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Welcome to
johnnie means aquatics TigerSharks

Johnnie Means Aquatics is a competitive swim team based in Third Ward, Houston, Texas. JMA is a new team built on a solid foundation of over 60 years of coaching experience. Johnnie Means Aquatics dedicates itself to providing swimmers of all backgrounds an equitable opportunity to become champions in the sport of swimming and beyond the pool.


our mission

“The mission of Johnnie Means Aquatics is to provide an affordable, fun family environment for competitive swimmers from underrepresented communities to thrive in the water and out. ”


JMA is passion turned into action. We are a program constructed to be inclusive and financially accessible. We believe everyone should have access to the world of Aquatics. We strive to grow our business with honesty and integrity.

We envision a more diverse world of aquatics. By strengthening the connection between underrepresented communities and aquatic education/sport we will improve the health, lives and opportunities of the families in our community.

Athlete Centered, Coach Driven, Community Supported

Join The Team

JMA is more than a swim team, it’s a family! TigerSharks train the body and the mind with a relentless commitment to their personal goals.

Our Coaches

Our highly skilled and passionate coaches are here to develop your swimmer as a competitor and as a socially conscious leader in their community.

Practice Groups

We have a level for every swimmer. Whether new to the water or a senior level competitor, JMA is here for your swimmer.


Links to helpful resources for parents and swimmers.

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Held at the TSU Recreation center where your swimmer can be evaluated by our coaching staff. Submit a request to schedule your child’s evaluation.

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