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KYLE, TX – July 14, 2008- The City of Kyle Barracuda Swim team participated in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Region 3 Swim Meet. The “Kudas” have been participating in dual meets since June 7th against Dripping Springs and High Point HOA which lead up to the TAAF Region 3 Swim Meet in Burnet. Out of 18 team members, 13 participated and 6 have qualified to move on to the TAAF State Swim Meet. The TAAF State Swim Meet is part of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s State Games of Texas which is the largest gathering of amateur athletes in the state and will take place July 26 – 27th at Palo Alto College in San Antonio.

The six “Kudas” going on to the State Swim Meet are Daniel Benjamin, (8yrs 25 yard Breast Stroke 28.08 sec), Barry Florendo, (17yrs 50 yard Butterfly 28.81 sec) and a 18 and over Men’s relay team made up of Jordi Levine (47) William Miller (44), Josh Moreno (18) and Phil Halberdier (26), (1:58.69).

The Kyle Barracudas practice at Kyle Pool Monday through Thursday from 7pm to 8pm through August 31st and are looking to increase their numbers. If you wish to join sign up at www.kylepard.com or come by City Hall on the second floor in the park and recreation office.

View our website www.kylepard.com for more information or contact the Parks and Recreation Department office at 512-262-3939. You may also visit the TAAF website for more information about the Games of Texas at www.taaf.com .

By JERRY HENDRIX
City of Kyle

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From left to right top:
Jordi Levine, Josh Moreno, Barry Florendo, Phil Halberdier
Bottom:
Julia Garcia, Jacob Miller, Sarah Levine, Kirsten Barbee, Lauren Rodriquez, William Miller
Not pictured:
Daniel Benjamin, Amanda Benjamin, Katrina Benjamin

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  1. Hey Congrats to all of you going to State! Good Luck!!Congrats go out to our daughter, Kirsten Barbee who placed 3rd in the 11-12 year old girls 50yd Butterfly at Regionals in Burnet.

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