Freedom Center

9100 Freedom Center Blvd.

Manassas, VA 20111

Competitive Team

Our Competitive team swims year round September - July. A tryout is required before registration. Please contact the appropriate Coach below for more information about their group.


Developmental Stroke School

Our Stroke School is devoted to competitive stroke instruction with an emphasis on balance in the water through specialized drills. The program is for swimmer under 14 looking for a supplement for summer league.


Practice Times

Practice Times

 2019-2020 season

Practice Times 

2019 - 2020


Contact Freedom Center

If you have any questions regarding tryouts or program information 

please contact Head Admin Nicole Linn.

Contact Freedom Center

Coaching Staff

Mark Faherty

Head Coach  
[email protected]

Mark grew up swimming in the Northern Virginia area and has coached with NCAP since 1999. 

Nicole Linn

Head Admin 

[email protected]

Coach Nicole has been coaching with NCAP since 2014. She is the head coach of the Bronze 2 and Bronze 3 groups at the WARF and also teaches first grade in Fauquier County. 

Spencer Quinn

Spencer Quinn joined NCAP in 2018, but has a lifelong love of the sport. He still holds summer team swim records from 1973. He’s been married to a wonderful woman, Jo-Anne, since September 1989 and they have proudly raised two successful and talented daughters. Casey, who is attending the University of Illinois at Chicago studying theater, and Erin, an NCAP swimmer, who will be attending Virginia Tech as a student/athlete Fall 2019. His day job is a Senior Software Developer Lead and is working to improve the FBI National DNA Database, to “help to catch the bad people”. He has lived in Manassas, VA since December 1998. Spencer has been a USA certified swimming official since 2007, and currently holds a National Level 3 certification as a Stroke and Turn Judge, Chief Judge, and Starting Referee. He is also certified as a Deck Referee. He is the proud recipient of the 2018 Myron C. Lynch, Jr. Memorial Award given to an outstanding volunteer of the past year, and was lost for words when it was presented to him (something that never happens). He has previously coached for Osbourn High School, and the former USA Swimming club team, QDD. When asked why he wanted to continue coaching and come on board with NCAP, Coach Spencer replied: “Because I love working with young people, and building good young adults with strong character values. Hard work pays off. Punctuality. Time management. Preparedness. How to fail and face adversity and rise when knocked down. Humility in winning and defeat. Being a great teammate. Honesty in your relations with others. Honesty in self conversation. Courage. Commitment. Accountability. These are a few that quickly come to my mind. There are others.” He brings a passion, energy, and a self-perceived sense of humor to NCAP.

Jeremiah Johnson

Age Group Assistant

Jeremiah Johnson joined NCAP in 2018, but has been coaching swimming since 2012 when the school’s principal found out he had swam in high school. He began coaching in North Carolina where he assisted the current coach who was retiring from coaching. In his third year, second as a head coach, Jeremiah won a Conference title in NC, giving the high school their second title in 17 years. Jeremiah also was named the 3A Coastal Conference Men’s Coach of the Year, also being named the Sun Journal’s Coach of the Year; both in 2014-15 before making the move to Virginia. He has been currently assisting with the coaching of the Osbourn Eagle Swim Team since 2015, where he teaches. He is married to his wife Brandy and has been able to pass along his love for the water to his youngest of 5 girls, Madison and Jai. Jeremiah coached summer swim during the 2016 Summer season as a coach for the Wellington Dolphins. He then took his girls to be coached by Coach Mark at Bridlewood where he has been helping out on the pool deck during the Saturday morning meets as an official at the same time as getting to watch his girls swim. He is extremely excited to be part of a team that will continue to spread the love of swimming with a staff that loves swimming as much as he does.

Scott Heckathorn

Age Group Assistant

Scott has been swimming competitively since the age of four, and just finished his college career at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has swum consistently at the Vint Hill pool throughout his 18 year career, and is now a coach at the Freedom Center working with Gold 1 and 2, Silver, and Bronze 2. He has been with Nations Capital since the West site was started, swimming in coach Jeremy’s group. He was involved in high school and summer league swimming and at one point was a member of a Virginia State record-setting relay team. Scott was also a conference champion in the spring of 2018 at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has coached summer league for the last five years.