The Old Orchard Otters Swim Team
The Old Orchard Otters were established in 1967. Since that time, our Otters have enjoyed the unique benefits summer swimming offers, both in and out of the pool. Old Orchard is proud of its Swim Team and celebrates over 50 years of a tradition of sportsmanship, community, and excellence.
In 2016, the Otters swam their hearts out at Cherry Bowl and won the Cherry Bowl Championship for the 21st time in the meet’s history, which is the most wins by any team. You can also read all about our 2016 season here: Courierpost and CherryHillSun
In 2017, as the Swim Team celebrated its Golden Anniversary, the Otters had an epic season. Old Orchard went undefeated in divisional competition earning the Tri-County “B” Division Championship and the team placed second at the Cherry Bowl Championship. At the 36 team Tri- County Championship, the Otters placed 4th overall capping a storybook season.
From beginner to advanced, our swim team emphasizes competitiveness, team spirit, and friendship. Swim Team is open to OOSC members’ children from the ages 5 to 18. There is no experience is necessary to be on the swim team other than swimmers must be able to safely swim one lap of freestyle without stopping and a half of a lap of backstroke. There are multiple competitions through-out the Summer where all swimmers have a chance to compete. The Swim Team also enjoys many team social activities.
Michael Langmuir, Head Swim Coach
Michael is a former Old Orchard Otter who swam for 11 years and coached for 3 years alongside Chris Brookover. In high school he was a four-year varsity swimmer for the Cherry Hill East Boy’s Swim Team. In his senior year, Michael was recognized for his team leadership role, sharing the honor of receiving the Sean Killion Award with Alex Monari and Kayla Gagnon. Michael enjoys teaching all ages and every level of swimmer whether it is teaching someone new or fine-tuning stroke mechanics.
Michael is currently a senior Nursing major at La Salle University where he will be graduating in May. In his Freshman year he got together with 6 other students and started a club swim program. The team now has around 30 members and Michael is currently the president. Michael is very excited to be returning for another summer of swimming and is looking forward to having a fun and hopefully competitive season.
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