Welcome to the ORCA Swim Team!

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 North Orange County communities.

Competitive and Pre- team tryouts are held weekly.  Please email [email protected] to arrange a tryout with a coach at one of our pools.

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

Based on try-outs, swimmers will be assigned to a practice group to try that day or will be recommended for additional swimming lessons. For more information regarding initial placement and advancement throughout the team, please refer to our Group Outlines.

On the day of the swim tryout a coach will be available to talk to you about the team. If your child passes the tryout and you are interested in joining, we will have you register on our website which will need to be completed by your next practice. You will need to complete your full registration with our team electronically and register with USA Swimming.  Please follow the link below to set up your account and
register. New swimmers must be registered before swimming in an upcoming meet.

Link below for 2023 Registration:
https://omr.usaswimming.org/omr/welcome/C8E44B619E80EE

Tryouts

Scheduling a tryout with ORCA has a few important steps – please read them and contact Coach Jerry at [email protected] with any additional questions.

  • Your first step is to have a formal evaluation of your athlete to help determine the appropriate placement on the team.
  • Swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have a working knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly
  • Bring swimsuit, towel, goggles and swim cap (optional)
  • Evaluation will be around 15 minutes depending on what the swimmer knows
  • Evaluations are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridayat 4:50PM or 6:30PM at Villa Park High School.
  • After evaluation, swimmers are placed into the group most appropriate for their current level of skill.
  • Parents will need to register their new ORCA swimmer on the Registration page and with USA Swimming.
Equipment Needed

Having the appropriate training gear is very important in the development of the athletes at ORCA.

Making sure your athlete's gear is in working order, replacing it quickly if it is not to ensure consistent progress and ability to accomplish all tasks at practice.  Our goal is to maximize the flow and ease of the training being offered.

Please see our Team Gear page to find out what gear is needed.

Program Fees

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 must be paid also for insurance and competition purposes.

Please Note: SCS registration fees are non-refundable. ORCA swim fees are non-refundable after three days of practice.

Below are the monthly training fees for ORCA (updated 1/2/23)

  • Bronze Group $140
  • Silver Group $165
  • Gold Group $180
  • Senior 1 $180
  • Senior 2 $210

Meet surcharges for all swimmer (except Bronze) $5 monthly

Annual registration fee (includes ORCA swim cap and t-shirt) $25 annually

Rejoin fee $20

Administrative late fee (any accounts with changes, holds or cancelations after the 25th of the prior month will be charged) $10

REQUIRED VOLUNTEER HOURS

In order to keep our monthly dues at a minimum, we require 4 hours of volunteering per calendar quarter (every 3 months) or 16 hours a year.    There is a $25 charge per hour if the hours are not complete by the end of the calendar quarter.  Volunteer information and availibility will be given prior to our hosted swim meet or events.  

Any questions regarding our fees, please email  [email protected] 

*If you are interested in becoming a vendor at our swim meet, donations or sponsorship for our club please contact us.