NCA Competitive Accomplishments
North Coast Aquatics is the largest and most successful swim team in San Diego County. Over the past 36 years, NCA has helped place hundreds of swimmers into elite college programs and countless others have gone on to achieve success in both the pool and the classroom.We believe this success comes from not only developing great athletes, but more importantly, from developing great individuals.
North Coast Aquatics offers swim programs for novice to elite swimmers, some of who have gone on to represent their countries and international competitions around the world. Our swimmers have won international gold medals including:
Kurt Grote, Olympic gold medal (1996), Pan-Pacific gold medal (1997) and World Championships gold medal (1998).
Tim Siciliano, Pan American gold medal (1999)
Eric Hedlin (2013 World Championship Silver Medal)
Kendyl Stewart (2014 Pan Pacific Championship Silver Medal).
NCA swimmers have swum in competitions throughout the world including Australia, Canada, Sweden, France, Japan, China, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, and Brazil. Our head coach Jeff Pease has been on the National Team Staff consistently for the past 20 years and our age group staff continues to be recognized locally and nationally as a leading force in competitive swimming by USA Swimming and The American Coaches Association.
NCA has placed several of its 18-under swimmers on to the USA Swimming National Jr Team and won medals in international competitions around the world. 8 NCA swimmers qualified for the 2008 USA Olympic Trials (including top 8 finalist Tanya Krisman) and 10 NCA swimmers qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials (including a repeat top 8 finish by Tanya Krisman). In 2016 Kendyl Stewart was 3rd at the Olympic Trials, narrowly missing making the US Olympic Swim Team.
Due to the success of NCA swimmers, North Coast Aquatics was awarded Gold Medal Status by USA Swimming from 2008-2012 as one of the top 20 club teams in the United States.