We understand that swimmers swim for different reasons: some want to swim fast, others want conditioning, and still others want to join a friend.
Our mission is to foster in every swimmer a life-long love of swimming. We do this by focusing on each swimmer’s abilities and objectives.
1960: Nort Thornton, who later became the head coach at UC Berkeley, started the Foothill Aquatic Club. It later produced swimmers who won a string of major championships and, by the 1970s, the club boasted four Olympians.
1974: The merchants of Los Altos co-sponsored the growing club, which was renamed Los Altos Aquatic Club. The club trained at Covington Pool, and by 1979 LAAC swimmers ranked in the nation's top 20.
1984: Under the leadership of Head Coach Kevin Perry, the team moved to the pool at Foothill College.
1990: LAAC expanded to serve the community of Mountain View through its Eagle Park pool and became known as Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club (LAMVAC).