News

Mike Hecker

Good evening ORCA family! We are excited to share that we have permission from the school district to get our swimmers back in the water to start practice again! Our plan is to begin on or around May 10th. For our planning purposes, we need an estimate of how many swimmers will be returning to the ORCAs. Please reply to this email prior to Friday, April 30th and let us know your interest! We want to make this a safe experience for all of our swimmers and families. We will...

Mike Hecker

Just wanted to give an update about swimming. At this time we have not received an ok to get back into the High School to begin again. We are in constant contact with our school system trying to get our kids back into the pool. Thanks for your patience during this trying time for our club. Jason Roessler - President

Mike Hecker

To our Valued Family, We are in the midst of the unknown regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our swimmers, coaches, volunteers and their family members are our #1 priority while we wade through these uncertain waters. That being said, we will cancel our summer registration that was originally scheduled for March 30th and 31st. Once we feel the threat of the Coronavirus is behind us, we will reschedule the registration and continue with our summer session. We will keep everyone updated regarding registration dates and season...

Mike Hecker

Team Records have been updated. There has been some shuffling in the top times for each event. Every head over and take a look at what our present and past Orca swimmers have done. They are located under the Team Info tab.

Mike Hecker

Orcas, Congratulations to Coach Allison, Coach Audrey and all Orca Swimmers on a great season! Good job to all swimmers with lots of improvement across all groups. We our proud of everyone! We would also like to congratulate the following swimmers as they advance on to Regionals this coming weekend and State on March 12-15. Congratulations and Great job to first time Regional Qualifiers Nathan Anderson and Kateri King!! Nathan has qualified for five events and Kateri has qualified for one. Great job to returning Regional qualifiers Peyton Lolli ,...

Mike Hecker

Congratulations to Swimmer Of The Week for August 29th, Peyton Lolli! Be sure to go to the website and learn a little about her. Link to site home page. Click the red Swimmer of the Week button. www.RockIslandCountyOrcaswimming.com Link to Swimmer Of The Week page. https://www.teamunify.com/team/iasst/page/system/res/73171 ~Mike Hecker Board Member

Sarah Lolli

Note from the Coach; As the month of May quickly comes to an end and the first holiday weekend fast approaches, I wanted to take the time to let everyone know how things are going for our first summer season together. We started the summer season back in April and we are now at week 9 in our season. From a coaching stand point I think we are improving by leaps and bounds. The swimmers are starting to understand and embrace the new training. I can see improved results not...

Sarah Lolli

It's almost time! One week until registration for the 2019 Spring/Summer swim season! Returning swimmer - Assessments are not needed, you will remain in your current swim group. You must still come between registration time to fill out a registration packet. New swimmers - Come anytime March 19-21, between 6-7:30pm. Bring your swimsuit, goggles and a towel. Assessments take between 5-10 minutes. Look in the Registration section for more information!

Sarah Lolli

Hello Orca swimmers and parents, Our first season together has come to an end. I can’t say how much I am enjoying returning to coaching and especially returning to the Orcas. For those of you that don’t know, I actually swam for the team when it was the Rock Island Y swim team. When I graduated from college, I returned to the team as the head coach and the team wanted a mascot. After a team vote the Orcas were born. I have to admit, it wasn’t my top choice,...