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Kirkland Orcas Swim Team & Craze Summer Swim League

Registration for returning swimmers begins March 15, 2018

Tryouts for new participants in Saturday, June 9th at 10am at the Peter Kirk Pool.

Summer 2001 was the first season for the City of Kirkland swim team.

The main objective of the Craze Summer Swim League is to provide a safe recreational and competitive experience for area swimmers between the ages of 6 - 18. Participating teams include the cities of Kirkland, Edmonds, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Everett, and South Snohomish County and Snohomish Aquatic Center.

Practices occur four days per week (Monday-Thursday) with meets on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. The program runs June 25th through August 12th.

How to Register 
NEW participants, regardless of age, will need to attend the team tryouts on June 9, 2018 at the Peter Kirk Pool at 10am in order to assess minimum skills required. Children ages 6-8 (age as of July 1, 2018) must be able to swim 25 yards of crawl stroke with side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke and those 9 and older must be able to swim 50 yards of each; crawl stroke, backstroke and 25 yard of breaststroke kick in order to participate on the team. 

Once passing minimum skill requirements, names will be placed into a lottery, divided up by age group and gender. Names will be drawn, starting with the youngest age group, filling the available spaces on the team. Registration for new participants will take place June 9, 2018  at Peter Kirk Pool after tryouts. Res. $222 / Non-Res. $265.

RETURNING participants (any person who has previously participated on the swim team) can register on-line at, over the phone at (425) 587-3336, or in person beginning March 16, 2017. Res. $222 / Non-Res. $265.

Swim Practice
Program officially begins June 25, 2018 and is scheduled to end August 12, 2018. Practices occur four days per week (Monday-Thursday) with meets on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

Swim Team Pre-Season Parent Meeting:
6-7pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Peter Kirk Community Center. In addition, new participants will meet the coaches and be given information about the season.

Team Handbook
Please read through the swim team handbook for more information about the team, league, rules, and meets. 

Swim Meets
Please mark your calendar for swim meets. If your child will be unable to make a specific swim meet please let the coaches know by the Monday prior to the swim meet. Also, addresses of meet locations are listed. 

Swim Meet Schedule

Parks Department Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
123 5th Ave  Kirkland, WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3300 | F. 425.587.3303