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Ellis Aquatics is a year-round Level 3 USA Swimming 
club serving the Tracy & Mountain House area. We are
a coached owned team founded by Clay Basepayne, 
Pat Windschitl, Matt Gumpert and Erin Mann. Since
our founding in 2010 it's been our club's goal to raise 
the standard of swimming in the central valley. 

Since 2010 we've worked hard to make 
t of the c
entral valley a force in swimming. 
We've built a team of 30 
to one of 
he largest teams
in Pacific Swimming and 
earned Level 3
in USA swimming's club recognition program,
an accomplishment only met by 6% of clubs nationally! 

As coaches our goal is to train local youth to become 
lifelong athletes who love the sport and the experiences 
it brings. We believe swimming builds leaders, teaches 
goal setting and drives determination. 

We know all great athletes start at the beginning. Our 
goal is to provide every member an opportunity to improve 
their swimming skills and achieve success at their level 
of ability, all the way from our 4 year old swimmers up 
to our international competition athletes. 

From novice to 
nationally ranked we've built a club that 
will give every 
athlete a place to train with like minded 
peers. We are 
tting stronger, every athlete, every day


We are located at West High: 1775 W Lowell Ave, Tracy, CA 95376. The Age Group, Pre-Senior, and Senior teams are at Tracy High.

West High is  the location for all team hosted meets. 


      • Got a tip? Send it to Coach Pat!
      • Burn Out Burnout is a term that is improperly used in most cases.  I would suspect that any of us would be hard pressed to honestly explain how putting a young person ...
        Posted Jan 19, 2015, 3:49 PM by Pat Windschitl
      • The Impact of Over-Rotation on Freestyle and Backstroke By Katie Arnold, high performance consultant for USA Swimming. In earlier articles our staff has talked about the need for long axis rotation to be short and quick. This snappiness ...
        Posted Jan 19, 2015, 2:56 PM by Pat Windschitl
      • Answering Questions About Butterfly Within each stroke, technical variation between individuals is a given, and butterfly is no exception. For the most part, no two athletes’ techniques are the same, and there is no ...
        Posted Dec 30, 2014, 12:01 PM by Pat Windschitl
      • Film Study: Backstroke Catch All of the best backstrokers in the world have an awesome catch very early in their stroke. Take a look at what this critical position looks like:BY RUSSELL MARK ...
        Posted Dec 30, 2014, 11:58 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • 6 Toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop Over the course of the day we tell ourselves a massive number of things. From reminders, to words of encouragement, to the not-so-so encouraging. It’s no different ...
        Posted Jul 19, 2014, 11:35 AM by Pat Windschitl
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      • Meet news and results!
      • Pumpkin Meet 2014 Lodi Pumpkin meet results are up!
        Posted Oct 20, 2014, 6:36 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • Ellis Aquatics Valley Dual - Sept 2014 Thank you to all our parents and families that helped make our home meet a success. It was a quick, one day meet that let more of our kids swim ...
        Posted Oct 20, 2014, 6:35 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • 2014 Hot Dog Meet in Lodi CA Way to go Penguins! We had an amazing showing at this year's Lodi Hot Dog meet. I saw great swims from our 10 and unders across the board, with ...
        Posted Oct 20, 2014, 6:30 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • Morgan Hill AGO - 3rd place team It was an incredibly close meet with the final placing coming down the final events. Next year we need to come back to the meet with more boys. I saw ...
        Posted Oct 20, 2014, 6:24 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • 2014 Summer Sectionals Way to go Keiana Fountaine and Ian Cox for their performances at the 2014 Summer Sectionals. This meet is the California and Nevada State Championship Meet! Keiana is now our ...
        Posted Oct 20, 2014, 6:22 AM by Pat Windschitl
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      Penguins in the news

      • High School Championships Results Ellis Athlete's names in BOLD or GREEN. Way to go guys! By Bob Brownne of the Tracy Press. Kimball High finished the regular swimming season at the top of ...
        Posted May 9, 2014, 9:22 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • Teams dive into season at Pinkie Invitational by Bob Brownne of the Tracy Press.West, Tracy and Kimball high swimmers all gathered Tuesday at West High’s Pinkie Phillips Aquatics Center for the opening meet of the ...
        Posted Jul 14, 2014, 12:32 PM by Pat Windschitl
      • Ellis swimmers set to advance to Far Western level by the Tracy Press StaffEllis Aquatics swimmers logged some of their best times of the season March 14 to 16 at the Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics Championships in San ...
        Posted May 9, 2014, 9:01 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • Swimmers take plunge on rainy Saturday Swimmers take plunge on rainy Saturdayby Bob BrownneThe Pacific Swimming season arrived in Tracy on Saturday and Sunday with the Ellis Aquatics Penguin Plunge at West High ...
        Posted May 9, 2014, 8:44 AM by Pat Windschitl
      • Ellis Aquatics team rides high tide Swimmer Keiana Fountaine, 13, said the Ellis team is excited to make Tracy a destination. “To see this team grow so big and finally be hosting our own meet, it ...
        Posted Mar 28, 2013, 1:31 PM by Pat Windschitl
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