with a costume parade to show off their fun/s...
Oct 11, 2013 - COOGS Are Ready For Gulf Open Meet This Weekend
This weekend over 80 COOG swimmers will swim at the first official short course meet of the season. Coaches and swimmers are looking forward to seeing the skills swimmers have been working on into the...
Oct 9, 2013 - Halloween In The Park!
COOGS will be having a booth at the "Halloween In The Park" event at Stevenson Park, Friendswood. Come out and have some fun, support COOGS, and all 12 & Unders can Trick or Treat! We will be handin...
Oct 4, 2013 - COOGS take Open Water Championships By Storm
This Sunday, over 40 COOG athletes will take part in the Gulf Open Water Championships hosted by Rice University. This is the largest participation ever by COOGS and we are looking forward to having a...
Sep 30, 2013 - MASTERS EVENINGS AT 50-m POOL
The evening masters sessions (Tues and Thurs) will be moving to the 50m pool at the ERJCC main campus starting tomorrow (October 1st) night. 7-8:30pm
Sep 23, 2013 - The Results Are In...
RED TEAM WINS!!! That is right folks, Red Team takes the first annual COOG Intrasquad Meet. With all the debate between the coaches, it come down to the depth of the Red Team that clinched the victor...
Sep 20, 2013 - Blue/Red COOG Intrasquad Meet
Tomorrow over 100 COOG swimmers will battle it out at the 1 st Annual Blue/Red Intrasquad Meet. This is everyone’s first opportunity to do some racing and have fun with all of their new and returning...
Sep 13, 2013 - PRACTICE SATURDAY, SEPT. 14TH
This Saturday, Sept. 14th, Arena will be coming to practice to do a team fitting. This will be your opportunity to see the new Arena team gear and to try stuff on to make sure it fits when you order i...
Sep 12, 2013 - Annual Gulf Gold Medal Clinic Featuring Gold Medal Olympian Tyler Clary
The annual Gold Medal Clinic will be on Saturday, September 21st and will feature 2012 Olympian and Gold Medalist Tyler Clary. The clinic will be held at the WW Emmons Natatorium in Spring Branch n...
Sep 12, 2013 - 2013 Gulf Banquet
Please join us on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 5:15pm at the Marriott Westchase in Houston. Our guest speaker will be 2012 Olympian, Tyler Clary. Dress is semi-formal. Gulf banquet awards recipi...
Sep 4, 2013 - MERFISH SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS
FOR DAYS THE MERFISH POOL IS CLOSED (see attachement for details): Those September days are: Wed-Fri (4th-6th), Friday (13th) Wed-Fri (18th-20th) Wed-Fri (25th-27th) WILLOW POOL 1...
Aug 27, 2013 - ARENA SPONSORSHIP
We've just signed a new contract with Arena. The club gets VIK (Value In Kind) for all purchases so if anyone is looking for a new suit or any gear (including parkas) and they buy them from TJ at Swim...
Aug 19, 2013 - MASTERS ADD DRY LANDS!
Evening Masters sessions will now include land work from 7-7:30pm followed by swimming 7:30-8:30pm. This will be effective immediately.
Jul 29, 2013 - COOG Seniors Take Florida By Storm
Eighteen senior swimmers headed to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday to compete in the Southern Zone Senior LC Championships this week. This is a five day meet, and the seniors have already shown that...
Jul 27, 2013 - MASTERS SCHEDULEMEXCEPTIONS JULY 30+
For the next two weeks there will be no evening masters sessions: Tue 30th Thu 1st Tue 6th Thu 8th We will be taking a week break from Monday 12th through Saturday 17th inclusive. After that we'll be ...
Jul 27, 2013 - ASTROS SWIM TEAM NIGHT
ASTROS SWIM TEAM NIGHT Join your teammates on August 24th (6:10pm) to watch the Astros vs. Blue Jays for Swim Team Night at the ballpark. Seats will be located on the exclusive Club Level. Your ticket...
Jul 25, 2013 - COOG Team Celebration & BBQ
PLEASE make sure to RSVP (commit to the event) and let us know in the notes section how many from your family are comming.
