About Killer Whales

About Killer WhalesLocated in Pittsburgh, PA, the Fox Chapel Killer Whales is a non-profit competitive swim club registered with Allegheny Mountain Swimming, a division of USA Swimming

We offer first-class, year-round swim programs for young children through adults: our Swim Team for competitive swimmers, Swim School for young children taking their first strokes, and the Flying Fish Heads for masters/adult swimmers.



Mission Statement

The mission of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales is to provide an athlete-centric, community-based swim program built on the foundation of team unity and integrity that inspires swimmers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to achieve their maximum potential. We strive to develop core values of a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and high self-esteem. We are committed to providing an environment that is safe, inclusive, and supportive of all athletes, coaches, and volunteers.

Bylaws of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales (PDF)


Vision Statement

The vision of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales is to provide a safe athletic experience for all swimmers -- from novice to national caliber -- to achieve their aspired level of success. We continually strive to be leaders in our community and in USA Swimming.


Swim Programs


Head Coach

Cindy Woods has been coaching with the Fox Chapel Killer Whales since 2012, and she has coached for a total of 23 years, producing top-performing athletes at every level -- zones swimmers, sectional qualifiers, WPIAL and PIAA champions and record holders, junior national qualifiers, and an Olympic trials qualifier.

Learn more about Head Coach Cindy Woods and the entire talented KW coaching staff.


Board of Directors

The Fox Chapel Killer Whales is parent-operated by volunteers.
Review our current KW Board Members.


Pool Locations

The home-base of the Killer Whales is the Fox Chapel High School pool. Depending on the swim season and the swim program, we also hold practices at various indoor and outdoor pools around the area.
View maps and learn more about our pool locations.


News & Social Media

Follow us on our Social Media pages and our News page to stay up to date and view photos of our Swim Programs.


Gear & Equipment

Looking to purchase swim gear (fins, paddles, snorkels, etc.) and Killer Whales apparel to show your team spirit?
Visit our Gear & Equipment page to learn how to shop.


Safe Sport Policies

Fox Chapel Killer Whales Swimming is committed to safeguarding its athletes and abides by USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program – a comprehensive abuse prevention program to keep kids safe, including required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision, and mandatory reporting.
Please review our Safe Sport Policies.


Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions, comments and suggestions.