Where does the team practice?
The team holds practices in the Barletta Natatorium located in the Cabot Physical Education Center.
Does the team have a coach?
Yes, Kevin Gell is our current coaches! They collaborate with the E-Board to provide guidance and well organized practices for everyone. To learn more about Kevin please visit the Coaches page.
How much does it cost to join the team?
Dues will be announced at the beginning of each semester. The amount of dues will be set by the current E-Board and will be offered to cover membership for an entire year or on a per semester basis. Checks can be made payable to Northeastern University. These fees help the club cover the cost of various things, including meet entry fees, hotel and travel costs, and new equipment for the club. Historically dues have hovered around $200 per season.
What kind of commitment is necessary?
We ask swimmers to make as many practices as possible, although we understand that school is the priority. If you plan to compete with the club in an upcoming meet, we ask that you make at least half of the practices in the 2 weeks prior to competition.
Should I have past experience as a competitive swimmer?
NUSC has swimmers with various levels of competitive swimming background. We ask that all swimmers demonstrate proficiency in all 4 competitive stroke disciplines by completing a 2-day tryout. In this regard, we recommend swimmers have some sort of competitive background.
Who does the team compete against?
Each year, NUSC participates in meets in the New England area, but also travels out of New England once per semester to seek further competition. In past years, we have raced against many formidable teams, including UCONN, UVM, Rutgers, URI, Harvard, and Princeton, among others. We always plan to host the NCCS Invitational annually during every fall semester. As we usually do, the club will also travel to Atlanta, Georgia in early April to compete against more than 60 other collegiate club swimming programs for the East Coast Collegiate Swim & Dive National Championship.
What is the skill level of swimmers on the team?
Almost every member of NUSC has some kind of competitive background, and joined the team to further pursue their personal swimming goals. Many come from previous high school and college varsity programs, and everyone works together to foster an environment of personal and competitive growth.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (via the 'contact us' link in the top corner of this page) with any questions you might have!