Make sure you are at the pool at least fifteen minutes prior to the training so that you have time enough for a proper warming up and so that you can help to get the pool ready for use. Orcas promotes competitive and fitness swimming for lesbians, gays and their friends in a team-oriented, coached setting. There is a social dimension to the group, including undoing all the good work by going to the pub after each swimming session! If you've ever enjoyed looking at critters in rock pools, it's like that, but better. We welcome male and female swimmers of all abilities, but currently cannot take non-swimmers. The Ottawa Rideau Speedeaus d'Ottawa is a swim team with a difference:
GSA swimmers train twice a week in the Sloterparkbad pool and twice a week in the Marnixbad pool.
Welcome to District of Columbia Aquatics Club
If you've ever enjoyed looking at critters in rock pools, it's like that, but better. Learn to Swim Coach. Now established for 35 years, the team has nearly team members and hosts workouts at Seattle University in Capitol Hill. Danny started coaching young age-group swimmers in Regina in and became an NCCP level 2 certified coach in The news was not all good this decade, however, as the Orca team lost roughly 12 people since its inception to AIDS. We have an informal approach to membership, and regular members get involved in our range of social activities.
Inthe local media followed Rick Peterson and fellow Orca Rene Oldrich as they swam across Lake Washington to raise awareness and money to fight anti-gay rights initiative in King County. In , Rick Peterson co-founded Team Seattle along with racquetball player Danette Leonhardi ,a gay sports network which today has roughly 15 member teams. Our volunteers both have previous experience as scuba and snorkel instructors and have a range of different fins, masks and snorkels which you can borrow. We are always on the lookout for more members who would like to qualify. To extend the social nature of the group, most years we have at least one short break overseas for regular members, with friends and partners welcome to join us.