Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Adam Depmore Head Coach

Biography:

Technical, obsessive, and innovative, Coach Adam has molded Lone Star into the highly competitive/highly regarded swim team that it is today. Adam guards the image and implements the policy. A student of the sport, Coach Adam is the example of dedication, effort, loyalty, continuing education, and above all compassion. His mental toughness and willingness to dig deep has brought about numerous State champions, Junior and Senior National qualifiers as well as DI athletes. He sets the standards of our program while continualy researching and molding the training involved with developing our athletes both physical and mentally.  

 

Adam began training at Lone Star during a transitional part of his life. With a passion for training, the Lone Star culture gave him a deeper understanding of what it means to be an athlete and student. He believes that there is no "end-point" to swimming and given the right tools, everyone can re-write their own standard.

 

Adam believes is the pool should be used a tool to safely push the limits of what athletes perceive are possible and that these lessons can be applied to life and leisure outside of the pool. He strives to live authentically and passionately while building relationships with swimmers and parents.


Adam is a native of Round Rock and an Air Force Veteran. Adam and his wife, Grace, live in in Round Rock with their daughter,  Audrey,their two dogs Amos and Ace. During his free time, Adam enjoys skating, working out, and swimming. He is Kettlebell enthusiast and has obtained his Kettlebell Sport license while training directly under World Champion Valery Fedorenko.


Education:

Texas State - BS in Exercise Science

ASCA Level 4 Swim Coach

AFAA Personal Trainer

Kettlebell Sport Coach for the World Kettlebell Club 
 

Email Coach Adam
(512)560-8735

Gabriel Wheeler Coach

Coach Gabe is a Round Rock native and student to the sport of swimming since before he was walking. He first handedly understands the sacrifice and process it takes to become a collegiate level swimmer and excel beyond the pool. 

 

Starting club swimming at the age of 10 Gabe participated in a trio of clubs around the greater Austin area until he found his final home at LSAC. Following the leadership set by his siblings, and the success of older LSAC members he too became a leader as a High School swim team captain, team MVP, and Sectional finalist on numerous occasions. These sacrifices led him to a scholarship for the Division 1 Swim Program at Seattle University. 

 

From 2012-2016 he swam at Seattle University while receiving a bachelors in Environmental Science. During his sophomore season he received the Coaches Award for his commitment to hard work and going above and beyond in and out of the pool. This commitment led him to U.S. Open Qualifying Cuts in the 100 & 200 breaststroke as well as numerous top 5 times in school history. 

 

Gabe credits the success in his career to always emphasizing passion before performance. By providing engaging sets, unique drills, positive mindset and creative ways to problem solve he strives to generate a similar passion he had with the sport which can fuel an entire career. His philospophy is rooted in the opportunistic idea that no one should ever feel like they “have” to go to practice but rather they “get” to go. 

 

He’s also an avid believer in training balance and coordination a.k.a stability. During his career he excelled in riding the unicycle, yoga, and indo boarding. "Learning swimming is just like learning to ride a bike. You have to learn how to balance and concentrate in the water, or else you’ll fall."

 

Hannah Collishaw Coach

Hannah has been teaching children of all abilities for more than a decade. She is the first face you will see at Lone Star. Her career started in the UK with Swimbabies where she underwent intensive training and had a successful working career before relocating to the United States. Since coming across the pond, Hannah has continued her passion for teaching with summer lessons.

Hannah’s enthusiasm for introducing young children to the water started when she took her eldest son for his first underwater experience at 8 weeks old. She remembers the anxiety she had about placing her newborn underwater but after the 25 minute lesson, she could plainly see what a rewarding experience it had been for her son.

Hannah’s Philosophy:

My vision and goals are to educate parents and athletes about the importance of water safety while providing water confidence and basic swim techniques.

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