Jul 18, 2013 - COOGS Ready for Gulf Champs
COOGS Ready for Gulf Champs The championship season for is here again, and COOGS are ready to race. Thrirty COOG swimmers will race at the Pearland Natatorium for the weekend. For most this is thei...
Jul 12, 2013 - Vehicle Break-In at Merfish. REMOVE ANYTHING VISIBLE
There was a vehicle break-in Thursday at the Merfish Pool. JCC is working on getting additional security. Make sure to remove not just valuables but ANYTHING that can be seen, and lock your vehicle wh...
Jun 26, 2013 - COOGS Headed to RICE For Some Fast Swimming
COOGS Headed to RICE For Some Fast Swimming This weekend, thirty-three COOG swimmers will head to RICE University to get some last chance long course racing before the championship season begins nex...
Jun 19, 2013 - UNDERH2O VIDEO SESSION SAT JUNE 22 AT TSU
SWIMMERS: This coming Saturday (June 22nd) is another opportunity for a focused underwater video taping session. Please make plans to come! It will be held at the indoor 25-m pool at Texas Southern ...
Jun 12, 2013 - SENIOR/NATIONAL MORNING WORKOUTS
Effective June 3, the Seniors/National groupS add a morning workout - the weekly workout schedule in its entirety follows: MONDAY=FRIDAY: 8-10: 00am at JCC 50-m pool (Summer only). 4:30-7:00 ...
May 10, 2013 - DIRECTIONS TO TSU (Texas Southern University)
TSU PARKING GARAGE and NATATORIUM Parking Garage address: 3001 Blodgett, Houston, TX 77004 The parking garage is located at the NE corner of Ennis and Blodgett on the west side of the TSU campus. DRIV...
May 3, 2013 - MERFISH CLOSED FOR RE-PLASTERING, REPAIRS
Merfish is closed for re-plastering and other repairs starting Wednesday, May 1st. We expect this to last approximately 2 weeks. Most workouts normally held at the Merfish pool will instead be at the...
May 3, 2013 - ONLY DEVELOPMENT HAS PRACTICE SAT 5/4
SWIMMERS: Tomorrow, only the Development Group led by Coach Mary and Coach Whitney have practices at the JCC 50-m pool. Should water temperatures prove challenging, they will have fun and valuable al...
Apr 9, 2013 - Merfish Parking on 4/9/13
The parking lot at the merfish is being resurfaced. The main gate is blocked off but cars can come in through the second gate and spaces are still available.
Mar 19, 2013 - SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS @ JCC/MERFISH POOL
Families with swimmers at the Merfish pool - we have a few schedule exceptions with which we have been asked to comply in conjunction with upcoming Jewish holidays. Thanks for your understanding. You ...
Mar 10, 2013 - MASTERS CANCELLATIONS; WRITTEN WORKOUTS
Due to Coach Greg traveling with his age-group swimmers to Jr. Nationals, the following workouts are canceled this week. Monday, March 11th 6:00-7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12th 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ...
Mar 6, 2013 - COOG Fun Day!
COOG Fun Day!!! Now that the short course season has come to an end (with the exception of the few senior swimmers heading to NCSA Junior Nationals next week), we want to celebrate a succcessful seaso...
Feb 28, 2013 - Seniors Ready to Unleash the Beast at Champs II & Sectionals
It is now the Seniors turn to swim fast at their championship meets this weekend. Sixteeen Senior COOG swimmers will be swimming at either Gulf 2013 Short Course Champs II or the Southern Zone Section...
Feb 22, 2013 - COOGS Ready to Race at Spring Champs I
It is that time of year! Championship meets are upon us. This weekend 33 COOG swimmers will be racing at the Gulf Spring Champs I meet at the Pearland Natatorium. The coaches are looking forward to ha...
Jan 31, 2013 - Improving One Stroke At A Time
Improving One Stroke At A Time by: Jarrod Marrs (former USA National Team member) www.fitnessbyjarrod.com So often you hear swimmers frustrated with their lack of seeing improvement. So often you...
Jan 11, 2013 - COOGS Ready to Race In The New Year!
