Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club
From humble beginnings and with years of determination, the Cyprus Fairbanks Swim Club (also known as FLEET) has become one of the top programs in Texas. In 1975, the swim team was a pilot program using the Bleyl Junior High School’s facilities. Team practices for a year-round club commenced the next year.
The program slowly began to attract talent, but the biggest jump came in 1988, when both Jeremy McDonnall (who went on to be a 13-time All-American for the University of Tennessee) and Andrew Livingston (who went on to be a two-time Olympian) joined the team. The program saw great success through the ‘90s and in June of 1999, the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club opened its own 50-meter facility in Northwest Houston.
The club has also been focused heavily on teaching new swimmers, opening learn-to-swim facilities in 2001 and 2007. A “longer range of development” is central to the Cyprus Fairbanks Swim Club’s philosophy and USA Swimming has awarded FLEET with Silver Medal Club status, ranking FLEET among the top 100 in the United States.