The Killer Whales in 2018

This page contains news and updates on:


Our Coaches

The Practice Schedule

The Meet Schedule



Parents Meeting

Team Officials and Volunteer Opportunities

Swim Suits, T-shirts and Caps

Killer Whales Online Swim Shop


Our Coaches
Coach Paul Waas returns as head coach. He is very experienced and has taught all levels of swimming. He is currently the Head Coach of the Catholic University Varsity Team. Our assistant coach is Jake Rosensweig Stein. ME Houston and swimmer Niamh Nolan will assist with the younger swimmers.


The Practice Schedule

The Killer Whales first practice is on Tuesday, May 29, at 5:25pm and finishes at 8:15pm for the older swimmers. The practice time are:


5:25 – 6:15pm 8 and unders and beginners
6:15pm to 8:00pm for the 9 & over crowd


The practice that starts at 6:15 will be divided into three training groups. Younger and less experienced swimmers will be released from practice at about 7:30pm.


Once the schools close we have an addition morning practice from 10:00 – noon. This will run on Tuesday through Friday for four weeks beginning June 19.


We do not plan to have practices on Fridays.


Coaches may assign swimmers to another age group as appropriate.


This practice schedule will be changed if needed as the team builds and additional needs are determined.


Interested but not sure? Your child can swim for a practice session before you pay the fee. Come to the deck at the deep end just before practice and consult with the coach. You can also speak to other parents about swim team.


The Meet Schedule

We are in Division D this year. We are top seed. Our division comprises:


We are in Division C this year. We are top seed. You will see a list of all the meets under the events button of the website. There is also a calendar that lists all the practices and events. We will add a mini meet when we find out the date.


We will also attend a mini-meet for the 10 and under swimmers. The date for that is to yet to be announced.



Please note on June 1 we will hold team tryouts for new swimmers. These will start at 6:00 p.m. Additional team tryout times will be scheduled during the first few days of the season. Please arrive at the start of practice at 5:25pm and talk to one of the coaching staff to schedule your try out. Swimmers can join the team if they will be 18 or under on May 31. Swimmers need to pass our swim test which is swimming 25 meters unassisted for the 9 and unders and two 25 meters lengths unassisted for older kids. Swimmers need to demonstrate a certain degree of confidence but they do not need to have any style. Any stroke is fine.


The cost of joining swim team this year is $89 for an individual and $150 for a family. We would like to get all swimmers registered before time trials (June 10th) please. To pay please go to tour new website. Prices are $89 for one child and $150 for two or more. Please make sure you enter ALL the returning swimmers in your family who wish to join swim team this year. If you are a returning swim-team-only member, please email me stating that you wish to return again this year and I will alert the webmaster to reactivate your login.


Parents Meeting

There will be a parents' meeting at 7pm on Tuesday June 5th. This is for new AND returning parents. We will use this meeting to get to know one another, and to discuss the 2018 season, coaching expectations and parent volunteering. We will aim to answer any questions you may have.


Team Officials and Volunteer Opportunities

Liz Houston will return as our meet manager and Helen Searls is the League Rep/Team Manager.

We also need other parents to fill some seasonal roles. These are ongoing jobs. None of them are that difficult but they all have their moments of occasional intense activity.


T-shirt sellers

Ribbon organizers and distributors

Concessions organizer (for 3 home meets)

Swimathon/fundraising organizer

Concessions shoppers (for 3 home meets)

Friday potluck coordinator


If you would like to volunteer please email Helen Searls helensearls(at) AND Liz Houston miz.liz.houston(at)


Swim Suits, T-shirts and Caps

We strongly encourage all swimmers to buy a team swim suit and cap. Besides adding to team spirit, it helps swimmers swim faster when they are wearing snug fitting, good quality suits.


SwimOutlet is our supplier of team suits (see more below). Our suits are available at the start of the season from the front desk. Suits bought at the front desk will be direct sales with no sizing kit. There will be a sizing suits available during practices in the first two weeks. Swimmers should be DRY to try on the sizing suits so plan to do this before your child gets in the water. When buying the suit please buy the correct size as we will not take returns on worn suits. We would like to complete team suit sales by the time trials.


Our suit is the Sporti Molecule suit in blue. The girls’ suit is $22.50 and the boys’ jammers are $18. The designs are on our team website. Our suits do not have logo as we have found the logos do not fare well in the sun and chlorine. Our caps carry the team logo. We have team silicone ($12) and latex caps ($4). These are on sale from the front desk. Caps should be worn for meets and practices.


We have a great team T-shirt that we gave to each swimmer last year. New swimmers this year will also be given a T-shirt. Replacement and additional shirts are available to purchase for all others for $15. More details on ordering follow shortly.


Killer Whales Online Swim Shop

We have again set up our online shopping portal. If you use this link to do shopping, the Killer Whales will get 10 percent of all sales. We recommend that you use our online store to purchase goggles ahead of the season. The speedo vanquishers and junior vanquishers are very popular with a lot of swimmers. You can also get everything you could possibly want for the new pool season from swim diapers to diving gear and everything in between. Shipping is free for orders over $49.


Helen and Liz