Founded in 2009 under the
coaching of Erik Scalise, Northern Nevada Aquatics provides the
opportunity for children and adults of all ages to train and
compete in the water using state of the art
Erik is originally from
Reno, Nevada and has been an active member of the northern Nevada
swim community since 1979. He attended University of Nevada,
Las Vegas where he was an NCAA all American, and captain of the
UNLV men's team in the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 swim seasons.
Additionally, he was co-Big West Conference swimmer of the year
with swimming legend Jason Lesak and athlete of the year for UNLV
in the 1996-1997 college sports season. In 1999, he graduated
with a Bachelors of Arts in Managerial Finance and
After college, Erik
continued to swim under Dave Hoover, head coach of Reno Aquatic
Club, and went to graduate school at the University of Nevada,
Reno. In 2001, he graduated with a M.B.A. degree in Business
Administration with a focus in finance.
Over his college and post
college swimming career with U.S. Swimming, Erik qualified for four
Olympic trials (1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008) and attended
twenty-seven Nationals. He has won high point at numerous
meets, such as summer Sectionals in 2003, and been a two-time
recipient of Pacific swimming's athlete of the year
Currently, Erik swims with
the Sierra Nevada Master's swim team and is a ten time national
champion and six time Master's national record holder. In
2001, he began his coaching career coaching Reno Aquatic Club and
the local high school Bishop Manogue. Erik coached Bishop
Manogue for eight years, and then moved to Damonte Ranch High
School and will be coaching his second season this year.
While coaching at Manogue and Damonte, Erik won four league
championships and placed second at State.
Northern Nevada Aquatics
is a swim team for athletes of all ages and ability levels. Most
importantly, the team helps young adults improve their self esteem,
fitness level, and have a fun time doing it.
The mission of Northern Nevada
Aquatics is to provide children and adults of all ages with the
opportunity to train and compete in the water using state of the
art training techniques. We will help our members become the
best athletes that they want to be.