About The Carter Athletic Center
The Carter Athletic Center (CAC) is a 62,000-square-foot facility that takes pride in being family-friendly and offers something for everyone. We provide an atmosphere that encourages all members to exercise at their own personal fitness level, including swimming lessons for four-year-olds to exercise classes specifically for senior citizens. The CAC is home to the CCA Marlins, a nationally recognized USS swim team.
The CAC originated as the vision of Beirne Carter, the parent of a North Cross School graduate and a member of the Board of Trustees for many years. The Beirne Carter Foundation was established in 1989 by Mr. Carter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carter Machinery Company, Inc., of Salem, Virginia. At the time he created the Foundation, Mr. Carter placed an emphasis on health, education, local history, nature, ecology, and youth as areas where he foresaw opportunities to help.
With the gracious support of Mr. Carter, a well-appointed center was designed with the purpose of providing North Cross School and the surrounding community a facility that promoted the values of healthy competition and physical fitness to the development of well-rounded citizens.
For more information, please call (540) 989-7284.
Meet the CAC Staff
Head Coach North Cross Varsity Swimming
Head Coach CCA Marlins Swimming
CAC Learn-to-Swim Program Director