Week of March 19th

Week of March 19th

Senior Group this Week: Regular High School Season Workout Schedule. Sat AM 6:30-8:15 (if Diving Pool is ready to go - will keep you posted).

Spring Break: During the Week of April 2nd, PM workouts ONLY at Orinda Aquatics; (3:15-4:00 dryland; Swim 4:00-5:45); Swimmers should attend all AM's that their high school offers. 


Junior Group this Week:    Regular workout schedule Monday thru *Friday (*Friday workout time for the Jr Group during the High School Swim Season). No Friday for swimmers that are resting/shaving for Hills. Sat AM - None @ Hills Meet, Soda Center - warm-ups 7:30.

Monday Update - JO swimmers that swam 2-3 days multiple events - take Monday off.  JO swimmers that swam 1-day or only a couple of events should attend. There will be no meeting or dryland either.

Monday Meetings: Jr 3 (optional for Jr 2). All Group Meeting (Jr1, Jr2 & Jr3) is the 1st Monday of each month.

Week of April 2nd (post short course break/spring break). Although this week is the junior group normal post short course season break week; there will be workouts for all swimmers attedning the Arizona Meet (tbd - most likely evenings). All Non-Arizona swimmers enjoy your short break.


High School Swimming: During the high school season, any USA meets that the high school swimmers attend, they must swim unattached (when entering on Swim Connection - click the Unattached box). The high school season runs mid-May with high school championship meets, NCS Championships and the State Championship meet.


TEAM HOSTED MEETS: All Orinda Aquatic families please mark your calendars for the following team hosted meets. All families are required to work: 

Open: April 14-15: OAPB C/B/BB+ Long Course Meet
June 2-3: OAPB Senior Open Long Course Meet
July 26-29: Far Westerns Long Course.
Junior Group Pizza:  This Wednesday, March 21; ends at 8:15.  Click here to RSVP and for more information....
UPCOMING MEET ENTRY (Only enter meets that are on listed on our meet schedule):
For New swimmers to swim connection, here is helpful entry directions: Entering Meets using Swim Connection....  Always read the meet information sheet before entering and at the very least view the order of events for your swimmer.
Hills Hurricane Meet C/B/BB+ Meet, Soda Center, March 24&25.   JWarm-ups at 7:30. Peak/Shave meet for Junior Group swimmers not attending Arizona.     The Hills C/B/BB+ Meet Sheet and Online Entry....
Opening as Early as MondayTeam Hosted OAPB Dual Venue Long Course C/B/BB+ Meet @ Soda Center, April 14 & 15.     ALL Senior Group Swimmers and Junior Group Swimmers NOT attending the West Elite Showcase meet. High School Swimmers, check the unattached box on Swim Connection. This is the first long course meet - enter long course times.   Team Hosted OAPB C/B/BB+ Long Course Meet Sheet and Online Entry....
West Elite Showcase Classic Entries, Arizona State Univeristy, Tempe, AZ April 13-15. (We will not be attending Far Westerns).  This is a Coach Entered Meet. Please bring your entry sheet and give to the coaches no later than Wednesday, March 21.   Meet Information link....


Swim Meet Policy: The coaching staff works to put together a meet schedule that provides a balance of racing opportunities along with well needed periods of training between competitions for each group.  Team policy is swimmers follow the meet schedule for their group, with coaches in attendance. Thanks!

SWIMS database (best times search):            Search the Times Database for your Best Times.…

Pacific Swimming Qualifying Time Standards: Link to 2017 Junior Olympic Time Standards and 2017 Far Western Time Standards. Pacific Swimming will be usind single age times for JO's and has created their own Far Western times for 2017.   Visit Pacific Swimming Time Standards...



Parent Education Night Handouts: AIf you were unable to attend the Parents Ed Night on Jan. 28th, click this link to access the handouts:  Parent Education Night Handouts...


USA Officials Recruitment: Any parents that might be interested in stroke and turn officiating, please contact Alison Zamanian ( She can answer any questions you may have and point in the right direction to get started.