Swim Team Tryouts

Friday, April 30, 2021


10 years-old and under: 4:45pm – 5:00pm

11 years-old and over: 5:15pm – 5:30pm

*Returning swimmers do not need to attend tryouts, but must register in person.

The IC of Stamford ORCAs swim team program encompasses all ages, levels of ability, and is structured to provide careful development and steady progression through the stages of competitive swimming. The program is composed of athletes and their families from Stamford and communities throughout southwestern Connecticut. The ORCAs swim team is a family-oriented swimming program. The strength of the volunteer parent organization together with the excellence of the coaching staff and the support of the IC have resulted in a highly successful swim program at all levels.

Practice Schedules

Levels Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Pre-ORCAS 4:15-5:00pm 4:15-5:00pm 4:15-5:00pm
Bronze 4:00-5:00pm

4:00-5:00pm

4:00-5:00pm

Silver 4:00-5:00pm

4:00-5:00pm

4:00-5:00pm
Dry-Land 4:45-5:30pm 4:45-5:30pm
Blue 5:00-6:15pm 5:00-6:15pm 5:00-6:15pm 10:00am-12:00pm
Gold 6:15-7:30pm 6:15-7:30pm 6:15-7:30pm 10:00am-12:00pm
Senior 6:15-7:30pm 6:15-7:30pm 6:15-7:30pm 10:00am-12:00pm

Levels Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pre-ORCAS 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am
Bronze 10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am

10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am

Silver 10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am

10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am
Blue 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am
Gold 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am
Senior 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am

 

Swim Team Fees

  • For the second/third child there is a 15% discount
  • More advanced Silver swimmers will be given an opportunity to swim for additional endurance work out on Thursdays during the indoor Summer session from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The FEE will be an additional $50. STRICTLY UNDER THE HEAD COACH APPROVAL
  • ┬áIn order to participate on the ORCAS Swim Team all fees must be paid in full by the first day of team practice
  • The ORCAS Swim Club is a certified member of USA swimming, the national governing body of the sport.
  • The ORCAS Swim Club is a member of the Connecticut Summer Swim League. Our team pays its dues to join the league as well as dues for participating in the Championships. In addition to the league, we are part of the USA swimming association, which also requires us to pay for membership and meet entry fees at all USA sanctioned swim meets.

Level Indoor Outdoor Indoor/Outdoor
Dates May 3rd - June 18th

June 21st - July 30th

May 3rd - July 30th

Pre-ORCAS $220

$315 $535
Bronze $240

$345

$585

Silver $240 $345 $585
Blue $498 $360 $858
Gold $498 $360 $858
Senior $498 $360 $858

Level Indoor Outdoor Indoor/Outdoor
Dates May 3rd - June 18th

June 21st - July 30th

May 3rd - July 30th

Pre-ORCAS $320

$415 $735
Bronze $340 $445

$785

Silver $340 $445 $785
Blue $598 $460 $1,058
Gold $598 $460 $1,058
Senior $651 $460 $1.100

Level USA Registration & Swim Meet Fee Orca Team Parents Operating Fund
Pre-ORCAS --- $45
Bronze $150

$45

Silver

$150 $45
Blue $200 $45
Gold $200 $45
Senior $200 $45

 

For more information, please contact Head Coach Ausra McKenna at: 203.322.6941 x124 or amckenna@italiancenter.org, or visit the ORCAs website.

Swim Team Level Descriptions

The pre-ORCAs is designed for the younger swimmer who has progressed through the IC's instruction program and learned the four basic strokes. The emphasis is on improving the swimming ability and water sense already developed by the child as well as teaching more advanced skills in the four competitive strokes. Conducted by the swim team coaches, the program is ideal for those swimmers who wish to prepare for swim team and competitive swimming and eventually enter the Italian Center ORCAs Swim Team. Children must be able to swim at least 25 yards or one length of the pool and freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and some butterfly to join this program level.
For swimmers 9 year-old and under. Swimmers must be able to is to swim 25 yards (1 length of the pool) using the four basic strokes and be able to perform a racing dive. This group will learn the concept of team and be introduced to instruction in concentrated stroke mechanics, competition starts, turns, and swimming efficiency. The instructions are presented in a relaxed yet exciting manner with an emphasis on the fun and rewards of team and competitive swimming. The overall objective of this level is to provide individual attention and a positive experience in swimming.
The Age Group program level is open primarily to swimmers ages 9 through 11 who have demonstrated to the coaches an enthusiasm toward swimming and who wish to experience the challenge of competitive training and the excitement of participating in swim meets run by CT Swimming. Age Group teams involve a yearlong commitment on the part of the swimmer. The program develops team skills and discipline while refining and honing stroke mechanics, racing starts and turns endurance and swimming efficiency. Age Group swimmers will be assigned according to age and ability to the proper practice group.
Gold Swimmers begin to focus their training on distance and individual medley swimming. Swimmers receive individual attention on advance stroke mechanics and dry land workouts. Competition philosophy, mental training and nutritional awareness are important subjects stressed with this group.
This is the elite of training for the ORCAs Swim Club and requires dedication to the sport. The program is a serious regimen that includes stroke mechanics, endurance work, dry land strength and flexibility conditioning, goal setting and an emphasis on team dynamics and mental conditioning.
The Age Group program level is open primarily to swimmers ages 11 through 13 who have demonstrated to the coaches an enthusiasm toward swimming and who wish to experience the challenge of competitive training and the excitement of participating in swim meets run by CT Swimming. Age Group teams involve a yearlong commitment on the part of the swimmer. The program develops team skills and discipline while refining and honing stroke mechanics, racing starts and turns endurance and swimming efficiency. Age Group swimmers will be assigned according to age and ability to the proper practice group.