COOG swimmers are set to do some racing this weekend after coming off holiday break. Over 40 swimmers will take to the pool ready to compete at two different meets. Coaches are excited to have swimmer...
Dec 13, 2012 - MERFISH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE, MEETS THROUGH MARCH
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE (Merfish) Development: Last day of workout is Thurs , Dec 20. Returning Thursday, January 3 rd . Age Group: Friday, December, 21st is the last day of ...
Dec 13, 2012 - DEV, AG & JR UNDERH2O VIDEO! SPORTS AUTHORITY PROMO!
UNDERWATER FILMING – THIS COMING SATURDAY 8-10am! All Development , Age Goup and Juniors swimmers to Stevenson Park (Stevenson Park Pool, 1100 South Friendswood Drive (aka FM 518), Friendswood, ...
Dec 7, 2012 - COOG Swimmers set to compete in Age Group Champs and 8 & Under Champs
COOG swimmers are set to compete in the Gulf Age Group Champs meet. We are looking forward to competing against some of the best 14 & Under swimmers in the Gulf. Not to be out done, the 8 & Under swim...
Nov 29, 2012 - COOG Seniors off to Gulf Senior Champs
Twenty-one COOG Seniors are heading off to College Station to compete in the Gulf Senior Champs this weekend. This meet will be a good test as we will face some of the top teams and competitors in our...
Nov 29, 2012 - COOG Swimmers Compete at Fall Champs
Twenty-nine COOG swimmers will be competing this weekend at the Gulf Fall Champs meet. The meet will help prepare the student-athletes for their winter training as coaches will look to see how swimmer...
Nov 29, 2012 - Senior Champs Live Results!
For Live Results from the Gulf Senior Champs meet, CLICK HERE!
Nov 14, 2012 - Check out the photos
Check out the fun the COOGS had at Halloween in the Park! Can't wait for next year! Click HERE to view photos.
Nov 9, 2012 - Seniors head to Magnolia for Senior Invite
The Senior swimmers head to Magnolia, TX this weekend to sharpen their racing skills before Gulf Senior Champs at the end of the month. The coaches are excited to see improvements from the previous me...
Nov 9, 2012 - COOG 10 & Unders head to WHAT Invite Meet
The COOG 10 & Unders are heading to the WHAT 10 & Under Meet this weekend to show off their skills in the pool. Coaches are excited to see smiles on their faces, oh and maybe some fast swimming as wel...
Nov 1, 2012 - NO ENTRY TO MERFISH BUILDING w/o a Coach
SWIMMERS: One of more COOGS swimmers entered a private office on Monday and/or Tuesday, and took candy without permission. Swimmers are no longer allowed in the building without being escorted by a co...
Oct 31, 2012 - Beating Fatigue in the Young Swimmer
An article from USA Swimming By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition Expert Many swimmers are in the thick of training season, going to after-school practice or meets, heading home fo...
Oct 24, 2012 - Halloween In The Park!
COOGS will be having a booth at the "Halloween In The Park" event at Stevenson Park, Friendswood. Come out and have some fun, support COOGS, and all 10 & Unders can Trick or Treat! We will be handing ...
Oct 22, 2012 - Get Your Team Shirts!
Show off your COOG Pride! We will be placing an order for blue and red team shirts this week. If you would like to purchase either or both of these shirts then please let your coach know before Fr...
Oct 22, 2012 - Gulf Senior Champs Information
We will be attending the Gulf Champ meet in College Station this year instead of doing a travel meet in December (meet info click HERE ) . All swimmers over 15 are eligible for the meet with no entry...
Oct 19, 2012 - HCAP Gulf Senior Meet This Weekend!
The Seniors take to the competition pool this weekend with their first meet of the season. The coaches are looking forward to seeing the many things that have been worked on in practice be put to the...
Oct 17, 2012 - Raise a Champion! Swim Mom Debbie Phelps Promotes Parent Involvement
This is a great opporunity for parents to hear Debbie Phelps, mother of Olympic Swimmer Micheal Phelps, speak. Details on how to register are below. CASENational Parent Involvement Day– Register NOW...
