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Community Impact

NOVA is committed to its mission of developing excellence in swimmers of all ages and abilities, in a safe and inclusive environment. Henrico County Public School system has articulated a new goal of teaching all second graders how to swim. During the 2021-22 school year, NOVA delivered lessons to 450 second graders at no cost, all from Title One schools. Enrollment for this program will exceed 1,000 students in 2022-23. Through its private-public partnership with Henrico County, NOVA can change lives, equipping these children with a crucial life skill and helping them experience the joy of swimming. To support underserved youth, NOVA distributes between $40,000 to $50,000 annually in scholarships and  financial aid.

NOVA has built relationships with a variety of organizations in the Richmond Metro area. These include Ruby Carver Elementary School, the Latin Education Advancement Program (LEAP), The Steward School, the Police Athletic League, Goochland Christmas Mother, Special Olympics, and more. The corporate community recognizes NOVA outreach efforts and provides sponsorships to support programming.

Help NOVA Change Lives

NOVA appreciates and benefits from the support received from NOVA families, businesses, foundations, and local government. This support can be financial, expert professional assistance, and volunteerism. NOVA welcomes help from individuals and organizations. Please consider that NOVA has a wide reach within the community and can offer public acknowledgement of contributions and gifts. If you would like to help in some capacity, please contact Julie Farney at

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