The St. John's Legends Swim Club, originally NAAC - the Newfoundland Aquarena Aquatic Club, was founded in 1978 following the construction of the Aquarena and the city's hosting of the 1977 Canada Summer Games. The club developed quickly under the direction of its first head coach Tom Arusso and within two seasons Paula Kelly had been named to Canada's 1980 Olympic team. Over the years the club has continued to be a leader on the provincial swimming scene. Athletes such as Iain Tennent (1993 Canada Games gold and silver medallist), Adrian Costello (1993 National Youth team member), Suzanne Drodge (1995 Junior National Champion), Steven Thornhill (2001 Junior National Bronze medalist), Owen Daly (2011 Age Group National Gold Medalist), and Catherine Silotch (2011 Age Group National Gold Medalist) have helped to keep the Legends name on the swimming map of Canada.
The Club is affiliated with Swim Newfoundland and Labrador and with the National Sport Governing body Swim/Natation Canada. A hard working volunteer Board made up of parents of Legends swimmers operates the Legends Swim Club. The Board meets regularly and parents are encouraged to become involved in the club.
The Legends offer programs for a variety of ages and skill levels, from our pre-competitive Little Legends squads (young, inexperienced, novice swimmers) to our National squad (dedicated athletes competing at a national level). The Legends also have a partnership with Memorial University by assuming the delivery of the training and competitive programs for the Memorial University Sea Hawk Swim Team. This broadens the scope of our program.
Legends swimmers compete against swimmers of the same age and ability levels across the province and across the country. New swimmers may choose not to compete until the parents, coach and swimmer agree that the individual is ready.
The Legends Swim Club currently trains out of two pools, the Aquarena and the Memorial University pool. This offers an excellent combination of training facilities for all club members.
The Legends Swim Club employs a full-time Head Coach, two full-time Assistant Head Coaches, and fifteen part-time Assistant Coaches. Our coaches are well trained and motivated inlldividuals eager to help each child strive to achieve his/her fullest potential.
The St. John's Legends Swim Club is based in St. John's NL and was founded in 1978 following the construction of the Aquarena. This Page is for team updates.
Mission and Philosophy of the St. John's Legends Swim Club:
The Club will strive
-To maintain and develop a competitive swim team, having as its goals the maximisation of the potential of all members as competitive swimmers and the maximisation of persona
The St. John's Legends are hosting New Member Tryouts for the first time ever at the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre! 4:30PM please visit legendswimming.com...
The Legends are hosting New Member open tryouts on Friday, September 8th at the Aquarena! Please visit legendswimming.com for more information and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org...
On Wednesday, September 6th we will host our 2017 Returning Member Tryouts for those families with a swimmer(s) in the club and are looking to have another family...