2022 Orchard Brook Pool Rats Announcement
Hello Orchard Brook Homeowners! It’s that time of the year to start thinking about getting back into the water. Whether your kids have been on the team before or haven’t yet given it a try, we would love to have all kiddos who are interested. Children ages 5-18 are welcome. There will be a Junior Rats program for the younger ones ages 5-7 that just aren’t ready to compete yet but want to come and improve their skills and be part of the team. Junior Rats must be able to successfully swim a half-length of the pool and will be tested on the first day. If they do not pass, perhaps your child would be better interested in OBHA swim lessons (swim lessons are run through OBHA and separate from Orchard Brook Pool Rats Swim Team). We will welcome swimmers from outside the community, within the Belle Aire school district and previous Orchard Brook residents. There will be an additional fee for non-residents.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 13th. From 6:00-8:00 PM, you can register your swimmers. To register there are 3 forms for you to fill out: Registration Form, Volunteer Retainer Acknowledgement, and the Trident Waiver. In addition to the forms, you can submit registration payment along with the required retainer check. We will also have our swimsuit and apparel representative available onsite to help answer questions about swimsuit sizes.
You may register after 4/13; however, if you register on or before that date, you will receive a free Orchard Brook Pool Rat t-shirt. Shirt size orders will be taken that evening (or add to your registration form if dropping off. Please be sure you indicate adult or youth as well as choice of color: red or black!) Shirts should be available prior to our first swim meet.
Practice, meet schedule, all necessary registration forms and the link for the Special Jobs SignUpGenius is all below.
If you have any questions, use the contact form below.
The Orchard Brook swim team has an opening for an Assistant Coach. Review the Job Description and download the application. Deadline to apply is April 10, 2022. Application should be emailed to Andria Curtis (email@example.com).
About the Pool Rats…
The Orchard Brook Pool Rats Swim Team is open to children in the subdivision age 5 through 18. Kids can be part of a fun and competitive swim team right in their own neighborhood. Our swim team is part of the summer-only Trident Swim Conference, which consists of eight swim teams from other subdivisions and home associations in DuPage County. The season begins in early June and ends in an all-teams conference meet in late July.
The Pool Rats are coached by young people in our community who participate on their high school or college swim teams and have a strong desire to work with our children. The team is managed by an Orchard Brook home owner who volunteers to oversee the team and coaches for the summer. Additionally, parents contribute their time and talent to running swim meets and helping with team events.
Registration fees and mandatory fundraising cover the many expenses of the team (conference dues, coaches’ salaries, swim meet supplies, etc.) and a few fun things too, like awards night.
Practices for Pool Rats are held every weekday morning. Swim meets are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Contact the Swim Team
Please send inquiries about the swim team via the form below: