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Orcas Swim Team


Spring/Summer Tryouts April 27

4:30pm-4:45pm:   Ages 4-11 

5:00pm-5:15pm:     Ages 12-21

Spring Season: April 30 – June 22

Summer Season: June 25 – End of July


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In addition to the Italian Center registration fee, all participants must pay a $40 fee to the Orca Parents’ Association as well as a Connecticut Swimming fee. Please contact Ausra McKenna at for more information.

The Italian Center Orcas Swim Team encompasses all ages and levels of ability and is structured to provide careful development and steady progression through the stages of competitive swimming. The Orcas Swim Team is a registered member of USA Swimming, Inc. (USS).  All swimmers will compete in the USS swimming sanctioned meets.

Tryouts and registration for new swimmers are conducted prior to every season. Members and non-members can participate on the team from September through May. Our summer swim team is for members only. 

Head Coach, Ausra McKenna, a Lithuanian Olympic Swim team member, brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the team, having previously coached in both Europe and the United States.  Several of Ausra’s swimmers have qualified for USA National and Junior National meets, and have achieved collegiate All American status.

 The Orcas swim program is divided into 7 different levels mostly by ability.

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  • Swim Team Tryouts:  September for Fall/Winter, May for Spring/Summer
  • Pre-Requisites:  Must be able to swim all four basic strokes
  • Maximum Participants:  100
  • Swim Meets:  Approximately two swim meets per month which occur on weekends
  • Ages:  5-18 yrs. old
  • Required Equipment:  Training Bathing Suit (one piece), Bathing Cap

For more information, please contact Head Coach Ausra McKenna at:

203-322-6941 x124