Captain of University of Texas Swim Team
Growing up with his four siblings, Hayes has a passion for developing young people to their fullest potential. Hayes’ passion for swimming began at the age of four at his summer swim club. Hayes spent his age-group years training with the Nashville Aquatic Club and then represented the University of Texas Men’s Swim Team.
Hayes has qualified for both the World Youth Championship and National Junior Team. He was a finalist at the 2009 World Championship Trials, competed in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, and helped bring home a NCAA National Championship for the Longhorns.
Because of his performance in the water and his leadership on deck, Hayes was elected team captain of the University of Texas Men’s Swim Team. After graduating from the University of Texas with a dual degree in Sociology and Education, Hayes interned at Capital Sports and Entertainment (CSE) where he focused on marketing and sponsorship projects for Lance Armstrong.
Hayes shared his expertise and love of swimming with the Hillwood Country Club, serving as their head coach before joining the HydroXphere team. Through his eternal optimism and innovation, Hayes is thrilled to bring the ease and efficiency of Meet Central to the swimming community in order to make the best sport more accessible. When Hayes isn’t working to improve swimming, he can be found in the midst of his friends… who happen to be every person he meets. He thrives off the energy of others, making authentic human connections, and sharing his passion for swimming.