Savio State Champs 2017


Savio Boys State Champs        Savio Girls Champs

               Boys State Champions                    Coach of the Year                     Girls State Championship

                                                        St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School

Girls and Boys Swim Teams Win the TAPPS Division II State Championship

It takes a team effort to win state and both teams (11 girls and 12 boys) averaged 82% time improvements over their regional meet swims in the same events just 2 weeks earlier. The top 10 places score points and Savio swimmers gathered 12 first, 2 second, 4 third, 1 fourth, 1 fifth, 3 sixth, 6 seventh, 2 eighth and 1 ninth for a total of 32 top 10 finishes. 18 of the 32 were top 3 medalists. Pictured below are the first, second and third place finishers. (* team record)

            1st 200 Free Jade Hallum*         1st 200 Free Reilly Gilbert*        3rd 200 IM Hannah Espinosa*  

            3rd 200 IM Dominic Barone         3rd 50 Free Natalie Reysa      1st 100 Fly Jade Hallum*State Record

            2nd 100 Fly Jack Grieshop*        1st 500 Free Caitlyn Murphy     1st 500 Free Reilly Gilbert*State Record

           1st 100 Back Caitlin Murphy*       1st 100 Back- Jack Grieshop*   1st 100 Breast Hannah Espinosa*                                                              3rd Dominic Barone    

           1st Girls 200 Medley Relay - Makenzi, Hannah, Jade, Caleigh         

            2nd Boys 200 Medley Relay* - Reilly, Kyle, Jack, Jalen   

            1st Girls 200 Free Relay* - Caitlin, Hannah, Caleigh, Natalie                                          

            1st Boys 200 Free Relay* - Jack, Dominic, Preston, Reilly            

            1st Girls 400 Free Relay*State Record - Natalie, Makenzi, Caitlin, Jade                                                                                            

4th-9th place point scorers were Makenzi Urbanczyk, Jacob Hudson, Preston Noonan, Caleigh Johnson, Fletch McCuskey, Kyle Wyborski and Jon Montoya 

Jade Hallum was awarded girls swimmer of the meet.                                                                                                                                                                


Academic All State

100% of our senior class qualified for state and maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA qualifying them for Academic All State honors. Congratulations Chaplain Lauren Graham, Caleigh Johnson, Captain Natalie Reysa, Captain Makenzi Urbanczyk, Captain Jacob Hudson, Fletch McCuskey, Preston Noonan and Kyle Wyborski.

Team Records

All of the school team records had been broken during the season prior to the regional meet. Two weeks after the regional meet 13 of the possible 22 new school records were broken again, 9 individual and 4 relay.

*9 Individual Team Records

Girls Open 200 Free 1:53.18 ** Jade A. Hallum at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Girls Open 100 Back 58.90 ** Caitlin Murphy at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Girls Open 100 Breast 1:09.27 ** Hannah R. Espinosa at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Girls Open 100 Fly 55.90 ** Jade A. Hallum at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Girls Open 200 IM 2:17.70 ** Hannah R. Espinosa at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Boys Open 200 Free 1:43.84 ** Reilly Gilbert at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Boys Open 500 Free 4:38.44 ** Reilly Gilbert at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Boys Open 100 Back 52.23 ** Jack Grieshop at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

Boys Open 100 Fly 51.01 ** Jack Grieshop at 2017 TAPPS division 2 State Championship

*4 Relay Team Records

Girls Open 200 Free Relay

1:44.25 ** St. Dominic Savio - C. Murphy, C. Johnson, H. Espinosa, N. Reysa

Girls Open 400 Free Relay

3:44.47 ** St. Dominic Savio - N. Reysa, M. Urbanczyk, C. Murphy, J. Hallum

Boys Open 200 Free Relay

1:32.33 ** St. Dominic Savio - J. Grieshop, P. Noonan, D. Barone, R. Gilbert

Boys Open 200 Medley Relay

1:46.38 ** St. Dominic Savio - R. Gilbert, K. Wyborski, J. Grieshop, J. Johnson

*3 State Records

100 Yard Butterfly    Girls, 55.90, Jade Hallum, St Dominic Savio, (2017)

500 Yard Freestyle    Boys, 4:38.44, Reilly Gilbert, St Dominic Savio, (2017)

400 Yard Free Relay Girls, 3:44.47, St Dominic Savio (Reysa, Urbanczyk, Murphy, Hallum)


Coaches: Chris Kjeldsen, Martha Montoya, Clarissa Post-Castillo, Tim Myer




St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School Eagles Swimming

Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ

Student Team Prayer.

Dear Saint Adjutor,

                 Please bless and help us with our grades, time improvements and effort. Guide us with your grace so that we stay warm during the winter season and are peaceful and loving toward our family and team. Help us reach our potential so that we can swim fast through the water. We are thankful for this opportunity to train and pursue our goals. In your name we pray.   Amen.   St. Dominic Savio, pray for us.


Swim Parent Lead-       Marguerite Hudson

Head Coach – Chris Kjeldsen                        

 Asst. Coach – Martha Montoya, 

 Asst. Coach – Clarissa Post-Castillo,                                                                                         

                          Team Captains – Jacob Hudson     Natalie Reysa,      Makenzi Urbanczyk


Practice Time- Start date Sept. 12

5:30-7:30AM on  Mondays and Fridays. Wednesday is always after school 4:00-6:00PM. - 3X a week , 90% practice attendance required.

A dry land strength and flexibility program has been created that will meet before school , Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the gym 7:15-8:00am. Gym clothes will be needed. This is a new but vital performance enhancing program that will need parental support with prayer, money and conversation to get established on campus.

Equipment- -Swim suit, cap, goggles, pull buoy, kick board, fins in a mesh bag. A kickboard is provided by the school and equipment can be kept at the pool in a storage basket in a shed at Rattan Creek pool.

Location- Rattan Creek Pool.       Address: 7617 Elkhorn Mountain Trail, Austin, TX 78729

Transportation- AM parent drop off at the pool and bus returns to school by 8:00am. Wednesday transportation by bus immediately after school and parent pick up at 6:00pm from the pool.

Swim Meet Schedule- subject to change

September         24 HS Invite @ Round Rock

October               7 Trojan Invite @ Waterloo

October             22 Round Rock Invite

November          12 TSD HS Invitational Kickoff                     

December           10 Holiday Open @ TSD

January              10 Round Rock Quad meet.

January              11 Savio hosts HS District Meet @ TSD

Following a warm up meet Tuesday Jan. 10 at Round Rock HS the St. Dominic Savio CHS girls and boys swim teams turned around the very next morning and won the TAPPS district swim meet held at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) Jan. 11, 2017.

January               25 Region 2 Championship @ SA


February             10 TAPPS STATE Championship @ SA


Year-round  Training- is highly recommended with USA Club and/or at least summer league.