ASCA Legends of Texas

April 8-10, 2022

Location: University of Texas at Austin

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UT Coaches Eddie Reese, Carol Capitani, Mitch Dalton, 2021 Age Group Coach of the Year Colin Kennedy, and many more!

3 Day Clinic ~ $150

Saturday and Sunday only ~ $120

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Important information for attendees

Legends of Texas Schedule

Hotel Information- deadline to book is March 8, 2022

Clinic Location
The University of Texas at Austin
Natatorium Address
1900 Red River St,
Austin, TX 78712

Texas Hall of Fame- Link to Purchase Tickets
(Deadline to purchase is April 1, 2022)

Paid Schools 

Level 2 with Coach Mike Koleber and Matt Hooper- $85 which includes lunch
Friday 8am-2pm

Strength and Conditioning Workshop with Coach Charlie Hoolihan- $99
Sunday 1-6pm
Participants will be offered the 5-hour ASCA Swimming Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SSCS) live workshop, a hands-on experience consisting of strength, stability, and injury resilience exercises. The workshop helps provide a clear understanding of how these exercises relate to swimming performance and enable the transfer of training from gym to pool. The following will be covered:

Conduit (core) development exercises to develop a stable and dynamic swimming platform.Band, suspension trainer, kettlebell, and medicine ball exercises will be covered with a special focus on the context of swimming.

Foundations of strength and explosive power exercises. Keys and cues for the development of the proper techniques for strength and explosive exercises like squats, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, and several upper body exercises.

Application of strength and explosive power plus injury resilience development through strength. A live session at a strength training facility to follow up on principles covered in session 2 plus techniques and strategies to develop strong and injury resilient swimmers especially during the championship taper period.


Speaker Bios

Carol Capitani

The 2020-21 season marks Carol Capitani’s ninth season as the head coach of the Texas women’s swimming and diving program. She became the 10th head coach in the history of the Longhorns program in June 2012.

  • Has led Texas to NCAA top-10 finishes in six of her eight seasons* with the Longhorns (5th in 2017 and 2019, 6th in 2018, 7th in 2015 and 9th in 2013 & 2014)
  • Has led the Longhorns to eight straight Big 12 team titles (2013-2020)
  • Molded Madisyn Cox into a bronze medalist (200m IM) at the 2017 FINA World Championships and Laura Sogar into a NCAA champion (200-yard breaststroke) in 2013
  • Head Coach for Team USA (women) at the 2017 World University Games and the 2013 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool
  • Assistant Coach for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games
  • Six-time Big 12 Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Along with her experience with the Singapore National Team, Capitani has served on several national team staffs. She was an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team during the 2011 World University Games in China. Capitani was the Singapore head coach for the 2009 Southeast Asian Games in Laos and the 2009 Asian Youth Games in Singapore. She also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team at the 2007 Japan International Grand Prix in Tokyo and the 2005 World University Games in Turkey.

Mitch Dalton

Dalton joins the Longhorns after almost a five-year stint with USA Swimming, where he served as the National Junior Team Director. As National Junior Team Director, his primary role has been to identify, support, and cultivate future Olympians. He built strong relationships and worked in conjunction with the USA Swimming High Performance staff and United States Olympic Committee practitioners.

Before his stop at USA Swimming, Dalton spent five seasons at Princeton University as the assistant coach for the men’s program, helping to guide the Tigers to four Ivy League Team titles and three NCAA appearances. While with the Tigers, Dalton served as the recruiting coordinator, directly correlating to three nationally-ranked classes as his 2011 class was No. 13, his 2012 class was No. 5, and his 2014 class was No. 6. He also worked with distance/mid/stroke swimmers, lead the sprint group, assisted with the overall layout of the season and weekly plan.

Dalton also gained collegiate swimming coaching experience with two years at George Washington University, where he was the assistant for both the men’s and women’s programs. While at George Washington, he was in charge of all recruiting responsibilities, alumni relations, fundraising, supported strength and conditioning department in weightlifting and dry land regimes, training of the stroke/sprint groups.

A four-year letter winner at James Madison, Dalton gained additional international administrative experience on the coaching staff of Estonia for the 2011 World University Games. At the club level, he swam for the Capitol Sea Devils in USA Swimming’s Potomac Valley LSC and also coached at Machine Aquatics.

Brendan Hansen

Olympic Experience:

  • 2004 Olympic Games, gold medal in the 400m, silver medal in the 100m breaststroke, and bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke
  • 2008 Olympic Games, gold medal in the 4x100m medley, 4th place in the 100m breaststroke
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay, bronze in the 100m breaststroke

Career Highlights:

  • 2007 World Championships, gold in the 100m breaststroke, silver medal in the 50m breaststroke
  • 2006 Pan Pacifics, gold in the 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, and 400m MR
  • 2005 World Championships, gold medal in the 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, and 400m MR

Charlie Hoolihan

Charlie is the Director of Personal Training at Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville, LA.

