The Hillsborough Aquatic Club is a Swim Team program run by the Orange County Sportsplex that exploded onto the scene in 2011. Promoting healthy living, friendly competition, and teamwork, HAC Swim Team is an excellent activity for kids of all ages and abilities. Coaches stress hard work, but not at the expense of having fun! Groups range from beginners as young as 6 all the way up to High School aged swimmers. We encourage everyone who is new to the program to come to evaluations offered in early August and April/May each year. Or come on out to practice to see what it’s all about. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Swim team is a great way for your child to stay healthy – body, mind, and soul!
KidsPlex offers After School Care for HAC Swim Team participants. If using Orange Public Transportation or Sportsplex transportation, your child must be registered with KidsPlex After School Care.
The Orange County Sportsplex and Hillsborough Aquatic Club are proud to introduce new Head Coach, Mark Franz. Mark’s first day with the team will be April 20th, 2022.
Mark comes to the Sportsplex after coaching at the YMCA of the Triangle Area for the past three years. During his time at YOTA Mark oversaw and coached multiple senior level groups and served as the Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach. Before that, he lettered as a four-year collegiate swimmer at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. After an accomplished collegiate career, Mark served as interim head coach for Pfeiffer University. During his time coaching at Pfeiffer, Mark led the team to a record-breaking season, finishing with their highest NCAA rank in the University’s history. Mark was also named as a coach of distinction from ASCA and produced multiple All-American Athletes.
Prior to coaching with YOTA, Mark served as a Lead Age Group Coach and Assistant Senior coach with Sailfish Aquatics in Concord, NC for 4 years, where he further established himself as an outstanding leader for swimmers of all ages. Mark has coached athletes that became state champions, state record holders, and even produced a national top 10/ All-Time Top 100 age group performer. Mark is certified as a Performance Enhancing Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from Pfeiffer University. Mark’s mission is to create and inspire athletes of outstanding character that foster the passion of competitive swimming. Coach Mark Franz brings an inventive, engaging, and fun coaching style to the Hillsborough Aquatic Club. We are excited to have him join our team and look forward to seeing the positive impact that he will bring!
Questions? Email Head Swim Team Coach, Mark Franz Contact 919.644.0339 Ext 241 Visit the Hillsborough Aquatic Club Swim Team Website!