The Irvine Campus Housing Authority (ICHA) and the Homeowner Representative Board (HRB) are considering a request by University Hills residents to establish, with the cooperation of the Irvine Swim League (ISL), a summer recreational swim team for children (ages 5-18) residing in University Hills.  ICHA and the HRB have reviewed an initial proposal and would like to get broader feedback from homeowners prior to further consideration.

Please read the following information about the proposed team as well as the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet prepared by Irvine Swim League, and then complete a brief survey to provide feedback.   The FAQ, as well as the full proposal, are attached to this page for reference, to supplement the summary provided here.

Proposed Team Information:

The Swim Team would be open to University Hills residents only.

The location being considered for the Swim Team is the Coltrane Pool, located in Area 10 of University Hills, near the Alturas rental townhomes.  This location was chosen because this pool is consistent with ISL guidelines for supporting a neighborhood youth swim team.

The Swim Team program would run for 10 consecutive weeks from early June through mid August, each year.

Practice sessions would be held in the pool from approximately 3:30 to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday, using four of the pool’s six lanes, during the 10-weeks of the program.  2 of the 6 swim lanes would remain open for general resident use during practices.

The three other pools in University Hills would not be utilized by the Swim Team and would remain available for general resident use.

There would be swim meets against other ISL teams held at the Coltrane Pool on 2 or 3 Saturday mornings per summer. 

  • The entire Coltrane Pool facility would be used for these swim meets.
  • Set up for a meet begins at about 7:00 AM, the meet begins at about 9:00 AM, and the meet concludes by 1:00 PM, with cleanup complete by 2:00 PM.
  • Swim meet participants (youth swimmers and parent volunteers) would include the University Hills team and a visiting team from another Irvine neighborhood.
  • The hot tub and children’s wader would be off limits during meets.

Necessary equipment required would be supplied by the Swim Team, with some items stored at the facility, if practical.

The Swim Team would be responsible for all costs (coaches, equipment, additional janitorial services, liability coverage, etc.).  The only expenses born by the community would be those for regular pool maintenance. 

ICHA and the HRB request your input on the proposed Swim Team program via the feedback form available at this link:  []

The survey will be open until 5pm on December 2, 2016.