The Newport Aquatic Center is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to enjoy the sports of rowing, outrigger and kayaking.

The NAC is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, run by an Executive Director and staff and supported by memberships, user fees, and donations. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to our programs.

Click the Blue Button below to Donate to any Program at the NAC! Just specify which program you would like your donation to benefit. You can also choose to make recurring donations!

You may send your donations to:

Newport Aquatic Center
1 Whitecliffs Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Please specify which program you wish to support.




NAC Dragon Boat

The NAC Dragon Boat Team was the first dragon boat team in Orange County and has been going strong since 2003. We welcome men and women of all ages, abilities and backgrounds who love being part of a team, working out and having fun.

For more information on Dragon Boat: Dragon Boat Page

NAC WOW

The NAC currently offers a women’s competitive and recreational rowing program. The Women on Water (WOW) are made up of women of all ages and experience.  WOW was formed in 2000 by a group of mothers whose sons and daughters were rowing for the NAC Junior Team.  Inspired by the medal-winning Juniors, they banded together to start their own rowing Program at The Newport Aquatic Center.  Since that time, the group has grown and expanded into a competitive Masters team more than 35 strong.

For More information on the WOW Team: WOW Page

NAC Junior Outrigger

The Junior Outrigger Program is a competitive youth development program serving high-school-age boys and girls throughout Orange County. The goal of the Junior Outrigger Program is to build character through competition. Teamwork, sportsmanship, positive self-concept and sense of accomplishment are emphasized. This is accomplished through comprehensive training that develops aerobic fitness, overall strength, flexibility, and technical proficiency in sport of paddling.

For more information on Junior Outrigger : Junior Outrigger Page

NAC Junior Rowing

The Junior Rowing Program is a competitive youth development program serving high-school-age boys and girls throughout Orange County. The goal of the Junior Rowing Program is to build character through competition. Teamwork, sportsmanship, positive self-concept and sense of accomplishment are emphasized. This is accomplished through comprehensive training that develops aerobic fitness, overall strength, flexibility, and technical proficiency in the Olympic sport of rowing.

For more information on Junior Rowing : Junior Rowing Page