Swim Team Registration is OPEN for 2022 

The Old Orchard Otters Swim Team

The Old Orchard Otters were established in 1967.  Since that time, our Otters have enjoyed the unique benefits summer swimming offers, both in and out of the pool. Old Orchard is proud of its Swim Team and celebrates over 50 years of a tradition of sportsmanship, community, and excellence.

In 2016, the Otters swam their hearts out at Cherry Bowl and won the  Cherry Bowl Championship for the 21st time in the meet’s history, which is the most wins by any team.  You can also read all about our 2016 season here: Courierpost and CherryHillSun

In 2017, as the Swim Team celebrated its Golden Anniversary, the Otters had an epic season.  Old Orchard went undefeated in divisional competition earning the Tri-County “B” Division Championship and the team placed second at the Cherry Bowl Championship.  At the 36 team Tri- County Championship, the Otters placed 4th overall capping a storybook season.

From beginner to advanced, our swim team emphasizes competitiveness, team spirit, and friendship.  Swim Team is open to OOSC members’ children from the ages 5 to 18. There is no experience is necessary to be on the swim team other than swimmers must be able to safely swim one lap of freestyle without stopping and a half of a lap of backstroke.  There are multiple competitions through-out the Summer where all  swimmers have a chance to compete. The Swim Team also enjoys many team social activities.

 

Swim Team Coaches

Katie Suarez, Head Swim Coach

[email protected]

Katie is a Junior Middle Level, Special Education, & American Studies Major at La Salle University in Philadelphia.She has been swimming competitively since the age of 8, swimming for Willowdale Swim Club, Jersey Wahoos, and the Mt. Laurel Y.  She swam for the La Salle Club Swim Team where she qualified for College Club Swimming Nationals 2 years in a row in 4 events. She was was also a tri-county qualifier. Katie specializes in backstroke & sprint freestyle.  

Katie has given private & group swim lessons for over 5 years, to children ages 2 and older.

Katie is so excited to be an Old Orchard Otter and looks forward to another great summer! 

 


Michael Langmuir, Associate Head Swim Coach

[email protected]

Michael is a former Old Orchard Otter who swam for 11 years and coached for 3 years alongside Chris Brookover.  He was the Otters head coach for the 2021 season and will be returning this season to coach as often as his new career in nursing will allow.  In high school Michael was a four-year varsity swimmer for the Cherry Hill East Boy’s Swim Team. In his senior year as an Otter, Michael was recognized for his team leadership role.  Michael enjoys teaching all ages and every level of swimmer whether it is teaching someone new or fine-tuning stroke mechanics. 

Michael studied Nursing at La Salle University.  In his Freshman year he got together with 6 other students and started a club swim program. The team grew to around 30 members under Michael's leadership as president. 

Michael is very excited to be returning to Old Orcard for another summer of swimming and is looking forward to having a fun and hopefully competitive season.

 


Spenser DuBois, Assistant Swim Coach

[email protected]

Spenser DuBois swam for the Old Orchard Otters for 12 years. He currently swims at Montclair State University where he had a strong freshman year breaking 4 pool records.   The Old Orchard Swim Club has played a huge role in Spenser's life and has always been a second home to him.  This will be Spenser's second year coaching at Old Orchard.  He is excited to be on the other side of the sport and eager to learn. 

Spenser hopes to help make this swim season with the Otters fun and full of memories.

 


Hemma Boggi, Assistant Swim Coach

[email protected]

Hemma swam at Old Orchard Swim Club for 9 years and at the Mt. Laurel YMCA for 6 years. She currently swims on the club team at Rutgers-New Brunswick.  She has qualified for College Club Nationals for 2 events, and was a Tri-County qualifier.  For the last 3 years, she has been giving swim lessons at the swim club.
 
This is Hemmas first year coaching and she’s excited to help the team!