"Once upon a time, just before the New Year of 2002, several of El Paso's Fencing Moms went searching for a special kind of Fencing Master. Whether the planets were perfectly aligned, the Great Fencing Gods were smiling on El Paso, or it was just pure luck, Margaret De Long agreed to come out of fencing retirement." ` Susan Enger
Thanks to the dedication, support, and hard work of fencers, parents and coach, Salle De Long Fencing School El Paso quickly became a fully functioning club. Since the beginning, the club has been part of Border Texas Division and an active United States Fencing Association member club. Salle De Long Fencing School is primarily dedicated to the preparation of youth, cadet and junior competitive fencers and has increased its members, fencing programs, specialties, and practice sessions at an extremely rapid pace.
In addition to fence in competitions at the division level, club members travel to Region 5 events as well as North American Cups, Junior Olympics and Summer National Championships.