Butte Tarpon Swim Team

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The Montana Swimming fall House of Delegates meeting will be Sunday October 2.

The USA Swimming Board of Directors voted to change the Flex Membership registration criteria effective September 1, 2022. New, this fall Flex Memberships will only be available for athletes ages 12 and younger. The Flex Membership price will increase to $30 per person ($20 goes to USA Swimming and $10 to the LSC).

Butte Tarpon Swim Team official Susan Huckeby was selected by USA Swimming to serve as a deck official for the 2020-2021 US Olympic Trials - Swimming. The Trials officials were selected after an extensive selection process that included recommendations from their peers, officiating history at the local and national level, and commitment to the sport. These outstanding officials ensure fair and safe competition for all our athletes. The 2021 Olympic Trials will be held as two events due to COVID restrictions June 4-7 and June 13-20 in Omaha, Nebraska. The...

The Butte Tarpons are excited to compete at the Montana Swimming Long Course State Championships in Bozeman July 25-27. Representing the team are Grant Robins, Xana Skocilich, and Teyla Williams. Grant will compete in seven events. Xana will race in four events, and Teyla will complete in three events. Go Tarpons!

Tarpons make big splash at state meet 3/12/2014 The Montana Standard The Butte Tarpon Swim Team had a strong showing at the Montana Swimming Short Course Championships this past weekend at the University of Montana. The Tarpons sent only 12 swimmers to the event but finished with 37 points in the combined team standings. Grant Robins, 12, turned in an impressive showing for the boys’ team, while Taylor Bushman, 8, did likewise for the girls. Robins and Bushman combined to score 19 points toward the team total, with Robins scoring...

Congratulations to all our Tarpon swimmers for a great job at Short Course State! All our state swimmers set multiple personal best times at the meet. Here are the top finishes. Josiah Dunham captured 4th place in the 50 breast and 8th place in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Grant Robins swam to a 5th place finish in the 100 breast, 6th place in the 50 breast, 7th in the 100 fly, and 8th in the 50 fly and cut time in every event. Taylor Bushman took 6th place...

Tarpons ready to make a splash at state March 6, 2014 By Al Balderas The Montana Standard The Butte Tarpons are headed upstream. This group of youthful swimmers, based out of the Butte Family YMCA, will spend the weekend at the University of Montana, where it will compete at the short course state championships. Will the Tarpons come back with a team championship? Not likely. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t success to be found. Twelve swimmers will represent the Tarpons, a tiny number when compared to the contingencies...

The Tarpons are sending a squad of 12 swimmers to represent the team at the Montana Swimming Short Course State Championships March 7-9 in Missoula. Representing the team include Taylor Bushman, Elsie Dickerson, Baylee Furthmyre, Kallie Hossack, Camille Kautzman, Margaret LaFave, Xana Skocilich, Aubrey Tuss, Kaylee Tuss, Teyla Williams, Josiah Dunham, and Grant Robins. All have the potential to score in the top 14 in their age groups. Go Tarpons!

Butte native heads to Sochi for Paralympics February 24, 2014 12:00 am By Angela Brandt [email protected] This week, Butte native Erin Popovich is heading to Sochi for the Paralympic Winter Games. Only this time, the winner of 14 gold medals will be working behind the scenes instead of competing as a swimmer, as she’s done previously. “I’m definitely excited. It’ll definitely be an adventure,” Popovich said in a phone interview. In addition to her bevy of medals, Popovich has also set world records and received many awards, including EPSN’s 2005...

The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes. Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures. There is also a free Safe Sport for Athletes training available on line at USA Swimming. Parents are encouraged to watch...