How do I contact my coach or an administrator?
Email; [email protected] You will be contacted within 24 hours with an answer to your question or directed in the right direction
How do I contact the ORCA Administrator, Susie Prince?
Our ORCA Administrator, Susie, handles year-round swim team registrations and questions. You can email her directly at [email protected] or most of the time you will find her on-deck at swim practices at Fullerton College.
How do I join the swim team?
We have swim team try-outs once a month at 7pm at Orange H.S. for 12 and younger swimmers or at 6:30pm at Fullerton College. Please email [email protected] for 13 and older swimmers. Please email [email protected] for the date of tryouts and you will be scheduled for your tryout. Be ready to swim and have a suit, googles and towel ready. If you have a cap (girls), please bring them. Otherwise we should have some you can borrow. Once you have passed the try-out and are ready to join, you register right on this website through the Swim Team Registration button on the main page. Our administrator will help guide you thru the rest.
If you are wanting to join out of our swim lesson program, please check with your instructor to see if you are ready and help you set up your tryout.
Additional information on joining can be found on the Swim Team tab.
How often should I attend practice?
Athletes should TRY to attend every practice. However, to remain on the swim team, if you are in Pre Team or Bronze, you are required to attend at least three practices per week and ecouraged to one swim meet per month. If you are in Silver, you are required to attend at least four practices a week and every meet your are qualified to swim at; typically one per month except during championship meet months where you may have two meets. Senior level swimmers should be attending every practice and swim in appropriate meets for their level of achievement.
How do I register for swim lessons?
Click on our Lessons and Rec Team Registration tab and follow the outlined directions. Registration is all on-line, and you can register by credit card or check. However, if you register by check, you will be waitlisted until your check has been received and processed. Your space is not reserved when paying by check and being on the waitlist. Questions regarding swim lessons should be directed to [email protected]
Is the pool heated?
The pools we use in the Orange Unified School District and at Fullerton College are all outdoor facilities. The pools are kept at a constant temperature of 81 degrees year-round, regardless of the season.
Do we practice or have swim lessons if it is raining?
YES! Unless there is lightening, we will be practicing and holding swim lessons when it rains.
What do I need to know about attending a swim meet?
Mouse over the FAQ's tab above and click on Swim Meets 101. Swim Meets 101 is a detailed explanation about practically everything you need to know about attending swim meets. If you still have questions, ask your coach.
How do I know what swim meets to attend?
Go to the Events tab to see upcoming swim meets. Go to the Meet Info tab under Events to see what events the swimmer qualifies for.