NEGU Foundation
 
For the month of November, we are asking NOVA families to help us support the Never Ever Give Up (NEGU) organization that encourages children who are battling cancer.  
 
The organization was started by a  young swimmer.   Jessie Rees was an age group swimmer with the Nadadores, until she started having headaches and blurred vision at the age of 11. She was diagnosed with DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor on March 3, 2011 and succumbed to the disease on January 5, 2012. 
With the little amount of time she had left, Jessie never dwelt on herself, but wanted to make the kids that had to do their cancer treatments in the hospital feel more comfortable and started a Foundation that has lived on and has changed kids fighting cancer across the world.  
 
We are  asking NOVA families to bring small toy items that fit into her JoyJars, so we may donate to her foundation and help those kids that still need a little Joy in this world. You may give your small toy donation to any NOVA coach.
 
 
You can also set your Amazon Smiles donations to the Jessie Rees Foundation.
 

This is a short video about Jesse Rees

News

This past season 12 Novaquatics athelets were named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American team. We at NOVA our proud of our athletes for excelling both in and out of the pool. NOVA had more athletes on the team than any other in club in Southern California Swimming. Below is a list of the current NOVA athletes who were named to the team. Anders Aistars Allen Cai Joey Chang Karsyn Cook Jake Kubichek Christopher Leung Matthew Lou Cameron Mykkanen Sophia Ribeiro Maggie Schalow Mitchell Schott Liyang Sun Way to go...

A private team store has been set up specifically customized with NOVA Teram apparel, equipment and discounted pricing. NOVA Families will now need a code that is listed below to enter our NOVA private store through CAS. This privacy code allows CAS to offer NOVA custom items along with discounted accessory items normally offered when purchased in a CAS retail store. website: casswimshop.com Enter category: TEAM STORE Novaquatics Team Code: NOVA (case sensitive - all caps)

Dr. Dave Salo, Head Coach at the University of Southern California, and Head Coach & General Manager of the Novaquatics, appeared on the Ritter Sports Performance Podcast this week to talk about everything from coaching philosophy to his take on the much-discussed Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training. Listen to Dave's philosophy which has helped position himself as one of the most sussessful coaches in the world and which helps drive the NOVA philosophy. To listen, click here

The 13-14 girl’s relay team of Andrea Felix, Kate Lee, Jami Hwang, and Lauren Vitort broke the SCS record in the 200 Medley at the recent Junior Olympic held at Golden West College. Their time of 1:47.60, beat the old SCS record of 1:47.74 from previous NOVA swimmers in 2003 “It’s really fun to be a part of this,” said Kate Lee “especially since it was such an exciting race. We only won it by .06.”

The Nova Coaching staff would like to commend and recognize swimmers who achieved 100% practice attendance in December. This shows a lot of character and commitment as well as a step in the right direction for improvement. -Casey Brotherton -Drew Yasko -Joe Lastelic -Jack Hamamoto -Donny Hadden "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."- Mario Andretti "Individual commitment to a group effort -...

The 2014 edition of the Pacific Coast All-Star meet, a unique event that pits some of the best age-group swimmers from the four USA Swimming LSC’s that touch the Pacific Ocean: Southern California, Pacific Swimming, Oregon, and Pacific Northwest Swimming. The meet this year was held at Evergreen State College in a yards course. In a meet that carries some amount of bragging rights, even with none of the LSC’s taking their absolute top squads to the meet, it was Southern California Swimming that emerged victorious, beating their nearest opponents...

Novaquatics recently placed six swimmers on the SCS All-Star Team traveling to Olympia, WA for the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet on January 4-5 Samantha Pearson, Kevin Tu, Andrea Felix, Lauren Vitort, Hunter Hitchens, and Ethan Archer will be joining All-Star Head Coach and NOVA Senior Coach Ken LaMont as members of a 32 swimmer squad to to compete against All-Star Teams from Pacific Swimming, Pacific Northwest Swimming, and Oregon Swimming. "I've been to this meet before." commented Lauren Vitort, "We get to meet new friends, and travel to different parts...

The Nova Coaching staff would like to commend and recognize swimmers who achieved 100% practice attendance in November. This shows a lot of character and commitment as well as a step in the right direction for improvement. -Casey Brotherton -Max Cervera -Erik Juliusson -Cameron Karkoska -Jack Hamamoto -Drew Yasko -Alyssa Tong -Lizzy Wu -Katelyn Dang -Shayla Erickson -Dominic Falcon -Chris Mykkanen -Julia Gonik -Trevor Jiang "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that...

Day 2 of Junior Nationals In Greensboro was a recorded setting day for the Nova girls team. Courtney Mykkanen broke Hayley Piersol's 2002 team record in the 400 IM. Courtney swam a 4:17.31 breaking Hayley's 4:17.84 time. Then the relay team of Carly Perri, Brittany Kampfer, Meagan Popp and Courtney Mykannen broke the SCS and the Nova team record for the 15-16 girls 800 free relay. The Nova record was from 1998 and the SCS record of 7:27.13 hold by Buenaventura was from 1995. Carly led off with a best...

Following the morning session of the NOVA Blue Meet on January 4th there will be a meeting regarding the Far Western Age Group Travel meet in April. Andi, Mike, and Rod will provide a decription of our travel plans, a general history of the meet, and a discussion about what to expect. More information may be found by clicking: here