Kirkland Orcas Swim Team & Craze Summer Swim League

Swim Team meet at Peter Kirk Pool - Diving In

Kirkland Orcas Swim Team and Craze Summer Swim League

Registration for returning swimmers begins March 18, 2021 (Reg Date TBD)

The City of Kirkland offers a recreational swim team that participates in the Craze Summer Swim League. Our team focuses on developing fundamental skills. We also want to instill the value of a recreational activity that lasts a lifetime.

How much does registration cost this season?

Resident $242.00/ Non Resident $298.00

My child is returning to the Orcas this year, when can I register my child

Registration opens March 18, 2021 and closes on May 28, 2021

  • Online at www.kirklandparks.net
  • On the phone by calling Loni Rotter at 425-587-3333

How can new participants join the team?

We host new participant tryouts at 10 AM on June 13, 2021 at the Peter Kirk Pool. After passing the tryouts, all new participants are entered into a lottery divided up by age group and gender. From there, names will be drawn, starting with the youngest age group, filling the available spaces on teams.

Are there any prerequisites?

As of July 1, 2021: 

  • Participants age 6-8 must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke.
  • Participants age 9-15 must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, 50 yards of backstroke, and 25 yards of breaststroke.

Is there a meeting to get information about the team once my son/daughter is on the team?

We will have an informational meeting at 6 PM on June 18, 2021 at the Peter Kirk Pool. This meeting will go over all aspects of being on our swim team, important dates, practice schedules, and meet schedules.

Do parents need to volunteer?

YES! Parents volunteer approximately 6 to 8 hours throughout the season. Parent volunteers are crucial to the success of home swim meets. They help assist with timing, ribbons and staging swimmers. The sign up information will be given to the registered parents and participants.

When are practices and meets?

 

  • *New*  Only morning practice times, this will allow more space on the team!
  • Practices occur Monday through Thursday mornings beginning, June 22, 2021 and ending August 13, 2021. Practices consist of both dry land conditioning and in water swimming development.
  • Meets are on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays throughout the season. The Craze Summer Swim League Invitational ends the season on August 14, 2021.
  • Our two home meets are TBD.