Swim Team

2020 Orchard Brook Pool Rats Announcements

7/13/20 Update:
Currently registered campers: Please check your email for important information regarding time adjustments to take place 7/14 and the remainder of this week with new times starting next week.

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7/12/2020 Update:
Hello.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  The coaches and I are very excited to get all of the swimmers back in the water!  We had a huge response to the modified swim season.  With that said, registration has been capped for this week.  THIS WEEK, swim camp will be held from 8:30-9:30a.  Once Lap Swim times get modified, we can split into two camp times of 8:00-8:45a and 8:45-9:30a.  This split should be able to happen next Monday, July 20th, but I will confirm that with assigned camp times later in the week.  I also sent you all a Remind invite for the 2020 season.

Please try to have your swimmers at the pool a few minutes early so we can get their temperatures taken.

If you have not signed the Pool Rats COVID waiver (separate from the OBHA waiver), we will need to get that from you in the morning.  I will have some printed out with me if anyone needs one. 
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through this modified swim season.
Christy Stanley
Pool Rats Swim Team Parent Manager

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7/9/2020 The following message is from the Orchard Brook Swim Team:

Hello Orchard Brook Homeowners!  We are pleased to offer a special 2020 version of Pool Rats.  Orchard Brook resident Children ages 5-18 are welcome, who can successfully complete a full lap across the length of the pool without touching the bottom.  There will NOT be a Junior Rats program this year.

This year will look a bit different and we like to think of it as a Swim Camp.  For those swimmers interested in improving their stroke skill, and have a fun, athletic 4-week program.  There will not be traditional meets this year, rather you will be working on your own best time.

In addition to the structure change, we will also need to adhere to temperature checks & face coverings upon entry/exit and while social distancing is not possible, social distancing, lane assignments, a signed COVID-19 waiver, no clubhouse entrance, no food, any additional COVID-19 safety guidelines set forth by coaches, pool manager, parent volunteer, and OBHA pool rules. Parents who wish to stay for practice will not be allowed on the pool deck but rather may sit in the grassy area outside the fence to help maintain social distancing.

Registration begins July 9, 2020 and will continue up until Sunday, July 12.  You may register after July 12, however, rates remain full price. No prorated prices will apply.  Space is limited.

2020 Swim Camp Dates are Monday through Friday, July 13 through August 7.

Swim camp time is dependent on number of swimmers interested (please be flexible as we process registration):

**If one session is all we need, time will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.

**If two sessions are needed, we will best accommodate requests but it will be treated 1st come, 1st served.  8:00 – 8:45 a.m. / 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. consistently Monday – Friday.

Per household:
1st swimmer = $100
2nd swimmer = $75
3rd swimmer = $50
(all additional children free)

NO Junior Rats

Instead of the traditional “Special Jobs”, we may ask parents to help on Friday morning “Timing Day”. Sign-ups will be forthcoming if necessary.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the following email addresses:

Christy Stanley: christystanley1112@gmail.com

Andria Curtis: andriacurtis@gmail.com

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

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Orchard Brook Swim Team Registration 2020

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We look forward to a safe, fun, swim camp! All rules, regulations, schedules, etc. are subject to change at any time.  All rules, regulations, etc must be strictly followed for any resident to take part in the OB Pool Rats Swim Camp.


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: