Week of May 21

Week of May 21: Back to Normal Schedule

Senior Group: Regular Schedule (Friday AM & PM are back). Saturday AM: 7:45-9:30 (long course); 9:30-10:15: guest speaker Scott Shea, usa swimming development consultant (Scott will speak to the senior group in the Friday meet & on Sat after workout). 

Next Monday (Memorial Day): 7:15-10:00 (long course)


Junior Group: Regular Workout Schedule Monday thru Friday (Fri PM returns to 6:00-7:30 time). Sat AM: 9:30-11:00 (long course). 

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

Next Monday (Memorial Day): 10:00-11:30 (long course)


Summer Long Course Workouts begin Monday, June 11th. The Summer schedule for all groups is posted on the website under the Schedules tab.   View Summer Workouts...


High School Season Concludes: Congratulations to all high school swimmers for a successful high school season representing your schools! The high school season concluded last weekend at the CIF State Championships in Clovis. Orinda Aquatics had over 30 swimmers represent their school individually or on relays. Congratulations to State Champion Spencer Daily (50 Free - 20.07). Other Individual Finalist: Harry Flanders (200 IM - 9th), Spencer Daily (100 Fly - 2nd), Harry Flanders (100 Fly - 8th), Channing Hanley (100 Breast - 16th) and Tony Moore (100 Breast - 7th).


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: 

Closed: June 2-3: OAPB Senior Open Long Course Meet.
July 26-29: Far Westerns Long Course.
June 15: River Rafting Trip
July 12: Orinda Aquatics Team Banquet
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: Orinda Aquatics Team Hosted Senior Open, June 2 & 3, Soda Aquatic Center.    Recommended for all 13&up Orinda Aquatics Jr Group & Sr Group Swimmer and All 11-12's that meet the Senior Open Time Standards. Orinda Aquatics Meet Sheet & Online Entries....


OPEN: Jr Group Only: WCAB C/B/BB+ LC dual venue, DVC, Pleasanton, June 9&10: Junior Group ONLY. Jr's that do not qualify for Senior meet should enter both days. Jr swimmers that swim at Senior meet. choose 1-day.   WCAB C/B/BB+ Meet Sheet & Online Entries....


TYR Pro Series at Santa Clara, June 7-10.   This is a Coach Entered meet. Coaches will coordinate with all Senior swimmers that qualify.


Fri & Sat Still Open: 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....


Coming Soon: Pacific Swimming 14&un Junior Olympics hosted by West, San Jose, July 6-8:  Potential Peak/Shave meet for all 14&un qualifiers.


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...



Sea Serpents looking for volunteers: The East Bay Sea Serpents program is looking for volunteers to help teach and promote the love of swimming to athletes with special needs. Sea Serpents meet on Sunday afternoons at the Soda Center. If you would like to get involved please click this link with and contact the Sea Serpents: East Bay Seas Serpents Volunteer Opportunity....

Annual Summer Rafting Trip Volunteers Needed: We are in need of a coordinator and volunteers for the summer Jr/Sr rafting trip. This is a great team bonding event for the kids and one of the best social activities of the summer. Looking for a few families to provide one of the most memorable events of the summer. No experience necessary and you will be supported thru the planning process. If this is up your alley please contact Ruth Kale-Fok...

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.