Dan McAllen Scholarship Announcement

Barbara Roselli

North Texas Swimming, Inc. in conjunction with the Dan McAllen family is proud to announce the 2022 recipient of the Dan McAllen Scholarship. Nicole Estrada, is a member of Dallas Mustangs and a junior at Ursuline Academy in Dallas, where she is a member of their swim team. She is exploring college swimming options and lists Stanford as her number one choice of universities. Her essay outlined how swimming has taught her leadership, grit and determination as well as inspired her to set a goal of becoming a neurosurgeon. She looks to a future of traveling and living on a west coast beach.

Dan McAllen, a devoted USA Swimming member and volunteer at nearly every level of the sport, served in many capacities within USA Swimming for almost 40 Years.   His heart always stayed with North Texas Swimming, where he served as the General Chair for 8 years. 

He believed in the vision of USA Swimming: “To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life.”

In keeping with this, North Texas Swimming established the Dan McAllen Memorial Scholarship. This will be a bi-annual scholarship to be in the spring and fall and of each year to one recipient. This scholarship will honor a man who believed in our athletes and all that they can succeed in life.