He currently trains more than 80 individuals per month. He has experience coaching all levels of clients and athletes, from stroke survivors re-learning how to walk to collegiate runners, swimmers, golfers, and soccer players. He has been coaching and personal training since 1971 and holds multiple personal training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, BioForce Heart Rate Variability, TRX Suspension Training, and Trigger Point Therapy.

His athletic background includes four years as a scholarship D1 swimmer at LSU,   finishing the Hawaii Ironman and several marathons. He has also been a writer for national training publications such as IDEA Fitness Journal, The NSCA Personal Trainer’s Quarterly, and American Fitness.He has also been a presenter/instructor at several national conferences for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, IDEA Fitness Association, American Swim Coaches Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and USA Triathlon

Colin Kennedy

Coach Kennedy has been coaching since 2003. He started in St. Louis, MO at the neighborhood summer league he grew up swimming for. A friend was a teacher and was hired as head coach and he taught Coach Kennedy a lot about the learning process and how to teach the strokes, especially in a large group setting. He was hired as an assistant coach at the Flyers Aquatic Swim Team and progressed to head age group coach. After a few years, Coach Kennedy moved to the Parkway Swim Club to coach the National Prep group and was promoted to head coach. In 2014, he was hired as head age group coach at FLEET and has been loving it. Coach Kennedy has coached all levels, from learn-to-swim to Olympic Trials qualifier, but really likes working with age groupers.

Coach Kennedy has worked really hard to rebuild and reshape the program. In his career, he has had over 100 individual USA Swimming Top 20 swims, including 43 Top 10, and 37 USA Swimming Top 20 Relays including 25 in the Top 10 (with the #1 9-10 Boys 400 FR LCM Relay in 2019). Had 1 swimmer set a TAGS record and 9 individual TAGS Champions in multiple events, numerous TAGS winning relays. FLEET has won multiple TAGS team-high point awards, and had 2 individual high point winners. They earned the Bill Nixon Team Sportsmanship award in 2021 and the Allen Salinas Gulf Team Sportsmanship Award twice- and they worked hard to earn those! The swimmers have set 65 Fleet Team Records (including relays) and counting. Coach Kennedy was named LSC coach of the year twice (2012 Ozark & 2017 Gulf). The Fleet 14 & Under program has won 6 consecutive Gulf LSC short course champs and 5 consecutive long courses. They’ve placed in the top 5 at TAGS 6 out of 7 years.


Mike Koleber

Mike Koleber grew up swimming. Summer League, YMCA, USS, USA, HS, and NCAA where he ended up as an 11 time All-American at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, his home state. He took about 10 years away from swimming until the siren’s song of the chlorine called him back. After a couple of seasons with Swim Atlanta, moved out to the Austin area and coached part-time with a small team called Great Hills Swim Team while working full time. Took on the Head Coach role and began to grow the base. 70 kids to 370 in 3 years. Mike broke away from the board when he and his wife Tracy created Nitro Swimming in 2006. Opened up their first indoor 50-meter facility in June of ‘07. Opened their 2nd indoor 50-meter facility in May of ‘11. Will be opening their 3rd in the fall of ‘22.


Renata Pellino-Porter

Renata Porter is a business consultant who has shifted her focus to helping youth sports clubs have positive outcomes by being an end-to-end partner providing actionable guidance and support. Her company’s aim is for sports clubs to shift from old mindsets and sameness, to running the club as the business it is, pulling themselves out of surviving to thriving with options. With over 30 years of experience in Leadership, her practical no-fluff approach enables clubs to see immediate results. You can find more information at and



Eddie Reese

After 43 seasons at the helm of Texas, Eddie Reese is the most-winningest coaches in the NCAA leading Texas to 15 national team titles and 12 NCAA runner-up finishes. With 41 consecutive top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships and 42 consecutive conference titles, Reese’s Longhorns have been one of the most dominant teams year after year. Reese has coaches over 75 NCAA individual champions, 29 Olympians who’ve won gold and has been the U.S. Olympic men’s swimming head coach three times in his career (1992, 2004, and 2008). Reese has also been named the CSCAA National Coach of the Year four times, the NCAA Coach of the Year eight times and ASCA Coach of the Year four times. On top of those honors, Reese has been honored with the Big 12 Coach of the Year Award 19 times in his historic career.


Jill Sterkel

Born May 27, 1961, in Los Angeles, Calif., Sterkel is the first woman to make four U.S. Olympic swim teams (1976, ’80, ’84 and ’88); she was elected captain of the U.S. Team for three Olympic Games – 1980, 1984 and 1988. She was also a member of the 1986 U.S. National Water Polo Team that won a bronze medal at the 1986 World Aquatics Championships. Sterkel won nearly every award available in swimming, from Olympic gold to the Broderick Cup U.S. National Female Athlete of the Year and a Texas-record 28 all-America honors. She anchored the Longhorns to two AIAW national team titles in ’81 and ’82. From 1986 to 1991, she was assistant women’s swim coach at the University of Texas, and women’s head coach from 1992-2006. Beginning in 2006, she has worked for the UT Athletic Department with alumni relations.

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