The Nation's Capital Swim Club
800 Waterloo Rd
Warrenton, VA 20186
Warrenton only offers a year-round Competitive Program.
This program feeds into Freedom Center.
Our Competitive team swims year round. Please contact the appropriate Coach below for a tryout before Registration.
2018 - 2019 Season
2019 - 2020 Season
Cherie Adair brings over 24 years of coaching experience to the Warrenton area. She currently heads up the NCAP-Warrenton program and is Head Coach of the Bronze 1 Team at the WARF. In the summer, Cherie is the Head Coach for Chestnut Forks Swim Club. This past winter, she came back to high school swimming as Head Coach at Kettle Run High School in Warrenton. Cherie’s love for swimming started with STAR swim club in Hamburg, NY. She earned a swimming scholarship to Miami
University (Ohio), was Mid-American Conference champion, and placed in the top 20 at NCAAs Division 1. In 2011, she was inducted into the Hamburg High School Hall of Fame in Hamburg, NY. In 2014, her high school swim team was also inducted into the Hamburg High School Hall of Fame as the Team of Distinction. Cherie continues her passion of fitness as a group exercise/water instructor.
Tia brings over 24 years of coaching experience to NCAP. She began swimming at age 4 for her summer league team in Greensboro, NC and swam for the same swim summer league until graduating from high school. She also swam for several year-round programs in the area before graduating from Greensboro Swim Association (GSA) where she earned a 4 year swimming scholarship to East Carolina University.
Tia was named Head coach for Kinston Swim Club (Kinston NC) after graduating from college. She also coached for various summer league teams in North Carolina. After a few years in Greenville, NC, she moved to Mecklenburg Aquatic Club (Charlotte NC). At MAC, she coached age groups from Developmental, 9-10 state champs, and 11-12 of various levels. She also coached 2 Zone teams, managed 3 Zone teams, ran the swim club’s swim school, the developmental Junior Swim League and assisted with the Home School Team. In 1998, she moved to Winchester, VA with her husband, Derek, and coached for the Winchester Swim Club (Winchester VA). After taking some time off to have her 2 children, she decided to help some of the local swimmers and parents start Valley Swim Team-Phoenix (Strausburg, VA) where there was a need for something more competitive in the area. She has been coaching summer league programs in the Valley for 17 years. Now she is helping coach the Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 teams for NCAP and is excited to build a strong group of swimmers to reach there swimming goals as well as lifetime skills.
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. Nicole moved to the area from South Florida, where she grew up and began her swimming, coaching, and teaching careers. She coached both high school and year-round swim teams in Florida and has taught grades kindergarten through middle school. Nicole lived in the Florida Keys for five years, where she gained a love for open water swimming. She has a love and passion for the sport of swimming and for guiding children to make positive choices, work hard, and be the best they can be. She makes personal connections with her swimmers and encourages them to exceed their own expectations. Swim practice is a very special time for her and something she looks forward to each day. Watching her swimmers gain an excitement and love for the sport, and helping them improve and reach their goals are the most rewarding experiences, which drive her enthusiasm and dedication to the team.
Denise began with NCAP Swim Club in 2008 and has over 30 years of swim instruction and coaching experience. Her love for swimming started when she was 7 years old on a summer swim team coached by her father in Sterling, VA. When her family moved to England, she continued her swimming career for a British year round swim team. Upon returning to Warrenton, Denise swam for Chestnut Forks Swim Club where she held many of the team’s records. At age 15, she became a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor and has been teaching swimming ever since. In 1984, Denise married her high school sweetheart, Mitch, and moved to Marquette, MI where her husband was stationed in the Air Force. While her husband served, Denise continued her education and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Northern Michigan University. To pay for her schooling she taught swim lessons and supervised the University’s educational complex. Later she earned her Master’s degree in Education at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Through all her travels, she never strayed far from the water. Denise taught her six children to swim and continues her love for the sport with NCAP swim club. When Denise is not coaching or spending time with her family, she teaches Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard classes at the WARF.water swimming. She has a love and passion for the sport of swimming and for guiding children to make positive choices, work hard, and be the best they can be. She makes personal connections with her swimmers and encourages them to exceed their own expectations. Swim practice is a very special time for her and something she looks forward to each day. Watching her swimmers gain an excitement and love for the sport, and helping them improve and reach their goals are the most rewarding experiences, which drive her enthusiasm and dedication to the team.