Texas School for the Deaf Athletics

TSD Swimmers qualified for the State Meet

TSD HS Swimmers, Congratulations on your superb effort at the TAPPS Regional Championship Swim Meet (Division 3) this past Wednesday, January 22. Your efforts have resulted in many accomplishments:

1. Highest TAPPS Regional Swim Meet Finish - Boys 2nd (highest previous finish was 3rd place - twice)

2. Two Female Swimmers qualify for the State Meet in their individual events for the first time:
Jordan Leach (12)  in the 200 Free (2:59.32)
Marissa Giuntoli (10) in the 50 Free (28.89, New TSD Record/personal best) and 500 Free (7:25.21, New TSD Record/personal best)

3. Six Male Swimmers qualify for the State Meet in both the individual and/or the relay events:
Josue Flores-Laines (10) in the 50 Free (25.65) and the 100 Free (59.24), 200 Medley Relay (2:19.38, season best), 400 Free Relay (4:09.43, New TSD Record/season best)
Mark Huerta (11)  in the 200 Free (2:21.33, personal best) and the 100 Breast (1:20.99), 200 Medley Relay (2:19.38, season best), 400 Free Relay (4:09.43, New TSD Record/season best)
Aiden Magana (10)  in the 200 Free (2:21.85, personal best) and the 500 Free (6:43.89, personal best), 200 Free Relay (1:59.23, season best), 400 Free Relay (4:09.43, New TSD Record/season best)
Ira Newsome (10) in the 200 Medley Relay (2:19.38, season best), 200 Free Relay (1:59.23, season best), 400 Free Relay (4:09.43, New TSD Record/season best)
Gage Hopper (10)  in the 200 Free Relay (1:59.23, season best)
Skyler Withrow (9) in the 200 Medley Relay (2:19.38, season best), 400 Free Relay (4:09.43, New TSD Record/season best)

4. Swimmers who achieved personal bests:
Ira Newsome (10)  in the 50 Free (28.21, 9th place) and contributed greatly in TSD’s three relay teams that all qualified for State.
Skyler Withrow (9) in the 100 Free (1:12.42, 10th place, personal best) and 100 Breast (1:28.37, 9th place, personal best)
Joseph Kwalah (10) having just learned how to swim, swam his 1st successful 100 Free to a “standing ovation” hand-wave from all spectators, also competed in the 50 Free (47.06, personal record)

5. Other Notables:
The TSD Boys 400 Relay Team will enter the State Meet with the 2nd fastest time.
Highest number of TSD Swimmers, Boys and Girls, earning points at a TAPPS Regional Swim Meet.

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 
-Nick Bannon