2018 ASCA Legends of Texas



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.

Location: All events at Courtyard by Marriott, San Antonio, SeaWorld Westover Hills, 11605 State Highway 151, San Antonio, Texas 78251.

For Room Reservations at $99.00 a night, call 210-509-3700, reference LEGENDS OF TEXAS.

Main Clinic (Saturday and Sunday) – $99.00 per coach
Level 3 School – (Friday) – $65.00
All three days – $150.00


Thursday, April 5, 3:00PM-7:00PM – SwimAmerica Training for new Program Directors and Site Supervisors. Register by calling Julie Nitti at 1-800-356-2722 – Coach John Leonard
Friday, April 6, 9:00AM-5:00PM Level 3 Physiology School – The Planning and Execution of Training Coach John Leonard

Saturday, April 7
8:30AM-9:15AM – Team Goals and Season Planning – Coach Nabil Kebbab
9:30-10:15AM – Effective Swim Meet Coaching and Talking with Your Athletes – Coach John Leonard
10:30-11:15AM – H.S. Smorgasbord: NISCA, TISCA, UIL, Coach and Athlete Discussion Topics – Coach Mark Jedow
11:30-12:15AM – Developing the Aerobic Base in Age Group Swimmers – Coach John Leonard
Lunch – 12:15-1:30 PM
1:30-2:15PM – Part One – Growing Your Age Group Team – Coach Kim Seaman
2:30-3:15PM – topic to be announced – Coach Steve Bultman
3:30-4:15PM – Part Two – Growing Your Age Group Team – Coach Kim Seaman
4:30-5:15PM – topic to be announced – Coach Steve Bultman
5:15-6:00PM – Forum/questions for all speakers

Sunday, April 8
8:00-9:00AM – Teaching Free and Backstroke – Coach Andrew Korda
9:15-10:00AM – Teaching Turns – Coach Kim Seaman
10:15-11:00AM – Teaching Starts – Coach Andrew Korda
11:15AM – Noon topic to be announced – Coach Kim Seaman


ASCA 2018 Legends of Texas Clinic Speakers

Kim Seaman earned her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching from Georgia Southern University in December 2008. Kim has coached the last 7 years for Stingrays Swimming in Marietta, Georgia and has primarily served as their LAPS Program Director for the 10 and under and novice level swimmers. With the introduction of their unique LAPS program structure, Kim has helped her team more than quadruple their participation numbers at this level (to now over 450 swimmers throughout the year) since LAPS started 3 years ago. Kim has been a speaker at several ASCA Clinics including the 2017 ASCA World Clinic.

Andrew Korda is a High Performance Coach at Katy Aquatics in Katy, Texas. Coach Korda has over 25 years of coaching experience. These last 4 years at Katy Aquatics have been a success! Since his arrival in 2014, Coach Korda’s team has climbed the rankings. Last year in 2017, Katy Aquatics was the top ranking team in the Gulf LSC. They won Senior Southern Zones, and finished 8th at Winter Juniors. Coach Korda’s swimmers have also broken several Gulf records, qualified for Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals, as well as qualifying for the last two Olympic Trials. Coach Korda’s achievements led him to be honored with Gulf Swimming’s “Senior Coach of the Year” award for 2017.

Nabil Kebbab was born and raised in Algeria, and has extensive experience in the swimming world as a professional swimmer and coach. His most notable achievements as a swimmer include participation in two Olympics: 2008 and 2012. He is currently coaching at the Alamo Area Aquatic Association and enthusiastically shares his experience to help develop young athletes. Nabil holds safety certifications and coaching licenses from the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, Algerian Swimming Federation, University of Marseille, the French National Safety and Rescue Aquatic, and ASCA. He is currently coaching at the Alamo Area Aquatic Association and enthusiastically shares his experience to help develop young athletes. ASCA Certification – Level 3

One of the nation’s most respected and innovative swim coaches, 2015 ASCA Hall of Fame inductee Steve Bultman has overseen one of the most dramatic rises to power in college swimming history since taking over the reins of the women’s program at Texas A&M in 1999. Bultman is a 14-time conference Coach of the Meet or Year; named to the U.S. Olympic Team coaching staff twice (1988 and 2012) and to a variety of other Team USA staffs, including the 1985 Pan Pacific Games, the 1989 LEN Cup, the 2001, 2009 and 2015 World University Games and the 2013 World Championships, 2008 Estonia Olympic Team, assistant coach for Mexico in the 2016 Olympics.

Mark Jedow currently serves the High School Swimming and Diving community as the NISCA Girls Swimming All America Chair and Zone 6 Director which oversees NISCA’s role in TX, OK, AR, NM and CO. A fixture in San Antonio high school swimming since 1993, including successful head coaching stints at Robert E. Lee HS (93-99), Reagan HS (99-2002) and most recently at Churchill HS (2008- present). From June of 2002 – April 2005 Coach Jedow ran the North Country Aquatic Club located in Hanover, New Hampshire. In May 2005 Coach Jedow returned to San Antonio as the Head Coach of the Alamo Area Aquatic Association’s/North East Aquatic Team Club Program where he developed several National Level swimmers including a 2008 Olympic Trials Semi-Finalist. In the fall of 2008 Coach Jedow took over the reins of the Churchill Swimming and Diving teams. During Coach Jedow’s tenure the Chargers have claimed three State- Runners-up titles, 1 National Record Holder, 9 Individual State Champions, and over 20 HS All American’s performances.

John Leonard has directed ASCA since January of 1985. Coupled with his 47 years of coaching, he has become one of the best-known names in the world of swimming. John began his coaching career in Syracuse NY, where he developed numerous national qualifiers, national Finalists and a 1976 Olympian, while building an 800 member swim team and managing a 35 pool city Aquatics program. In 1978, he moved to Lake Forest Swim Club and Lake Forest College in Illinois, where he again developed a nationally powerful club team and USA National Team members. John is still an active coach with his SwimFast Team in South Florida. An accomplished writer and editor, Leonard has authored over 1000 articles on the sport of swimming, written four books on swimming, and edited four others, in addition to making clinic presentations in 38 countries around the world.

2018 Legends of Texas