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Oct 22, 2014 - New Woollett Tarp Policy
There is a new tarp policy at Woollett that will need to be followed at all meets from now on. Please see the attached picture/ document explaining where tarps can be set up, what can be in them and w...
Oct 22, 2014 - Ryan Connole wins 5K run
Ryan Connole recently raced at his school's 5k run and demonstrated his athletic abilities by placing first among his fellow class mates for 7-8 year-olds. His time was 20:54, must be the result of a...
Oct 14, 2014 - Sammy Guyette wins at Newport Triathlon
During the recent annual Newport Beach Triathlon, Sammy Guyette, a 9 year old NOVA swimmer, won the 7-10 youth division, and the girl's division with a time of 20:28. Congratulations to Sammy
Oct 9, 2014 - Hitchens Brothers Win Gold & Silver at the Newport Beach Triathlon
t was a winning day all around for the Irvine Novaquatics Hitchens brothers taking gold and silver medals for their age-groups in the 37th Annual Newport Beach Triathlon event. The Hitchens brothers...
Aug 17, 2014 - NOVA Swimmers participate in Western Zone Age-Group Champs
Many NOVA Swimmers recently represented Southern California Swimming in the Western Zone Age-Group Championships, August 6-9, in Federal Way, WA The All-Star collection of swimmers were chosen from th...
Aug 14, 2014 - NOVA Swimmers help SCS win in International Competition
Several of our Nova Swimmers recently traveled to Veracruz, MX, to compete for Southern California Swimming as part of the North American Challenge Cup. Justin Nguyen, Kevin Tu, Hunter Hitchens, Kat...
Aug 14, 2014 - Courtney Mykkanen heads to China to compete
Courtney Mykkanen has landed in China as part of the Youth Olympic Games to compete for the United States starting August 17, in Nanjing. Along with NOVA, and YOG Coach, Jeri Marshburn, the two are p...
Jul 28, 2014 - Hunter Hitchens sets new Team and SCS Records
During the recent SCS Junior Olympics in Mission Viejo, Hunter Hitchens continued to re-write the Novaquatic Record Books with standout performances. Hunter?s performance in the 100 freestyle set a ne...
Jul 28, 2014 - Owen Kao set SCS and Team Records
Owen Kao has joined the NOVA elite by placing himself in the NOVA record book. His final?s time in the 200 freestyle set a new team and SCS record with a time of 1:54.50. His performance betters the...
Jul 28, 2014 - Claire Fu sets new Team Record in 50 Breast
At the Summer JO Championship Meet, 8-year old Claire Fu set a new team record in the 50m Breaststroke. Her time of 46.03 broke the old 7-8 Girls team record of 46.50 set in 2012. Congratulations C...
Jul 28, 2014 - 13-14 boys set National Records
The Fearsome Foursome 13-14 boys of Owen Kao, Hunter Hitchens, Andrew Koustik, and Justin Nguyen have once again showed their strength by being the fastest collection of 13-14 boys in the 4x100 and 4x...
Jul 21, 2014 - Claire Fu sets New Team Record in 200 IM
At the NOVA July Blue LC Meet, 8-year old Claire Fu broke her own team record in the 200m IM. Her time of 3:04.86 broke her record of 3:08.61 that she just set in June. Great job Claire!
Jul 21, 2014 - More Summer Jr. National cuts made on last day of LAI
On the last day of the LAI 2 new summer Junior National cuts and one new winter Junior National cuts were achieved by Nova swimmers. Erik Juliusson qualified for summer Junior Nationals in the 100 ...
Jul 19, 2014 - New NAG record set plus Jr. National cuts at LAI
On the first night of the 2014 Los Angeles Invite Nova's 13-14 boys 200 Free relay finsihed of the night with a National Age Group Record. The team of Owen Kao (25.46), Justin Nguyen (24.67), Andrew ...
Jul 11, 2014 - Claire Fu Sets New Team Record
At the June Age Group Championship Meet, 8-year old Claire Fu set a new team record in the 200m IM. Her time of 3:08.61 broke the old 7-8 Girls team record of 3:10.13 set in 2009. Congratulations C...
