The McKinney Sea Lions Swim Team -- a city swim team that competes only in the summer -- recently had more than two dozen of its swimmers quality for the state meet.

The McKinney Sea Lions recently participated in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Region 7 regional swim meet at the Lewisville ISD Aquatic Center in The Colony.

Twenty-nine of the Sea Lions qualified to compete in the Games of Texas state swim meet in Corpus Christi, scheduled for today through July 29. The McKinney Sea Lions are coached by Jon Ropson (Head Coach); David Shelton (Assistant Coach); and Darren Miller (Assistant Coach).

Those swimmers who qualified for the Games of Texas state meet, divided by age group, are:

Age 8 & Under, Female

  • Emily Grace Carpenter  (50 Free, 25 Breast, 25 Free)

Age 9 & 10, Female

  • Rachel Landis  (50 Free, 25 Free, 100 Individual Medley)
  • Valerie Landis  (50 Free, 25 Back, 100 Individual Medley)
  • Madelyn Martinez  (25 Breast)
  • Taly Meals  (25 Breast)

Age 9 & 10, Male

  • Dante Bendezu  (100 Free Relay)
  • Drew Davis  (100 Free Relay)
  • Dax Edgar  (100 Free Relay, 25 Back)
  • Jackson Wharton  (100 Free Relay, 25 Breast)
  • Jacob Woods  (50 Free, 25 Fly, 100 Individual Medley)

Age 11 & 12, Male

  • Noah Hoisington  (50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Individual Medley)

Age 13 & 14, Female

  • Emily Grace Garcia  (200 Medley Relay, 100 Free, 50 Fly)
  • Ailee Hendricks  (200 Free Relay, 100 Free, 50 Free)
  • Mikah Johnson  (200 Free Relay, 50 Free)
  • Haley Kinney  (200 Medley Relay, 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Back)
  • Kaitlyn McEntire  (200 Free Relay)
  • Sara Monarrez  (200 Free Relay)
  • Katherine Pierron  (200 Medley Relay, 50 Breast, 100 Individual Medley, 200 Free)
  • Kristin Pierron  (200 Medley Relay, 50 Breast, 100 Individual Medley, 200 Free)

Age 13 & 14, Male

  • Luke Batson  (200 Free Relay)
  • Bronsen Bendezu  (200 Free Relay)
  • Evan Carpenter  (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 50 Free)
  • Ryan Dalebout  (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 50 Back, 100 Individual Medley)
  • Michael Hung  (200 Free Relay)
  • Isaiah Johnson  (200 Free Relay)
  • Carter Landis  (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 50 Back, 100 Individual Medley)
  • Matthew Meals  (200 Medley Relay, 50 Breast)
  • Martin Nguyen  (200 Free Relay)

Age 15-17, Male

  • Mitchell Hendricks  (50 Fly, 100 Individual Medley, 200 Free)
  • E.J. Villa  (50 Back, 50 Free, 50 Breast)

For more information about the McKinney Sea Lions, click here.