September 2015

Upcoming Events

· Sept. 1st Registration Begins

· Sept. 12th Long Course Awards and Fall Parent Meeting from 10am-12pm at UTA in the gym above the pool

· MAC L2 Meet
Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 11, 201

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015

· ATAC L3 Meet
Oct 31, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015

· MAC L2 Meet

Nov. 6, 2015 - Nov. 8, 2014

· MAC BB and Under

Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015

· 2015 COR Classic

Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015

Coaches Corner

Welcome Back! I hope everyone’s new school year has gotten off to a good start. We're all very excited to get back to the work of continuing towards being the best program in the state. We don't have many changes or announcements to deal with this fall. Plans are well under way to put together the TAGS meet in March. We are very excited about the chance to host this showcase event. We are putting together a schedule of a series of parent meetings to help organize our efforts. Stay tuned for dates and times at your pool for these meetings. I'd like to pass along a few reminders.... Our new MARS office phone number is 817-271-1537 and the email address to contact the office is: Please put this info in your contact information or address book so that information coming from the office doesn't get sucked up by your SPAM filter. I have negotiated with our friends at MAC to add a few meets to the calendar this fall. There were no bids submitted in our division for several meets, causing some holes in the calendar. I will post the information these meets as soon as MAC has received the meet sanctions.

Stay tuned. The high school season will be soon starting. GCISD and UTA will have some closure dates to host meets. I will post these dates as soon as schedules are finalized. Finally, the new registration year begins on September 1st. We will begin the process of renewing everyone's USAS and MARS registrations in September. All swimmers must have their registrations renewed by Nov 1st. Look for more information from Coach Betsie on the renewal process.

Coach Brian

Ask MARSian Mom:

Q: Why do we have to volunteer at our meets?

A: In order for us to host a successful and safe meet, we need our MARSian families to be part of every meet we host. We all lead very busy lives. However, I can promise you that your swimmer will feel even more supported seeing you as a timer, head timer, meet runner and/or working concessions or hospitality room. Everyone is good at something which means everyone has something to offer. Please be on the lookout for upcoming dates for training classes for each of our volunteer positions. ***Each person will receive volunteer points for attending the training class. ***Please Note: You will receive the points once you put that training into action at our hosted meets. In addition to the points you will receive for your volunteer work at the meet.

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Celebrating September Birthdays

Andrew Buhrow, Noah Due, Taylor Nguyen, Miles Weeks, Christopher Acevedo,

Stephanie Ho, Stephen Elliott, Ellis Ko, Audrey Axton, Jenna Groff, Kristina Miller,

Alexander Slackney, Leilani Frenzel, Ashleigh Phan, Sydney Levey, Gianna Dangelmaier,

Benjamin Yeager, Emily Ruggles, Carly Straight, Abigail Pham, Tizie Irie, Brianna Faz,

Chloe Steely, Pierson Moore, Greyson Button, Isabella Tucker, Parker Schultz, Avi Macias, Emily Dolberry, Paul Sewell, Maraya Pena, Kane Shannon, Danielle Torres, Hai Dinh,

Lillian Atkinson, Gavin Carey, Molly Patrick, Evan Ringdahl, Franchesca Moore, Mason Le, and Denton Binford