This will mark my 15th season with the Aquadillos. Swimming has been an important part of my life for nearly 50 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 first coached the Aquadillos in 2000 and have coached almost every year since then. That's over 900 days of multiple practices a day! I also coach with the age group team, Texas Gold Georgetown - both kids and adults. I enjoy helping both newer and established swimmers improve and enjoy the sport.
My first summer league swim team, at age 6, was the Braun Station Seagulls in San Antonio. After moving to Georgetown, I joined the Aquadillos as a swimmer. I have swum for AAAA, TASC, the short-lived Georgetown Area Swimming team (GAS), and the Georgetown High School team. During high school, I was the only male swimmer to make Regionals all 4 years and also was team captain my senior year.
At Trinity University I combined my years of competitive gymnastics with water and joined the diving team. After many flips, I graduated with a degree in Computer Science.
In the past, I coached the diving team at Southwestern University for approximately 5 years. In my spare, time I do handstands and read about computer security, but not at the same time.
Hello everyone, my name is Reilly Gilbert, and this will be my second year coaching with the Georgetown Aquadillos. I began swimming at the age of 6 with the Aquadillos and came back every summer after because summer swimming is FUN, and the Aquadillos are Super Duper and the MOST FUN! I am a graduating senior at St. Dominic Savio Catholic HS and have participated in high school swim three of my four years. I am a TAGS Champion, FUTURES finalist, Junior National Qualifier, and USA Swimming Scholastic All American. This coming fall, I will be swimming for The University of Wyoming in Laramie! It is a dream come true to become a collegiate athlete and it all started with the Aquadillos - every summer for 12 years! I primarily swim freestyle and butterfly, however, I enjoy almost every event including open water swimming. I love swimming because it helps me relax and has taught me the value of hard work. In my free time I am an avid cyclist and ultimate frisbee player, but I also love having down time and playing video games with friends or going out to eat (I LOVE Whataburger!). I am so excited to be returning for my second year as a coach and I cannot wait to see all the returning swimmers and meet the new ones and share my love of swimming!
This will be Coach Nick's 5th season with the Georgetown Aquadillo's coaching staff and 14th overall year with the Northwest Swim Circuit. He was a member of the varsity Swim Team at Pflugerville High School. He continued to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin as a member of their inaugural swim team. In Odessa, Coach Nick competed all four years at UTPB as a distance freestyler, breaststroker and the 400 IMer. He was a national qualifier in the 400 IM and 800 Freestyle relay and finished his senior year as captain.
Professionally, Coach Nick or (Mr. G) has taught in the classroom and on the pool deck around the central Texas area. In 2018, Coach Nick graduated with his Master's Degree in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin. Currently, Coach Nick is teaching 3rd grade in Pflugerville and teaching yoga at Lifetime Fitness in Austin and Amped Up GTX here in Georgetown.
Hey Dillos! This will be my 4th season with the Aquadillos following completion of my Junior year at Southwestern University here in Georgetown. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a focus in History leading to a career as a high school history teacher (and swim coach). I’ve also been a member of the Pirate women’s swim team the past three years during which I’ve been named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020), won 8 SCAC individual championships, SCAC Female Swimmer of the Year (2019), 2-time SCAC Championships Female swimmer of the meet (2018, 2019), and NCAA Division 3 Championship swimmer (2018). I’m also proud to hold 3 SU Pirate swim records (100 & 200 Breaststroke, 200 Individual Medley). I am a 2017 graduate of Georgetown High School where I was a 4-year varsity letter swimmer and Captain during my senior year. I enjoy swimming, reading, and spending time with my family.
Hi Dillo Families! My name is Maddie Mann and I love being a part of the Dillo family. I have been swimming since I was seven years old! I am senior at Georgetown High School and have actively participated in the varsity swim team all four years. The Dillos is a great way to make friends and practice sprinting! Swimming keeps me in shape and helps me relax. This will also be my second year coaching for Dillos. I'm available for private lessons and my speciality is free and fly. In my spare time, I love to scuba dive, draw, and hang out with my friends.
My name is Julia Morales, and I am excited to begin my second year as an Aquadillos coach! I fell in love with swimming almost ten years ago and swam for the Aquadillos and Georgetown High School swim teams for four years each. During my high school career, I was a district, regional, and state finalist. Specifically, I swam at the 2017 UIL 5A State Championship in the 200 Medley Relay and was a member of the TISCA 2nd Team All-State. Currently, I am a sophomore at Texas Christian University where I am a member of the recreational club swim team. My favorite part of swimming was being part of a team working together to reach a common goal. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, dancing, and spending time with my friends and family. I will be available for private swim lessons this summer and am specialized in butterfly and freestyle. Go Dillos!
