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Swim Lessons

Orange Regional Competitive Aquatics Lessons

ORCA Swim Lessons and Rec Teams

Swim Lessons, recreational swim teams and water polo teams are offered through ORCA in partnership with the City Orange. Since 2002 ORCA has provided a wide range of swim classes and lessons for all levels of swimmers. Our program is designed to help students thrive and become competent swimmers while still offering the most convenient, family-friendly structure for parents.  

Additionally, ORCA, with its affiliation with USA Swimming, offers recreational swim and water polo teams.

We predominantly serve the City of Orange, Villa Park and its adjoining communities.

See below to register online for swim lessons, the recreational swim team or water polo.

About our Swim Instructors

Our highly trained instructors are all Water Safety Instructor and lifeguard certified with extensive swimming backgrounds, and we strive to make our programs both fun and challenging to all levels of swimmers; beginners to advanced.

Aquatics Programs Offered:

  • Recreational Swim Team (June through August)
  • Recreational Water Polo Teams (June thru August)
  • Swim Classes (April through October)
    • Private Swim Lessons
    • Semi-Private Swim Lessons
    • Group Swim Lessons

Swim Registration:

Through our online registration platform, you can register for our spring, summer and fall swimming lessons, as well as for our summer Recreational Swim and Water Polo Teams! The registration process is simple for both new and returning families, and you can pay by credit card or check. With our online registration process, you will also get access to your own private account which will enable you to view current and past class histories.

Swim Locations:

Orange High School Pool
525 N Shaffer St, Orange CA 92867

El Modena High School Pool
3920 E Spring St, Orange CA 92869

Directions to Pool Locations.

Recreational Swim Team Requirements:

Your child must be able to swim two lengths (50 yards) of the pool freestyle while side breathing without stopping or assistance, as well as back stroke one length of the pool.

Recreational Water Polo Requirements:

Participants must be able to swim four lengths (100 yards) of the pool freestyle while side breathing without stopping or assistance.

To register, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on one of the tabs below the video for the type of class you are looking for; Semi-Private (4:1) or Private (1:1); Group classes (8:1) are offered during the summer, and only at El Modena.
  2. In the Session Filter, select the session in which you would like to take the lessons
  3. In the Class Filter, select the class level you are looking for; Levels 1-6 for semi-private or private and levels 3-6 for group classes group classes are offered during the summer only.
  4. Click on the green Register button to register for that class and time.

 

ORCA Swim Lessons

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF CLASS AND LEVEL FOR YOUR CHILD:
Click on the below tabs for a description of our class types; Semi-Private (4:1), Private (1:1), or Group (8:1 offered only in the summer at El Modena H.S.), and choose which one best fits the needs of your child. When deciding which level to register your child for, carefully match your child's current skill level with the level description. For example, if your child can swim using alternate arms and legs both on their stomach and on their back for about 15 feet, they are ready for a Level 3 semi-private, private or group class. If your child cannot do these skills, they will need to register for a lower level semi-private or private class.

HOW THE WAIT LIST WORKS:
If a class is full, we recommend choosing a different time that is open OR choose the Wait List registration option and we will do our best to try to open another class to accommodate your request IF WE HAVE INSTRUCTORS AVAILABLE TO DO SO.


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Summer Recreational Swim Team

The summer recreational swim team offers a great opportunity for swimmers who have passed Level 4 or higher to get more experience, while being taught competitive swimming skills by an experienced coach in a fun, summer program setting without the full commitments required of a competitive program. Practices are offered M-F for a full hour throughout the summer program, and swimmers may come to as many or few practices as they please. Small inter-squad "meets" will be held occasionally on Fridays during regular practice time as the program progresses so the swimmers can experience what it is like to race and show off their newly acquired sills. A sibling discount of $20 will be offered for each additional family member registering for the swim team, and each registering member will receive a team tee-shirt as part of their registration fee.


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Summer Recreational Water Polo Team

The recreational water polo team is offered to swimmers who have passed at least Level 4 of our lesson program. This fun program will teach the beginning skills of competitive water polo without the commitment required of a competitive water polo team. One-hour practices are offered M-F throughout the program, and participants may come to as many or few of the practices as they please. Although this is a non-competitive program, fun inter-squad scrimmages will occur as the summer progresses so the participants can better understand the game and show off their newly acquired skills. A sibling discount of $20 will be offered for each additional family member registering for the water polo team, and each registering member will receive a team tee-shirt as part of their registration fee.

Summer Recreational Swim and Water Polo Team Combo

Offered at a large discount for doing both swim and water polo, this combo package is available to swimmers who have passed Level 4 or higher of our swim lesson program. The rec swim and water polo teams are run back-to-back in one hour sessions with a 30 minute break between sessions. Since there is already a large discount for doing both programs, there are no sibling discounts offered with this combo package. All participants will receive a team tee shirt when registering for this package.