Bruce Hayes

Born in Sarasota, Florida, and raised in San Antonio, Hayes was an outstanding Texas age-group swimmer, setting numerous TAGS records. He capped a successful high school career at Highland Park High School under Coach Mike Sorrells, winning a state championship in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke. He was a major force in UCLA’s 1982 NCAA championship, scoring more points than any other freshman at the meet... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]


Shaun Jordan

A standout for Coach Mike Sorrells' Dallas Highland Park High School, Shaun won Olympic gold medals at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics. He also won a gold and silver at the 1991 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. He was an NCAA champion in the 50-yard freestyle (1991) and 100-yard freestyle (1989 and 1991), and a 50-yard, 100-yard, and 200-yard freestyle SWC record holder... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]


Bryan Robbins

From Dallas, Robbins was the TAGS Diving Champion in 1963. He dove for SMU from 1964-68 and was a five-time SWC champion and three-time NCAA All American. He worked as the diving coach for SMU (1969-80), and was the SWC diving coach of the year in 1975 and 1979. He was also the U.S. diving coach at the 1975 and 1979 Pan American Games, the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games, and the 1979 World Championships... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]


Mike Sorrells

Coach Sorrells is best known for his 33 years as Highland Park High School's swimming coach. He served in that capacity from 1965 until his retirement in 2002. He was a 1959 graduate of Highland Park and earned a business degree from Austin College in 1965 and a master of liberal arts degree from SMU in 1973. He also served as an assistant coach under Pat Patterson at the University of Texas from 1971-1972. Coach Sorrells was the driving force to separate the state meet into 5A and 4A-and-under divisions, giving more athletes the chance to compete at the highest level... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]

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Beverly Ball

Born and raised in Throckmorton, Texas, Ball has coached swimming for more than 60 years. As a young swimmer her team won the YMCA Sate Meet. She served 48 successful years in high school swimming with Abilene High School and Abilene Cooper (1951-1999). For her 42 years helping with every aspect of the TISCA organization, she received the first-ever TISCA service award. In 1952 she started Abilene’s age group program. Ball started McMurry University’s swim team in 1999 and still serves as head coach... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]