The mission of the Novaquatics Swim Team is creating a SAFE, FUN
and CHALLENGING environment where excellence is inevitable.
The Novaquatics swim team (NOVAS) is committed to providing an
enjoyable and complete swimming experience for swimmers of all ages
and abilities. It is the tradition of the NOVAS to provide a
challenging and positive teaching and training environment in which
swimmers can develop a sense of self-esteem and pride through
individual and team achievement. NOVAS is additionally committed to
excellence in performance and we continue to strive to be the
competitive leader in regional, national, and international
As with all organizations our team can be successful only if
everyone is an active member and participates in all activities. We
expect families to volunteer their time, energy and talents on
behalf of the team.
NOVAS is a team that cares for the welfare of all its members. Our
objectives may be summarized as follows:
- As a USA Swimming (USA-S) team and in full support an in
accordance with the objectives of USA Swimming, the NOVAS promote
the ideals of integrity and fairness, positive environment,
leadership, excellence, innovation and creativity.
- Novas provide professional instruction in skills associated
with competitive swimming.
- Novas provide an appropriate environment to encourage the full
development and participation of all swimmers with the focus on
realizing maximum individual potential at a pace appropriate for
- Through participation with NOVAS program, swimmers will be
taught personal responsibility and accountability, sportsmanship
and citizenship through positive reinforcement and recognition of
the individual?s pursuit towards accomplishing defined goals.
- Provide a well-educated and professional coaching/teaching
staff whose interest is in the development of the team and the
- Promote family and community support and involvement in
- Provide opportunities for swimmers at all levels to participate
in competitions and other club oriented activities.
- Through training excellence, focus and directions provided by
its coaching professionals, the NOVAS are committed to excellence
in competition, both individually and as a team, at the highest
level ? regionally, nationally, and internationally.
- Creating a positive environment where excellence is inevitable.
The NOVA coaching staff and club administrators feel very strongly
about the philosophy and objectives of the program. We expect each
parent and swimmer to understand and adhere to these principles and
objectives and encourage every member to strive toward building the
strongest team possible, through individual and team work.
NOVAS is a non-profit organization. We derive our funds from
membership dues, fundraising events and sponsorship. We spend these
funds primarily on coaching costs, equipment, incentives, and
social functions for the swimmers. We sponsor social events to
provide a social atmosphere outside the pool environment. A member
of our Board of Directors will gladly answer any questions
concerning our finances.
We elect a Board of Directors primarily to administer the Club in
the fall of each year. The Board of Directors then elects a
President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer and other
officers to operate NOVAS. The Head Coach also serves as the Chief
Executive Officer of the organization and is assisted by a
part-time General Manager.
You may refer to the NOVAS website for a current list of our Board
of Directors and Coaching Staff.
Board meetings are held at least once a month and are open to all
parents. The time and location of the meeting is determined by the
President. The Board may also call additional periodic meetings.
Our dues structure can only be sustained by a consistently strong
involvement from all team members. Each family is encouraged to
contribute something in the way of operating the team.
The NOVAS are a member of the Orange Committee within
Southern California Swimming (SCS), which in turn is a subdivision
of USA Swimming.
USA Swimming is the National
Governing Body (NGB) for amateur competitive swimming in the USA.
USA Swimming is responsible for the selection of USA National
Teams, which compete at the Olympic and World Championships as well
as other international competition.
Southern California Swimming
(SCS) is divided into four committees: Coastal, Eastern,
Orange and Olympic. NOVAS is assigned to the Orange Committee.
Competitions are held within the Orange Committee at all
levels, beginner to advanced.
The NOVAS compete in meets at all levels of the USA Swimming
program, both regionally and nationally. Part of the commitment of
the NOVAS is to develop national and internationals level swimmers.
The NOVAS has a strong tradition of competing at the USA National
Championships, assembling teams that compete for the team
championship on a consistent basis.