The ORCA competitive swim team offers a year-round professional, and comprehensive swimming environment to help swimmers learn proper technique, experience competition, and be part of a fun team environment. The ORCA team is comprised of swimmers from Orange, Villa Park and the surrounding communities.
Competitive team tryouts are held weekly.
If you are interested in our summer City of Orange non-competitive recreational swim team, please go to Swim Lessons & Rec Teams Registration page.
How to Join the Competitive Swim Club
If you are interested in joining the ORCA year-round competitive swim team, simply come to one of our free swim try-out sessions.
Based on try-outs, swimmers will be assigned to a practice group to try that day or recommended for additional swimming lessons. For more information regarding initial placement and advancement throughout the team, please refer to our Group Outlines noted under the Swim Team tab above.
Competitive Swim Try-Out Sessions:
- 12 Years and Younger: Every Friday at 4:45 PM at Orange High School
- 13 Years and Older: Every Friday at 6:15 PM at Orange High School
Directions to Pools.
Check out our practice schedule to verify the practice start time for the Friday you are planning on trying out, just in case we have a schedule change for that Friday.
ORCA is a year-round swim program; therefore, you may start at any time throughout the year. On the day of the swim tryout our Team Administrator will be available to talk to you about the team. If your child passes the tryout and you are interested in joining, we will give you a USA Swimming registration form which will need to be completed and returned by your next practice. You will also need to complete your full registration with our team electronically via this website.
Year-round competitive swim team minimum requirements:
- Swimmers 12 years and under:
- Swimmer must be able to complete two lengths of the pool (50 yards) swimming freestyle with proper side breathing.
- Complete two lengths of the pool (50 yards) swimming backstroke.
- Swimmer should know how to do a proper breaststroke and butterfly kick.
- Swimmer must commit to swim in one swim meet per month.
- Parents must commit to helping run our annual home meets; we typically host three to four meets per year.
- Swimmers 13 years and older:
- Same requirements for 12 and under plus:
- Swimmer must be able to complete 100 yards freestyle with proper side breathing and 100 yards backstroke.
Per Child Monthly Swim Team Dues:
Bronze 1, 2, and 3 - $95
Silver 1, 2 and 3 - $110
Gold 1 - $110
Gold 2 and 3 - $125
Sibling discounts are as follows when paying monthly: 10% family discount for two children; 15% family discount for three children; 20% family discount for four or more children.
Per Child Swim Team Dues if paying for the entire six-month season (March-August or September-February):
Bronze 1, 2, 3 - $524
Silver 1, 2 and 3 - $607
Gold 1 - $607
Gold 2 and 3 - $690
Sibling discounts are as follows when paying for the full season: 10% family discount for two children; 15% family discount for three children; 20% family discount for four or more children.
All monthly or seasonal swim payments are charged automatically to your checking account or credit card on the first day of the month or season. The Southern California Swimming (SCS)/USA Swimming registration fee of $64.00 must be paid separately with a check payable to SCS (Southern California Swimming).
Please Note: SCS registration fees are non-refundable. ORCA swim fees are non-refundable after three days of practice.
Necessary Gear Start-up Cost:
Practice gear is required for each group, along with a team cap and suit for swim meets. All necessary gear needed will cost between $150 and $220 depending on the group and gender of the swimmer; girls suits are more expensive than boys suits. Please see our Team Gear link to find out exactly what gear your child will need, and where to purchase it.