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The Terra Linda Orcas Swim Team is a recreational swim club that teaches boys and girls, ages 6 to 18 how to swim competitively with the emphasis on having fun both in and out of the water. The goal is to become a skilled athlete in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly techniques and thereby enjoy fitness and good health. In addition to performing well in the water, the Orca swimmer develops a positive attitude as well as team spirit and sportsmanship. Swimming competition promotes a swimmer’s individual achievement, which in turn improves the team’s result. At the same time, the more your team supports you the better for personal achievement. All swimming achievements result from commitment to practicing and learning from your coaches.

In order to join the team a swimmer must be able to swim the length of the pool. If you are not sure if your child will qualify the head coach will make a determination on Splash Day or during the first week of practice.

Family involvement is a major asset of the Orcas with many parents volunteering to help run the swim meets. The social functions are a significant part of the swim season, allowing the team members the enjoyment of each other’s company as well as having fun at the various events. The development of friendships among the swimmers and parents is very much a part of the Orca family experience.