Welcome to HIGHbridge aquatics

A group of athletes, parents and coach dedicated to fullfilling our dreams and creating lifetime memories, focused on realizing our goals while applauding the achievements of others, willing to preserve the integrity of swimming, and determined to have the ‘times’ of our lives.

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Club News

Bluegrass Sportsman’s Club Fundraiser

On August 20 - 22 our team has the opportunity for a fantastic fundraiser through the Bluegrass Sportsman’s club. Ideally this is an ‘all hands on deck’ opportunity for a parent / child to man stations during a KY State Sporting Clays tournament from which we’ll be...

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EKU Meet Update

Happy Birthday today to Jackson Campbell.  Jackson turns 15 today.   I've been coaching Jackson for many years now and it's a great thing when I'm able to see him as an 8 & under and now know him as a 15YO young man.  And he is an incredible...

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Upcoming Events

Mandatory Parent Meeting:

Join us the evening of September 12th for a mandatory parent meeting to discuss the upcoming short course season. Please see Coach’s e-mail for further details. 

About Highbridge

Highbridge Aquatics is a USA Swimming club based in Central Kentucky utilizing the Luce Center within Asbury University. The mission of the HA swim team, including coaches and families, is to promote participation in competitive swimming by providing a safe, enjoyable, well- organized program for age group and senior swimmers that is committed to integrity and high ethical standards.

Meet our Head Coach: Chris Fugmann

Coach Fugmann is responsible for administering the Highbridge Aquatics program and coaching all of the practice groups.  He is married, with two daughters, and was the owner of Climate Control Corporation for 26 years, until 2013.  Chris started Highbridge Aquatics in the fall of 1990.  Prior to that, he coached a Lexington team call Brookhill Swim Club for 6 years.  Chris grew up in Lexington and participated with the Greater Lexington Swim Association (GLSA) for 12 years.  As a youngster, Chris set 18 Kentucky State Records and one Kentucky High School State Record.  His background also includes water polo, when in 1975, was an All-American on the United States Water Polo Team. (More on our Coaches)

Upcoming Events

May 14 – 15 – KYA Derby Classic Invitational – UK Lexington

June 3 – 5 – Elizabethtown Summer Invite – Elizabethtown, KY

June 24 -26 – Clayton Shaw Park 84th Summer Invite – St. Louis, MO

July 10 – Cardinal Aquatics Last Chance – UL – Louisvile

July 15 – 17 – KY Long Course 12&U State Championship – UL – Louisville

July 21 – 24 – KY Long Course 13&O State Championship – UL – Louisville

July 27 – 30 – USA Swimming Futures – Cary, NY

Our Club Is Our Family

The vision of HA is to offer, through a well-organized competitive swim program, the
opportunity for members to develop their individual capabilities at all levels of USA
Swimming. In addition, members will develop a deep respect for teamwork, friendship,
life-long learning and athletic ability to their fullest potential. HA will provide a safe
atmosphere where young people can develop confidence, personal responsibility,
positive self-image, a healthy body and an optimistic attitude towards life while having
fun. HA will employ a highly trained and qualified coaching staff and will strive to
achieve club excellence as defined by USA swimming. The coaches and parents will
work together to nurture a quality swim team community and thereby achieve the goals
of the entire HA family.

Practice & Team Events

In addition to our 6 day per-week optional practice schedule, throughout the year families and swimmers may participate in several outside activities such as our Halloween Party, Christmas Party and Year-End Banquet. 

Pool Info:

Asbury Luce Center
W Main St, Wilmore, KY 40390

Swim Meets & Travel

Throughout Short Course season, September – March and Long Course, April – July, Highbridge Aquatics swimmers will have the opportunity to participate in swim meets held in various other cities and states. Team hotels are typically selected to provide the best rates for those in attendance and meet fees are paid separate of monthly swim fees. 




Weight Training & Dryland

Once per week, swimmers over the age of 15 have the opportunity to participate in supervised weight lifting for additional strength training. Specific practice days throughout the week may include dryland workouts which all swimmers are encouraged to attend. 

Weight Facility:


Board of Directors: 

Coach: Chris Fugmann (bio) 

Chris Lee – President
Bobby Livesay – Treasurer
Heather Gaddis – Secretary 
Delena Wilson
Ashley Campbell
Phil McCubbin
Jason Delong
Susan Gerkin
Jessica Short
Quint Tatro

Participating with Highbridge Aquatics and specificially Coach Chris has been life changing for our son. Not only has it reinforced discipline, hard work, character and integrity but has helped him to form friendships that will be sure to last a lifetime. As an added bonus our family now has established relationships with others that will last far beyond our time in the water. Thank you for this incredible opportunity!

- Quint & Brandie Tatro

2022 / 2023 Pricing

Monthly swim dues are paid from
September – March and good for
the entire 2020 / 2021 Season (Sept – August)

8&U – $155/month / 7 mos.
9-12 – $189/month / 7 mos.
13+ – $215/month / 7 mos.

Other charges include:

1 Time Regsitration Fee: $150.00 (for USA Swimming Membership)

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Broadbent Family