The River Place Rapids swim team completed a fantastic season at the All Star Invitational Meet at Westwood Country Club on June 24. Forty-seven swimmers participated in the event, in either an individual event or as part of a relay.
Three swimmers — Lucy Griego, Gwynna Simmons and Abby Naden — placed in the final individual overall standings. There were also multiple all-time records broken by 13 different swimmers!
The Rapids, sponsored by River Place Country Club, swim in the Austin Hills Swim League. The team competed in eight regular season meets from late April to the end of June.
Four Destination Imagination teams from Steiner Ranch recently competed in the Destination Imagination Global Finals, nicknamed “The World’s Largest Celebration of Creativity”.
Held in Kansas City from May 22-25, Global Finals featured 17,000+ spectators from 45 U.S. states and over 30 countries. There were “Olympic-style” opening ceremonies with teams marching into the arena waving their flags and and closing ceremonies with awards presented.
“At the beginning of the (school) year, we read through their rules, the scorecard, and the requirements, and we wonder how kids this young will be able to solve challenges this complex… and every year, they amaze us with their creations,” said Jake Leffler, who has been managing DI teams for five years.
Travis County commissioners voted unanimously to proceed with route B on Tuesday as the $980,000 emergency-only, gated evacuation road between the Steiner Ranch and Montview communities.
A dozen people — mostly opposed to route B from Montview — spoke to the county commissioners at the July 9 meeting. Travis County staff also spoke and gave their recommendation of route B and several residents from Steiner spoke in favor of route B and against route F.