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Burnet swimmer Seth Timmons wins bronze at state

AUSTIN — Burnet High School senior swimmer Seth Timmons made his final year with the Water Dogs unforgettable. At the Swimming and Diving State Meet on Feb. 22, Timmons earned a bronze medal in the 500-meter freestyle by posting a time of four minutes 33.23 seconds, which broke his own team record for the second [...]

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Burnet swimmer headed to state meet; team 18th overall at regional competition

FROM STAFF REPORTS MAGNOLIA — Senior Seth Timmons qualified for the state meet as the Burnet High School swimming team finished 18th overall at the Region 5-4A swimming and diving championships Feb. 7-8. The boys squad was 16th overall.

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Burnet swim team finishes in top 10 at TISCA Invitational

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet High School Water Dogs swim team earned 320 points to finish ninth at the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Invitational on Nov. 8-9. “I am very proud of the entire team,” head coach Nancy Moore said.

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Burnet distance swimmer signs with Oakland University in Michigan

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET —Burnet High School senior Seth Timmons is used to the stamina it takes to swim  long distances. He rises almost every day at 4:30 a.m. for swim practice with Nitro Swimming, a select team, and attends afternoon practices for the high school’s Water Dogs team.

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Grandson of Burnet County icon dives into biography of ‘Father of Texas Swimming’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Growing up at Camp Longhorn, Ross Lucksinger always knew there was something special about his grandfather, the late Tex Robertson. “There were so many stories around him,” Lucksinger said. “He was such an amazing man.”

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Marble Falls Special Olympians take several top-3 finishes at state aquatics meet

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE COLLEGE STATION — The Marble Falls Special Olympics team recently competed in the state aquatics meet at Texas A&M University. The team picked up 10 first places. Devin Wuest, the Special Olympics coach and a life skills teacher at Marble Falls High School, said the team “did an outstanding job.”

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Burnet swim team dives into season with Hoot and Holler

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet High School swim team competed in its own Hoot and Holler Invitational swim meet Oct. 19 to begin the 2013-2014 season. RESULTS: Boys — 50 breaststroke: 4, Cameron Cardenas, 35.64; 50 freestyle: Dustin Barnett, 30.03, 13, Jackson Keltch, 40.39; 50 butterfly: 3, Evan Murchison, 30.52; 100 freestyle: 10, [...]

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Marble Falls Tsunami swim team sends 19 to state

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEW BRAUNFELS — The Marble Falls Tsunami swim team is sending 19 members to the state meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation thanks to their finishes at the Region III meet July 13. To qualify for state, which will be in Corpus Christi on July 25, swimmers had to finish in [...]

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Marble Falls Tsunami making bigger waves with more swimmers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fifth year of the Marble Falls Tsunami swim team is highlighted by the largest number of swimmers in the history of the program.

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Burnet Middle School swimmers host meet at Galloway-Hammond

BURNET — A recent swim meet hosted by Burnet Middle School gave fans a glimpse of future Water Dogs. Swimmers competed in the same events as high school athletes.

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Faith Academy swimmer signs with McMurry University

Faith Academy senior sprint swimmer Ashlea Beckner (seated) signs her commitment to compete for McMurry University in Abilene on May 13 during a ceremony at the Marble Falls campus. Also in attendance are her parents, Lorri (standing, left) and Bobby Beckner, and sister, Jessica. Ashlea began competing as a swimmer when she was 9. “There’s [...]

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Burnet swimmer earns bronze medal at state swim meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The third time was a charm for Burnet High School junior swimmer Seth Timmons at the Class 4A State Meet on Feb. 23 at the University of Texas. The Water Dog won the bronze medal in the 500-meter freestyle in 4 minutes 35.62 seconds in his third trip to the [...]

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Faith swimmer wins gold at state meet

SAN ANTONIO — Faith Academy of Marble Falls swimmer Ashlea Beckner won the state title in the 200-meter freestyle during the state meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on Feb. 15.

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Burnet High School swimmer dives into Olympic opportunity

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The importance of the setting wasn’t lost on Burnet High School junior and swimmer Seth Timmons.

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