NAC Junior Outrigger Team

The NAC Junior Outrigger Team and Community Outreach Program is a year-round fitness based youth development program serving middle and high school (12-19 years) girls and boys throughout Orange County.  The program serves 25-30 student athletes per year.  Athletes in this program compete year-round in local, county, state, and national tournaments in single, double and six person canoes and kayaks.

In addition to accepting student athletes from surrounding school districts, we also accept athletes through a partnership with the City of Santa Ana program PROJECT P.R.I.D.E.

Through this partnership, NAC is able to provide at-risk kids from the City of Santa Ana positive alternatives with an emphasis on physical fitness, leadership skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, positive self-concept, a sense of accomplishment and environmental stewardship.

Students meet at the NAC after school 4 days a week for water and land based fitness training and classroom instruction.  Additionally, participants have the option to compete in local, state and national events.

The NAC Junior Outrigger Team also has a Junior Keiki (kid) Team, aka NAC GROM SQUAD, for 10 – 11 year olds who still want to be apart of the program! They are taught the same skills and values, however they just practice twice a week.

Program Goals:

  • Provide a challenging and rewarding opportunity for middle and high school students athletes that incorporates a high level of team work, physical conditioning, health and wellness education and community stewardship opportunities.
  • Develop a sense of respect for the environment.
  • Provide marine recreation opportunities for youth and families who might not otherwise have access to the water.
  • Build life-long friendships.


  •  Monday–Wednesday–Thursday-Friday:  3:30-5:30pm
  • Keiki Practice – Monday + Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:30pm
  •  Paddlers should come prepared to run and or paddle to every practice. Bring shoes and a water bottle everyday
  • When ever a practice is canceled, you will be notified by the coaches.

There is an email group that is used frequently for communication. If you are not receiving emails from Kelly or please be sure to let us know ASAP! We will use this list to send out communication on races, any changes to practice schedules, and other announcements. Along with our newsletter.

SCORA OC6 Race Schedule

NAC Junior Outrigger Race Schedule and Results Information

 NAC Junior Outrigger Tuition Information and Documents


Kelly Thompson

Malia Hohl 

Please contact a coach for more information or stop by our office at the Newport Aquatic Center.

In Loving Memory of Sam Couch III

NAC Hours

Member Hours

Mon - Thurs: 6AM to 8PM
Fri: 6AM to 7PM
Last Boats / SUP's OUT @ 5PM
All Boats / SUP's DUE BACK @ 6PM
Saturday & Sunday: 6AM to 6PM
Last Boats / SUP's OUT @ 4PM
All Boats / SUP's DUE BACK @ 5PM

NAC Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

  • Open New Year's Eve until 12 noon

  • CLOSED New Year's Day

  • Open the 4th of July till 3pm

  • CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

  • Open Christmas Eve until 12 noon

  • CLOSED Christmas Day

Contact Us

Newport Aquatic Center
1 White Cliffs Dr.

Newport Beach, CA 92660 

Phone: (949) 646-7725

Fax: (949) 646-8398
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