Here is a good article about the Georgetown Aquadillos – I’ve coached Dillos for a long, long time:
Read below for some of my thoughts:
Aquadillos is a great way to get newer swimmers, 17 or younger, involved with swimming. Kids learn strokes and gain strength in the water – one of the few sports, maybe the only sport, that can save a life. By any measure swimming is a life skill. The competitions/meets are great because the distances are short, they get to hang out with friends between races, and participate in at least 3 events each meet. Kids don’t have to win races to have success. They can get best time improvements and if they get a time in every event, over the course of the season, they become part of the ‘Speedy Grand Slam Club’.
I think Aquadillos is great for more experienced swimmers as well. Short races, a focus on speed and racing, and social aspect of the meets are great ways to bring some fun and joy to swimming. I’ve seen some kids that have been burned out by club teams or high school teams that have rekindled their joy for swimming over the summer. Summer is usually long course for club swimmers, but the longest distance in a meet for Aquadillos is a short course 100.
For more information about the Georgetown Aquadillos: https://aquadillos.com/
Of course, once someone is 18 they should come swim masters with us! Texas Gold Georgetown Masters: https://swimgeorgetown.com – It is similar, but everyone is older!