Oct 15, 2012 - COOGS YOUTH Practices resume at Merfish
COOGS youth swimmers normally swimming at Merfish will resume practices there today. Thanks.
Oct 12, 2012 - SATURDAY WORKOUT SCHEDULE ALL LOCATIONS
SATURDAY - All COOGS locations will be at JCC Main Campus 50-m Pool, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX. 77096. Schedule as follows: DEV 9-10am AGE GROUP - cancelled, at meet JUNIORS 7-9am ...
Oct 12, 2012 - FRIENDSWOOD PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR MONDAYS
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Beginning this Monday, Oct. 15th, we will now be practicing at Clear Springs High School (501 Palomino Lane League City, TX 77573) on Monday evenings. Practice for Mondays is as fol...
Oct 12, 2012 - MASTERS SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY OCT. 15th
Both Masters workouts on Monday, October 15th will be at the JCC 50 meter pool (5601 South Braeswood). Morning : 6:00 - 7:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Oct 10, 2012 - Merfish Thurs & Fri Workout @ JCC Main Campus
Swimmers: Workouts for the remainder of the week will be at the EJRCC Main Campus located at: 5601 S. Braeswood | Houston, TX 77096-3907 This is about 1.5 miles west of the Merfish pool on S. Braeswo...
Oct 10, 2012 - MASTERS Lunch Bunch cancelled Tues 10th
Merfish is temporarily shutdown for repairs. Lunch bunch today is cancelled.
Oct 10, 2012 - WED MERFISH WORKOUTS moved to Friendswood
Swimmers: We apologize for the late notice. Merfish has been shutdown unexpectedly; we expect this not to be an issue beyond tonight. Workouts will be held at the Friendswood pool instead ( 1100 S F...
Oct 8, 2012 - SCHEDULE CLARIFICATIONS WEEK OF OCT 8+
MERFISH POOL Closed Monday Normal schedule Tues-Fri Sat: Age Group cancelled for Open Meet Sat: All Seniors and Juniors not attending meet go to Merfish 7am. Development normal schedule 9am. (...
Sep 27, 2012 - Age & Development Group
Swim practice is canceled for Saturday, September 29, 2012 for age group and development swimmers at the Merfish and Friendswood location. We are encouraging all swimmers to participate in the Mock S...
Sep 25, 2012 - MASTERS CANCELLED DATES
Swim sessions are canceled for the Jewish holidays as follows: MONDAYS, Oct. 1 & 8 All workouts are canceled. TUESDAYS, Oct. 2 & 9 Morning & lunch canceled, but evening workouts WILL be held @ 7pm.
Sep 25, 2012 - MASTERS @ MERFISH EFFECTIVE OCT 2, 7pm
The JCC will be re-surfacing the pool deck at the 50 meter pool beginning Monday, October 1st. Therefore, all workout sessions will be moving back to the 25 meter Merfish Pool beginning Tuesday evenin...
Sep 24, 2012 - MERFISH WORKOUT EXCEPTIONS TUES&WED SEPT 25+26
This reminder is going out to all swimmers/families that swim at the Merfish Pool: TUESDAY SEPT. 25: Workouts cancelled due to Jewish holidays and resulting closing of the Merfish / JCC facilities. W...
Sep 10, 2012 - JCC CLOSED DAYS. DYNAMO GAME ON 29TH!
CENTRAL WORKOUTS CANCELLED ON FOLLOWING DAYS (A notification will be sent out if an alternate workout location is found) Monday/Tuesday 17/18th September all cancelled Tuesday 25th September (5am and ...
Sep 2, 2012 - FRIENDSWOOD PRACTICE DAYS & LOCATIONS
Mondays: No workouts scheduled yet. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Williams Indoor Pool, 1500 McConn , 77598 ( http://williamsindoorpool.com/location/ ). Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: Stevenson Pa...
Aug 31, 2012 - SATURDAY SEPT 1 WORKOUT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY at the JCC's Merfish Teen Center (9000 S. Rice Blvd): Senior/National 7-9am Junior: 10-noon Age Group: 9-10:30am Development: 10-11am
Aug 29, 2012 - NO WORKOUTS on MONDAY, SEPT 3.