Jul 1, 2014 - NOVA Swimmers selected to NACC
Each year Southern California Swimming selects 80 of its strongest age-group swimmers from the ages of 11 through 18 to compete in the North America Challenge Cup held each summer. This year several N...
Jun 23, 2014 - Records and Junior National Performances at JAGS
The recent June Age-Group Champions hosted by the Novaquatics were highlighted by several records, Junior National qualifiers, and best times. Most notable was the Fearsome Foursome of Owen Kao, Jus...
Jun 22, 2014 - !0 & Under Girls Shatter 17 year old Relay Record
This past Saturday, during the June Age Group Championship meet, Aileen Pham, Melodie Pugar, Carolyn Nguyen, and Lindsay Ervin broke the NOVA 10 & Under Team Record in the 200m Medley Relay. The girl...
Jun 16, 2014 - USA Swimming Spotlight: Irvine Novaqautics
USA Swimming frequently spot lights successful programs across the country based on performance and operations. Recently, the Novaquatics was chosen to be highlighted. Read the USA Swimming Spotlight...
Jun 12, 2014 - Interview with Coach Jeri Marshburn
Recently, Swimming World Magazine interviewed Novaquatic's Associate Head Coach Jeri Marshburn for their daily Morning Show. Coach Marshburn is getting ready to lead an American squad on an internatio...
Jun 10, 2014 - Swimming Instruction goes high-Tech
LAKE FOREST ? She had been in the pool for only 20 minutes, but Novaquatics swimmer Gabby Graves, 13, already was bracing sore abs with her hands. She stood waist-deep in the pool, watching a video of...
Jun 10, 2014 - Courtney Mykkanen qualifies for Youth Olympic Team
NOVA Swimmer Courtney Mykkanen has been named to USA Swimming's Youth Olympic Games Team. As a member of the team she will be one of six swimmers leaving at the end of the summer for 18 days to Nanji...
May 27, 2014 - NOVA Swimmers have Junior National Performances at Grand Challenge
With the passing of another Memorial Day weekend and the subsequent NOVA hosted SPEEDO Grand Challenge, the Novaquatics can look back on the weekend and be proud of the performances turned in by its m...
May 8, 2014 - Video Interview with Hunter Hitchens
Video Interview Hunter Hitchens, Irvine Novaquatics, is a standout for his range and future potential. Hunter?s posting great times across freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and both IMs. Checkout his ...
May 5, 2014 - Brett Ennen sets new 10 & Under 400 Free record.
This past weekend Brett Ennen set a new 10 & Under Boys team record in the 400m Free. Brett's time of 4:52.97 shattered the previous mark held since June, 1994 by Aaron Peirsol (4:58.00). Way to go!...
Apr 28, 2014 - Hitchens sets new team record at Senior Meet
At just 14 years and 2 days old, Hunter Hitchens continues to re-write the NOVA record books, This time in the 200 meter freestyle. His time of 1:58.23, breaks the old mark of 1:59.39 set by Josh S...
Apr 21, 2014 - NOVA Swimmers selected to Zone Camp
Isabelle Odgers and Hunter Hitchens have both been selected to attend USA Swimming?s Western Zone Select Camp held at ASU from May 29 - June 1. USA Swimming sponsors four Zone Select Camps across the ...
Apr 7, 2014 - Far Western Individual Finalists
The following NOVA swimmers placed in Finals at the recent Far Western Championships in Morgan Hill, CA. The Novaquatics finished 3 rd over all in team points behind Palo Alto and Santa Clara ...
Apr 7, 2014 - Zach Waddell sets team record
At the recent Far Western Championships in Morgan Hilll, CA, Zach Waddell set a new team record in the 10 and Under Boys 500 yard Free. Zach's time of 5:28.90 eclipses the previous record of 5:33.4...
Apr 7, 2014 - Hunter Hitchens sets team record, wins high point
At the recent Far Western Championships in Morgan Hilll, CA, Hunter Hitchens lowered his own team record in the 200 yd Butterfly. After a personal best time from prelims with a 1:56.30, Hunter?s fina...
