Swim Team

Orchard Brook Pool Rats Announcements

Hello Orchard Brook Homeowners!  It’s that time of the year to start thinking about getting back into the water.  Orchard Brook Swim Team registration is April 19th 6-8 PM at the clubhouse. Watch this space for updates.

Whether your kids have been on the team before or haven’t yet given it a try, we would love to have them. Children ages 5-18 are welcome.  There will be a Junior Rats program again this year for the younger ones that just aren’t ready to compete yet but want to come and improve their skills and be part of the team.

The 2018 meet schedule is available here!  Meet days/times will remain the same, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at 6:30 pm.

As in years past, we will welcome swimmers from outside the community, within the Belle Aire school district and previous Orchard Brook residents.  There will be an additional $25 fee per swimmer for non-residents.

We are looking forward to a fun season and would love to see as many kids as possible join the team this year.  If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact any one of the parent managers: Diane Hurley:  dpieper12@yahoo.com Kristen Cappello:  kb74@sbcglobal.net

First practice is June 2nd, 8:00 – 9:00 AM for swimmers 11 years of age and older and 9:00 – 10:00 AM for ages 10 and younger.  Practices will be Monday through Friday, 8:00-9:00 (11 and older), 9:00 – 10:00 (10 and under), and 10:00 – 10:30 for Junior Rats (kids under 7 that are not yet ready to compete on the team).

If you’re not sure if the swim team is right for your kids but would like to give it a try, we offer a 2 week free trial.

Please refer to the OB Pool Rats – Swim team Information 2018 document for more details about the team and the 2018 season.

If interested fill out the registration forms below. You can drop the forms along with payment (unless doing a trial period) to Diane Hurley, 3860 Downers Drive or Kristen Cappello, 1448 Arrow Wood Lane.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the following email addresses, Diane: dpieper12@yahoo.com or Kristen: kb74@sbcglobal.net.

(HINT: If you use the contact form below or email swimteam@orchardbrook.org the message will go to both of them.)


OB Pool Rats – Swim team Information 2018

Swim Team Schedule 2018

Orchard Brook Swim Team Registration Form 2018

OBST Volunteer Retainer For 2018


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 to swimteam@orchardbrook.org, or fill in and submit the form below: