Nose Creek Swim Association (NCSA) is a coach driven non-profit organization, run by volunteers, and registered under the Societies Act of Alberta. It is affiliated with Swim Alberta and Swimming Canada, the governing bodies for swimming in Alberta and Canada, respectively. NCSA operates in accordance with its bylaws and is managed by a Board of Directors elected each year at an Annual General Meeting.
NCSA 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.
NCSA Vision Statement
To promote healthy living through the sport of competitive swimming
DREAM IT, TRAIN IT, LIVE IT!
NCSA Program Philosophy
We follow the guidelines of Swim Canada's Long Term Athletes Development Model (LTAD). Attached is NCSA's development squads and how they relate to the 7 development stages from the LTAD.
NCSA - LTAD Stage
NCSA is a member of the True Sport movement which believes that sport can transform lives and communities—if we do it right. True Sport members across Canada are committed to community sport that’s healthy, fair, inclusive, and fun. True Sport members stand together against cheating, bullying, aggressive parental behaviour, and win-at-all-costs thinking. Below are the 7 True Sport Principles which NCSA promotes:
Club Excellence Level 1 Certified Club
NCSA is now a Certified Level 1 Member of Club Excellence. Club Excellence is the only national multi-sport certification program for club level sport. It strives to build a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations across Canada. The Club Excellence Cooperative (CEC) was created in 2007 with common goals to identify a stable and supportive environment for coaches, improve implementation of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) at the community level, and ensure quality club programming built on the True Sport values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. Based on 30 standards, the program recognizes clubs and associations that invest in building capacity to meet and exceed a basic set of operating principles. NCSA is a proud member of the Club Excellence brand and very excited to achieve their Level 1 certification.