This will mark my 13th season with the Aquadillos. Swimming has been an important part of my life for more than 40 years. Growing up in Conroe, TX I competed as a high school, club, and summer swimmer. I then attended the College of Wooster in Ohio and competed for Wooster as a middle-distance and sprint freestyler. I was a 4-year letter winner, team captain during my junior and senior years, school record holder in the 50 free and national qualifier for Division III in the 50 freestyle and as a member of the 400 medley relay as a senior. After graduating from Wooster in 1987 with a degree in physics, I coached at Wooster for two years before entering the doctoral program in Exercise Science at Arizona State University. While in Arizona I coached the Rio Salado Masters swim team for 5 years. I graduated from ASU in 1995 with my Ph.D. and began teaching at Iowa State University where I volunteered with the Iowa State men’s program and continued to participate as a masters swimmer. In 2001 I returned to Texas as a professor in the Kinesiology Department at Southwestern University here in Georgetown. In addition to teaching I volunteer as an assistant coach for the SU swim team and maintain an active research program centered on swimming which includes extensive work with USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee. I live in Georgetown with my wife Jamie, our two sons, Andrew and Jack, and our two chocolate labs – Bear and Moose.
I began coaching with the Aquadillos in 2000. This season will be my 17th season coaching the Aquadillos! Throughout the year I also coach age group swimming with Texas Gold Georgetown, adult swimming with the Aquatics of Georgetown Masters, and the diving team at Southwestern University.
My first summer league swim team was at age 6 in San Antonio - the Braun Station Seagulls. My first age group team was Alamo Area Aquatics. I was an Aquadillos swimmer beginning in 1994. I was a high school swimmer for Georgetown High School and a team captain my senior year. Amazingly, at one time I was also a competitive gymnast.
While attending Trinity University, I was a diver on the swimming and diving team. I graduated in 2004 with a degree in Computer Science.
When not at the pool, I handle general computer, website, and internet work for small organizations and nonprofits. I'm also on the board of the Friends of Georgetown Parks and Rec.
In my spare time I do handstands and read about computer security, but not at the same time.
2017 will be my fourteenth season Coaching with the Aquadillos. I started my swimming career at Hiram College. During four seasons as a Terrier I was team Captain my junior and senior years, as well as “All Conference” in the Ohio Athletic Conference (3rd in the 1650yd Freestyle and 400 IM). During graduate school in Physical Education at Kent State University I also volunteered at Hiram College as an Assistant Swimming and Diving coach. My first head coaching job was at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. After three very successful seasons at Loras I accepted the head coaching job at Southwestern University and began the tradition of collegiate swimming and diving at that institution. In 2005 I changed careers and became a middle school science teacher at Douglas Benold Middle School in Georgetown, TX. I reside in Georgetown with my wife Suzy and son Nathaniel and daughter Corinne who are current Aquadillo swimmers. In 2013 I became the Head Swimming Coach for GISD and Coach both East View and Georgetown High Schools.
Coach Nick comes from Pflugerville, Texas. His swimming career started in 1995 with the Pflugerville Piranhas. He swam for Pflugerville High School and continued to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin as a member of their inaugural team. He swam distance freestyle, breaststroke and the 400 IM. He qualified for the national meet in the 100 breaststroke and 400 IM. He was team captain his senior year. In addition, Coach Nick worked for the Pflugerville Piranhas for 9 summers, three of those summers he was Head Coach and accomplished two back to back Divisional Championships. Professionally, Coach Nick works at Gateway College Prep teaching first grade and coaching the middle school and high school swim team.
Hi everyone! My name is Reagan Cain and this will be my third year of being a part of the Aquadillos coaching staff! I was a former Aquadillos and Georgetown High school swimmer and enjoy this program immensely. In high school I specialized in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and signed with a school in Colorado for those events. Unfortunately, due to an injury I was unable to swim, but that has not harmed my passion for the sport. I try to encourage as much fun as we encourage hard work within the sets and I look forward to working with everyone this season!
My name is Kate Shomper and I am so excited to be joining the Aquadillo family. I began swimming at the age of 5 for the Brushy Creek Marlins and at age 12, I joined Nitro Swimming year-round in which I swam my way up into the National development group. I was also a member of the McNeil High School Swim team and was part of three district championship team, was district champion in the 200 I.M. and 500 Freestyle, a regional finalist, Academic and Athletic All-State, and became a Scholastic All-American my senior year. I currently attend the University of Texas at Austin and will be a sophomore this upcoming fall. I am majoring in Biochemistry with a focus in Pre-Med. HOOK EM' This is my second year coaching and I'm really excited for this upcoming season. I'm looking forward to a fun-filled, non-stop summer and I hope my enthusiasm for swimming rubs off on all of the swimmers!
Hey y'all, I'm Jack. I have been swimming most of my life and swam with the Aquadillos since I was 8 years old and swam for Georgetown High School. I enjoy watching the kids that I teach form the same bonds with others like I did when I was their age. The time they spend on the team will be unforgettable and I plan on making it great for them.
Hello, I am Rehgan Hartsell a 2017 graduate of Georgetown High School where I was a 4-year varsity letter swimmer and Captain of the swim team my senior year. During my high school career, I have achieved 1st Team All State recognition in the 100 Breaststroke 3 years in a row, and 2nd Team All State recognition in the 200 Individual Medley (IM). In addition, I was recognized as an Academic All State recipient in 2016 and 2017. I am a 4-time state championship qualifier, 3-time Region V, Class 5A Champion in the 100 Breaststroke (2015, 2016, 2017), and hold 6 Georgetown High School swimming records, to include breaking a 30 year old 100 breaststroke record in 2016. I will be attending Southwestern University in the fall majoring in Education and continuing my swimming career with the Pirates!
This will be my 3rd season coaching with the Georgetown Aquadillos. I have been involved in the program since I was 4 years old. My mother (former coach and volunteer), father (coach), and sister (swimmer) are all involved in the program as well. Swimming has been an important part of my life and I have always had a deep passion for the development and success of athletes who dedicate their time to bettering themselves within their sport.After beginning my swimming career with the Aquadillos, I swam with Texas Gold Swimming in Georgetown, Nitro Swimming in Cedar Park, and Georgetown High School where I was named an all-state athlete in the 100 butterfly my senior year. When I am not coaching, I am a full-time college student majoring in business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
I am from Georgetown, Texas, and began my swimming career at the age of 7 with the Georgetown Aquadillos. When I began, I was unable to swim across the pool for the first 4 weeks. Since then, I have come a long way. I have posted a top 20 time in the nation in the 400 IM for 17-18 year olds, placed top 50 in several events at the Junior National championship, and qualified for Nationals. I am currently attempting to quality for the Olympic Trials and am 2 seconds from the qualifying standard in the 400 IM and 200 free. I swam with the Georgetown Aquadillos from age 7 to 13 and then again at 17. I have also swam with Texas Gold for the past 12 years. This past year I began my college swimming career at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). I am pursuing a degree in rehabilitative sciences at UIW, and my goal is to attend physical therapy school after the completion of my undergraduate degree.
This will be my first year coaching for a competitive swim team, but I have been teaching swim lessons and private lessons through the City of Georgetown for the past two years. As evident from my bio, swimming has been a central part of my life, and I have a love for the sport that I hope to pass on to others. I have been blessed by having some amazing coaches and role models over the years, and it is my hope that I can be the same to some of the younger swimmers out there. I am excited to begin coaching where it all started for me, and I cannot wait to see what this season has in store for our team.