Group Coach: Whitney Hedgepeth 2013 USMS Coach of the Year
Goal: To improve a swimmer’s ability by working on endurance, fitness, and proper technique
The Longhorn Aquatics Masters Swimming team trains at the The University of Texas Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Masters team members range in age from 18 and up. Ability levels vary from swimmers who have college swimming experience to athletes learning competitive strokes, flip turns, and the technical aspects of the sport. Many members are tri-athletes who want to improve their skills. Swimmers are grouped by ability and experience for workouts. There is a friendly, helpful, and competitive environment at all workouts.
Workouts focus on:
- Fitness and endurance
- Proper form and technique
- Maintaining race-paced swimming, kicking, drill work, pulling, and fin work
Swimmers interested in the program are allowed one free try out session. An email must be sent to the coach asking permission and a try out form must be given to the UT swim center front desk and signed.
Masters Swimming Punch Cards
For those current US Masters swimmers who require only a limited number of sessions, there is a Masters Swimming Punch Card available for $110 at the Front Desk of the TSC. The punch card is good for ten total swim sessions at the Texas Swim Center and are limited to only two (2) per year (September – August). All punch card holders must be registered with USMS. Bring your punch card to the TSC each time you swim.
Joining Masters Checklist
*All TXLA masters swimmers must be registered with United States Masters Swimming. A copy of your current USMS member card is required within 30 days of joining the team.
Submit a physical completed in the past 24 months, or a signed physician’s authorization form