Enjoy Labor Day! Workouts resume on Tuesday the 4th.
Aug 26, 2012 - FRIENDSWOOD AT WILLIAMS POOL TUES-FRI
The South Program will be at the Williams Pool Tuesday-Friday this week. The address is: Williams Indoor Pool 15000 McConn Webster, TX 77598 281/486-2626 http://williamsindoorpool.com/ Mo...
Aug 23, 2012 - SEPT. 29th - NEW SWIM TEAM NIGHT WITH THE HOUSTON DYNAMOS
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR SWIM TEAM NIGHT WITH THE HOUSTON DYNAMOS Saturday, September 29th is NEW Swim Team Night with the Houston Dynamos! The game begins at 7:30 PM and the discounted group ti...
Aug 22, 2012 - MASTER'S MORNING SESSION LOCATION CHANGE
Effective immediately, all morning swim sessions for the Master's Group will be at the main JCC 50 meter pool. The schedule for ALL sessions is as follows" JCC Main Pool: M/F - 6 - 7:30 AM T/TH - ...
Aug 17, 2012 - a message from the HEAD COACH
Hi All, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the swimmers at COOGS on a great season. This year was the first year that we took a team to Junior Nationals, having 9 swimmers qualify, a...
Aug 16, 2012 - AUG. 18th - ALL TEAM AWARDS & SWIM PARTY
Team Swim Party & Awards: Saturday, Aug. 18th 11 AM - 2 PM At the Roudbari's: 8427 Lovers Lane, Manvel, Texas 77578 - if you get lost, call Amy at 713-204-8273. THE TEAM WILL PROVIDE THE MAIN COURS...
Aug 8, 2012 - UPCOMING REGISTRATION for the NEW season.....
Registration for the 2012 - 13 season will be held on August 28th for those returning swimmers. You will receive an instruction via email very soon. We are trying to make it an easy process for you...
Jul 29, 2012 - Swim Night With The Skeeters
The Sugar Land Skeeters, the new minor league baseball team here in Sugar Land, is having a Swim Night at the ballpark on Sunday, July 29th. We are offering discounted tickets to all the swim groups...
Jul 25, 2012 - Sat July 28 Workout Changes (Central)
THIS SATURDAY, JULY 28th the following practices have been changed: Development CANCELLED, Age Group CANCELLED, Junior and Senior 7-9am at Merfish Pool (9000 S. Rice Blvd @ N Braeswood) This email is...
Jul 25, 2012 - Maccabi Games need volunteers
The ERJCC is hosting an amazing Jewish youth event Aug. 5-10, called the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest. This program is an Olympic style experience for over 1200 teens from Houston and across the wor...
Jul 24, 2012 - OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO COACH RODNEY
UPDATED: Monday morning at about 8am, Rodney's oldest son, Justin, suffered apparent cardiac failure while lifting weights in the TSU Fitness Center. Rodney was with him at the time and performed CPR ...
Jul 23, 2012 - Aug 6-10 Workouts - ALL COOGS AT TSU POOL
Due to maintainence on the Friendswood Pool & the JCC hosting the North American Maccabi Games, all practices will be held at Texas Southern University Pool. The address for the parking garage is 300...
Jul 23, 2012 - Aug. 27 - TEAM REGISTRATION
Team registration night - details to follow.
Jul 23, 2012 - Aug. 18 - All Team Awards Party
The annual team awards swim party will once again be at "The Roudbari Estates' Details will follow but plan on attending this fun event. Most LIKELY it will be from 10 AM - 1 PM.
Jul 23, 2012 - Aug 6-10 - Southern Zone Senior Championship Meet
Southern Zone Senior Championship Meet, Plantation, FL. Please contact Coach Greg for details - there are time standards for this meet & it is only open to Junir & Senior Groups.
Jul 23, 2012 - July 30 - Aug 4 Workouts - ALL COOGS AT MERFISH
Due to maintainence on the Friendswood Pool, ALL COOG practices will be at the Merfish Pool; 9000 S. Rice Blvd, 77096 MWF: Seniors: 4:30-7 PM, Juniors 5-7 PM, Age Group 6-7:30 PM T & TH: Seniors ...
