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On the property, you will find a 5 lane, 25 yard pool with 9 foot deep end and fun water slide.  We also have a separate gated children's pool.


Group swimming lessons run daily starting at age 3 with Red Cross Certified Lifeguards. Lessons run for 2 weeks at a time.   Private lessons are available as well.


Our swim team offers daily practices with professional swim coaches that competes with other clubs and teams in the area.

Swim Lessons

2024 Dates:
Session 1: June 17 - June 28
Session 2:  July 1 - July 12
Session 3: July 15 - July 26

Levels 1-3 - 12:30 - 1:00pm

Levels 4-6 - 1:15 - 2:00pm


$20 per session, per child

Sign Up for Swim Lessons coming soon!

Use these skill levels to place your child in the appropriate swim lesson level.


Swim Team

Orchard Hill is a member of the Capitol Area Association of Private Swim Clubs (CAAPSC) league. During the month of July our swim team competes in 6 swim meets against other clubs who are affiliated with CAAPSC. The team is open to all members ages 5 to 18. Practice is held daily. Swim meets are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

The emphasis of the team is to acquire an enjoyment of the sport. New swimmers will improve all four strokes and learn to swim competitively. Experienced swimmers will continue to improve strokes and endurance and will be challenged by the high level of competition from the other clubs.

Swim Team Fee

At the start of the season, a $30/swimmer ($60/family maximum) swim team fee is collected. This fee goes towards offsetting various swim team related costs.

Practice Times

2024 practices begin June 11th! 

Practice times:
Ages 11 and up: 9:30 - 10:45am
Ages 9 - 10: 10:30 - 11:45am
Ages 8 and under: 11:30 - 12:15pm

Attending Practice

It is expected that swimmers will attend a minimum of three practices each week. Please let the coach know if you will be on vacation. Swimmers under 12 must be supervised by an adult or age appropriate sitter at swim practices and meets.

Meet Time & 

2024 Swim Meet Schedule: 
Saturday, June 22 - OHC @ South Windsor -- 8:15AM Warm Up, 9:00AM Start
Wednesday, June 26 - NO MEET 
Saturday, June 29 - Pine Brook @ OHC -- 8:15AM Warm Up, 9:00AM Start 
^^ (pool will open for members at 1PM this day) ^^
Wednesday, July 3 - OHC @ Glennbrooke -- 4:15PM Warm Up, 5:00PM Start
Wednesday, July 10 - Minnechaug @ OHC --  4:15PM Warm Up, 5:00PM Start
^^(pool will close at 2:30 this day)^^
Saturday, July 13 - Woodledge @ OHC -- 8:15AM Warm Up, 9:00AM Start
^^(pool will open for members at 1PM this day)^^
Wednesday, July 17 - OHC @ Pine Acres -- 4:15PM Warm Up, 5:00PM Start

Meet Sign-up

An email goes out ahead of each meet with an online sign up.

Parent Volunteers

The success of our swim team and meets depends upon the involvement of parent volunteers. All of these events require parent participation. You will be asked to help at each of these events with timing, ribbons, scoring, concessions, and running time cards. Thank you in advance for all of your help! Volunteer sign ups will be done through SignUp Genius.

Swim Meets

Swimmers compete individually in the 4 competitive strokes: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Swimmers 12 and over can also compete in the Individual Medley which combines all four strokes. Relay events are the Medley Relay where each swimmer swims one of the four strokes and the Freestyle Relay where all four swimmers swim freestyle. Events are divided by gender and age (ages 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 17 and under). A swimmer's category is defined by their age as of June 1. Swimmers aged 10 and under compete in 25 yard/meter events; 11 years and over compete in 50 or 100 yard/meter events.

* Swimmers should be there 1 hour before the meet starts. This allows for the coaches to take attendance, make changes and conduct a proper warm up for our swimmers. Warm-ups begin 45 minutes before the start of the meet.
* Bring a chair for your child to sit in.
* The kids sit together as a team so that it is easy for coaches to find them.
* Meets are typically about 3 to 4 hours in length.
* Swimmers will be placed in events that the coaches feel they can compete in and by need of the team. They typically find out what event(s) they are swimming in one day prior to the meet. Events will be posted at OHC..
* The kids will be given event cards when it gets close to their time to swim. The coaches will help get the kids to the correct lane for their event. The swimmer then gives the card to the lane timer and waits behind the block.
* Often clubs offer a snack bar but it is always a good idea to bring snacks and drinks, especially for those hot days.
* Encourage your swimmer to use "Swimmer's Etiquette", they should remain in the water until the last swimmer finishes & shake hands with those in the lane next to you. Tell them "Good Job."

Meet Scoring

Points are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd ,4th and 5th place finishers in the first heat of each event. Points are totaled for each team to determine the final outcome of the meet. Ribbons are given to all swimmers who place in these events. In addition, ribbons are given to all swimmers aged 10 and under, regardless of their heat. Swimming is both a team sport and an individual sport. We consider swimmers in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th heats to be as vital to the team as those in heat one. We encourage swimmers to improve their times, develop skills and gain confidence in new events.


Championships are held at the end of the regular season.

Saturday, July 27 - Championships @ Glenbrooke

Sunday, July 28 - Rain date for Championships
Jenna Taylor
Head Swim Coach
Erica Clark
Swim Manager
Jessica Grant
Swim Manager
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