About Us

New Trier Aquatics (NTA) is a not for profit age group aquatics team affiliated with New Trier High School. NTA is a registered member of USA Swimming and Illinois Swimming. Founded in the 1980’s, NTA has produced many state champions, and has consistently placed in the top 5 of all teams in the state of Illinois. NTA is committed to excellence in aquatic sports for all of its members. We have a dedicated coaching staff and a supportive parent board that work together to create a positive atmosphere for all our athletes.

Members of New Trier Aquatics range in age from 6 through college athletes. NTA provides instruction, training and competition at a level appropriate for the age and ability level of the athlete. We train all athletes, from the novice to the national level competitor.

We offer year-round programs in a controlled competitive environment for all abilities. Our athletes thrive in a training atmosphere that promotes respect for others, nurtures high self esteem, and fine tunes physical fitness.

Before athletes can register for NTA, they must be evaluated by our coaching staff and accepted for registration. This enables our coaches to place athletes in the appropriate practice group. Tryouts are held in April and August, prior to the start of the Long Course and Short Course seasons. Notice of the tryout date is posted on our web site well in advance.

When a young person becomes a member of New Trier Aquatics they learn the values of sportsmanship and teamwork. Practicing with NTA can provide physical, emotional and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime.

Subject to capacity and other considerations, the membership of NTA is open to any athlete in the New Trier Township, and if NTA so decides, any other athlete may be considered for membership. For details of our membership criteria, please visit the page entitled "Join NTA".

Practices are held at New Trier High School, New Trier Northfield Campus, Jewish Community Center in Northbrook, Loyola Academy, and at the Centennial Outdoor Pool in Wilmette. Practice times and team fees will vary depending on the ability level of the athlete.