Mar 12, 2014 - iSwimTimes Phone App
Tim Vergel de Dios, a parent on our team has developed an app to help organize your swimmers's results and swim meet data. As the developer, he is releasing 50 promotional codes to help our familie...
Mar 8, 2014 - Online Declaration for The Speedo Far Western Championships will close on 3/11
Declaration for this meet closes at Midnight, March 11th. Thanks to all attending! If your swimmer is attending this meet, please make a donation to help our effort to win, offset costs, and have ...
Mar 8, 2014 - Pool Open Water Event Tomorrow!!!
Hello all, Our first Pool Open Water Competition is being held tomorrow morning right after the LC session of the March Intrasquad. This is a great chance for our athletes to prepare for competiti...
Mar 4, 2014 - A Talk with NOVA General Manager, Dr. Dave Salo
Dr. Dave Salo, Head Coach at the University of Southern California, and Head Coach & General Manager of the Novaquatics, appeared on the Ritter Sports Performance Podcast this week to talk about ev...
Mar 4, 2014 - Junior National cuts & Records set in Texas
The Nova Seniors traveled to Texas A&M last weekend for the Texas Sectional Championships where 1 summer Junior National cut, 2 winter Junior National cut, 1 SCS Relay record and 2 Nova team records ...
Mar 1, 2014 - 100% Attendance- February
The Nova Coaching staff would like to commend and recognize swimmers who achieved 100% practice attendance in February. This shows a lot of character and commitment as well as a step in the right dire...
Feb 26, 2014 - Tyler Ringhofer sets 2 new Team Records
During the February 22-23 BRW Meet, 8-year old Tyler Ringhofer set two new team records. He swam a 40.96 in the 50 breast. He broke the old team record of 41.23 set by Jason Rodriguez in 2005. Tyler ...
Feb 25, 2014 - NOVA Alumni bonded by friendship
Even amongst college?s greatest rivalries, NOVA alumni show their friendship formed from a bond created as part of the NOVA Family. Swimmers Courtney Wilde, Brianna Weinstein, Michaela Merlihan, and M...
Feb 18, 2014 - Records Fall at SCS Team Championships
In its nearly 35 year history, the Novaquatics has produced some of the most successful swimmers throughout Orange County, the Nation, and the world. A glance of our team?s records hosts a list of no...
Feb 13, 2014 - 100% Attendance- January
The Nova Coaching staff would like to commend and recognize swimmers who achieved 100% practice attendance in January. This shows a lot of character and commitment as well as a step in the right direc...
Feb 10, 2014 - Team Records Fall
Two new NOVA team records fell this past weekend at the Blue JO Max Meet in Irvine. The boy's 8-under 100 yard Medley relay consisting of Kevin Gruner, Cole Sumino, Hudson Ruth, and John Dix complet...
Feb 4, 2014 - Special Olympics
On Saturday May 10, NOVA will have the privilege of volunteering at the Special Olympics of Southern California. This will be our 4th year volunteering parents, athletes and coaching staff at this won...
Jan 21, 2014 - 13-14 Girls break SCS relay record
The 13-14 girl?s relay team of Andrea Felix, Kate Lee, Jami Hwang, and Lauren Vitort broke the SCS record in the 200 Medley at the recent Junior Olympic held at Golden West College. Their time of 1:47...
Jan 15, 2014 - 100% Attendance December
The Nova Coaching staff would like to commend and recognize swimmers who achieved 100% practice attendance in December. This shows a lot of character and commitment as well as a step in the right dire...
Jan 7, 2014 - SCS Wins title with help from NOVA Swimmers
The 2014 edition of the Pacific Coast All-Star meet, a unique ev ent that pits some of the best age-group swimmers from the four USA Swimming LSC?s that touch the Pacific Ocean: Southern California...
Jan 2, 2014 - NOVA Swimmers selected to All-Star Team
Novaquatics recently placed six swimmers on the SCS All-Star Team traveling to Olympia, WA for the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet on January 4-5 Samantha Pearson, Kevin Tu, Andrea Felix, Lauren Vitort, H...
