We are HydroXphere

We believe swim meets connect families and unite communities.

Meet the Team

Charlie Houchin


Managing Partner

2012 Gold Medalist London Olympics

University of Michigan Swim Team

Michael Curran


Managing Partner

Hayes Johnson


Captain of University of Texas Swim Team

Keith Alperin

Product Architect

Northwestern University

Adam Linker

Project Manager

NC State University

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!

Olympic Gold!

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

A team that loves giving to the community!

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!