Legends of Texas 2016


Legends of Texas Swim Clinic is sponsored by the American Swimming Coaches Association along with FINIS as our Regional Clinic sponsor. This clinic provides talks relevant to Age Group Coaches, High School Coaches and Senior Swimming Coaches.

SwimAmerica Program Director Training

The Program Director and Site Supervisor Training is being held in conjunction with the ASCA 2016 Legends of Texas clinic on April 14th 2016 from 6:00-9:00 pm. To register, please contact Julie Nitti at jnitti@swimamerica.org.


  • $60.00 – ASCA Level 4 School Only
  • $60.00 – Successful Swim Meet Coaching
  • $120.00 – Saturday and Sunday Program
  • $190.00 – ALL 3 DAYS

Clinic Schedule:

Friday – April 15, 2016

7:00 – 8:00 AM Clinic Registration
8:00 – 12:00 PM The ASCA Level 4 Leadership School
Coach John Leonard
1:00 – 5:00 PM Successful Swim Meet Coaching for Age Group & Senior Athletes
Coach John Leonard
5:00 – 6:00 PM Clinic Registration
6:00 – 7:00 PM Keynote Address
The Lessons of a Lifetime Can’t Be Learned in a Day: 60 Lessons in 60 Minutes on Life, Love, Coaching & Swimming

Coach John Leonard


Saturday – April 16, 2016

8:00 – 8:40 AM Age Group Swimming Topic TBD
Coach Shana Trabona
9:00 – 9:40 AM Age Group Swimming Topic TBD
Coach Steve Haufler
10:00 – 10:40 AM Age Group Swimming Topic TBD
Coach Shana Trabona
11:00 – 11:40 AM Age Group Swimming Topic TBD
Coach Steve Haufler
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 – 4:30 PM Creating the Best High School Swimming Program for your Community
(3 x 1 hour presentations with 10 minute breaks.)
Coach Kevin Kinel
4:30 – 5:15 PM Panel Discussion on Audience Questions


Sunday – April 17, 2016

8:00 – 8:45 AM Teaching the 4 Competitive Strokes: FREESTYLE
Dr. Gary Hall, Sr.
9:00 – 9:45 AM Teaching the 4 Competitive Strokes: BACKSTROKE
Dr. Gary Hall, Sr.
10:00 – 10:45 AM Teaching the 4 Competitive Strokes: BREASTSTROKE
Dr. Gary Hall, Sr.
11:00 – 11:45 AM Teaching the 4 Competitive Strokes: BUTTERFLY
Dr. Gary Hall, Sr.

Notes on the Presentations:

Friday: Level 4 Leadership School – John Leonard

EVERY COACH IS A LEADER… of their group, their team, their parents, their LSC or High School organization and on up. Leadership is a learned skill.

This 4-hour presentation will give you skills you can use to lead better tomorrow morning whether you are a first year coach, or a 40 year veteran. Practical, down to earth useable tools and when and how to use them.

Friday: Coaching at a Swim Meet – John Leonard

Coaching at a practice and coaching at a swim meet are two radically different experiences and skill sets. One we practice once or twice a day, one we practice a couple of times a month. Guess which one most coaches are better at?

This course covers every aspect of swim meet coaching, concentrating on how to help your athletes best at a swim meet from how to have discussions with them, to teaching them how to race, to how to warmup and cooldown. Extensive discussion of pre-meet preparation and post meet downloads as well. A must for younger coaches.

Saturday: Age Group & High School Coaching

Clearly the success of each is inter-related in most communities. The morning will focus on four practical presentations by two highly successful current age group coaches on what they do on deck to make their programs flourish. The Afternoon will feature one of the most successful long term high school coaches in the USA and how he has made his program a pillar of his community and highly productive of both fast swimming and good citizenship.

Sunday: The Basis of Swim Coaching

The Basis of Swim Coaching is helping people swim better and faster. One of the USA’s Greatest Olympians, Dr. Gary Hall, will present his innovative and creative teaching methods for each of the strokes. Gary is one of the great stroke technicians in the world today and an hour on each stroke will be helpful for coaches from those coaching beginners to those coaching World Class Athletes.

Hotel Reservations

Courtyard San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills
11605 TX-151
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 509-3700

Space is limited! To qualify for the reduced ASCA clinic group rate, you must contact the Reservations Department at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel directly.

Courtyard Marriott Hotel

2016 Legends of Texas Clinic Registration Form