Preseason Report

Adam Depmore


Welcome to this season’s first coach’s report. There are new faces around deck so I encourage parents to introduce themselves to new parents and new parents if you have any questions ask anyone around you. 

As you may already know, LSAC is a competitive swim team and we are good at what we do. Our team is small but lethal and our competition knows this. LSAC athletes have gone on to win Texas Championships, National Championships as well #1 rankings in the country. Many athletes have gone on to swim at top DI schools including: Texas, Texas A&M, Duke, Seattle, TCU and many other schools.

I’m Coach Adam and this is my 20th year with LSAC.  I love working with athletes and I love talking with parents. My primary roles include working with Senior and Elite swimmers while preparing them for college swimming. I have a wife, 2 kids and a dog. Other than that, I love to skate and Curb Your Enthusiasm is my favorite show.

Coach Gabe runs the developmental side of our team. He’s the first guy you will meet on the team and loves to ride weird objects. He’s also the head of our complaint department so if you have a complaint, you know where to go :)!

Training - 

So far, we are off to a great start. Senior and Elite athletes got the ball rolling with the LSAC Mile where we witnessed many solid swims. Many groups have started dry land work or have taken up additional training. This is a great sign for as to see as this hard work will pay off later in the season. 

Parents and swimmers, if you are looking to take your swimming to the next level, please contact your coach. Gabe has already started his Indo Board classes and I’m up and rolling at 6am every day. We are here to help!

If you are cross-training with another sport, good! Cross-training is essential for an athlete to eventually perform at the Elite level. Adding cross-training early in the preseason is the best time to incorporate it as well. Remember, try to incorporate training that aerobic in nature while also including movements that stress balance and coordination as well.

We will send out training tips throughout the year to our parents and swimmers. Please keep an eye out for these emails as we will do our best to keep you informed.

For better visual of what goes into our training, please refer to our swimmer development model found here: LSAC Training Model.

Upcoming Meets - 

Our next meet is this weekend. Remember, fast times are great, but they are not relative to where we are right now. Preseason training is all about get the butterflies out while shaking off the dust. If you are training right, then you will probably swim slow. I know that may sound weird because we are a competitive swim team, but if your body isn’t “broken down” right now, then you’re not training hard enough.

For a better visual on how we train through the season, please refer to our Training Pyramid and our SC Training Cycle. We use this as our guide for what we are working on through each season. 

Finally, please be sure to check out our upcoming meet schedule on our web site. Each meet has an opening period and a deadline to enter.

Upcoming Events 

Championship level meets take place Feb-Mar and again in the summer (July-Aug.) We will have more info regarding those meets after our House of Delegates meeting in October.

Thank you,

Coach Adam