The Oak Ridge City Aquatics (ORCA) program is currently accepting swimmers for the 2019 summer session. Try-outs for new swimmers will be held Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 5 p.m.
The program is scheduled to begin June 3 and will run through July 28. Practices are held Monday through Thursday with morning and evening times available. Returning swimmers do not need to attend try-outs.
Children signing up for ORCA must be at least 5 years old. Teens under the age of 18 are also welcome. The only prerequisite is the ability to swim at least 100 yards freestyle unassisted. Swim team registration is available online at https://oakridgecityaquatics.swimtopia.com/ or at the Civic Center front desk. The swim team fee is $160 and includes a suit, cap and t-shirt.
Summer swimming lessons are also offered through the Recreation and Parks Department for all ages and skill levels. Online registration can be found at http://bit.ly/ORAquaticsRegistration. Three sessions are available with different time slots each day. Session dates are listed below:
- Session 1: June 3-13
- Session 2: June 17-27
- Session 3: July 8-18
For more information on aquatics programs and facilities, contact the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450 or visit www.orrecparks.oakridgetn.gov.