Brian Dangelmaier

Congratulations to Harrison Miller on winning this year's MARS Foundation Scholarship. Harrison is off the fall to study and swim at McKendree University in Illinois, one the strongest D2 swim programs in the country. Good Luck Harrison!

Brian Dangelmaier

Former MARSian, Dr Brittany King, has finished her 4th marathon in as many days this morning in France as her quest continues for 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. She's been to Australia, Abu Dhabi, Tunisia and France so far this week. She's coming back across the Atlantic for the last three runs. Wow!!!! Come hear Dr King speak at our spring Parent Meeting on March 22nd.

A few items from the Parent Meeting.... There are three new items on under the TEAM tab on our website: 1.  UTA parking pass link 2.  2015 USAS registration form 3.  Policies and Procedures sign-off sheet You must log-in to have access to these items.

Retired MARS coach Jon Ivonen was honored on Saturday, Sept 14th as the recipient of the Theron Pickle Lifetime Achievement Award in Austin at the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Assoc (TISCA) annual meeting.  Coach Ivonen coached for MARS for more than 25 years.  Congratulations Coach Ivonen!

Our 5 swimmer team of Matthew, Dayne, Tristan, Tanyon and Tiffani scored big at the Keo Nakama meet in Hawaii against an international field. MARS placed 10th in team scoring with one of the smallest team in the competition. Kowabunga MARS dudes!!

Brian Dangelmaier

Coach Suzanne was recently named to USA Swimming's Diversity Committee. This committee is meeting in Chicago on Dec 16th. Members from the five zones in the US are meeting to establish the goals and vision of USAS for diversity within our national membership. MARS, under the leadership of Coach Suzanne, became one of the first Make-A-Splash local partners in USAS. USAS is recognizing the leadership of Coach Suzanne and MARS with this appointment.

MARS supports the UTA Wheelchair Mavericks, the wheelchair basketball team!  The UTA Movin Mavs are seven-time national champions and have always been supporters of our program.  This year, one of our swimmer's parents are on the Movin Mavs team.  One of them as a player and they other on the team staff. Here's the URL to the Movin Mavs website where you can find their schedule of games.  If you've never watched a wheelchair basketball game before you're in for a real treat if you go.  These athletes are really...

Brian Dangelmaier

Neil Manning & Matthew Kahlig are competing in the USAS Open Water 5k National Championships on Sunday. Watch the MARS boys on a webcast on GO MARS!!

  Matthew Kahlig will join Neil Manning at the USA Swimming Open Water 5k National Championships in Ft. Myers, FL on June 12th.  Matthew qualified for the event with his outstanding performance in the mile swim at TAGS earlier this month. The two MARS swimmers will compete against the world's best open water swimmers at this international event.

  For those of you that are interested in getting a copy of the notes from USA Swimming on Nutrition that were used in our meetings, you can find them under the Team Tab.