YWCA's Orange Crush Swim Team

YWCA’s Orange Crush Swim Team is returning! Join us in 2023 for our next season.

Orange Crush statement of purpose:
The Orange Crush Swim Team seeks to promote each swimmer’s personal best in a non-competitive, team-oriented and fun environment. Our coaches are committed to developing strong swimmers through quality instruction while encouraging each child to improve at their own level.

Hornets Nest statement of purpose:
It is the vision of Hornets Nest Swim League to promote a less competitive swim league in which children may compete, learn and improve without pressure or controversy. 

The 2020 Orange Crush Team

Eligibility: boys and girls, ages 5 -18. Minimum requirement is the ability to swim 25 yd. front crawl (freestyle) and 25 yd. backstroke within 3 minutes.

Limited to 100 participants at each swim meet. Participation is open to YWCA members and non-members who have paid the registration fee. Every swimmer must be 18 years or younger and not more than a high school senior. Currently active U.S.S. swimmers are not eligible to participate. High school swimmers must attend at least 50% of practices with the team they represent. Team roster for any meet (dual or league) may not exceed 100. Each swimmer shall swim in that level for the entire season. However, if a swimmer’s birthday is during the season, he/she may elect to move up for the entire season. This choice must be made before the first meet and may not be reversed.

Important dates:

  • Registration: November 2022
  • First practice: January 2023
  • First swim meet: February 2023

If you have any questions, please reach out to YWCA’s Director of Fitness, Jeff Nerret, at jnerret@ywcacentralcarolinas.org. Can’t wait to get started? Click here to learn about Swim Team Prep.