Who We Are

LtCol Ted Dempsey, USAF, founded the team in August 1987.  Today, our team roster includes an average of 50 or more swimmers who compete in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and England.  

As stated in the Constitution, the purpose of our club is to plan, organize, and provide a competitive swim team while promoting personal and team pride that models good sportsmanship within a co-operative spirit. A further purpose is to conduct recreational and social activities to enhance contact and build relationships with other military and civilian swim clubs in the surrounding area.

All children age 6-19 of Government Civilian, Contractor or Military personnel supporting the NATO mission at Geilenkirchen, JFC HQ Brunssum and Schinnen Garrison, or students at AFNORTH International School or another DoD, DND or EFSL eligible international school are eligible.  By EFSL rules, the Orcas may also contain a limited percentage of host country (German) children and/or Dutch children, who are not otherwise eligible.  Please call or email an Executive Board member if you have questions about eligibility.

Orcas 2013/14 Fall Season Team Picture

Orcas 2013/14 Fall Season Team