Wait list expected for swim program

The number of swimmers in the Orca Swim Club has been increasing and a wait list is anticipated for at least one group of swimmers.

The number of swimmers in the Orca Swim Club has been increasing in recent years and this year, a wait list is anticipated for at least one group of swimmers.

Joanne Malar, coach of the swim team, said the introduction to competitive swimming program has been filling fast this year.

Other Orca groups are expected to reach capacity for this season.

While the final registration will take place Sept. 9 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Malar urges those interested in joining to register early.

Four years ago, when Malar became head coach of Orca, there were 60 swimmers in the program. Today there are more than 100.

“I think everyone recognizes the importance of being water safe and being physically fit,” she said.

Orca has programs for swimmers from five years of age and up.

The programs include competitive swimming options as well as skills development for those who do not wish to compete.

Registration forms are available online at orcaswimclub.net.