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Adam Depmore

Dear Team, For next week, we will not run practice the following days: July 4th - Holiday (YMCA will be closed) July 8th - STX Champs (Coaches will be in Corpus for a Championship meet) We are looking at running an am practice July 8th for athletes attending STAGS. As always, you can schedule a 1 on 1 swim lesson with myself. I'm available every day next week, except for Friday. Sincerely, Coach Adam

Adam Depmore

It was an exciting weekend for Kiefer Hoang as he qualified for not just 1, but 2 Sectionals swims in the 100 and 200 breast! In doing so, he joins Antonia Leese as the only other currently qualified LSAC swimmer for Sectionals. Sadly this will be his first and only Sectionals swim meet as Kiefer is graduating 2 years early. Kiefer has been with our team since 2010 and watching him grow and mature has been a blessing. Kiefer is a fantastic leader and wrote the following about his time...

Adam Depmore

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our campaign this season! So far we have been able to raise income to purchase several strength training and swim equipment items to help build better and faster swimmers including: UCS Jump Boxes Speedo Parachutes Butcher Sled Gear for Championship Bags and Theragun Gear As a reminder, all donations go directly back to our swimmers. If you would like to make a donation, please contact our bookkeeper @ [email protected] Lone Star is a 501c non-profit and all donations are tax-deductable. Anyone who...

Adam Depmore

Our Championship meet committee is putting together goodie bags for our athletes attending our upcoming Championship meets. If you swimmer/s are qualified or are close to qualifying for any of our Championship meets (STX Champs, STAGS, Sectionals, etc.) and are planning on attending, then please declare that you are attending. This will help us budget and assemble these bags. Please declare as soon as you are able to. If you have any questions on these meets please do not hesitate to ask.

Adam Depmore

What is leadership? Leaders come in many shapes and forms but can only be described with one word: influence. Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less. Leadership simply put is an ability to affect others and change their behavior in a given direction. This can be in a positive or a negative way. How does leadership work? Leadership works by having a person influence other people to help them achieve their goals. For me there are three examples of great leaders that come to mind. 1. Princess Diana Princess Diana...

Adam Depmore

Summer is in full swing. Hopefully everone is planning some time to unwind, take a vacation or just rest for a bit. Kids went hard the last few months and we know the stress of training on top of finals, STAR test and other demanding school activities is hard to deal with...but you made it. Some of you may be ready to hit it hard and go far this summer and some may need to take your foot of the gas, so to speak. Both options are perfect! What matters...

Adam Depmore

Background Swimming favors swimmers who are explosive off the blocks and off the walls. The majority of swim events are races that are between 50-200 yards in distance and this includes relays where points count as double. Having a strong vertical jump greatly benefits athletes who swim these races. Athletes are typically born with two different type of muscles: Fast twitch and slow twitch, although recent research has shown there are multiple types of fast twitch muscles (32.) Slow twitch muscles are optimal for slow and steady aerobic endurance (5...

Adam Depmore

Over the last 21 years, I have learned a lot from the families on our team. I was very fortunate to be surrounded by amazing swim parents early in my career as well the later part of my career. I learned a tremendous amount from these families as they were instrumental in molding my approach to not only dealing with athletes, but other parents as well. Listed below are 17 vital tips we believe all swim parents should know. For more information about Athlete development, please review the Athlete Development...

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.

Adam Depmore

Plyometrics: AKA Jump Training Plyometrics (Jump Training) refers to activities that enable a muscle to reach maximal force in the shortest possible time. These moves are explosive in nature are crucial in developing functional training patterns need for when we dive in, push-off the wall, dolphin kick, etc. Plyometric training is the bridge between strength and speed and the staple of our dryland program. It's what we do best. By honing in on quick, powerful movements, our athletes are able to greatly increase their movement velocity needed for high level...