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Jason Wedlick

RICE Aquatics is excited to announce that it has partnered with Tellepsen Downtown YMCA to offer our Flight School Programing. With the new partnership this puts our Age Group, Masters and Flight School programing back in the water for the Fall Sessions. The Flight School groups will be utilizing the indoor 25 yard pool 4:00 - 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday as an entry point for swimmers into RICE Aquatics. Flight School teaches swimmers with knowledge of Free and Back the skills and techniques needed in all four strokes to...

Jason Wedlick

With 2020 upon us RICE Aquatics is highlighting the Top Swims of the past decade. We have taken the scoring times (Per USA Swimming Power Points) for each age group and gender for SCY swims. Congratulations to the swimmers listed for their fantastic achievements. Womens Top SCY Times by Age Group: Swimmer Event Time Power Points Age Date Meet Buchman, Sydney 50 Breaststroke 35.61 779 10 3/9/2012 Texas Age Group Championships Lopez-Salas, Estefania 50 Breastroke 32.29 779 12 12/16/2016 GULF Age Group Champs Flowers, Ella 200 IM 2:05:46 834 14...

Jason Wedlick

With 2020 upon us RICE Aquatics is highlighting the Top Swims of the past decade. We have taken the scoring times (Per USA Swimming Power Points) for each age group and gender for LCM swims. Congratulations to the swimmers listed for their fantastic achievements. Women LCM Top Times of the 2010's: Swimmer Event Time Power Points Age Date Meet Buchman, Sydney 50 Breaststroke 39.78 839 10 7/25/2012 Texas Age Group Championships Plemenos, Nina 200 Butterfly 2:31.62 821 12 7/23/2014 Texas Age Group Championships Flowers, Ella 400 IM 4:56.34 881 14...

RICE Aquatics is excited to announce Coach Jennie Shamburger as the newest member to our coaching staff. Jennie joins the RICE staff from The Woodlands Swim Team where she worked with the Age Group Program and High School level athletes. Jennie has coached all levels from National to beginner with her previous team as well as developed a learn-to-swim program. With over 20 years coaching experience here in the Gulf LSC, some of her accomplishments include: Named to the ASCA 2008 Fellows Class. Head coach of the 2007 and 2011...

RICE Aquatics Families. The coaching staff is very excited to welcome our newest member to the RICE family Coach Jason Devine. Jason has been coaching in the GULF the last 12 years having served roles as Head Age Group Coach at DADS club and previously Katy Aquatics. Coach Jason’s passion for coaching and skill driven teaching methods has earned him recognition as the GULF Age Group Coach of the Year in 2012, 2015 and 2016. Jason has experience coaching Masters, Developmental Age Groupers through National level swimmers. Under his coaching...

High School Championship Season Wrap Up With High School swimming wrapping up this past weekend with UIL State and SPC Championships the High School swim season has come to a close for RICE Aquatics Members. While many of our high school swimmers have additional meets this weekend and next for USA swimming, the past few weeks has seen a flurry of fast swimming at the high school level. Here is a breakdown of swimmers competing at the two private school championships SPC and TAPPS. TAPPS Regionals RICE Swimmers Participated at...

As some of you may or may have not noticed Coach Jason has been off the pool deck this week as he attends the USAS (US Aquatics Sports Convention). The convention encompasses all aquatics sports including USA Swimming,US Masters Swimming, water polo, synchro and diving. The USAS annual convention provides an opportunity for USA Swimming to gather all of its delegates together for the purpose of making decisions that will affect the future of our sport. We elect our officers, vote on rules and legislation and discuss and plan programs...

RICE MASTERS SWIMMERS SWIM TO STRONG SHOWING IN 2014 USMS SHORT COURSE TOP 10 STANDINGS Rice Masters swimmers finished the 2014 Short Course yards season in top form, with 10 individuals qualifying for the final USMS TOP 10 rankings in individual and relay events. The performances included 3 USMS National Records and Top 10 ranking in 27 events, including 9 NUMBER 1 rankings (7 individual and 2 relay) qualifying for “All-American” status. Congrats swimmers and thanks to coaches for a great season. Nicole VanNood 40-44 5th 500 Fr (5:29.06) Susan...

RICE MASTERS SCORE BIG AT 2014 USMS LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS Five Rice Masters teammates made the trip to College Park, Maryland August 14-17 to compete in the 2014 US Masters Swimming Long Course Championships. Despite being a small team in number, the group scored BIG results at the meet: 8 Championship titles (6 individual, 2 relays) 24 individual top ten finishes (scoring points!) 1 World Record Team Scores 14th place in Men’s out of 110 teams 41st place in Women’s out of 91 teams (way to go Mary!!) 16th place...

RICE MASTERS SWIMMERS SCORE IN FINA WORLD RANKINGS FINA, the international governing body for swimming, recently published their 2013 annual Masters World Top 10 Rankings for both “Short Course” and “Long Course” meters swims. Several of your Rice Masters swim buddies made the lists, which are summarized below. Congrats to all, especially David Guthrie for setting 6 World Records in his SC and LC breaststroke events. Short Course Nicole VanNood (40-44) 4th 800M Free 9:57.07 4th 1500M Free 18:38.95 Heidi Ernst (60-64) 3rd 1500M Free 21:50.48 5th 500M Free 11:32.70...