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This Foundation was established in 1994 as a 501(c)3 tax exempt, tax deductible nonprofit corporation.  It is organized for the purpose of helping fund the North Palm Beach Swim Club by purchasing training equipment, supplies, helping fund our state, regional and national swimmers and many other expenses to help keep the North Palm Beach Swim Club a highly successful program for the swimmers in the northern Palm Beach County area.  A contribution to this Foundation is required of all North Palm Beach swimmers ranging from $25 to $50 each year.  This amount is tax deductible.

Our goal is to be able to provide our athletes and coaches with the support and opportunity to compete on the local, state and national levels.


To provide our swimmers with the oppertunities to compete against the best and provide them with the most technological advanced training equipment.  

 

To provide our coaches with the opportunity to be up to date with the latest technique and information.

 

To provide our families a family friendly social environment.  

Coaching Staff

Dick Cavanah

Director - Coach

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Position: Director

Biography: Coach Cavanah swam for seven years as a member of the Columbia Swim Club in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from and swam for the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1967 - 1971.

Coach Cavanah began coaching in 1971 and spent four years with the Columbia Swim Club. He then moved to Florida and spent a year coaching with the Ft. Lauderdale Swim Team before joining the NPB Swim Club in 1975. Coach Cavanah is the director of NPB swim Club and works with the Green and Blue Groups.

Alf Aguirre

Coach

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North Palm Beach Aquatic Foundation 2010 Member

Biography: Coach Alf comes to us from Miami, where he swam and coached for Miami Metro Aquatic Club of Miami. He attended Columbus High School in Miami, where he lead his high school to 4 consecutive county, district, and regional championships. Alf attended FIU, where he studied Business Administration. After completing his studies at FIU, Coach Alf decided to pursue his passion of coaching. In 1996 he became the head age group coach of Miami Metro Aquatic Club, where he worked with and help develop two Olympic trial swimmers. In 2000 Coach Alf left Miami Metro Aquatic Club and became the head coach of Miami Springs Aquatic Club. While at Miami Spring, Coach Alf grew a recreation program of 15 swimmers to a year round swim club with 75 swimmers. In his short four years in Miami Springs he produced 4 Junior National Swimmers, 22 Sectional Swimmers. In December of 2004 coach Alf joined the North Palm Beach Swim Club. Coach Alf works with the National Development, Gold and Red Teams.

John Engelhardt

Coach

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Biography: Coach John Engelhardt has coached for over 25 years. He was the coach of Miami Dade Community College and the Stingray Swim Club in Miami. Coach Engelhardt joined the NPB swim club in May of 2004. Coach Engelhardt coaches the White Team and Gold Team.

Judy McIlvaine

Master's Coach

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Board of Directors

Alf Aguirre

Executive Board Member

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Dick Cavanah

Executive Board Member

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