About Us

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, Candy Windschitl and Erin Mann.

In 2016, our club's senior program became part of a new group in the valley called California Gold Swim Club. It's the goal of both Ellis Aquatics and California Gold to to raise the standard of swimming in the central valley.

Since 2010 we've worked hard to make our part of the central valley a force in swimming. We've built a team of 30 swimmers to one of the 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 getting stronger, every athlete, every day!


Training Facilities

Merrill West High School Olympic Aquatic Center

Primary pool: February through October.

1775 W. Lowell Ave. Tracy CA

Pool is located at the back of the student parking lot. East of the Football Stadium.

Tracy High School Aquatic Facility

Winter training facility: November through January.

315 E 11th St, Tracy, CA 95376

Pool is located on the north side of the campus away from the parking lots. From the cafeteria or library head north in between the large and small gyms.