AUSTIN, Texas—Randy Reese, former head coach for Circle C Swimming, has been named head swimming coach for Texas Aquatics, a year-round swimming and diving program offered to the Austin community by The University of Texas at Austin.
Over his 25-year career Reese has coached nationally recognized age group, high school, and Division 1 collegiate swim teams. His swimmers have achieved a high level of success from the youngest age group swimmers to Olympic champions. Reese has coached more than 60 Olympic swimmers whose records include 18 gold medals, eight silver medals and nine bronze medals. His USA swim teams have placed in the top five more than 60 times and have won 21 national team titles.
“I’m committed to making Texas Aquatics a more competitive and nationally recognized swimming program,” said Reese. “Our goal is to set the standard for competition, not only throughout the state, but for the entire country.”
Texas Aquatics is part of the Employee and Campus Services (ECS) division at The University of Texas at Austin, and the program enjoys a close relationship with another ECS unit—the Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Dr. Pat Clubb, vice president for employee and campus services, believes the combination of Reese’s skills with the swim center environment will raise the level of training and development for Texas Aquatics members.
“The Jamail Texas Swimming Center is one of the finest facilities in the world,” Clubb said. “The center provides a great environment for fostering athletic development and nurturing excellence, and we’re working on ways to expand and make other facilities available to Coach Reese and our swimming families.
“Coach Reese’s appointment is about giving the program a new direction. I’m confident that under his leadership Texas Aquatics will grow into a swimming program of significant stature nationally.”
Reese’s appointment will begin at the end of August.
For more information contact: Rhonda Weldon, 512-471-4472.