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.

The 2020 Orange Crush Team

What You Need To Know For Orange Crush 2023

Orange Crush Cost:
Ages 5-6: $225
Ages 7-10: $250
Ages 11-18: $275
(Member Only Program) Must be a YWCA Fitness Member from 1/9/23-3/9/23 in order to participate in Orange Crush.

YWCA Membership Required: (2 Options Available)
One Adult & Children Membership: $70 per month or $700 per year
Family Membership (2 adults & children under 21): $80 per month or $800 per year
Click here for more information on Membership.

Included in Orange Crush Cost: Child End of Season Banquet, Shirt, Team Swim Cap, Trophy/Medal/Ribbons
(Additional fee for parents/guardians/siblings to attend banquet.)

Not Included: Required swimsuit & Ages 11-18 need fins
(May use OC swimsuit or fins from previous years.)

Optional: Personalized OC Swim Cap & Picture Package


Parents Meeting/Suit Fitting: Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 6pm

First Day of Practice: Monday, January 9, 2023 (See Times Below)

Practice Schedule:

Registration Options:

1. Register Online (Priority Registration opens November 7th at 7:30am)

2. Register at the Front Desk: Mon-Fri 7:30am-8pm, Sat 8:30am-4pm, and Sun 1:30pm-4pm
Download the registration form and bring to YWCA. (All memberships must be completed in person.)

Priority Registration:
Previous OC Swimmers: Starts November 7th at 7:30am
(Swam for OC in a previous year.)

Open Registration: Starts November 14th (Registration will end when the team is at maximum capacity.)

Jan 9th-March 9th Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Practices are not rescheduled due to inclement weather or if a swimmer misses a practice. Ages 5 – 6 5:45-6:15pm No practice Ages 5 – 6 5:45-6:15pm Ages 5 – 6 5:45-6:15pm No practice
Ages 7 – 10 6:15-7:00pm Ages 7 – 10 6:15-7:00pm Ages 7 – 10 6:15-7:00pm
Ages 11 - 18 7:00-8:00pm Ages 11 - 18 7:00-8:00pm Ages 11 - 18 7:00-8:00pm

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.

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.