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2020-2021 Tryouts

Tryouts for the upcoming school year have been postponed. CCISD is not sure when we can return to facilities. Please check back here mid-Jun to see if there are any updates. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Halford at

Equipment Return and Locker Clean Out

This Tuesday, May 5th, we will be opening the pool for equipment return and locker clean out from 9-11am.
CCISD has set up strict guidelines we must follow.
-Athletes will line up outside the glass door entrance of the pool.  Athletes must be spaced 6 feet a part while in line.
-One at a time, athletes will be allowed to enter the pool (one boy and one girl).
-Athletes must clear all items from their lockers along with turning in their team issued swim bag.
-Athletes need to plan on bringing a bag of some sort to gather their belongings.
-Once completed, the athletes will exit from the side doors (student parking lot).   Players must then leave the parking lot immediately.
If for some reason you are unable to come on Tuesday, you MUST email Coach Halford to set up a time later in the week. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Coach Halford and Coach McCullough

2020-2021 Tryouts

Attached is the tryout information. Please read over it carefully.

Time Standards

Theron Pickle Scholarship

2020 Theron Pickle Memorial Scholarship

Background: The Theron L. Pickle Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 following the untimely death of Coach Theron Pickle, who coached club swimming through high-school swimming in Texas for over thirty-five years and, thereby, touched and influenced the lives of many swimmers. Coach Pickle is a former president of TISCA and a past recipient of the State Coach of the Year Award. In addition to this scholarship for student swimmers, the Theron L. Pickle Lifetime Achievement Award has been created to honor Texas high-school coaches.

Description: Four scholarships totaling $4,000.00 (4X$1000) will be given each year to two male student/swimmer/diver/water polo player and two female student/swimmer/diver/water polo player. This is a one-time scholarship per recipient with the money sent directly to the college/university of choice to help cover first-year expenses.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a high-school senior
  • Must have received one varsity letter in swimming, diving or water polo
  • Must plan to attend a four-year college or university, provide acceptance letter
  • Must plan to compete in college swimming, diving, or water polo. (Must provide acknowledgement letter from coach)
  • Must completely fill out the application
  • Must have three letters of recommendation, each emailed or mailed separately
    • One from your high school swimming coach
    • One from an academic teacher
    • One from someone else who knows you well

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Email/Mail applications and letters of recommendation to:

Toni Schramme

2084 Bella Vista

Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Battlefield Tournament

There have been issues with the tournament this weekend. Instead of a tournament, we will be playing one game for each gender. The girls will play at 8am and the boys will be at 9am. This is going to be a learning game for everyone to get back in to the polo swing of things.


***All games will be at Clear Brook High School. I will give athletes additional information later this week but girls need to be at Brook by 7:25am and Boys need to be at Brook by 8am.




What a fantastic weekend of swimming and diving!!!! Great job by everyone. Here are some of the highlights:

Alyssa C.: advances to State in girls 1M diving.

Clayton C.: regional champ in 100 Fly and 100 Back advancing to State in both events.

Seth R.: regional champ in 50 Free and 100 Free advancing to State in both events.

Boys 200 Fr Re (Clayton, Geordie, Joey, Seth): regional champs advancing to State with fastest time from the state of Texas.

Boys 400 Fr Re (Clayton, Kolton, Joey, Seth): regional champs advancing to State.

Girls 200 Med Re (LeeAnn, Madison, Anna, Stephanie): new school record.

LeeAnn C: new school record in 100 Back.

2020 24-6A District Swimming and Diving


Diving will be held at Clear Falls HS on Thursday, January 23. Warm-up begins at 2pm with competition beginning at 4pm



Swimming will be held on Friday, January 24th at the Texas City Natatorium. The bus will leave CFHS at 7:30am. Competition begins at 10am.

2020 Polo tryouts

This is a reminder that water polo tryouts have been moved to Tuesday, January 28th from 3:30-4:30pm. We hope to see everyone next Tuesday.

2020 Water Polo Tryouts


Tryouts for the upcoming polo season will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 3:30-4:30pm. You must have a current CCISD physical on file with the trainers to try out. For those who are still in swim season, let Coach Halford or Coach McCullough know you are interested in playing and we will have an alternative tryout for you.

Mardi Gras Invite

We will be attending Clear Creek’s Mardi Gras Invitational this weekend. Below is information for the meet.

Diving: W-U @ 2:30 with competition beginning at 4pm on Thursday

Swimming Prelims: W-U @ 7:30 with competition beginning at 10am on Friday.

Swimming Prelims: W-U @ TBA with competition beginning at 10am on Saturday.


The bus will leave CFHS on Friday at 6:45am. Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday.