Membership Information

New Member Area

On behalf of our friends & family here at Aqua Posse, thank you for your interest in our team!  We are a proud El Paso tradition and look forward to having your child join us.


The El Paso Aqua Posse is a year-round competitive swim team that was founded in 1957 as a non-profit, professionally coached swimming organization.  It has since grown into El Paso's largest and most active swim team.

Over the past 50 years, Aqua Posse has produced hundreds of champions (including many state and national champs!), Olympic Trial Qualifiers, Top 16 National Swimmers and many record holders.  Many of our swimmers move on to swim on the collegiate level.


Our philosophy is based on the vision of Hall of Fame Coach Leo Cancellare and comes down to three simple principles:

Work Hard. Swim Fast. Have Fun!

Coaching Staff

Our coaches have many years experience.  All were accomplished swimmers themselves and are USA certified and members of the American Swimming Coaches Association.


Because Aqua Posse swimmers are on a competitive team, participation in meets is required.   Most of our meets take place at the Tigua Wellness Center in the Lower Valley, and are scheduled approximately once a month during the Short Course season and every couple weeks during the Long Course season.  

Aqua Posse competes on three levels:

Del Norte - for 12 and under swimmers with limited experience

Invitationals - locally and out of town

State, Regional and National meets - for swimmers who qualify

Your child's coaches will help guide you toward the appropriate competitions for your swimmer.


The El Paso Aqua Posse runs two seasons - Short Course (during which the athletes swim in 25 yard pools) runs August - March.  Long Course (during which the athletes swim in 50 meter pools), runs April - July and is designed for experienced swimmers.

Aqua Posse practices at several pools around the region - from the Socorro Aquatic Center in East El Paso to the Leo Cancellare Memorial Pool in West El Paso.  Practice groups are arranged by our coaches and swimmers' abilities.   The number of practice days per week depends upon to which group the athlete is assigned and ranges from three days a week to six days a week.   


Aqua Posse is a non-profit organization and all attempts are made to ensure our team is affordable to all.  Dues payments go directly toward coach compensation and pool time.  

It costs $30 (a one-time charge) to register as a new swimmer for Aqua Posse.

The annual USA Swimming/Border registration fee is paid through Aqua Posse and is $71 per swimmer.

The amount of monthly dues charged depends upon the swimmer's assigned practice group.  The fee schedule is highlighted in the registration contract.  

Swimmers are also responsible for meet fees charged for each competition. 

Dues and fees are collected on a monthly basis.  All swimmers must provide a credit card or bank draft in order to participate in Aqua Posse.

Parents are also required to serve as volunteers on our team during our "home" meets.  It's a fun way to get to know our families and helps support our mission!

To Register

Click on the "Start Registration" prompt along the top left side of our home page.  

Registration is limited so sign up now!  


Click on the "Contact" envelope at the top of our home page and send us your email question!  We will get back to you as quickly as possible.