Week of June 18th

Week of June 18th

Summer Long Course Workout Schedule (All Groups)...

Senior Group: Regular Summer Schedule. Sat AM 6:30-8:15 (kids not at TERA) & @ TERA Meet @ Heritaga High, Brentwood.

Junior Group: Regular Summer Schedule. Sat AM: None @ TERA B/BB+ Meet @ Heriage High, Brentwood. Wednesday PM (Jr3/2) is cancelled due to theme week. Saturday AM June 30th - all groups with jr breakfast to follow.


TERA Meet Information:

Friday: Warm-Ups 12:30; Meet begins at 1:30. All events are provide your own timers. Events in order: 11&up 400 IM; 10&un 200 IM; 11&up 1500. estimated end is 4:30.

Sat/Sun: Warm-up 7:30.

Team Timing: We have been assigned 3 chairs on Saturday/Sunday of the meet. Please sign up for a shift (unless you plan on officiating at the meet). Also if anyone can bring shade to the meet, please let us know by signing up to bring a team pop-up.   TERA timing/offiicatin/shade Sign-Ups...



Western Zone All-Star Selections: Congratulations to the following swimmers selected to represent Pacific Swimming in the Western Zone All-Star Meet, August 8-11 in Roseville, CA.  Natalie Mak (10); Emilia Barck (12), Jasmine Fok (12), Amber Van Meines (14), Lexi Fok (14) and Natalie Ung (14).


Rafting Trip Thank You's: Thank you to Ruth Fok our social coordinator and the awesome parents who stepped up to lead and organize the annual team rafting trip last Friday.  Harry Van Meines who organizerd the buses and the rafting tour. Lydia Percin for chaperoning and photography. Lisa Blackwell for chaperoning, driving an extra car and helping with the food. And Ginger Stambaugh and Jane Healy for their support in loading up the buses. On behalf of all the rafters, Thank You....the kids had a blast!


OPEN WATER 2018: Interested in Open Water Swimming?  Click here to view the 2018 Open Water Swimming opportunities....


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

July 26-29: Far Westerns Long Course.
Saturday, June 30: Junior Group Breakfast. View the donation list:   Jr Group Breakfast. Donation...
July 12: Orinda Aquatics Team Banquet
July 16: Monday July 16, Waterworld
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.

Closed: TERA B/BB+ LC last chance, Heritage High School, Brentwood, June 22-24.  All Junior swimmers that qualify (Enter Non-JO events). Added to the Senior Group schedule - recommended that you enter. Sunday has already closed - enter ASAP if you plan on attending.   TERA B/BB+ Meet Sheet & Online Entries....

Open: Pacific Swimming 14&un Junior Olympics hosted by West, San Jose, July 6-8:  All 14&under Senior Group and Junor Group qualifiers. Potential Peak/Shave meet for Junior group swimmers. Entry deadline is not until 6/27 (post TERA meet).   14&under Junior Olympics Meet Sheet & Online Entries....

Open:  SRVA C/B/BB+ LC dual venue, Dougherty Valley, San Ramon, July 14-15:  All Junior Group swimmers & Senior group swimmers that do not qualify for WCAB Sr2 T&F. This  a peak/shave or re-shave meet for Junior swimmers that do not qualify for Far Western. (FW swimmers enter non-FW events only).     SRVA C/B/BB+ Meet Sheet & Online Entries....

SR Group Only - Enter ASAP: WCAB Senior2 T&F, DVC, Pleasant Hill, July 13-15:  All Senior Group swimmers that qualify (Sr2 standard - must be verifiable). Enter ASAP as this meet may fill up fast and close before the deadline!     WCAB Sr2 T&F Meet Sheet & Online Entries....

Team Hosted: Speedo Long Course Far Westerns, Soda Center; July 26-29:  All Qualified Sr & Jr group swimmers. This is a coach entered meet (coaches will confirm entries with swimmers).  Far Westerns Meet Sheet...


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...



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.