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Membership Information

Welcome to the Ketchikan Killer Whales Website!

 

Our club is organized as a nonprofit, year-round age group and senior competitive swim team and is open to all swimmers ages 6 and older, from novice to national
competition levels. 

 

No previous swim team experience is necessary to join and new swimmers need not be proficient in the four strokes. However, they should be able to swim the length of the pool - 25 yards - unassisted.  (Dog paddle is acceptable!) Swimmer must also have enough endurance to sustain a one hour workout or plan to attend regularly enough to develop that endurance within a short period of time.  See the  Tryouts page for information about signing up new swimmers.

 

The team practices 5 days a week, year-round and participates in approximately one swim meet per month.   Attendance at swim meets is optional, but strongly encouraged.

 

Practice groups are set according to age and swimmer ability.  Monthly coaching fees vary, according to practice group.  See the  Fees page for more details.

 

The team is managed by a volunteer Parent Board and with the support of all of the parents on the team. Parents are expected to volunteer at all team events that their swimmers attend -- for example, as a timer at swim meets or a lap counter at our swim-a-thon.  All families are also expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per season at any swim meet that our team hosts and runs.

 

For more details on team membership, see the Ketchikan Killer Whales Team Handbook in the Parents section of the website.