Jul 23, 2012 - Aug. 11-25 - ALL TEAM BREAK
All COOG team break. Make sure you maintain some regular physical activity, but TAKE A BREAK FROM SWIMMING!
Jul 23, 2012 - Aug. 28 - Workouts Begin
First day of workouts for the 2012-2013 Season!
Jul 11, 2012 - July 14 Schedule Update - ALL COOGS at MERFISH POOL
All COOGS workouts at the Merfish Pool. The address is 9000 S. Rice Blvd, 77096. Senior 9-11am Junior 9-11am Age Group 9-10:30am Development 9-10am
Jul 11, 2012 - July 30 and Beyond Schedule Exceptions
COOGS will be taking a break from workouts from Aug 11th to the 25th. In addition, the Friendswood Aquatics Center will be closed for 3-weeks for extensive maintenance and repairs starting July 30. ...
Jul 9, 2012 - JulyAll COOGS Workouts at Central on Sat. July 14
The Saturday practice schedule is as follows: Senior 9-11am Junior 9-11am Age Group 10:30-noon Development 10:30-11:30 The address is Merfish Teen Center, 9000 S...
Jul 5, 2012 - No Masters August 5-17
Due to the Maccabi games at the JCC in August we won't be swimming the week of 5th through the 10th. (both pools being used for the games). Greg will be taking the following week off for a holiday too...
Jul 3, 2012 - July 4th Practice Schedule
SENIOR PRACTICE From Coach Greg: "To commiserate that sad day in American history we will be moving our practice time tomorrow." Senior group at Merfish -- 7:00 - 9:00 AM Please note change in po o...
Jun 25, 2012 - Wed. June 27 Senior Practice updates
THIS WED, JUNE 27 Central Senior Group will practice at Friendswood 6p-8p
Jun 20, 2012 - MIXED Practice for upcoming SATURDAYS
ALL AG AT FRIENDSWOOD 10:00-11:00, Saturday, June 23rd
Jun 17, 2012 - COOG FAMILY FUN NIGHT
COOG FAMILY FUN NIGHT TUES, JULY 3RD 8:00PM (AFTER PRACTICE) MILLER THEATHER PRESENTS "JAWS" ADMISSION IS FREE FOR LAWN SEATS BRING A BLANKET AND PICNIC AND JOIN THE FUN!
Jun 2, 2012 - Senior Morning Practice
ATTENTION...ATTENTION...ATTENTION... Long Course Morning Practice at JCC - 5601 S. Braeswood 8:00am -10:00am Monday- Tuesday-Thursday- Friday for all Senior COOG Swimmers
May 31, 2012 - Important SATURDAY Practice changes for Central
This Saturday, June 2nd Central Senior Group will practice at TSU from 8am-10am Central Age Group will also be at TSU from 9:30-11am
May 30, 2012 - Friendswood Parent Meeting
Parent meeting at Friendswood Natatorium with Coach Greg, Wed. May 30th at 5 PM regarding team development
May 30, 2012 - Team Suit on Sale
Parents Just FYI www.swimoutlet.com has our current team suit on sale just in case you need another one to get you through the season. It is listed under men or women's competition suits The suit...
May 21, 2012 - No Practice Mon, May 28
Coog Swimmers: There will be no practice for COOGS on Monday, May 28 due to the Holiday. NO PRACTICE AT EITHER LOCATION. Per the Coog Coaching Staff
May 15, 2012 - Attention ALL Age Group Swimmers
Saturday, May 19th Central and South Age groups will be combined. This is a great way to unite and meet new swimmers and coaches from each location. COOGS COMBINED AGE GROUP & AGE GROUP GOLD PRACTI...
May 11, 2012 - ATTENTION ALL JUNIOR GROUPS (CENTRAL & SOUTH)
Saturday, May 12th Central and South Junior groups will be combined. This is a great way to unite and meet new swimmers and coaches from each location. COOGS COMBINED JUNIOR GROUP PRACTICE SATUR...
