Orca Swim Team

Orca History/Picture Book Deadline is October 25

Fall is in full swing. It’s a great time to get back in the habit of swimming. We still have two pools and two coaches on Mondays and Wednesdays, so there is plenty of space and variety in the workouts. Tuesday and Thursday AM practices are a great way to begin your mornings.


The October and Halloween Potluck will be Saturday, October 25th at Kelly’s house. Do you have your costume planned? We get the party started at 6:30 PM. We can’t wait to see how fantastic your costumes are!


We are at full schedule this week: M,W, F at 7:45pm (two pools M-W); T-Th at 6:05am to 7:20am (slight time change); Sun 2:00pm. And don’t forget, we have dry land workouts at 7:15pm to 7:45pm in one of the racquetball courts. . Also SU is back in session so we have the pool the full time and there is no long a need to rush out by 9.


We have put together a great book highlighting Orca’s first thirty years. It includes many old and current pictures, along with a history and major events with the team. If you would like a book, please let us know. You can reply back to this email or let Dan know. I will try to bring the book to practice so people can see them. The book will be around $30 and you must pre-order (we are only printing the exact number of requested books).

If you’d like one please let Dan Benson or Brock Jones know by October 25.


Friday after Practice Dinner 10/17

Jamjuree Thai, 509 15th Ave E., Seattle

Board Meeting

Monday, October 20th at Seattle University at 6:30pm (before practice)

October Potluck

The October and Halloween Potluck are scheduled for Saturday October 25th. Kelly has agreed to host again this year. Time an address to follow, so start planning your costume now.

Atlanta Meet

Fellow IGLA swim team, the Atlanta Trout will host the St. Nicholas SCM Invitational swim meet on Saturday, December 13. If you will be in the area or looking for a getaway, a swim meet is a fun excuse to travel.

A Little Closer to Home

October 18: North Shore/Vancouver, BC – http://www.msabc.ca/files/2014NorthShore.pdf

November 15: Hood River, OR – https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1352&smid=5841 Some Orcas are planning to head over Portland after the meet.

November 29: Richmond, BC – http://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/watermania.htm


We are now officially in Fall Quarter that means you need to have a Fall Quarterly Pass if you don’t have an Annual or Punch Card. They are available on the orca store website. Also all swimmers need to have a pass in their lane’s folder to swim!!! It is a way to verify everyone is a USMS member, track pool usage and be sure everyone contributes to the team. Thanks!


Some swimmers may have signed up without realizing that in order buy Quarterly or Punch Card swim passes, you need to be an Orca Team Member. The Board has reduced the cost of membership to $10 for the rest of the year (usually $20). This is a chance to buy a membership at this rate if you forgot earlier in the year or are joining us for the fall quarter.