Dec 16, 2013 - 100% Attendance for the Month of November
The Nova Coaching staff would like to commend and recognize swimmers who achieved 100% practice attendance in November. This shows a lot of character and commitment as well as a step in the right dire...
Dec 13, 2013 - SCS and team records fall at Junior Nationals
Day 2 of Junior Nationals In Greensboro was a recorded setting day for the Nova girls team. Courtney Mykkanen broke Hayley Piersol's 2002 team record in the 400 IM. Courtney swam a 4:17.31 breakin...
Dec 12, 2013 - Far Western Age Group Travel Meet Meeting on January 4th
Following the morning session of the NOVA Blue Meet on January 4th there will be a meeting regarding the Far Western Age Group Travel meet in April. Andi, Mike, and Rod will provide a decription of o...
Dec 2, 2013 - Novamber Meet Recaps
The Nova Senior Gold swimmers traveled to go to the Terrapin meet and the Senior Silver swimmers to the Kevin Perry meet held at FAST in the month of November. All other swimmers attended the Novamber...
Nov 21, 2013 - Coach Jeri receives USA Swimming Award
Congratulations to Coach Jeri Marshburn for receiving the USA Swimming Service Award sponsired by Phillips 66. The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1981 to recognize volunteers for their...
Nov 18, 2013 - 100% Attendance- October
The Nova Coaching staff would like to commend and recognize swimmers who achieved 100% practice attendance in October. This shows a lot of character and commitment as well as a step in the right direc...
Nov 18, 2013 - Kevin Tu sets new team record
Kevin Tu's performance in the 1000 Freestyle during the recent NOVA Intrasquad Meet earned him the distinction as the fastest 11-12 year boy in that event ever by a NOVA swimmer. His Team Record tim...
Nov 5, 2013 - October IMX Meet Recap
Oct 17, 2013 - 2014 Far Western Time Standards
Below are the new 2014 Far Western Time Standards. The meet is held in Morgan Hill, Ca April 3-7. Information regarding this travel meet is listed in the meet and event info section. 2014 Far West...
Oct 1, 2013 - "How To" Videos for the Nova Website
Nova now has a YouTube channel where you can find "How To" informational videos for the website. They can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6ZyaCtOVl2OwX9APk8AMg or by searching "Nova...
Sep 29, 2013 - Nova Back to School Meet Recap
Sep 17, 2013 - Scholastic All-Americans
Each year USA Swimming recognizes it's swimming members who achieve excellance, not only in the pool, but also in the classroom. Each swimmer must be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, maintain a 3.5 or hi...
Sep 2, 2013 - Kevin Tu breaks numerous 11-12 records
Kevin Tu posted several record breaking swims this past long course season. Kevin swam the 800 Free in a time of 9:24.33. His time bettered the NOVA team record set by Daryl Wang in 2010 (9:24.59) Ke...
Jul 31, 2013 - Junior Olympics Open Water
This weekend, a small band of 19 intrepid NOVA swimmers took to the lake and competed in the first ever Open Water JO. With the increasing popularity of open water swimming, Southern California Swimm...
Jul 29, 2013 - NOVA wins Junior Olympics
The NOVA Age group swimmers captured the Junior Olympic Long Course Championship this past week in Mission Viejo. Nova was the highest scoring team in both the Men and Combined divisions. The Women ...
Jul 16, 2013 - Summer Break Swim Schedule
Between the dates of August 12th to August 30th, NOVA will enact it's Summer Break Training Schedule. Groups from all sites will be offered workouts at our Irvine site only, the Woollett Aquatic Cente...
Jul 2, 2013 - Hunter Hitchens breaks Team Record
Hunter Hitchens recently bettered the Novaquatics long course Team Record for the 13-14 boys 200 butterfly by racing in a time of 2:09.23. The old record was held by Jason Rodriquez from 2011. Not to...
Jun 6, 2013 - Shawn Lou sets team record in the 50m Back
Shawn Lou set a new NOVA team record on the 11-12 Boys 50 meter back at the Speedo Grand Challenge. Shawn times of 30.48 beat the previous record held since 1997 by Michael Cavic (30.89).