Longhorn Aquatics now has a branch in Burnet, Texas with practices at the Galloway-Hammond Recreation Center in the Tex Robertson Natatorium. The center is coached by Longhorn Aquatics Assistant Coach Martha Montoya, and overseen by Longhorn Aquatics Head Coach Mike Laitala. Beyond mastering swimming skills/techniques and achieving physical fitness, our swimmers will gain confidence, sportsmanship, discipline, commitment and understanding that success results from hard work and goal setting. Additionally, members will learn the value of being part of a team and a LONGHORN!
Age Requirement: 6 years or older
Skill Requirement: ability to swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke, with some ability to swim butterfly and breaststroke
Group Description: Swimmers must be at least six years old, able to swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke, and have some ability to swim butterfly and breaststroke. This group can swim comfortably in a 25-yard pool. Members practice three times per week for one hour.
The White group will be introduced to the fundamentals of competitive swimming. Emphasis is placed on developing proper technique in the four competitive strokes, learning race skills, and growing the necessary understandings for a training program. The White group will experience many different types of training patterns designed to incorporate all skills, illicit emotional/intellectual response to competition, and generally discover the excitement of the sport. When ready, our swimmers will enter their first USS competitions as members of the White group. Some of the most advanced concepts are reading pace clocks, following standard practice structures and procedures, and setting performance goals.
Entry into the White group requires an invitation following tryouts with Longhorn Aquatics staff.
Age Requirement: 11 years or older
Skill Requirement: general stroke proficiency and ability to handle challenging two hour practices, skill levels will vary
Description: Swimmers must be at least 11 years old, proficient in the four competitive strokes, and able to endure challenging two hour practices. Members practice four times per week for two hours.
The Orange group prepares members for top age-group competitions and develops a strong training base for senior level swimming. This group is also for high school athletes looking to supplement their seasonal high school training, improve their swimming, and advance their physical fitness. The focus of performance goals will be towards the Senior Champs or D high school district level for our teenaged members. The Orange group will address a wide range of abilities and goals with the overall emphasis on developing the necessary understandings to make swimming a lifelong sport. Goal setting and advanced training techniques are included. Swimmers should plan to attend all practices in order to have consistent improvement and preparation for their competition schedule.
Entry into the Orange group is based on recommendations from the Longhorn Aquatics Hill Country coaches.