The mission of the Santa Fe Aquatic Club is to help competitive swimmers of all ages in the Santa Fe and surrounding areas to reach their optimal performance and attain their individual swimming goals by addressing the physical, mental, nutritional, and technical dimensions of performance in a comprehensive training program.
The Santa Fe Aquatic Club is a year round competitive swim club that has been structured around multiple phases of athlete development in age group, masters, and senior swimming. We also offer a Learn to Swim Program for swimmers starting out the sport.
Our Swim Coach is Lee Romero Taylor. Lee graduated from Santa Fe Preparatory School and went on to be the Captain of Lewis and Clark College Swim Team. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Art in May 2011. He was the Head Coach of the kids Club Fun and Fitness in Vancouver, Washington where he coached, motivated and developed age group swimmers. We are a non-profit club. All members are welcome to attend Board meetings and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers. The Santa Fe Aquatic Club hosts USA-Swimming Sanctioned meets.
Assistant Coach Tomas Duran has over 20 years of coaching experience in both NM and Colorado. He is a 18-year full-time lead faculty member at Santa Fe Community College's School of Fitness Education Center. Coach Tomas has helped coach numerous state champions, zone qualifiers, and several Division 1-3 collegiate swimmers.
Our dues for all swim groups include entry into the Chavez Center. Membership dues for Masters swimmers, Junior Swim League, Bronze, Bronze 1, and Silver Swim Groups are $100 per month. Gold Group dues are $115 per month. Gold 1 dues are $165 per month. USA-Swimming and annual team administrative fees apply at registration or when swimmers meet with the coach on deck. Please note, when you sign up for the season you must pay for every month in that season whether you swim or not unless you provide a doctors note or notice to the coach month in advance.