Head Coach: Gerald (Jerry) Hardt

Coach Hardt is the founder of HydroElite Aquatics Team.  Over the past decade, Coach Hardt, has coached all levels of swim groups from developmental to national level swimmers.  Coaching at the Clear Lake High School pool, Hardt leads our Heat 1, 2, and 3 groups. Positive team culture, proper technique, swim biomechanics, self accountability, and team spirit are the foundations of Coach Hardt's philisophy. Coach Hardt has led many Friendswood, Clear Lake, and home school swimmers to multiple UIL 6A & 5A state championship titles, Junior Nationals, Olympic Trials, and HAPPI championship titles.  Many of these swimmers and have gone on to swim with Division 1 and 3 college swim programs such as Texas A&M, LSU, University of Kansas, Southern Illinois, UIW, and Connecticut College.  Additionally, Coach Hardt has coached multiple TAGS champions.  Coach Hardt is a long time resident of Friendswood, Texas.  He is married with two sons, has a BBA from Texas A&M, enjoys automotive sports, travel, boating and koi pond keeping.

 Age Group Coach: Caroline DeLauro

Coach DeLauro will be leading Heat 5 groups and assisitng with all other groups at Clear Lake High School pool. Coach  DeLauro  has 9 years experience as a competitive swimmer and 2 years experience as a  competitive USA coach. She has coached swimmers as young as 5 years old and up until they've reached highschool level. Along with having club coaching experience, Coach DeLauro has w orked as a learn to swim instuctor for 2 years and a learn to swim director for one year, leading large amounts of impressionable swimmers to successful year-round club swimmers. Coach DeLauro has been a resident of Clear Lake, Texas her whole life and swam for the Varisty swim team at Clear Lake High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. If Coach Caroline isn't at a pool, she spends her time running cross country, exploring downtown Houston, or spending time with her family. 

​Coach Eloise

Coach Eloise started swimming as a three year old in College Station, Texas. As an age group swimmer, she qualified for TAGS (Texas Age Group Swimming) meets, and swam varsity for A&M Consolidated High School. She is an active parent in her sons’ swim journeys and has been to numerous swim clinics, camps, and seminars from highly respected coaches and swimmers over the past fifteen years. She enjoys sharing this knowledge and her own experiences in helping young swimmers learn technique for swimming efficiently as well as helping them realize their own swimming potential. Coach Eloise graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and is a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. When she is not on the pool deck or at her practice, she enjoys working out at the gym, playing tennis, and travelling with her husband, Jerry, and her two sons, Max and Nick.  Coach Eloise will be assisting with all practice groups.