Welcome Coach Barbara
The newest addition to our coaching staff is Barbara Lanier, a former varsity player at the University of Michigan, one of the top ranked programs in the nation, and at Acalanes High School in Northern California. She also has significant coaching experience working with Saline High School in Michigan and Diablo Alliance Water Polo in California, where she enjoyed both polo and summer league swim coaching. She will immediately fit with our Swim2Score program, which she’ll run on Sunday, Feb 20. You can expect to see her doing more than that since she has experience working with all age groups. This as we round out our staff and increase the number of athletes at AquaTex. Welcome, Coach Barbara!
Thunder Spring Invite
We’re all set with our (Longhorn) teams participating at the Thunder Spring Invite. I’ll be up there along with Coaches Tom and Becca of Longhorn. There are lots of hotels nearby for those traveling to the very nice Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. Feel free to use the GroupMe among our families to organize before and during the tournament. Stoked for our young AquaTexans!
Spring Festival Approaches
We’re two weeks away from hosting our last ever Spring high school tournament. Current AquaTex members should have received an email on Thursday introducing many to our volunteer needs for the event. We have more members than we ever have so we should have plenty to cover all our volunteer needs and more. High school teams have until Feb 25 to register after which we’ll publish a schedule as soon as possible. Expect to see more about volunteering soon, and let’s keep this one of the best-run high school tournaments in our area.
High School Polo Sessions
AquaTex is working on creating extra training for high school-only athletes beginning on or around February 28 and ending around May 1. Details are forthcoming but sessions are likely to be on multiple weekday mornings from 7-9 AM and are available to any registered AquaTex water polo athlete currently in high school. There will be no changes to our Monday and Wednesday evening training sessions, to which all high school athletes will also have access. Middle school athletes will remain on their Monday, Wednesday evening, and Saturday/Sunday morning schedules.
‘Tis the season to decamp to the lovely, wonderful Lake Creek pool. That move will take place after we host our tournament, March 4-5. More details to come as usual but… be prepared.
See you on the deck.