Novaquatics (also known as Nova) is a swim team in Irvine, California. They are a nonprofit organization that receives their funding through membership dues, fundraising events and sponsorships. They are a member of the Orange Committee within Southern California Swimming (SCS); this is a subdivision of USA Swimming. Irvine Novaqutics is part of Southern California Swimming (SCS). Currently, they are one of the largest swim teams in Southern California. They have consistently won championship meets such as Spring Junior Olympics, Summer Junior Olympics, Winter Age Group Championships, Pacific Swimming's annual Speedo Far Western National Age Group Short Course Championships, and the June Invites as well as many other major events.
|Type||swim team; nonprofit organization|
|Affiliations||part of Southern California Swimming (SCS)|
Celebrated alumni of the Novaquatics team include Olympians: Amanda Beard, Aaron Peirsol, Jason Lezak, Milorad Čavić, Gabrielle Rose, Staciana Stitts, Jessica Hardy, Lenny Krayzelburg, Gabe Woodward, Colleen Lane, and John Mykkanen.
Past head coaches for the club have included Flip Darr, Lucky Forman, Ron Turner, and Dave Salo (1990–2006). Flipp Darr was the Founding Head Coach of the Irvine NOVA. He placed swimmers on the Olympic Teams for the USA in ’68, ’72, ’76 and ’84.
- "NovaQuatics Mission Statement". Nova Quatics. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "Club Excellence Program". USA Swimming. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved December 25, 2006.
- "NOVAQUATICS HALL OF FAME". Nova Quatics. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "NovaQuatics Hall of Fame". Nova Quatics. Retrieved October 9, 2013.