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About Killer Whales

About Killer WhalesLocated in Pittsburgh, PA, the Fox Chapel Killer Whales is a non-profit competitive swim club registered with Allegheny Mountain Swimming, a division of USA Swimming

We offer first-class, year-round swim programs for young children through adults: our Swim Team for competitive swimmers, Swim School for young children taking their first strokes, and the Flying Fish Heads for masters/adult swimmers.



Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a community-based swim program built on the foundation of team unity and integrity that inspires swimmers of all ages to achieve their maximum potential through the development of a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and high self-esteem.


Vision Statement

The vision of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales is to provide an opportunity for all swimmers -- from novice to national caliber -- to achieve success. We continually strive to be leaders in our community and in USA Swimming.


Swim Programs


Head Coach

Dan Taylor has been the head coach of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales since 2014 and started working with the Killer Whales in 2006. He has coached: Age Group, Zone, Sectional, WPIAL, and Pennsylvania state champions, USA Swimming Top 100 Ranked swimmers, Junior National qualifiers, Senior National qualifiers, and an Olympic Trials qualifier.
Learn more about Head Coach Dan Taylor and the entire talented KW coaching staff.


Board of Directors

The Fox Chapel Killer Whales is parent-operated by volunteers.
Review our current KW Board Members.


Pool Locations

The home-base of the Killer Whales is the Fox Chapel High School pool. Depending on the swim season and the swim program, we also hold practices at various indoor and outdoor pools around the area.
View maps and learn more about our pool locations.


News & Social Media

Follow us on our Social Media pages and our News page to stay up to date and view photos of our Swim Programs.


Gear & Equipment

Looking to purchase swim gear (fins, paddles, snorkels, etc.) and Killer Whales apparel to show your team spirit?
Visit our Gear & Equipment page to learn how to shop.


Policies & Codes of Conduct

In addition to medical and liability waivers, all Fox Chapel Killer Whales swimmers and parents agree to the following Codes of Conduct and Policies when registering.
Please review our Policies and Codes of Conduct.


Fundraising & Sponsorships

The Fox Chapel Killer Whales is a non-profit swim club that is organized, operated, and funded by parents. We hold fundraising campaigns and offer sponsorship opportunities to ensure that our organization continues to be a first-class, year-round swim program for young children through adults in the Fox Chapel area.
Learn more about fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.


COVID-19 Safety Plan

Please review our KW COVID-19 Safe Swimming Plan. This document lists our goals and safe swimming policies to protect the health of all members of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales community.


Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions, comments and suggestions.