NCSA Program

The Nose Creek Swim Association was formed in January 1994. It is an association of the Airdrie Swim Club and the Thornhill Thunderbolts Swim Club. The association's name is taken from the creek that flows through Airdrie and North Calgary. Our logo and colours are a combination of Airdrie's (Orange) and Thornhill's Thunderbolt (Purple), both symbols of power, strength and speed.

In our first year, NCSA distinguished itself by becoming the Top Small Club in Alberta and came in 6th overall in the province. Nationally we placed 42nd.

Why swim with Nose Creek?

Workouts are designed to emphasize individual success.

Emphasizing all four swim strokes, starts and turns to ensure total body fitness. Swimmers also develop tremendous physical endurance.

Swimmers establish friendships with children from all age groups in the club, which contributes to the great team atmosphere. They also establish friendships with swimmers from all over Alberta through competitions.

Regular attendance and constant effort is important for the swimmer's success.

Traveling to out-of-town meets allows the swimmers to experience different locations in Alberta and Canada. By staying with host families at these locations the swimmers learn to be excellent representatives of their family, club and community.

The physical demand, the mental attitude required and the sense of being part of a caring team all contribute to the 'wellness' of each swimmer.


All Swimmers with a disability are accepted, classified and incorporated into NCSA's Program.  We believe that swimming is a fun and a rewarding life skill that should be accessible to everyone.  To find out more about Para-Swimming please follow this link Para Swimming in Alberta.  You can also contact Robin Loyola our Para-Swimming Lead Coach.

Special Olympic Swimming

Please follow the link for information on Special Olympic Swimming Programs in Airdrie and Calgary.  Special Olympics-Alberta

Excellent Coaching Staff
The strong performance of this club, is a reflection of the high quality of our coaching staff.  This is a Coach driven program with the support of our board and our volunteered members.


Mission Statement

The goal of the Nose Creek Swim Association is to promote and support a highly competitive swim program, along with offering a pre-competitive development program. NCSA is committed to providing a superior coaching staff accessible to all levels of swimming ability.

Below are a few links and documents you may find important that will help you compliment your training and performance.



Everything you wanted to know about swim meets

Ten Commandments for Swimming Parents