Hello everyone! My name is Abbey Smith, and I’m so excited to be coaching all the swimmers this summer! I just graduated from Georgetown High School, and will be attending Tarleton State University in the fall. I swam for the eleven years. I started out as a young Dillo when I was seven, and haven’t missed a summer since. I also swam at Georgetown High School for three years. My favorite part about swimming is that it allows me to work hard and build relationships with my teammates. My specialty stroke is breaststroke. This will be my second year summer coaching for Aquadillos. In addition to Dillos, my coaching experience includes two seasons as head coach for the Georgetown Special Olympics team, two years of swim lessons through the city of Georgetown, and coaching the Summer Swim Team through the city. My favorite thing about coaching is the kids and watching them grow. When I’m not coaching, you can find me reading, lifeguarding, and spending time with my family and friends.
Hi there! My name is Amy Solheim, and I am so excited to be Coach Amy again this summer! I started swimming at 5 years old when I began Aquadillos and Coach David and Coach Scott taught me how to swim. I fell in love with the sport and went on to swim Aquadillos and for the Georgetown High School Swim team until I graduated in 2018. My specialty stroke was butterfly. I am now studying Business Management at Texas A&M University! This will be my third summer as a coach, and I absolutely adore it. My favorite part of dillos is the kids I’ve taught who have me cracking up all practice and impress me with their hard work and dedication! I also really love seeing the kids leading the chants and drawing on each other’s backs at meets because those are some of my favorite memories from when I was growing up! My favorite things are traveling, baking, and laughing!!
Hi everyone, my name is Katie Strauss. This year will mark my second year coaching, and I couldn’t be more excited! I have swam with the Aquadillos every summer since the age of five. Outside of summer league, I have swam on the Stony Point High School swim team all four years of high school, qualifying for regionals twice as well as leading the team as team captain my senior year. My specialty is sprint freestyle and fly! Being a Dillo has been an integral part of my life and I hope to see the same happen for our youngest swimmers. Swimming has introduced me to life long friends and taught me lessons about determination, hard work, and perseverance. In my free time I like to draw and write. I’m looking forward to the Super Duper 2020 season!
Hello everyone, my name is Tristan Blount, and I'm super excited to be coaching this summer. This will be my first time coaching for Aquadillos. This is my fifth year swimming for Aquadillos, and I've been swimming for the GHS swim team for three years. This sport means a lot to me, and I really hope to share the knowledge that I've learned from both Coach Scott and Coach Ginger at GHS, as well as from the cool and amazing people I have met from swimming. When I'm not swimming I'm studying for tests or doing homework, but also watching videos on YouTube, playing video games, and helping my parents out with chores. I love the outdoors, fishing, and learning survival skills. I'm really looking forward to the 2020 season of Aquadillos and working with all the great young swimmers out there. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your kids.
My name Sage Boff. I’m very excited to be coaching this summer with Aquadillos. This year will be my 8th year swimming for Aquadillos and my first year coaching for Aquadillos. I have been swimming with the East View swim team for 3 years. I have qualified every year for Regionals in either an individual or a relay. This year I qualified for Regionals in all 4 of my events and got to compete at A&M. I love this sport and I love all the amazing people I have meet because of swim. When I’m not swimming I love to create art, hang out with my friends, and sleep.
Hey y’all!! My name is Maddie Charles and I’m so so so excited to be a coach for Dillos this season!! I’ve been swimming for 7 years, and for all 7 of those years I swam with Dillos, Texas Gold Swimming,Nitro Cedar Park, as well as Georgetown High school’s Varsity Swim team, while swimming for for those club teams. Throughout my swimming career I have won the Bill Hartman Spirit award, The Eagle Award (both for leadership), placed 2nd at Districts in the 400 Free relay, as well as being a current Captain for Georgetown’s Varsity High School Swim team. My specialty strokes consist of Butterfly, and Individual Medley. In my free time you’ll most likely see me at one of the many Georgetown pool locations teaching swim lessons, lifeguarding, or spending time with loved ones! Unfortunately, I will not be able to teach private lessons this summer, however, I hope to eventually have that opportunity. Aquadillos is what started my passion for swimming, and I absolutely adore this team. This is a place where kids can find life long friends and learn a valuable life skill! I’m so excited to be a member of the Dillo staff!! Let’s have a super speedy summer!!!
