We are HydroXphere
We believe swim meets connect families and unite communities.
Meet the Team
The HydroXphere Story
Charlie & Hayes participate in Summer swimming
June 1, 1997
Charlie & Hayes grow up Summer swimming for the Oak Park Acorns (NC) and the Hillwood Hurricanes (TN).
Mike’s years as a volunteer timer
July 12, 1998
Mike spent his Summers hoofing it to swim meets from the office to volunteer at his family’s Summer club as a timer.
Mike leads construction of TAC
October 18, 2007
Mike’s leads the completion of the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, North Carolina. TAC is one of the largest nonprofit public aquatic facilities ever built in the country without tax funding or subsidies. It is now home the TAC Titans.
HydroXphere business plan
February 17, 2010
Charlie writes the HydroXphere® business plan during his final semester at the University of Michigan.
HydroXphere is born!
January 17, 2012
HydroXphere LLC is founded by CEO Charlie Houchin.
Hayes concludes swimming career
May 12, 2012
Hayes graduates from the University of Texas and concludes a swimming career highlighted as captain for the Longhorns swim team, an NCAA championship, and a 2008 & 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier!
July 31, 2012
Charlie Houchin qualifies for the US Olympic swim team and brings home a gold medal in the men’s 4×200 Freestyle relay.
Charlie invests Olympic medal money!
November 3, 2012
Charlie invests his money earned from his Olympic gold medal into the first prototype. Meet Central™ is born!
Charlie & Mike combine forces
February 23, 2013
Mike & Charlie share a passion for youth in the sport of swimming. Both armed with a wealth of experience in the sport, Charlie & Mike join forces. A partnership is born!
Hayes joins HydroXphere team
May 1, 2014
Hayes Johnson, USA swimming standout & University of Texas graduate, joins Team HydroXphere.
Meet Central™ beta
May 29, 2014
The beta version of Meet Central™ is released and used throughout the Summer of 2014 by swim leagues in multiple states.
Ed joins the HydroXphere team
November 3, 2014
Ed Holloway leaves Microsoft to join HydroXphere as VP of Software.
Meet Central™ completes first official season
July 31, 2015
The Meet Central™ app wraps up Summer 2015, making year 2–and the first year out of beta–a big success.
Meet Central™ accelerates towards Summer 2016!
August 1, 2015
With exciting news, the team is already looking ahead to Summer 2016!
A team that loves giving to the community!
September 2, 2016
Charlie and Hayes continue their Swim with an Olympian tour across the country. Join the fun!
2017 and Growing!
December 2, 2016
Meet Central™ is now being used in 20 states and 4 countries!