Join the Mustangs!

New Members will be registered for the 2021-2022 season.

1) First, you MUST attend an Open Tryout
ONGOING TRYOUTS: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. 5:30 PM at LOOS & HP

No need to make a reservation, just show up and report to the coach on deck. Please bring a copy of your swimmer's birth certificate OR email a copy to Lia Oberstar Brown

The fee schedule and other information about the Mustangs can be found in our "About" tab.  Click HERE for fee schedule. 

USA Swimming requires a photocopy of a birth certificate or other legal document stating the athlete’s legal name and date of birth to be provided at try-outs.

2) Next, send forms to Lia Oberstar-Brown

You may send forms electronically or via postal mail. Include a scanned copy of the swimmer's birth certificate if sent via eMail. 

Forms must be received within 15 days of registration online (see step 3). 

3) Create an Account on

New members can register here. You will be asked to create a Dallas Mustangs account, but you will not be able to log in until all forms have been received and processed by Lia Oberstar-Brown. Once forms have been processed, your account will be activated and you will receive login instructions to your new Dallas Mustangs account. 




When considering a swimming program ask about...

Flexibility- We recognize the importance of a kid being a kid. Among young swimmers there are high priority things like birthday parties, soccer games, scouts, etc. We encourage these activities and have a practice schedule that works with you.

Stability & Strength- The Dallas Mustangs have operated for 28 years and have a strong membership, board and dedicated parent volunteers.

Coaching Continuity- Our head coach, Mark "Mook" Rhodenbaugh, a graduate of SMU and former U.S. National Champion in backstroke, is committed to our swimmers and has been with us for 21 years. Over this period, Mook has received North Texas Coach of the Year honors numerous times as well as additional regional and national honors.

Record of Achievement- The Mustangs consistently finish as one of the top age-group teams in Texas at the biannual Texas Age-group (TAGS) Championships. Past and current members include NCAA All-Americas, Texas High School Record Holders, U.S. National, World and Olympic Champions.

Team Focus- Ours is to develop a program for each swimmer based on their skill, age, and interest. It is our belief that swimming with the Dallas Mustangs develops many enduring life skills which include self-discipline, goal setting, sportsmanship, teamwork, nutritional awareness, confidence, persistence, responsibility, time management, concentration, and developing a work ethic. 

Are We Having Fun Yet?
We just don't go to practices and swim meets! Annually the team coordinates a number of special activities for members.

Examples include:

  • Season kick-off picnic
  • Annual swimmer recognition banquet
  • TAGS fire up parties
  • Holiday party 
  • Intra-squad Meets
  • Summer out of town trip to meet