Company History

De Anza Cupertino Aquatics (DACA) was founded in 1981 as a swim team. Its Mission Statement was “to motivate youth to achieve their fullest potential through swimming.”

While this mission remains true today, DACA is no longer solely a swim team or focused exclusively on youth programs.  In 1993, DACA expanded its offerings with a Pre- Competitive Program for children 6-14 years. In 1996, the DACA Swim School opened and began teaching infants through adults how to swim. An Aquatics Exercise Program for seniors and a Summer Swim Program were also introduced.

Current DACA programs include USA Water Polo, Adaptive and Special Needs Instruction as well as Adult Fitness and Lap Swimming. DACA maintains certifications and affiliations with the Arthritis Foundation, the United States Water Fitness Association (USWFA) and The Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE).

Our internationally renowned Swim Team produces world class student- athletes and coaches that represent DACA across the globe as members of USA National teams. In addition to competing for top team honors at every level, DACA swimmers have been awarded athletic scholarships to colleges across the country.