Austin Vacek currently 18 years old, started swimming part time just 5 years ago and moved to year-round swimming with KATY Aquatics in 2009. He has made rapid improvement over the past three years, including advancing to the Junior National Championships that were held in August at Indianapolis, IN and the Minneapolis Grand Prix that was held earlier this month in Minnesota.
Austin is home-schooled and currently a High School Senior. Since applying to many colleges and Universities earlier this fall, he has received several offers for Swimming Scholarships including West Point, Texas A&M and The University of Texas, just to name a few. On Friday, November 16, Austin officially made his choice and signed a letter of intent to swim at The University of Texas in Austin. The UT men’s swimming program won the NCAA Division I Championships in 2010 and has been second place in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012.
Austin is now looking forward to finishing an outstanding year at KATY Aquatics while anticipating his start with UT in the fall of 2013. Austin is scheduled to compete at the Junior Nationals in December at the University of Tennessee. The parents of Austin Vacek are Dan and Sherre Vacek. His coach is Troy Emmons, Head Coach of KATY Aquatics.
The KATY Aquatics coaching staff and team would like to congratulate Austin on his accomplishments both in and out of the pool and wish him well during his collegiate career at The University of Texas!
Left to Right: Dan Vacek (father), Austin Vacek (center), Troy Emmons, Head Coach KATY Aquatics (left)