WHO WE ARE
East Coast Aquatic Club is located in Delray Beach, FL. The team was established in July 2013 by John Kjaerulff. ECAC started out as a small group of ambitious swimmers with goals and aspirations to become better swimmers within the Florida Gold Coast LLC and nationally.
Each year, ECAC continues to produce swimmers who qualify for the LSC Championship series, as well as swimmers who represent the LSC at the All-Star Duel meet and Southern Zone meets. Swimmers across all age groups qualify for a multitude of qualifying meets including: The Futures Championship, TYR International Elite Showcases, Speedo Sectionals, USA Swimming Junior Nationals, USA Swimming Open, and USA Swimming Nationals.
In April 2019, John Kjaerulff stepped down as owner and Head Coach, naming Coach Alison Templin as his successor. ECAC continues to strive to be a team that provides excellent stroke technique and the tools for swimmers to be competitive and reach their fullest potential, with a centered focus on creating an environment that teaches swimmers camaraderie, time management, sportsmanship, discipline, and most importantly, teamwork.
MISSION + VISION
Our goal at East Coast Aquatic Club is to develop and promote the ideals of hard work, sportsmanship, and fellowship within a safe and positive environment. The individual growth of our children is enhanced through the spirit of competition, discipline and fair play. These goals will be accomplished by providing structured programs designed to educate participants, and parents in all aspects of the sport. ECAC is committed to providing a youth program that will maintain the highest standards and guarantees a fun, positive experience for everyone involved.
East Coast Aquatic Club is a competitive program designed to give children the opportunity to progress from novice level swimming to championship level swimming at the National level. ECAC strives to be a team that provides excellent stroke technique and the tools for swimmers to be competitive and reach their fullest potential. With a centered focus on creating an environment that develops athletes who exemplify the highest levels of competency, sportsmanship, honesty and dedication in the pursuit of excellence in all we do, ECAC follows these core principles
We seek to expand our membership in order to share our sport with as many other people as possible. We are especially committed to sharing the values of our sport with young people who may discover that swimming is an activity they can enjoy for their entire life.
ACHIEVE COMPETITIVE SUCESS
East Coast Aquatic Club swimmers are highly competitive at the state, regional and national level. We seek to continue this tradition of competitive excellence. When our athletes are successful in performing at their full potential, it validates the hard work and effort for all of us.
ENCOURAGE VOLUNTERISM & SERVICE
Volunteers are the backbone of the East Coast Aquatic Club organization. ECAC encourages and recognizes the value of all volunteers and seeks to provide opportunities to serve our athletes and neighboring teams.
We seek to improve and develop ourselves on a continuing basis through participation in clinics, seminars, shared learning and other programs in order to become better athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers or whatever role we serve within the sport.