2012 AKC National Agility Championship - 2nd
2011 USDAA Steeplechase Finalist - 4th
2011 USDAA Grand Prix Finalist
2005 USDAA Veterans National Championship - 1st
2005 USDAA Steeplechase Finalist
2004 USDAA Grand Prix Finalist
2003 NADAC National Championship - 1st
2002 USDAA Grand Prix Finalist
2001 Judy Falck Traveling Obedience Award
2000 NADAC National Team Championship - 1st
SwimDog is owned and operated by Nita Diaz, OT, CCMT. Nita worked in the health care field as an occupational therapist for many years, while also acquiring over 25 years of experience training and working with dogs. Dogs are her passion, earning numerous accomplishments, especially in the sport of agility, where she has earned over 150 performance titles and 2 national championship wins. She has competed with Siberian Huskies, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Border Collies and Rat Terriers, most of them rescue dogs that came to her with significant behavioral issues. She continues to contribute to the sport as an agility judge for United States Dog Agility Association.
Now certified in Canine Massage, she is continuing her mission of helping dogs by opening up an indoor swim center just for dogs!
Nita dedicates this pool to her very energetic Rat Terrier Peeka, who inspired her to build this facility after Peeka suffered a hip injury which has curtailed her very successful agility career. Swimming has been a huge factor in Peeka’s rehab, and Nita hopes many more dogs can benefit from this wonderful therapeutic tool.