History

Swimming is OUR Passion

NCAC (North Country Aquatic Club) is a non-profit organization formed in 1965 by Ron Keenhold, former Dartmouth College men's swimming and diving coach. The club's purpose at the time was to provide an introductory level, fun, competitive swimming experience for community youth. This remains one of the club's major functions today.

Since the mid-1980's the club has expanded its goals to include establishing a comprehensive competitive program from introductory through national level competition. NCAC has not only become recognized as the Upper Valley's finest program, but also stepped up to the regional and national level by virtue of its New England Age Group, Eastern Zone, Sectional, National, and Olympic Trial experiences.

The team's current members reside throughout the Upper and Lower Connecticut River Valley. Presently, athletes travel to Hanover from as far away as Concord and Plymouth, New Hampshire as well as from Bellows Falls, Thetford Center, and Tunbridge, Vermont to participate in the program. In 2001, NCAC began a satellite program on the Colby-Sawyer College campus in New London.

Mission

To promote competitive swimming for all the children in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. To provide a positive atmosphere where all can learn and strive to excel in the sport of swimming.

Objective

To develop each swimmer to their maximum potential. NCAC strives to have each swimmer come away from every practice session with a sense of accomplishment, learning and having fun.

Philosophy

The NCAC Team Philosophy, Excellence, is encompassed in the words courage and perseverance. NCAC believes that the courage and perseverance developed through our competitive swimming program will aid each individual in the challenges they will face in life.