February 20, 2013
NCAC is proud to welcome Chip Peterson to NCAC not only as our newest swimmer but as a member of our part-time coaching staff. Chip is a native North Carolinian and swam for Carteret Currents Swim Team and the University of North Carolina. Chip is one of the most decorated swimmers in North Carolina Swimming and UNC history.
Chip is a graduate from UNC with a degree in Biology and was a four year letterman exceling in the IM and distance events at the NCAA level still holding several UNC team records.
USA Swimming accomplishments: Gold medalist in the 10K open water race at the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships … placed 13th in the 10K at the 2008 Open Water World Championships in Seville, Spain ... earned silver in the 10K at the 2007 Open Water World Championships Trials ... has been at the forefront of the U.S. open water surge, capturing 10K victories at the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Open Water National Championships, 2005 World Championships and at the 2006 Pan American Open Water Championships ... took gold in the 1500m free and silver in the 10k Open Water event at the 2007 Pan American Games ... his victory at the 2005 World Champs made him the first American male since 1991 to capture an open water world title
After completing his swimming career Chip was hired as an assistant coach at Costa Mesa Aquatic Club where he worked with swimmers ranging in age and ability specializing in technical improvement.
In the fall of 2012 Chip was hired as the Head Coach of West Carteret High School in which Coach Chip led them to successful season growing team size, qualifiers for regional and state meet.
Chip is currently considering a swimming comeback and is being trained by Coach Sean both with the senior group as well as individual practice sessions.
For the remainder of the season Coach Chip will be making the rounds assisting all of our practice groups to be mentored by our staff but also to get to know the workings of our program.
Beginning with the long course season Coach Chip will be given more active role and responsibilities. We are excited about the immediate impact Coach Chip will have here at NCAC.
Please find the time to welcome Coach Chip to the NCAC family!
*On a side note Chip is being brought on as a part-time coach and is not filling the full time position that NCAC is actively interviewing following Coach Griff’s departure.