Sea Devils Swim Team

NSEA Swim (Northside Elite Aquatics) Sea Devils is a USA Swimming-affiliated club that strives to develop a competitive swim team at both the state and national levels. For information about our competitive program, contact us to learn more about our unique programming.

We offer training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Our goal is to offer developmentally specific training for our athletes geared towards challenging and developing each individual to the best of his or her ability.

NSEA Swim has an experienced and dedicated coaching staff. Select the image above to learn more about our coaches.

Swim Devil Scholarship Opportunities

The NSEA Swim Foundation offers swim scholarships for up to 12 swimmers per calendar year. These funds go toward the costs of coaching and meet fees associated with competitive swimming.

As swimmers progress through our group lessons, increasing their skills and becoming more competent, we offer them the chance to swim on the competitive team and take advantage of the fitness and growth opportunities that accompany that move. Two types of financial assistance are available: financial aid and Sea Devils Team Scholarships.

Sea Devils Scholarships


The NSEA Swim Foundation offers a scholarship to its Sea Devils competitive team for children who wish to swim year-round but cannot join due to the cost. Children aged 6-18 as of September 1, 2022, can apply for the scholarship. Eligibility requirement are:

  • Attending school or residing in the Youth Enrichment Zone

  • Showing a strong interest in competitive swimming

  • Qualifying for New Hanover County’s free or reduced priced lunch program


Scholarship swimmers receive:

  • annual registration

  • monthly dues

  • meet fees

  • a travel fund

  • uniforms

Application Process

Swimmers can apply for a scholarship between July 1–August 15 each year. Submit applications to or bring them to the pool office at 750 Bess Street, Wilmington, NC, by the August 15th deadline. A diverse selection committee will review provided information during the confidential selection process. Swimmers will be eligible to participate at the beginning of the short course season. Applicants will be notified of their selection by August 31. The application process includes the following:

  1. Submit completed application to the NSEA Swim Foundation.

  2. Provide a letter from New Hanover County School district verifying participation in the Free & Reduced Lunch Programs

  3. Provide a letter of recommendation from an individual such as a coach, teacher, etc. not related to the scholarship candidate

  4. Complete and submit an essay. Each essay must be age-appropriate and address the following topics:

    • What would being part of NSEA Swim Sea Devils mean to them?

    • How will they commit to practice and meets?

    • What do they hope to gain from being on the swim team?

    • Include any other comments that the swimmer feels are important to describe his or her desire to be involved in competitive swimming.

To apply for a NSEA Swim Foundation scholarship, contact for details.

Financial Aid

Children who progress through the swim lesson program and qualify to try out for the NSEA Swim Sea Devils competitive team can apply for financial aid to assist them in paying for the costs of swimming year-round. Children aged 6-18 as of September 1, 2020, can apply for financial aid. Families will receive reduced costs for swim suits, team gear, coaching fees, and travel meet costs through this type of assistance.

To be eligible for financial aid, families must qualify for New Hanover County’s free or reduced priced lunch program. Free lunch qualification ensures 75% financial aid. Reduced lunch guarantees 50% financial aid.

To learn more about NSEA Swim Foundation's financial assistance program, contact