About Our Team
North Irvine Knights and The Irvine Swim League
The North Irvine Knights is a "city" swim team and part of the Irvine Swim League. Because we are a city team, we have less restrictions than other neighborhood teams and no homeowner association rules. Our practices and home meets are held at Northwood High School Aquatic Center. We have a full Olympic sized pool where Nova / Novaquatics and world class swimmers have also trained. We also have ample parking!
The Irvine Swim League (ISL) is a developmental summer swim league for youth who live in Irvine with an emphasis on water safety, stroke instruction, and individual improvement.
Although the ISL is not a "learn to swim" program, the vision of ISL is to introduce the sport of swimming to youngsters who live in Irvine. To participate in our ISL team, swimmers must be "water safe". If your child still needs to learn to swim and cannot participate in ISL, please see the City of Irvine learn to swim programs available here.
Swimmers ages 5-8 years of age participate in 25-yard race events at ISL meets. They may compete in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke events and may also participate in relays.
Swimmers ages 9-18 participate in 50-yard freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke events in ISL meets, as well as the 100-yard individual medley event and may also be selected to participate in relays.
During the first week of practice, ISL coaches watch swimmers to evaluate whether the swimmer is indeed "water safe" and ready to be on an ISL team. ISL teams reserve the right to remove swimmers from the team if they are not water safe and could pose a hazard to themselves or others.