Week of Feb 12 - Neptune Invite/Presidents Weekend

Week of Feb. 12th

Senior Group this Week:  High school workout schedule (no Friday AM/PM w/high school). Saturday AM: Regular. Next Monday, Feb. 19th (Presidents Day): AM 8:00-10:00.

Junior Group this Week:  Regular Workout schedule Monday thru Thursday. Friday & Saturday: none @ Neptune Invite. Neptune Warm-ups: Friday PM: 4:00. Sat/Sun: 7:30.

Next Monday, Feb. 19th (Presidents Day) - No workout (day off after 3-day Neptune Meet.  

Friday workout time for the Jr Group during the High School Swim Season: 

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

Neptune Invitational Timing Sign-ups. We have been assigned one lane (3 chairs) for the duration of the meet. Friday timing is for the IM's (about 45 minutes). Saturday and Sunday is for the prelims and the finals. If you swimmer is likely a final swimmer, fill a finals slot first (don't sign up for finals timing if you aren't sure your swimmers will make the finals - stick to the prelims).  Neptune Invite Timing and Officiating....


Jalen Evans Selected 2018 Western All-Star:   JSenior Group swimmer Jalen Evans has been selected to represent the Western U.S. as an All-Star on the 16-athlete team competing at the 2018 Black History Invitational in Washington DC, February 16-18. Each year, USA Swimming selects two all-star teams to compete at an event celebrating Diversity. "This is the most competitive selection process we have ever had," said Jeremiah Stanton, who heads the selection committee for the West, "It is difficult to select just 16 athletes when there are 28 events. Those selected are our most well-rounded and talented swimmers." Congratulations to Jalen and good luck this weekend!

Order Team Apparel:  Orinda Aquatics apparel for swimmers and parents is available. For a look at all apparel click the link or go to the Year Round Team/Merchandise link. Orders deadline is today, February 12th. Team Merchandise.....

Silicon Caps Available - We do have a small supply of Regular Silicon Caps available at the pool ($15). Ask the coaches and we can bill your member accounts.


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

Next Up: 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.
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.
Senior Travel: Juanita Allington Senior Meet, Clovis, Feb. 22-25 & Spring Sectionals, Carlsbad, March 1-4:   Planning in underway and information coming soon for the Senior Qualifying travel meets. 
Open: WCAB 14&un B/A+, DVC, Pleasant Hill, March 3&4.   Recommended for all Jr group swimmers that meet the miniumum B times. Swimmers should enter Non-JO events for this meet.    WCAB 14&under B/A+ Last Chance Meet Sheet and Online Entry.....
All-Star Meet: Zone 2 All-Star Meet, March 4; Carson City.   Good luck to Jasmine Fok, Maren McDonald, Zach Hoffman, Ginny Vazquez-Azpiri, Ben Kang & Jalen Evans.
Open For EntrySpring Junior Olympics, hosted by Pleasanton Seahawks, March 16-18, Pleasanton.     This would be a peak meet for all swimmers not attending the Elite Classic in Arizona. Check with coaches before entering your events. Can qualify up thru the WCAB meet.    Spring Junior Olympics Meet Sheet and Online Entry....
Coming SoonHills Hurricane Meet C/B/BB+ Meet, Soda Center, March 24&25.   Junior Group swimmers. This is a season ending peak/shave meet for Junior group swimmers not attending Arizona. After this meet, the long course competition season begins. It is also the last opportunity to qualify for the Elite Showcase meet.   The Hills C/B/BB+ Meet Sheet and Online Entry....
Junior Travel; Elite West Showcast, Arizona State Univeristy, Tempe, AZ April 13-15. (We will not be attending Far Westerns)  The qualifying times are National BB time for 9, 11 & 13 year olds and National A time for 10, 12 & 14 year olds. There are bonus events: 1 qualifying time gets 4 bonus swims; 2+ qualifying times get 3 bonus swims). Suggested hotel is the Downtown Tempe Residence Inn. We have a limited block of rooms under Orinda Aquatics - first come basis.  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.