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Changes to our training groups

posted Mar 21, 2013, 1:55 PM by DCST Webmaster   [ updated Mar 21, 2013, 8:09 PM ]
Starting on April 10th we will be making a few changes to the names of our training
groups, adjusting some practice times and reconfiguring ages of some groups to better help our athletes meet their individual performance goals.

Our color progression will now be used exclusively for our 14 & Under training groups. The details of these changes are highlighted in the table -->

Bronze II – New Silver

The new Silver group will be different then our current Bronze II. The goal of this group is to continue the swimmer’s progression while providing a smoother transition into what will become the new Gold group.

Coach Kyle Sanders will be joining the Dad’s Club coaching staff at the end of March and taking over the new Silver (formally Bronze II) group.

A University of Texas swimming alumni (1999-2002), Kyle has been coached by some of the top coaches, including former Olympic Head Coach, Eddie Reese. Having trained with Olympic champions Brendan Hansen, Ian Crocker and Aaron Peirsol, his experience at high-level national swim meets and being part of winning teams will allow him to guide our swimmers to meet their goals. He will focus on technique, and pass valuable knowledge on to our swimmers. He created and served as head coach of the South Shore Sails USA Swim Team and the South Shore Sails TX 2008-2011. He has coached swimmers from all age groups to TAGS champions, Sectional qualifiers and NCSA Junior National Qualifiers. Before being recruited to swim at the University of Texas, Kyle grew up swimming in Northwest Arkansas. He was a multi-time Junior National qualifier, National qualifier, and Olympic trial qualifier in 2000. He was Arkansas' Swimmer of the Year in 1995.

Coach Kyle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textile Design from UT and currently works as a Brand Manager for Academy Sports + Outdoors’ corporate office in Katy, TX. He and his wife reside in the Woodland Heights.

Gold - Senior

Coach Amy Jones, a former All American and college swimmer, will be replacing
Coach Regina as our new Senior coach. Amy currently coaches the Bronze groups. Her past coaching experience includes working with high level senior swimmers. You can check out coach Amy’s full bio on our website.


Most move ups will be announced at the end of this season and beginning of the next. If you have any questions regarding move ups please email your child’s coach directly.

If you have any questions regarding any of the new changes please email me directly.

Thank you
Coach Aguilar
Current Starting April 10         Ages Times
Age Group training groups
White White 6 & Up T, TH 4-4:45pm
Blue Blue 7 & Up M, W, F 4-5pm
Bronze I Bronze 8 - 11 M-F 5-6:30pm
Bronze II Silver 11-14 M-F 5:45-7:15pm
Silver Gold 12-14* M-F 5-7pm & Sat 8-10am
Senior training groups
Gold Senior 15 & Up M-F 4-6pm & Sat 8-10am
Sr. Elite Sr. Elite 14 & Up M-F 4-6:30pm & Sat 8-10am

Changes are highlighted

* Current 11 year olds in Silver will be grandfathered in. All transition swimmers will be grandfathered in the transition group.