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.
Heather has a passion for helping people of all abilities improve themselves through swimming, and feels strongly that swimming is an amazing way for confidence and strength to shine individually. She grew up swimming in Connecticut, where she started her first coaching job the moment she was old enough to work and her love for swimming grew. She earned her bachelor's in Biology and Environmental Science from Marist College in New York while working as an environmental consultant. After graduation she moved to Kentucky and worked as a Project Manager for an environmental laboratory and started her family. Educating and helping others with swimming consistently stayed with her and has taken many forms throughout the years. After moving to Virginia in 2012 she taught lessons and coached in Alexandria while homeschooling her daughters. She moved to Warrenton in 2018 and started coaching for NCAP West division and currently coaches Bronze 2 and 3. During the summer, she is also the head coach of the Chestnut Forks Blue Marlins. Heather's passion for coaching comes from helping swimmers improve their technique and understand their strokes. No matter the level of swimmer, there is always a reward in watching them improve and be proud of their accomplishments. Swim comes with peers we learn to support, physical challenges to tackle, confidence to find, and disappointments to overcome. Heather's goal as a coach is to give the athlete a safe environment to handle life's challenges while fostering a love for the sport.