Register for a KW Swim Program

Fox Chapel Killer Whales Swimming offers swim programs for young children taking their first strokes to adult swimmers. 

Select to register for the group that best fits you or your child. Not sure which group is a best-fit? New to KW? Please contact us.

  • KW Swim School (Beginners)
  • KW Pre-Competitive (Preparing for Competition)
  • KW Swim Team (Competition-Ready)
  • Flying Fish Heads (Adults)


Registration OPEN

KW Swim School
SUMMER Session: Jun. 10, 2024 - Jul. 24, 2024

30-minute swim lessons on Mondays and/or Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. for seven weeks. This is an interactive class with advanced members of the KW Swim Team in the water teaching younger swimmers how to swim.

We offer four sessions per year for registration: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Learn more about the KW Swim School.

Registration CLOSED

KW Pre-Competitive
Watch for the Fall 2024 Session to open in August


The KW Pre-Competitive Swim Team is for swimmers who have demonstrated the necessary skills to move beyond beginner swim lessons. These swimmers are ready to prepare to join the KW Swim Team. We offer three sessions per year for Pre-Competitive registration: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Registration OPEN

KW Swim Team
SPRING / SUMMER Session 2024

Developmental, Age Group, Junior Prep, Junior, Senior

The KW Swim Team is a first-class, year-round competitive team for those swimmers ages 6 to 18 who are looking to take their basic swimming skills to the next level. We offer three sessions per year for registration: Fall/Winter, Spring, and Summer. Learn more about the KW Swim Team.

Registration OPEN

Flying Fish Heads
SUMMER Session: May 2024 - Aug 2024

The Flying Fish Heads (FFH) is an official U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) club for adults ranging from beginners to seasoned swimmers. Learn more about the Flying Fish Heads.



Registration FAQs

How much does it cost to register?

KW Swim Team: You can view the exact registration fees during the registration process. Fees are different for each Skill Group Level. Additionally, KW Swim Team registrants are required to separately purchase a USA Swimming Membership

KW Swim School: You can view the exact registration fees during the registration process. Learn more about swimming lessons.

Flying Fish Heads:  Learn more about FFH.

When are practices / lessons?

KW Swim Team: During the Fall / Winter and Spring Seasons, practices are held during the late afternoon and evening hours. During the Summer Season, practices are held in the morning. View a sample practice schedule.

We compete in swim meets throughout the Allegheny Mountain region, from the North Hills to Moon. We typically have two Home Meets during the Fall / Winter season. And, as swimmers progress and achieve certain time standards, they have opportunities to compete at the state, region, and national levels as well.

Learn more about practices and meets.

KW Swim School: Practices are on Saturdays during the school-year and during the week in the summer and are in multi-week session blocks. Learn more about swimming lessons.

Flying Fish Heads:  Learn more about FFH.

Where are practices / lessons and meets?

KW Swim Team: Most practices take place at the Fox Chapel High School Swimming Pool. Per the high school's policy, we must enter the school through the doors located by the "Fox statue." We are guests of the high school and are obligated to respect the facility and any rules set forth by the facility. Some groups may also swim at Shady Side Academy Senior School. Additionally, we use various nearby outdoor pools during the Summer Season. Learn more about pool locations.

KW Swim School: Practices are at the Fox Chapel High School pool.

Flying Fish Heads:  Learn more about FFH.

Who are the coaches?

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.

More questions?

Please first read all of our web pages which may answer your question(s) and give you helpful information. You can also contact us.