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 the top three in each event. Sixteen regions make up the federation.
“A lot of work and preparation goes into a successful summer swim program,” head coach Martha Montoya said. “I’m proud of all of my swimmers as it is clear they have improved by taking instruction and applying what they learned. Some of these athletes have swam for many years, while others are new swimmers who are experiencing a new love for the sport.”
Montoya started the swim program five years ago with fewer than 25 swimmers. The team now has 60 participants.
“They were eager to learn about different strokes, technique and how to compete,” she said. “It is clear the word is spreading of a local swim team.”
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Boys — Joseph Hugunin (assistant coach); Joshua Montoya (assistant coach); Aaron Jones (assistant coach); Tyler Gary (assistant coach); Joshua Bryer; Nathan Ortiz; Jake Gary; Caleb Todd. Girls — Summer Montoya; Christine Ashbaugh; Taylor Ashbaugh; Sarah Williams; Julia Hugunin; Mia Nobles; Haleigh Hughes; Jadon Jones; Anna Jones; Mariah Jones; Grace Todd.[/tab] [tab title=”REGIONAL COMPETITORS”]
Boys — Dastan Biglari; Sam Scoggin; Jesse Bryer; Elijah Todd; Tate Johnson; Luke Martin; Jonathon Montoya; Joshua Montoya; Jedidiah Montoya; Dewey Rodgers; Jonathan Reyes. Girls — Lili Biglari; Nicole Ortiz; Cassidy Looney; Grace Looney; Kate Looney; Nicolette Salinas; Katie Hugunin; Nola Wingate; Jillian Martin; Hannah Chandler.[/tab] [tab title=”OTHER TSUNAMI MEMBERS”]
Allie Harris; Jake Harris; Joshua Greene; Noah Greene; Abby Greene; Max Jones; Kiki Jones; Eden Dellinger; Clare Dellinger; Judah Phillips; Colton Hinton; Lucas Hinton; Jacob Hinton; Lillie Hinton; Eliya Phillips; Mikah Phillips; Rassam Berenji; Shima Berenji; Kevin Berenji; Aaron Crawford; Rylee Ritchie; Deanna Crawford; Kate Schmidt; Morgan Schmidt; Isabelle Martin; Benjamin Martin; Lyndsay Greene; Natalie Greene; Summer Thornton[/tab] [tab title=”UP NEXT”]
TAAF State Meet on July 25-28 at Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway, TBA[/tab] [/tabs]