Hi folks,

I just want to remind all members to not delay on renewing. I will be processing all payments and updating the roster April 30, the roster for May 1 will go up that night. If the park doesn’t see your name on the list, you may not be able to swim (well at least outside of the swim area).

Now I am going to make an appeal to you members that sometimes forget to renew in a timely manner, please renew promptly. We have already paid our insurance for the season, and the park dues are due shortly. We need over 150 members to break even or we will have to raise the dues. Last year, we had exactly 150 members and we achieved that only by testing and adding about 30 new members. We did not reach that number until August. Most of the new members required Al or myself to make special trip to the park to test just a few people, that’s time out of schedule. From the start, Al and I wanted to keep the cost of membership low, but over the past few years, renewal rates have been very low. Al and I have tested over 800 people, yet less than 1 in 4 actually return from year to year?

Seriously, if you use Shadowcliffs, make a point to renew promptly, it only takes a few minutes. For those of you that promptly renew, thank you very much, you make it all possible.


Thank you kindly,
Al and John

Hi folks,

The 2016-2017 season is almost upon us. If you are a returning member, please remember to renew by April 30, 2016 so that you will have un-interrupted access to the lake.

For new members, you can contact us here to start the process to become a member.

Hi folks,

The 2015-2016 season is upon us. If you are a returning member, please remember to renew by April 30, 2015 so that you will have un-interrupted access to the lake.

For new members, you can contact us here to start the process to become a member.

Hi folks, last weekend, I made a bunch of changes to the website to make it easier to find what you need. You will notice at the top of this page there is a new tab/page called calendar. I will be putting in events (like testing days, or other events) that might be of interest to members or prospective members. If you want to add something to the calendar, let me know and I will try to get it put on the calendar.

Also, on the membership page I’ve added many big garish buttons to make it easier to find and click on what you need. It’s not pretty, but I hope it’s easy.


Hi All you returning Orcas. It’s easier than ever to renew, just click the big yellow button below and you will be taken to our renewal page lickety-split

renew now

Hope to see you out there!


Al and John

We will have our first Friday night Bracket race on Friday, June 7.

please click here to REGISTER FOR THE RACE: Register for the Bracket Race! please include your name, and your estimated swim time to the rock pile and back.

Here is the overview:
5:30-6:00 Collect contestant entry cards
6:00-6:10 Setup staging time for race assign racing numbers
6:10-7:00 Race to the rock pile and back
7:15-dusk Announce winners, eat pizza, clean up

Your entry card:
We’ll have 3×5 cards to fill out. You will put your name on the card and then your ET (estimated time). Your ET is the time you think it will take to start at the warning sign on the beach, get in the water, swim to the rock pile and back get out of the water and cross the start/finish line. We suggest you figure this out over the next few weeks when you go to the lake to swim.
We suggest you figure out your “fastest, most consistent time” to do the race. If you swim faster than your estimate (lower than your ET) you will be disqualified even if you finish fastest. The person that comes closest to their ET without going under will win.

Race staging:
Once we have all the contestants entry cards we will rank them slowest to fastest, if we have 10 people, and the slowest ET is 47:10 and the fastest is 22:14 the first person is assigned number 1 and will start at 00:00 on the clock, the fastest person will be assigned the number 10 and will be given their start time.

The Race:
Using the two swimmers listed above
Swimmer 1 (slowest swimmer) starts when the clock is 00:00
Swimmer 10 (fastest swimmer) starts when the clock is 24:56

Since the fastest swimmer can do the race in 24:56 less time than the slowest swimmer, they are held back. During the course of the swim they will catch up and in theory everyone should finish at the same time. The race is more about consistency than top speed.

After the race:
The winners will be announced and we will have drinks, snack and food for dinner. Then clean up.