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Practice Information

Keep a look out for our 2022 schedule

Practices are typically between 4:30-8:30pm depending on number of swimmers and level of swimmers.

Level 1 - 4xWeek - 30 Minutes

Level 2 - 4xWeek - 45 Minutes

Level 3- 4xWeek - 60 minutes

Level 4- 4xWeek - 90-120 Minutes

Practice Expectations:

  • Arrive 10 minutes before practice, on time is late. 
    • This allows swimmers time to put Sunscreen, Swim Cap and Goggles on, go to the bathroom, talk to friends, etc. 
  • ONE piece swim suits only
  • Board shorts are okay, only if they tie at the top 
  • Cap and goggles must be warn during practice and meets (caps not required if outside temps are over 100 Degrees)
  • Water Bottles are a must
  • Swimmers will be responsible to get their own equipment from the equipment shed and will need to return the equipment when practice is over
  • No parents on the pool deck, you may sit on the bleachers. 
  • Check the Family Box daily
  • Let the coaches coach, and the swimmers swim. 
  • Concerns about your swimmer: leave a note in the coaches folder to schedule a meeting with the coach.  
  • Questions about anything - Ask a Board Member

Items Provided by the Orcas Swim Team:

  • All practice equipment
  • One Swim Cap
  • One Swim Team Shirt

Items PARENTS Provide:

  • Practice Swim Suits (One Piece)
  • Competition Suit (Optional: Check the Team Store), or solid black swim suit
  • Extra Caps (Can purchase swim team ones from the Board or at Registration)
  • 2 pairs of Goggles
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • 1-2 Swim Towels
  • Chairs for parents if needed

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The Oroville Orcas Swim Team is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide swimmers, ages 18 and below, coaching and training for competitive swimming. Orcas encourages self-esteem, sportsmanship, and health and wellness. Orcas' goal is to provide a program that meets the challenges of all swimmers. Orcas strive to provide education and training of individuals to develop and improve their capabilities in the sport of swimming.
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