GCS Swimming

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Cougar swimmers travelled to San Antonio to compete in the TAPPS Division II State Championships. After winning Regionals in both the girls and boys divisions, the Grace swimmers were anticipating a fast State meet.  24 teams from all over Texas converged at the Bill Walker pool looking to take home one of the team plaques.  

 

The Grace Community men’s team was able to capture 2nd place, just 6 points shy of a 1st place finish.  With only 4 girls, the Cougar ladies were able to secure a 5th place finish. To start the meet off, freshman Michael Green was given the North Regional award for “SWIMMER OF THE MEET.”  The boys team was able to bring home 7 medals out of 11 events, being led by Michael Green, sophomore Kaden Kozsuch and sophomore Joshua Barry . The boys broke 2 long standing school records in the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay.  The Cougar women captured 3 medals being led by junior Talia Thompson and freshman Blakely Roseberry. The ladies also broke their 200 Medley Relay record they set back in November 2019.  

 

WOMENS RESULTS:
Talia Thompson:  1st:    50 Freestyle,  1st:   100 Freestyle 
Blakely Roseberry: 2nd:  100 Freestyle,  4th:   200 Freestyle 
Ashley Taylor: 5th:  100 Breaststroke, 11th:    50 Freestyle 
Liligrace Bazzell: 7th:  100 Backstroke, 13th:  100 Butterfly 
*GIRLS 200 Medley Relay:  4th ( Bazzell, Taylor, Roseberry, Thompson)

 

MENS RESULTS:
Michael Green:1st:  50 Freestyle, 1st:  100 Breaststroke 
Kaden Kozsuch: 2nd: 200 Individual Medley, 2nd: 100 Breaststroke 
Joshua Barry: 2nd:  200 freestyle,  4th:  100 Backstroke 
Elijah Braun: 7th:  100 Butterfly, 13th: 100 Backstroke 
Jackson Turner:16th: 100 Freestyle,  16th: 100 Backstroke 
Eli Coffey: 16th:   50 Freestyle 
* MENS 200 Medley Relay:  1st ( Barry, Kozsuch, Braun, Green)
* MENS 200 Freestyle Relay: 2nd ( Kozsuch, Barry, Braun, Green)
MENS 400 Freestyle Relay:  9th (Coffey, Turner, Caleb Wilson, Titus Campbell)
 
*denotes new school record

Schedule

Nothing from April 21, 2021 to May 21, 2021.

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

Head Coach

Coach Taylor is the head coach for the high school and junior high swim programs. She believes that many life skills can be learned through swimming, such as goal-setting, developing a plan of action to reach those goals, time management skills, and a strong work ethic. She understands how important relationships are in swimming, and how these friendships tend to last a lifetime. Most of all, Janet believes in Colossians 3:17 and wants to instill this verse into her swimmers. “whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Janet graduated from TCU and was a three sport letterman in swimming, gymnastics, and golf. After graduation, she was head women’s swim coach at TCU for several years. She is in her 25th year of coaching at Grace and has led the Cougar swimmers to six state championships. Over the past 45 years of coaching, Janet has coached swimmers to all levels of achievement, from learn to swim to Olympic Trial qualifiers.

Jason Montier

Jason Montier

Assistant Coach

Jason has been the middle school/high school orchestra director since 2010, the middle school/high school band director since 2014, and the middle school/high school cross country coach since 2013. He has served as National Honor Society advisor and shotgun team advisor. Since he has been at Grace, the instrumental program has won three Texas Association for Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) instrumental state championships. He also serves as the TAPPS state music chair. Jason received his B.S. in Music Education from East Central University, where he met his wife, Angela. They have three daughters who attend Grace. Jason is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt and manage conservation lands. He is also a seasoned runner who has completed six marathons and an ultra-marathon 50K, and many other races. One of his favorite races is the Rose City Triathlon where he competed individually, but also enjoys putting together relay teams stacked with several of his students.