About Northgate Aquatics Club
Mission Statement: NGAC, Northgate Aquatics Club, is a technique and goal based competitive swim program. Our mission is to provide an enriching competitive swim experience in a supportive, family-oriented environment with a focus on technique, goal setting, and sportsmanship. NGAC swimmers are committed to: Excellence, Integrity, and Teamwork.
NGAC is open to students in elementary through high school in both Northgate and Avonworth School Districts. Registered as a USA Swimming Club, we provide developmental stroke training, opportunities for competition, pre-season training for the Northgate/Avonworth Middle School Swim Teams, and additional conditioning and competitive opportunities for the Northgate/Avonworth Varsity Swimmers. We charge an affordable rate for those living in the Northgate and Avonworth communities.
NGAC belongs to a local league called the Western Central PA Swim League (WCPSL). This includes about a dozen other local swim teams. Meets are usually twice a month driving up to an end of the season championship meet. To be eligible for Champs, your swimmer must swim at least four (4) WCPCL meets during the season.
USA Swimming (USS) is the national governing body for competitive swimming. USA Swimming is responsible for the conduct and administration of swimming by formulating the rules, implementing the policies and procedures, conducting the national championships, and selecting athletes to represent the United States in international competition.
$86 of your Northgate Aquatics Club dues are applied to USA Swimming registration fees.
Membership in USA Swimming allows our team members to compete in a wide range of competitive activities - even in the Olympics! Because your athlete is a member of USA Swimming, s/he his eligible to compete at the USA Swimming meets held by Allegheny Mountain Swimming (AMS) clubs. These meets are organized by time standards so that swimmers of similar ability swim against each other. Because so many swimmers compete at these meets, it can take a whole weekend to run just one meet! Fortunately, you can predict when your swimmer's events will be held so you will not need to spend the entire weekend at the meet.
Northgate Aquatics Club Board
|Board members at large
||Anne Blaser, Dan McKelvey, Jess Persson, Greg Buzzard, Michael Puck
NGAC Committees - Below are the various committees at NGAC. These committees help keep the Stingrays in the water day after day. Please Get Involved! Join a committee you are passionate about! Feel free to click on a leaders name to email them for more information.