Hurricane Swim Team

JOIN THE TEAM! We are open to any student in the Berkley School District, 5 - 18 years, who can swim at least one length of the pool unassisted. The Hurricane Swim Team holds daily practices from May - July competing in the Northwest Suburban Swim League.  Guided by an outstanding professional coaching staff, the members of the Hurricanes are looking forward to another season of competition and fun.  Pre-season practice for all swimmers begins May 23. The regular season runs through July followed by the “A” and “B” finals and the team banquet.


REGISTRATION INFORMATIONnote updated information for New Swimmers below

RETURNING SWIMMERS - Deadline: Sunday, March 6, 3:00 pm
Returning swimmers will receive registration materials via email and may register in person or online. Returning swimmers registering after March 6th will be enrolled as new swimmers as space is available.  DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER – there may not be any openings available.

For new swimmers, registration dates are listed below.  Registration begins at 6:00 pm on the given dates.  Register online or at the Gillham Recreation Center.  First-come-first-served.
New Huntington Woods/Royal Oak Grandfathered Families: Begins Monday, March 7, 6:00 pm
Berkley School District Non-HW Resident Families: Begins Monday, March 14, 6:00 pm

To Register Online:  go to REGISTER NOW!>AQUATICS
Note:  You must have a household account established in the Rec Center system in order to register.  If you have not registered for a Rec Center activity within the past 5 years, please complete and submit this Household Information Form (HHIF) to  After verification of your household, your account will be created and a temporary password will be emailed to you for online registration.  The completed HHIF can also be brought to the Rec Center for in-person registration.  For best results, please have your household account set up prior to registration opening day.

Limited openings available.  Registration remains open until maximum is reached.  Should registration reach capacity, waitlists will be maintained by age group.  Anyone registering after the team has been filled will be placed on a waitlist.  Coaches determine if they can accept swimmers off the waitlist in particular age groups.  Swimmers are eligible to receive a refund if requested by May 31, less a $10 administrative fee.


Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 pm at the Gillham Recreation Center


HW Resident: $276 ($251 + $25 team fee)
Non-Resident/BSD: $341 ($251 + 10% surcharge + $40 facility fee + $25 team fee)
Additional Non-Resident Family Member: $301 ($251 + 10% surcharge + $25 team fee)

The $25 team fee covers the concession fee, team t-shirt and latex swim cap for each swimmer along with the option of a free ad in the book for A or B finals.


If you have a NEW REGISTERED swimmer, parents are HIGHLY encouraged to come to the New Swimmer Parent Meeting, Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 pm at the Recreation Center. Parents of returning swimmers are welcome for a refresher, but not required. Parent handbooks are distributed at this meeting (and emailed to returning swimmers). The team is run by a volunteer Parent Board and facilitated by the Recreation Center. 

Please direct questions to Parent Board President, Megan Pugh at or visit