Scholarship Opportunities

The Nonprofit Triangle Aquatic Center’s mission is to build and operate public aquatic facilities for the health, safety, recreation and competition needs of Triangle citizens and aquatic organizations.  In pursuit of this mission, and to support more public access to swimming programs, TAC has created four (4) scholarships to provide more opportunity and affordable access to swimming programs for the children of the Triangle.

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The purpose of this program is to reduce the incidence of drowning of children from low income households.  Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children age 14 and under.Families with children ages 6-14 who qualify for Wake County’s free or reduced lunch program are eligible to apply. Through our partnership with USA Swimming and our corporate sponsors, we are able to offer reduced priced swim lessons to eligible children in the community.  You can apply anytime when community funding is available.  Contact Sarah Ryckman at [email protected]  for more information.


TITANS Leadership Award Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to encourage leadership from TITANS swimmers and to support the leadership component of the TAC TITANS Mission of leadership both in and out of the pool.  To be eligible you must be a registered TAC TITANS swimmer in high school as of September 1st.  Two  college scholarships are awarded each year, one for a Challenge Group  swimmer and one for an Elite Group swimmer.  Each college scholarship is worth $1,000.00 and is paid directly to the swimmer’s college of attendance. Application submission is open between February 1st and March 31st with the scholarship award being announced during the TITANS annual banquet in April.


TITANS Opportunity Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide children new to year-round swimming an opportunity to join the TITANS swim team who otherwise would not be able to participate due to the cost. Children ages 8-15 as of September 1st residing in Wake County who show a strong interest in competitive swimming and whose family qualifies for Wake County’s free or reduced priced lunch program are eligible to apply.  Recipients of this scholarship receive the following:

  • Free annual registration

  • Free monthly dues

  • Free meet fees

  • An award of uniforms and equipment.*

Application submission is open between June 1st – July 15th. Swimmers will be eligible to participate at the beginning of the short-course season.  For more information, please contact [email protected]. To download the full scholarship information sheet, please click here: TITANS Opportunity Scholarship Info. To download the 2019-2020 application, please click here: TITANS 2019-2020 Opportunity Scholarship Application


TITANS Performance Scholarship

This award is designed to help offset the high cost for families of swimmers who perform at a high level in the sport.  Eligibility requires you to be a Registered TITANS swimmer who achieves a current individual time cut to qualify for a short-course or long-course USA Swimming Junior or Senior National Championship. Swimmers receive the following benefits:

  • Junior Nationals individual qualifier receives a scholarship equal to 30% of their monthly dues and an apparel package based on the TITANS apparel sponsor.  

  • Senior Nationals individual qualifier receives a scholarship equal to 60% of their monthly dues and an apparel package based on the TITANS apparel sponsor.

Award begins the month following acquiring the required time standard.  Contact Head Coach, Bruce Marchionda at [email protected] for more information.


Scholarship eligibility and benefits are subject to change based on the types of aquatic programs TAC offers and funding sources. 

*: In coordination with other financial benefits from USA/NCS Swimming.  For more information, visit or contact your coach.