2018 Maxwell Creek Tiger Sharks Swim Team
The Tiger Sharks swim team of Maxwell Creek had a successful 2018 summer season. The neighborhood swim program is a fun, somewhat competitive, summer league program that starts in June and traditionally ends the week after the 4th of July. Children, ages 5-17 with any skill level in the neighborhood, are welcome to join the team. We have a strong, friendly rivalry with the K.C. Pool in Dallas, Lakewood, Royal Oaks, Canyon Creek, and Brookhaven Country Clubs in the Dallas Classic Summer Swim League. The Tiger Sharks competed against these teams in four dual meets and in the championship meet at Loos Natatorium in Addison on July 9th.
Jonas Veazey, of Dallas, has coached the Tiger Sharks for 4 years. He grew up swimming competitively and plays water polo for St. Francis College Brooklyn in New York. His easy-going demeanor and extensive experience encourage the team to swim better and faster at each swim meet.
The friendly competition with the other teams teaches teamwork and determination while having fun. One of the more exciting events is the team relays. During the Championship Meet, the 9-10 year-old girls placed 1st in their heat and 8th overall. Their hard work and countless laps in practice had paid off. Several of the Tiger Sharks placed in the top 10 in their events which included freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Kaitlyn Garcia-Allen, an 8th grader at Cooper Junior High, medaled in three events including a Silver in the 50 meter butterfly, Silver in the 100 meter IM and Bronze in the 50 meter breaststroke. She has been swimming competitively year-round with the C.O.P.S swim program in Plano and has inspired Zachary Craft, a 5th grader at Draper Intermediate to begin swimming with the K.C. Club in Dallas this fall. As one of the smallest teams in the Dallas Classic Summer Swim League, the Maxwell Creek Tiger Sharks are quickly making a name for themselves and having fun while doing it.