Hello everyone! I am a homeschooled Senior in High School and I can hardly wait to get my second year of Coaching for the Aquadillos started!!! I had such a blast last year coaching all the young dillos. I was so happy to witness so many of them improve their stroke, conquer fear of the water, and bond with each other during practices and meets. I cannot wait to see all the new and returning faces this season! For those wondering about my history in the sport, I have been swimming for 11 years now and have enjoyed every season! When I was 7 years old, I began my swimming journey on a team in South Austin known as the Shady Hollow Stingrays, I then swam with them until I was 14. I then moved to Florence, Texas in the fall of 2016. After that, my brothers and I began our first season on Dillos in the summer of 2017. While my brothers will continue to swim for the team, I finished my last summer league season in 2019 and was happy to place First in the 50yd Fly at Invitationals. After last year's summer league season for Aquadillos ended, I was devastated knowing that I wouldn't be able to swim summer league in my final year of high school. I knew right then that after how amazing my final year of summer league swimming was, there was no way I would possibly miss swimming in my final year. So a few months later, I decided to begin my first year of year-round swim with Texas Gold Swimming in October of 2019. Since then, I have fallen in love with the team, and have achieved my first sectional cut in 50yd free at only my second meet on the team. Moving back to the time I've been on Dillos, my favorite thing about the the team is the spirit and bond our team creates with each other every year, and my favorite part of swimming is its ability to be a strong form of motivation to never give up and to always keep finding new ways to improve and better yourself. The strokes I specialize in are Butterfly and Freestyle; I am also excited to say I will be teaching private lessons this year with Dillos as well. Outside of swimming, you can find me exercising, hunting, playing Airsoft, and spending time with my family and friends
Hi my name is Joe Hunninghake. This will be my fourth and final year swimming with Aquadillos, but will be my first year coaching for the team. I have been a competitive swimmer for about ten years now, with summer league being an incredible, fun experience in my swim career. In addition to Aquadillos, I swim for Rouse High School and Nitro where I have qualified for top meets such as State and Sectionals.
I have been coaching for the local Special Olympics team for 4 years and have so enjoyed working and celebrating team members accomplishments. I am really looking forward to working with the Aquadillos swimmers and giving back to this great program.
I love to play spike ball with my friends and I also love Dr Pepper.
Hello there! My name is Luke Moore and I am super excited to be coaching for Aquadillos this year! This is my first-time coaching for the team. I look forward to being able to coach your kids and encourage them throughout the season! I love working with kids as I find it so amazing to teach them and develop their skills. I look forward to helping them overcome any challenges that face them in the sport! This will be my tenth-year swimming for the Aquadillos, I can’t believe it has been that long! I love swimming and I have a great time every summer because of the Aquadillos and the people in the team. When I am not swimming, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, outside activities, playing video games, and watching motor racing! I am very passionate about cars and aim to become a professional racing driver in the future. I look forward to a super duper summer with your kids!
Sup, my name is Jordan Webb, I am a junior at East View High School, and even though this will be my last year on Aquadillos I am very excited to get the chance to be more involved this summer. I have been swimming with the Georgetown Aquadillos for years, it was even because of the Dillos that I even thought to be on the EVHS swim team. This will be my 6th year on the Aquadillos swim team. When I became a freshman I immediately joined the East View swim team, and since I had swam before with Dillos I was able to earn my letterman as a freshman. I was at invitationals with Dillos during the summer when my high school coach noticed I could swim fly well. So starting sophomore year of high school I started swimming fly and IM for East View. I even went to regionals in ¾ of my races this year, where I swam the 200 freestyle relay, the 200 medley relay, and 100 butterfly. Though most may hate the IM and the butterfly especially doing it for a 200 and a 100, I actually love it because any long distance races I do not get bored while swimming, and I love the feeling of when you get your tempo with fly perfect and it doesn’t even feel like your swimming , but I am actually flying. I like to take higher level classes and I am also involved in; the Locker, National Honor Society, the Varsity Archery team, FFA, and of course the East View swim team. I am even the best 3D archer at East View all three years, and I was invited to be a representative of East View and go to archery nationals this last year. Through all this I found a family in my swim teams and wouldn't trade the experiences or memories I’ve made with them for the world.