Sunday, August 3, 2014

McNeil Swimming & Diving Competition Schedule 2014-15

All dates are subject to change. Meet start times are approximated as of now.  Official start times will be communicated once the meet information has been posted.

FALL 2014
9/25 - District 13 Invite @ Krebsbach Pool @ 9 AM
9/27 - Leander & Vista Ridge Tri Meet @ Blockhouse Creek @ 9 AM (meet info)
10/4 - Westwood & Anderson Tri Meet @ Anderson Mill Pool @ 9:00 AM
10/11 - Georgetown & East View Tri Meet @ Georgetown Rec Center @ 9 AM
10/23 - Round Rock Invitational @ Krebsbach Pool @ 9 AM
10/31 - AISD Invitational @ UT Swim Center @ 9 AM
11/8 - Bob Stallings Aggieland Invitational @ Texas A&M Swim Center @ 9 AM
11/21 & 11/22 - Coastal Bend TISCA Meet @ Corpus Christi Natatorium @ NOON
1/10 - Winter Wildcat Invitational @ Temple HS Natatorium @ 9 AM

1/23 & 1/24 - UIL DISTRICT MEET @ UT Swim Center
2/6 & 2/7 - UIL REGIONAL MEET @ University of Houston Rec Center
2/20 & 2/21 - UIL STATE MEET @ UT Swim Center

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

McNeil Swimming & Diving Roster 2014-2015

What a fantastic turnout for this year's Swimming & Diving program here at McNeil High School.  It was an honor to have so many fantastic individuals with such impressive talent show up interested in representing their high school in this years UIL competitive season. 

Unfortunately we do not have a place for every individual on this years team.  Please understand that the selection process is one that is not taken lightly. Everyone who showed up has obviously spent many years working on the craft of swimming. If you happened to not have made the roster this year, I recommend you continue to swim with a local year round program and tryout again next year. Thank you to everyone for their interest and congratulations to the 2014 - 2015 McNeil Varsity Swimming & Diving Team!!


C. Chin, M. Glava, A. Gluff, C. Gozdalski, M. Kalina, G. Ma, R. Scruggs, C. Sellers, K. Shomper*, R. Sullivan, S. Sullivan


A. Gavin, C. Gibbs, J. Harris, K. Jotwani, D. Quinn*, J. Trunick, M. Wadehra, M. Warnick


N. Bogusch(diver), P. Chin, T. Do,  H. Krebsbach, S. Iyer, A. McMillan, J. Nelson, N. Shomper*, J. Sullivan, A. Thompson


C. Beier, A. Forbes, K. Freeman, E. Gibbs*, M. Hailes, N. Kelly, N. Lewis, Z. Matula, T. McMillian, A. Seifert, A. Shamblin, D. Sim, E. Vaughn(manager)

Also, please understand that if you have made the above roster that you are agreeing to a commitment of staying in shape and working hard for the next two months leading up to the start of school. Failure to abide by this commitment could result in you forfeiting your position on the team.

If your name has a star(*) next to it then there are some special circumstances involved in your commitment to the team(i.e. - competing in a second sport) that need to be agreed upon before the start of the season.  This agreement can be finalized during the first week of school.

Also, our team is looking for a manager or two for the coming season.  If you are interested in helping out our great program please contact me by email.  The position requires the same time commitment as the rest of the above athletes and will also count towards your required physical education credit hour requirements.  Feel free to contact me with any questions as well.

All of the above athletes should be receiving an email about up coming team business. If you don't receive an email by the end of next week you should contact Coach Foss at   Our first practice will not be until after the first day of school, but we have quite a bit of business to take care of before even school starts. 

Thanks again, and congratulations to this year's Swimming & Diving Team!  See you soon.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

McNeil Swimming & Diving Tryout 2014-2015

All interested McNeil HS Swimming & Diving prospects, this year's tryouts will be...

Monday, July 21st, 2014
7:00 am

Rattan Creek Pool (Milwood Subdivision)
7617 Elkhorn Mountian Trail
Austin, TX 78729

***Expect tryouts to last around 3 hours***

***Please be early in order to complete information forms, confirm physical evaluation clearance, turn in grades, AND give yourself a good warm-up before tryout begins promptly at 7 AM***


1. Physical examination by a doctor on RRISD form(see below link),%20Physical%20Education/Sports%20Physicals/RRISD_Physical.pdf
If you got your physical through McNeil HS you still have to bring a copy of the physical to tryouts. NO PHYSICAL = NO TRYOUT!...NO EXCEPTIONS

2. COPY of most recent report card(new swimmers only)

3. Swimming apparel and equipment(goggles, suit, cap, etc.)

4. Running apparel(shoes, shirt, shorts, etc.)(we will run first)

5. Phone number(parent's AND swimmer's)

6. Email Address(parent's AND swimmer's)

Here at McNeil HS Swimming & Diving we are looking for talented, experienced, and committed team members that are interested in continuing a tradition of successful competitiveness, school/team spirit, and camaraderie amongst all team members. We look forward to welcoming such individuals to this year's tryout experience.

For ANY questions and concerns:

Johnny Foss
Head Swimming & Diving Coach

Thank you, good luck, and see you at the pool!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

McNeil Swimmers Earn Nominations to Military Academies!!!

Senior Tong Ma, and 2012 graduate and McNeil Swimming & Diving Alumnus Ryan Hellmers both opened some pretty good mail last Thursday.  It makes me so very proud to announce that Tong Ma and Ryan Hellmers received their official nominations to the Naval Academy and Westpoint Military Academy, respectively.  This honor comes to a very small number of American individuals that have worked and sacrificed for years.  It is fitting that two great friends and members of our small but fantastic community would receive and open these honors on the very same day.  Congratulations to Tong Ma and Ryan Hellmers for what they have earned and the example in which they set for us all.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Alix Gavin shines at Deaf World Championship meet in New York!!!

With 9 different countries represented at this year's Deaf International Swimming Championships, Alix Gavin more than held her own if you can tell by her new jewelry around her neck.  In fact, her performance was so impressive that she won Youth Swimmer of the Meet out of all competitors.  We are so proud of Alix's accomplishments and how she represented our country, school, team and community at this grand stage for international swimming.  And all of these accomplishments come while only a sophomore in high school.  We can't wait to see what goals she sets for herself next.

Congratulations to Alix and the Gavin Family!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

McNeil Girls take 1st Place at largest Coastal Bend TISCA meet in history

The Mighty Maverick swimmers hopped in a bus at 5:30 in the morning to travel four hours to compete in the largest Coastal Bend TISCA meet in recorded history.  Not only did the Mavericks shine on both the girls and boys sides with inspired swimming, but the girls team was able to run away with the 1st place trophy outscoring all other teams by over one hundred points.  Coach Chapa and I are very proud of their sportsmanship and competitive spirit throughout our stay in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The Mighty Mavericks truly are approaching INVINCIBLE.  Can't wait to unleash this crew on their upcoming Championship Season.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kira Morgan signs letter of intent and scolarship to the University of Maryland at Baltimore County!!!

The Maverick Family is proud to announce that the stressful times are over and our fantastically decorated senior captain has made her decision and the Retrievers are the lucky program to gain the commitment, talent and work ethic of our beloved Kira Morgan.  We are so very proud of all of her accomplishments and improvements she has made while swimming for McNeil High School the last four years.  UMBC will not regret their generous offer.  Congratulations to the Morgan and McNeil family for our newest member of collegiate swimming & diving.  Go Dawgs!!!