May 2, 2017
Gilbert & Karol Legaspi are the new owners and coaches of the new facility of SHAC-Swim Houston Aquatics Center. The new pool is located in Southwest Houston 8454 W. Airport Blvd. Houston, Texas 77071. The facility is on 2.9 acres and offers a heated indoor pool and a heated outdoor pool. The pool has a unique style with 9 lane totals, 6 lanes (25 yards) and 3 lanes (50 meters) and offers long course training year-round.
SHAC is the first coach-owned and USA Swimming approved club team in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. The goal of SHAC is to provide year-round training where all swimmers will have the opportunity to meet their full potential in the pool.
SHAC will be led by head coach and owner, Gilbert Legaspi. Legaspi was awarded the Gulf Swimming LSC Coach of the Year in 2015, and has been coaching since 1988. Throughout his career, he has led his team to many elite meets including: Junior Nationals (NCSA) and the National Championships. Legaspi also coached Kylie Powers and Logan Shiller to the Olympic Trials last year.
The Head Age Group Coach will be Owner, Karol Legaspi who has been an Age Group Coach for 25 years. She has coached several state qualifiers, and many who have become finalists or winners at the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships.