About RAC - Our History

Founder of the RAC: Sid Burkot

The Retriever Aquatic Club (RAC) was founded in 1986 by, Coach Sid Burkot, UMBC's new men's and women's collegiate swimming coach. The RAC's goals include establishing a comprehensive and competitive program for our community. RAC has not only become recognized as one of Maryland's finest swimming programs, but has also entered national levels by virtue of it's National Age-Group Champions, Junior National Champions, and Senior National Finalists.