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Adam Depmore

An historic season of racing has now come and gone. The bar was raised as many Lone Star swimmers took the challenge, stepped up and threw down monster performances. There were many exalted swims this season as our swimmers posted illustrious performances that raised the benchmark for excellence on our team. What makes these accomplishments great are not the times they went, but how they did it. Every athlete elevated themselves to greatness not just by showing up that day and swimming fast but by putting in the work behind...

Adam Depmore

The physical demand it takes to swim backstroke, whether it’s a 100 or 200, is overwhelming. Putting up a solid backstroke requires the athlete vigorously spin their arms while kicking 6-8 kicks per stroke cycle. It is not a stroke for the weak of heart. Ask any world class swimmer, no stroke destroys your legs quite like backstroke. At an early age, Kendall showed great promise in all 4 strokes, particularly in the backstroke. Kendall’s performances in the back steadily increased over time and the improvements she made were reflective...

Adam Depmore

As we have said before, the best swimmers are IMers. To swim a good IM, you have to be strong and willing to work hard at every stroke. A fast IM doesn’t happen by chance, you have to put in the work and there is no getting around it. Savina Smith came up and took off this season. Not letting anything hold her back, or get in her way, Savina threw down massive swims across the in multiple distances and strokes. In doing so, Savina broke several team records and...

Adam Depmore

Tomorrow (Thursday 26th) at 11am, we are announcing a contest for our all our swimmers. We want to see who has been doing their homework, so to speak. We will not give any other details out about the contest. Just be ready to go.

GABRIEL WHEELER

  Have you ever watched the World Championships of Swimming? The Olympics? These are the top tier meets where the greatest swimmers in the world compete. Both these meets as well as many others are swum in Long Course Meters- the global standard for swimming competition where the pool is 50 meters instead of 25 yards. The reason long course is so popular is because it is swimming in its purest form. Short course yards has long been dominated by the swimmers with the best underwaters. Long course however is a...

GABRIEL WHEELER

Greetings parents! First off with the short course season nearly complete I’m writing this today because I wanted to say thank you parents for all that you do. As a coach it is my job to be ultra-critical and constructive towards your children. As a developing athlete sometimes it’s not always the easiest to hear the words “you can do better”. So, thank you parents for always being there, driving your athletes to practice, welcoming them with a dry towel, and reminding after a big loving hug and warm dinner that...

GABRIEL WHEELER

For a lot of swimmers this upcoming weekend is our first championship meet - the ultimate test to show just how much our hard work this year has paid off. For more of us this is round 2, 3, 4, and we’re itching to get at it again. Whether you’re a beginner or a senior these recommendations will get you in a position to make a statement this weekend at STAGS and show everyone what Lone Star is all about. Here are 8 tips for meets that I think are the most important above...

GABRIEL WHEELER

As the season comes closer and closer to an end opportunities to become a better swimmer are more and more valuable. I want to inspire all swimmers to find purpose and meaning in what we do every step of the way. Swim practice is never just at the pool. The more practice you do in and out of the pool, the more successful you will be. You can practice swimming anywhere: By doing stretches, watching swimming YouTube videos, playing other sports, and even (and especially) by setting goals and dreaming about...