Alumni Hall of Fame

  Since 2006, Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club has been recognizing outstanding individuals both in and outside of the water.  These individuals have served through their commitment to the club, in the sport and their commitment to the sport of swimming overall.  Our Hall of Fame process begins with recommendations and applications submitted every January 31 that follow a list of criteria for review by the Fleet Hall of Fame Committee.  If you know of a certain Fleet alumni or active member that you believe has exhibited outstanding service to the sport, please fill out an application to be reviewed for the 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the FLEET Awards Banquet in April.
Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Recipients:
2011 Hall of Fame
Jeremy McDonnell

Jeremy McDonnell began his swimming career with his summer league in Ravensway subdivision in 1985. He joined FLEET in 1988, and in 1990 was number one in the nation in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes. He then took about two years off, and resumed swimming in 1993. In 1995 he qualified for Juniors as a freshman, and was a team member of the 1995 Champion Junior National Men’s team. In 1995 and 1996 he was a member of the Cypress Creek High School’s State and National championship teams.

In 1998, his senior year, he won the high school state 100 breaststroke in record time of 54.76 which stood for several years. During the summer, at the USA Swimming National Championships, he was the only high school finalist in the 100m breaststroke where he placed 6th with a time of 1:02.82— and that is still our team record today.

Jeremy signed with the University of Tennessee. During his collegiate career, Jeremy became a 13 time All-American where he placed third in the 2000 NCAA Championships, was the Southeastern Conference champion in the 100 breast, and was a part of the American Record setting relay in the 200 Medley at the 2001 NCAA Championships.

In 1999, he qualified to represent the USA for the World University team that competed in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, placing 5th in the 100 breaststroke and was on the Gold medal winning 400 Medley Relay. He competed in the 2000 and 2004 USA Olympic trials where he was a semi-finalist in the 100 breaststrokes. In 2003 he represented the USA at the FINA World Cup series where he was a finalist at meets in New York, Sweden, Germany and France.

His top SC yards times are: 50 breast 23.37, 100 breast 53.01, 200 breast 1:56.80, 50 free 19.79, 100 free 43.76 and the 200 IM at 1:46.63.

After his swimming career, Jeremy joined the US Air Force Special Operations Team as a Pararescueman and was in over 250 combat missions in Afghanistan. Currently Jeremy is the owner of Elevate Selection, an elite special operations training program located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2009 Hall Of Fame
Gary Baker 

Gary has been the true leader in multiple facets of our club from the time he bacame a member and continuing currently as an alumni.  Gary has represented us with Gulf Swimming at meetings and with multiple issues including the bidding process for Gulf/USA Meets as our meet director for 3 years.  He organized all aspects of FLEET hosted meets and trained many members on the operations of running a meet.  Gary has set up work details and directed the construction of the FLEET First facility, designed and led the construction of the retaining wall and subsequent deck expansion as well as the timing and meet operations huts.  Gary is currently very involved in various USA Swimming programs in Colorado Springs.
Rick Tobin

Rick has been a significant contributor to all aspects of the FLEET programs.  Rick’s guidance and representation of FLEET within in the swimming and non-swimming organizations we interact with.  As a club representative, Rick has be our liaison between Gulf Swimming, USA Swimming, NWAL and Cy-Fair ISD.  From a facilities perspective, Rick used his engineering background assisting us in the design of many projects, the original FLEET First building, the bulkhead, the office construction and the new FLEET First facility.

2008 Hall Of Fame        

   Andrew Livingston  began swimming with Fleet in 1988.  His success in the pool led him to be chosen as a member of the Puerto Rico Olympic Team in 2000 where he semi-finaled and placed 13th in the 200 fly.  In 2001, Livingston became the team’s first National Champion in the 200 fly.  As a pro in Puerto Rico, he holds National records and went on to win several championships.  He was one of the few nationally ranked 10 and under and 11-12 age group swimmers to continue to the highest level,, competing in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.
Todd Pace   began his swimming with Fleet in 1982.  He went on to swim for SMU where he held the 50 yd freestyle record (19.72) from 1990-1996.  He is responsible for the leading the change in our team colors from green to red and black.  He has represented the Gulf and Florida as an athlete rep and was a USA National Team member from 1989 to 1995, competing in 10 different countries.   One of Todd’s fondest memories of FLEET  is attending the team’s annual beach week boot camp each summer and winning his first Jr. Nationals West title in the 50 freestyle and then going hiking for 3 days with his coach .    
2006 Hall Of Fame
(from left to right: Clayton Cagle, Jamie Rauch, Leslie Lunsman, Joe Montague, James Galloway)