May 11, 2012 - CENTRAL AGE GROUP SATURDAY PRACTICE CANCELLED
Central Age Group Swimmers: This Saturday, May 12th AGE GROUP practice is cancelled secondary to the 10 & U meet.
May 6, 2012 - MAY 10TH CENTRAL GROUPS
Attention Coog Swimmers : For those of you who swim at our Central location on Thursday, May 10th we will be practicing at the JCC 50 meter pool. The address is 5601 S. Braeswood. See you at the poo...
Apr 30, 2012 - Communication Corrections
Apologies: The last email sent out about Saving the Date for May 6th--Greg's birthday celebration needs to be corrected. This event was intended for the MASTER swim group . Though it was intended ...
Apr 29, 2012 - New Evening workouts available for Master swimmers
Subject: COOG Masters Adds Evening Swim Workouts Beginning May 1st Evening Swim Workouts at Merfish Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays For those swimmers that can't drag themselves to the pool by 5 a.m.,...
Apr 29, 2012 - MASTERS SAVE THE DATE--MAY 6th
Subject: SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, May 6th - Open Water Swim and Coach Greg's Birthday Celebration Sunday, May 6th-Come Join Us At Lake 288 For a Group Swim and Greg's Birthday Celebration Coach Greg'...
Apr 19, 2012 - NO PRACTICE THIS FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
Attention Coog Families: There will be NO practice this Friday or Saturday (April 20 & 21) secondary to the UH meet. Hope to see you on deck anyway! Go Coogs!
Feb 20, 2012 - Click here to check the Coach's BLOG for Special Announcements
Feb 20, 2012 - Proud Member of USA & Gulf Swimming
Feb 19, 2012 - John and Amy Craft completed their first ever ironman's this year
Feb 19, 2012 - Read a story about Jill Gellatly here
Read a story about Jill Gellatly here
Feb 19, 2012 - COOG Swimmer Posts World's Fastest Time in 2010!!!!
Congratulations to Jill Gellatly who posted in the fastest time in the world last year in the 1,500 LC meter freestyle (40-44 age group) in the amazingly fast time of 18:46 .06. Jill also had world...
Feb 19, 2012 - COOG Swimmer Alan Pfeiffer-Traum is Highlighted on U.S. Masters Swimming Website
Alan, like several COOG Masters swimmers, participates in U.S. Masters Swimming's "Go the Distance" challenge. This is a free program where swimmers track their yardage for the year. Each month a GTD...
Feb 19, 2012 - Four COOG Masters Swimmers Earn National Top Ten Times
U.S. Masters Swimming has published the 2011 National Top Ten list for SCY (25 yd. pool) competition with four COOG swimmers receiving recognition for their swims. In the men's 18-24 age group, Phili...
Jul 17, 2011 - Vineman 70.3
Roswitha Carter and Alana Kennedy-Nasser traveled to California to compete in the Vineman Half Ironman Triathlon. Roswitha successfully completed her first half IM on a challenging, hilly course in an...
Jul 10, 2011 - Jeff and Brede's Triathlon
COOG triathletes once again dominated the top spots at a local triathlon. Congratulations are in order for: John Malanga (4th in men's 40-44), Vivian Dunlop (2nd in women's 50-54), Carole Penning (6th...
Jun 26, 2011 - Sugar Land Triathlon
Congratulations to Karen Bulow, John Corley, and Michele Marvin (3rd in 40-44 age group) who raced in the Sugar Land Triathlon.
Jun 26, 2011 - National Senior Games Triathlon
Congratulations are also in order for Carole Penning who placed 6th in the 50-54 age group at the National Senior Games Triathlon.
Jun 25, 2011 - Tejas Triathlon
COOG members dominated the podium at the Tejas Triathlon. COOG age group swimmer Patrick Labrode was the overall race winner. Masters members also took home the hardware. Alana Kennedy-Nasser 2nd i...
Jun 12, 2011 - Sylvan Beach Triathlon
Coach Greg - triathlete! Coach Greg made his triathlon debut at Sylvan Beach. First out of the water (of course), Greg encountered mechanical problems on the bike. Despite losing significant time, Gre...