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Dive in with Marble Falls and Burnet youth swim teams

Dive in with Marble Falls and Burnet youth swim teams

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Tsunami are returning to the Marble Falls city pool. Cameron Bahr, executive director of the YMCA Greater Williamson County, announced the Marble Falls Tsunami swim team will be coached by Katrina VanBenthuysen. (more…)

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One of Ben Joosten’s clients enjoys the waters of Cozumel on a recent dive. While the Highland Lakes and Cozumel are miles apart, people can learn all they need to know in one of Joosten’s SCUBA diving classes at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet. Joosten teaches programs for all levels of divers and leads adventure excursions. Photo courtesy of Ben Joosten

SCUBA classes at YMCA pool can take you to a new world

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Ben Joosten wants to open a new world to you. One that could take you from watching the sea lions of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez to experiencing the vibrant life around oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. And it […]

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Burnet swimmers go the extra lap for 3-year-old cancer patient

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Soon after 3-year-old Callen Otto was diagnosed with cancer, Burnet high school and middle school swimmers decided to combine their love of the water and their affection for his family to raise money for his medical expenses. (more…)

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Burnet swimming team second at own Winter Classic

BURNET — The Burnet High School swimming team finished second in its Winter Classic on Oct. 25. Wimberley won the meet with 701 points, followed by the Water Dawgs with 404 and Columbus with 197. (more…)

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Burnet swim team ties for third at own Hoot and Holler Invitational

BURNET — The Burnet High School swimming team tied for third at its own Hoot and Holler Invitational on Oct. 11. (more…)

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Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers athletes of the year

Marble Falls Tsunami swim coach Martha Montoya (right) presents Taylor Ashbaugh the plaque for Female Athlete of the Year for the city of Marble Falls from the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. Courtesy photos Aaron Jones is the Marble Falls Tsunami Male Athlete of the Year for the city of Marble Falls from the Texas Amateur […]

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Former Burnet coach named head of Nitro Swimming at YMCA

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Steve Ham will be the head of Nitro Swimming’s program at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. “Steve is excited to make this program successful,” said Nitro owner Mike Koleber. (more…)

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Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers Jessica Parsons (left) and Taylor Ashbaugh finished in the top 10 of two events at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Games of Texas on July 31-Aug. 3. Parsons was ninth in the 15- to 17-year-old girls 50-yard freestyle, while Ashbaugh came in fifth in the 9- and 10-year-old girls 25-yard breaststroke. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls Tsunami has two top-10 finishes at state games

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — The Marble Falls Tsunami swim team wrapped up the 2014 summer by sending 17 athletes to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Games of Texas on July 31-Aug. 3. (more…)

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Nitro Swimming coming to YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond is about to filled with Nitro. Nitro Swimming is opening a satellite location at the center, 1601 U.S. 281. It is recognized as a top-five program by USA Swimming, the governing body of the sport. (more…)

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Several Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers qualify for state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF NEW BRAUNFELS — Several Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers have qualified for the state meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. They finished in the top three of events at the Region 3 meet July 19 while also breaking a handful of meet records in the process. (more…)

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Marble Falls Tsunami dives into first lap on way to state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Tsunami swim team has been preparing for the first lap of reaching the state meet. That lap is July 19 at the Region 3 meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 350 […]

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William Slyker of the Marble Falls Tsunami competes in the backstroke. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Tsunami swim team gains lessons from local meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Tsunami swim team hosted a fun meet with swimmers from Lago Vista and the Y team at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond of Burnet on June 21 at the city pool. (more…)

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Mustang Conditioning program designed to strengthen body and mind, coach says

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach and athletic director Matt Green has developed a Mustang Conditioning program that will launch June 9. The six-week program is designed for male and female athletes in the seventh grade and older. (more…)

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Burnet athletes recognized at end-of-year awards ceremony

BURNET — The Burnet High School athletic department celebrated the accomplishments of the Bulldogs and the Lady Dawgs during the 2013-2014 school year May 12. Coaches handed out individual team awards during the event. (more…)

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