Alamo Area Aquatics Association
A unique entity in Texas swimming, the Alamo Area Aquatic Association (AAAA) was established in 1977 to serve as an organizational and administrative umbrella for multiple programs. At the time the organization was first established, there were three separate, distinct, and independent Age Group swimming programs in San Antonio, one of which, the San Antonio Aquatic Club (SAAC), was the second oldest of its kind in the state of Texas.
The three teams were often at odds with one another over several matters of mutual concern, but particularly the scheduling of meets within the city. It also became obvious that there would undoubtedly be certain advantages to be realized when championship relay teams were selected if all three could somehow resolve their differences in the interest of bettering the sport.
Each member team is in some way affiliated with a School or Community College District or a University, but the San Antonio Aquatic Club no longer exists. In September of 2001, the North East Independent School District (NEISD) absorbed the team and re-established it under District management as the North East Aquatic Team (NEAT).
The AAAA now has some 1,300 registered swimmers working out and competing in several separate, multi-lane facilities. The association has produced 10 Olympic athletes representing five different countries in three different aquatic sports.