History

AC Swim Club was founded in 2018 when Nathan Adrian and Will Copeland bought the Ann Curtis School of Swimming in San Rafael. After a few years of a running the swim school under their belt, they ventured into the world of USA Swimming competitive swim clubs in 2021 when they became involved with the Westside Aquaducks. While the San Rafael location is primarily a learn to swim and pre-competition program, the Petaluma swim team is catered towards the competitive aspect of the sport.

AC Swim Club seems fairly new on paper, but Dea Ann Joslin started Westside Aquaducks in 2006. While running her own learn-to-swim program in her back yard, Dea Ann found an unmet need for competitive swimming in the Petaluma area. In true entrepreneurial fasion, she decided to start her own team!

The name was chosen by her daughter Haley. At that time, Dea Ann had rubber ducks lining her pool for her lesson programming and Haley thought it would be a fun tribute to her beginnings as a swimmer. For the next 15 years, Dea Ann and the Westside Aquaducks sparked a love of swimming for countless families in the Petaluma area.

Fast forward to 2021 when Nathan and Will became involved in the program. They knew the first thing they had to do was find a good head coach. Luckily, Nathan knew just the guy in current coach Jon Hiett. Nathan knew Jon from his time swimming as an age grouper in the Seattle area and followed his coaching career ever since they graduated college in the early 2010s. After coaching several age group swimmers to the NCAA Division 1 and Olympic Trials level, Jon is ready to lead this team and brings his love and passion for the sport to the Petaluma area to continue to grow what Dea Ann started back in 2006!