New England Aquatic Alliance
PO Box 9083
New Haven CT 06532
Contact Information
Address PO Box 9083
New Haven, CT 06532-
Telephone (203) 494-5704 x
Fax 203-389-2249
E-mail celrick@neaquatic.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
To provide people of all ages the opportunity to participate in aquatic exercise and competition to develop their skill level, level of physical fitness, and social and emotional development.
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Our intent is to build a "world-class" aquatic center with the purpose of drown-proofing this and future generations, and to attract national and international aquatic competition to the New England area.  Connecticut is in desperate need of a quality 50-meter facility to conduct local and regional aquatic events.  This facility will cost approximately $30 million.  We have identified an 11 acre site in south-central CT and hope to proceed within the next year.
A Great Opportunity Ending Date 2018
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2017
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Charles Elrick
Board Chair Charles Elrick
Board Chair Company Affiliation NEAA
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission To provide people of all ages the opportunity to participate in aquatic exercise and competition to develop their skill level, level of physical fitness, and social and emotional development.
Background The New England Aquatic Alliance was established to build a state-of-the-art aquatic center that would benefit the entire New England region, and cater to all ages, and all aquatic disciplines.   This aquatic center will alleviate the serious demand that CT has for a quality aquatic facility to use for state, regional, and national aquatic events.
Impact
GOALS 
Build a state-of-the-art aquatic center 
Drown-proof the current and future generations
Improve all  aquatic sports in Connecticut and attract national and international competition to New England 
Needs
Individuals to become members of the Board of Directors
Individuals to become member of the Advisory Board
Funding for the preliminary steps before construction (Feasibility study)
CEO Statement Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death among children age 14 years old and younger.  Since 1999 an average of more than 815 children in this age range have died each year due to drowning.  The New England Aquatic Alliance intends to do everything it can to reduce this number.  We will offer free programs for drown-proofing, and introduce safe, fun aquatic activities for individuals of all ages.
Board Chair Statement
At the moment our greatest challenge is to raise the appropriate money to fund the construction of the aquatic center.  CT is a waterfront community with over 4,000 lakes and ponds, nearly 10,000 miles of rivers and streams, and more than 200 miles of coast along Long Island Sound.  With that much exposure to the water, it is our duty to protect our residents with the knowledge of how to safely enjoy this natural resource.   
 
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Sports Associations & Training Facilities
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit /
Tertiary Organization Category Unknown / Unknown
Areas Served
State wide
National
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The New England Aquatic Alliance is run by a handful of motivated, aquatic minded individuals that believe CT aquatic resources have failed the state.  We aim to change that and offer a diverse aquatic experience to all of our residents.  We also intend to bring competitive aquatic events, from the regional, national, and international levels to CT.
Programs
Description Drown-proofing program - teach every individual that is willing to come to the facility, a safe way to respect and enjoy the water.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Description Competitive Aquatics - offer programs in all the aquatic disciplines; swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, master swimming, Special Olympics, etc.
Population Served / /
Description Recreational Use - Not only will this facility have state-of-the-art pools, but will also have a "splash pool" for young children to play in an environment of fountains and slides, a therapy pool for the elderly range of motion, and a "flow-rider" for indoor surfing. 
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Description First Responder program - An opportunity to bring in police, fire, and EMT's from area towns to train and refresh their skills for water emergencies and extractions.
Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments All of these programs are vital in ensuring a safe, enjoyable waterfront experience.  As we raise the funds necessary to construct the aquatic center, we expect to offer programming for the novice individual to the elite athlete, from the special needs individual to the elderly citizen.  
CEO/Executive Director
Charles Elrick
Term Start Jan 2017
Email celrick@hopkins.edu
Experience
Head swim coach at the Hopkins School for the past 35 years.
Head water polo coach at the Hopkins School for the past 21 years
Past pool director at various summer clubs in the New Haven area. 
Past club manager at the Paugusset Club in Orange. 
 
(The position as CEO is a volunteer position at this time.) 
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Board Chair
Charles Elrick
Company Affiliation NEAA
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Donna de Varona Community Volunteer
Deborah Gruen Community Volunteer
Michael Hamblett Community Volunteer
William Wall
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Co-Chair
Michael Hamblett
Company Affiliation NEAA
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Standing Committees
Building
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Andrew Wolf
CEO Comments
The Board of Directors of the New England Aquatic Alliance is an evolving board.  As we get closer to the fruition of this project, the board will increase in size to a maximum of 12 individuals.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $2,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,000,000.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Audit Documents
2017-2018 Proposed Budget2017
IRS Letter of Exemption
Determination Letter
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
Budget2017View
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Goal $15,000,000.00
Dates Sept 2017 to Sept 2019
Amount Raised To Date 5000 as of Sept 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
The NEAA is a new organization and did not operate in 2016, thus the lack of filing a 990 and not having funding in place.
 
In 2017, the NEAA is raising funds to construct an all encompassing aquatic center.  As of this date we are not running any programs but with the assistance of the general public we hope to purchase the property and begin construction. 
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address PO Box 9083
New Haven, CT 06532
Primary Phone 203 494-5704
Contact Email celrick@neaquatic.org
CEO/Executive Director Charles Elrick
Board Chair Charles Elrick
Board Chair Company Affiliation NEAA