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[cs_content][cs_section bg_image="https://streetolympics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/athlete-exercise-fitness-261185.jpg" parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" class="cs-ta-center" style="margin: 0px;padding: 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="false" marginless_columns="false" bg_color="hsla(0, 0%, 0%, 0.35)" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 70px 0px;"][cs_column fade="true" fade_animation="in-from-bottom" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_custom_headline level="h1" looks_like="h1" accent="false" style="color: hsl(0, 0%, 100%);text-transform:uppercase;"]Harris County Aquatics Program[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" class="cs-ta-center" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="https://streetolympics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Aquatics-Program-Logo2.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content="" style="max-height:250px;"][cs_text class="cs-ta-center" style="max-width:700px;margin:0 auto;"]Harris County Aquatics Program (HCAP), created in 1992, teaches discipline, leadership and teamwork skills for youth through the sport of swimming. HCAP emphasizes teaching water safety skills so that children can enjoy the water while being aware of the risks. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_custom_headline level="h2" looks_like="h3" accent="false" class="cs-ta-center"]There are three components to this program[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 30px 0px 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]

Learn to Swim

The Learn-to-Swim program offers instruction year round, primarily serving children from low-income families. The program provides basic instruction for beginning swimmers, swim stroke development for intermediate swimmers, and an introduction to competition for advanced swimmers. The program also promotes water safety awareness.  [/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]

Splashdown

“Splashdown” is a component of the Summer Games. Splashdown is a friendly swim meet designed to introduce Learn-to-Swim students to competition. Every child is a winner because he/she learns the life-saving skill of swimming.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]

The Mighty Dolphins

“The Mighty Dolphins” are a competitive swim team that competes year-round in local, state and national swim meets. Children who demonstrate potential, discipline and commitment to competitive swimming are offered a chance to join the team. Team members have received swimming scholarships to school such as the University of Texas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the US Coast Guard Academy.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_line style="border-top-color: hsl(0, 0%, 18%);border-top-width: 1px;"][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]There are three swim sessions each year: SPRING: February - April SUMMER: June - July FALL: September - December  [/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]Year-round locations: Harris County Aquatics Center - 2727 El Camino St., Houston, TX 77054 Attucks Middle School - 4330 Bellfort St., Houston, TX 77051 Julia C. Hester House - 2020 Solo St., Houston, TX 77020 Kashmere High School - 6900 Wileyvale, Houston, TX 77026 Davis High School (Aldine ISD) - 12525 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77067[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]Seasonal Locations: Carver High School - 2100 S. Victory, Houston, TX 77088 Nimitz High School - 2005 W.W. Thorne, Houston, TX 77073 Dekaney High School - 22351 Imperial Valley, Houston, TX 77073 Westfield High School - 16713 Ella Blvd., Houston TX 77090[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="https://streetolympics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_6608.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="https://streetolympics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_6603.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/3" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="https://streetolympics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_6616.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 50px 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_custom_headline level="h2" looks_like="h3" accent="false" class="cs-ta-center" style="max-width:700px;margin:0 auto;"]Our Aquatics Program is led by experienced swim coaches and professionals. [/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" class="cs-ta-center" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="https://streetolympics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Coach-Means.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]Coach Johnnie Means  Since 1992, Coach Means has served as director and head coach of the Harris County Aquatics Program (HCAP). Over his nearly 50-year career in competitive swimming, Coach Means has led programs of all ages. As the head swimming coach at Texas Southern University for 25 years, he coached numerous all All-Americans and one of the top teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). His work at HCAP has produced nationally ranked swimmers and participants in the US Olympic trials. He is an inductee of the Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]Our Sponsors The Aquatics Program is incredibly grateful to have the support of partner organizations that make our work possible: Commissioner Rodney Ellis, USA Swimming Foundation’s/Make-A-Splash Program, Harris County Community Services Department, Aldine Independent School District, Spring Independent School District, and the Houston Independent School District[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="https://streetolympics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_6611.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]