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.
Cherie Adair brings over 25 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 her community, she was Head Coach for Chestnut Forks Swim Club for 7 summers and Head Coach for Kettle Run High School for 4 seasons. 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 for fitness as an ACE Personal Trainer and Water Exercise instructor.
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.
Coach Christina is a Virginia native who grew up in a swim family and started team swimming at the age of 7. She continued competing and coaching throughout early adulthood. When her son started swimming competitively, Christina rekindled her passion for the sport and became a volunteer on-deck coaching assistant for the pre-senior and National Training groups with Occoquan Swimming at the Freedom Center for five years. She also served as a Stroke and Turn official and Referee for the PWSL for many years as well as the VHSL.
For the last 7 years, Christina has focused on coaching Pre-Team and Medley Groups programs. Christina’s philosophy for coaching young age groupers is to focus on technique fundamentals. Christina says “coaching young swimmers is the most fulfilling for me, to be able to connect with them while fostering the love of swimming and success through hard work. I love the challenge of finding creative ways to reach swimmers of this age to teach them proper technique and motivating them to become competitive.”
Christina and her husband (Coach Ross) swam competitively with the Freedom Center Masters group, where she consistently placed in the top 5 at the USMS Eastern Zone Championships. Christina eventually became the Master’s program coach for several years. Christina also had a career as a board-certified Biotechnician working with American Red Cross and Quest Diagnostics. She and her husband of 36 years, Coach Ross, live in Warrenton VA. They have two grown sons Jordan and Alexander.