The University Hills Narwhals are a summer swim team that is part of the Irvine Swim League. The team is open to all University Hills children age 5-18 as of June 1 of each year. Every year from the beginning of June to mid-August, practice sessions are offered at the Coltrane Pool between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm, with each age group assigned to a 60-minute time slot (15 minutes of stretching and 45 minutes of swimming), with swim meets held on Saturday mornings.
Though Narwhals coaches helps swimmers improve strokes and turns, this is not a "learn to swim" group. Children should be water-safe to participate. A good rule of thumb is whether they can get across the pool (one lap) safely on their own.
To instill a life-long love of swimming and to build a program of excellence in training, team unity, character development and family support where every swimmer has the opportunity to achieve their potential and compete at the highest level.
To promote sportsmanship and to promote improved relationships between swimmers, parents and neighbors.
To provide excellence in professional coaching and programs to develop individuals to the best of their abilities through summer recreational swimming.
To provide an atmosphere that inspires swimmers to achieve their maximum potential through a strong work ethic, discipline, self-motivation and self-esteem
To develop team unity where everyone encourages and takes pride in each other at all levels of competition.
To instill a life-long love of swimming, through enjoyment and accomplishment at all levels of swimming.