JANUARY 2020 DM NEWSLETTER

Dallas Mustangs

JANUARY 2020 DALLAS MUSTANGS NEWSLETTER

The Dallas Mustangs wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that it is off to a great start! The swimmers are coming off some hard training over the holidays and if they aren’t sore, they didn’t make it to enough practices. Now it’s a mad dash to the finish the busy season as we have our championship meets beginning next month. Our top swimmers will be preparing for the Sectional Championships at Texas A&M and the Texas Age Group Championships in Lewisville, along with many of our high school swimmers who have their State meets.

 

December was a busy month for the Mustangs. Along with all of the meets, we had our annual Swim-A-Thon, which raised over 17k. Thank you to all of those who donated! A big pat on the back goes out to Lulu Fisher, Chloe Fisher, Christine Salmassian, Alex Hung and Isabel Arnold who were our top fundraisers, all raising at least $1,000. Great job to you and your families!

 

December swim meets included the COR Classic, the King Marlin Pro-am, and the Jingle Bell Classic, which were all held here in Dallas. The highest-level meet of the month for the Mustangs was the USA Junior Nationals in Seattle, where the Mustangs were represented by Carson Brockette. The most notable meet was probably the Pro-am, which brought together 45 teams from around the country, including California, Nevada, Wisconsin, Virginia, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Some past Olympians also competed and added to what was already a fast meet and a great experience for the swimmers. The Mustangs battled well and finished fourth overall in the team standings. Details of all those meets are listed below. Congratulations to all of the Mustangs who competed well.

 

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye and good luck to both of our Bronze coaches at HP. Tom will be having to concentrate his time on his “real” job being a CPA with the big tax season coming up and Andrew will be moving to Austin to work on furthering his studies. We are excited to welcome Alex Walton, graduate and a national qualifier from the University of Missouri, and Kate Robinson, daughter of coach Paul and Dallas Mustangs alum, to the coaching staff. Alex will also be helping out at SMU and is available for lessons. Feel free to give Alex a call at 563-506-0192 to set up lessons.

COR CLASSIC

KING MARLIN PRO-AM CLASSIC

Those scoring points by finishing in the top sixteen:

 

Our two top points scorers were Alexis Fisher and Peter Paulus.

 

Sienna Acuff, Brooke Adams, Josephine Arbuckle, Justin Arbuckle, Camlyn Belle, Carson Brockette, Allison Burau, Justin Chang, Alexis Fischer, Chloe Fisher, Zachary Geller, Danielle Greenwood, George Hoverman, Emma Hrasko, Angelina Huang, Audrey Jacobson, Nathan Kim, Lucas Lang, Mary Grace Martin, Miller Martin, Kalima Murugan, Peter Paulus, Nicolas Sobenes, Alex Stidham, Jackson Summers, Annabel Symington, Abby Tchoukaleff, Max Van Cauwelaert, MJ Ward, Daniel Wu, Katherine Yao, Ruihan Zhu.

 

Those scoring points by finishing in the top sixteen:

 

Our two top point scorers were Brooke Adams and Peter Paulus.

 

Brooke Adams, Carson Brockette, Zoe Evangelist, Chloe Fisher, Madeline Helton, Emma Hrasko, Alex Hung, Audrey Jacobson, Luke Lang, Mary Grace Martin, Kalima Murugan, Peter Paulus, Alex Stidham, Jackson Summers, Abby Tchoukaleff, MJ Ward, Katherine Yao.

JINGLE BELL CLASSIC

OUT OF THE POOL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Those scoring points by finishing in the top sixteen:

 

Our top two point scorers, Karolina Valko and Gavin Liberi, both had over 90 points!

 

Sienna Acuff, Jordan Arbuckle, Isabel Arnold, Camlyn Belle, Sabrina Blondeau, Ian Brandt, Elyana Brook, Nathan Chan, Justin Chang, Rosalind Chang, Gabriel Cordero, Nicolas Cordero, Simone Edwards, Lola Errera, Natalie Estrada, Nicole Estrada, Elizabeth Gilliam, Carolina Girard, George Hoverman, Govind Kapur, Kin Lau, Cody Le, Sean Li, Gavin Liberi, William Maher, Marco Pineda, Corin Portocalis, Ryan Relyea, Abigail Riemer, Catherine Rippel, Christine Salmassian, Olwyn Schirm-Moolman, Drew Shippey, Noemi Tsai, Karolina Valko, Zayne Wieland, Ruihan Zhu.

 

 

Congrats to these Mustangs for their out of the pool accomplishments!

 

Josh Bransky was elected captain of the Shelton Varsity Swim Team.  
 

Reese Mattison played in a Field Hockey tournament in Austin TX in November for her Lonestar Field Hockey team and her team won first place in the U10 tournament.

 

Please send any out of the pool accomplishments to [email protected].

 

 

 

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