If you are looking for a high-quality competitive youth swim team, you have found the right place at NOVA of Virginia Aquatics. Our club, founded in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, focuses on age-appropriate, targeted training to help our swimmers learn proper technique. Our year-round team is comprised of over 750 swimmers and includes kids from age six, up to those graduating from high school. We offer more swim groups tailored to specific levels than any other club in the area - one of our fifteen practice groups is right for your swimmer, no matter what his or her skill level. Swimmers advance when the right combination of skill, age and commitment come together.

            NOVA operates two Aquatic Centers in the West end of Richmond. The Regency facility features an eight-lane 50-meter pool and two three-lane 25-yard pools. The Gayton facility provides two 25-meter x 25-yard ten-lane pools. Both Aquatics Centers utilize state-of-the-art air handling and filtration systems. NOVA has the capacity to hosts both short course and long course swim meets year-round. Our coaching staff, led by Head Coach Norm Wright, is among the best in the country. NOVA’s nineteen full-time professional coaches are committed to making each swimmer the best that they can be, in swimming and in life.

            NOVA is a parent-run organization with an elected board of directors, focused on bringing best practices to our club. USA Swimming recognizes NOVA as a premier club, earning the coveted Gold Club of Excellence designation. NOVA has earned  USA Swimming Virtual Club Top Ten rankings since the program started in 2003. Our team has brought home multiple Virginia State Championship trophies for age group and senior level swimmers each year since 2000. Additional achievements; include winning the NCSA Junior Nationals Men’s champions in 2006 and 2009, earning the Men’s second-place spot in both 2008 and 2010, and winning the Women’s championship each year 2008 to 2011. NOVA was also the winner of the NCSA Team Combined championship in 2009 and 2010 and was the runner-up in 2006, 2008 and 2011. Twelve of our senior-level swimmers qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials, nine qualified in 2016, and six competed in 2020. Townley Haas, 2016 Gold Medalist in the 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay, is a graduate of the NOVA program. Our alumni go on to swim and study at top ranked universities across the country.

            NOVA's focus is not only on swimming. We help kids learn skills they will need throughout life: discipline, goal setting, time management, healthy habits and more. NOVA delivers this learning is in a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment filled with friendship and fun. Whether you are looking for help in creating a great swimmer, and a great kid, NOVA is the place for you.