Week Of July 30th - Summer Jr Nationals, Western Zones & Summer's End

Week of July 23th: Summer Jr Nats, Western Zones & Summers End


Senior Group:   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday PM: 5:00-6:30. Thursday AM: 7:00-8:30.

Junior Nationals - leave Monday.  Western Zones - leave Tuesday. Summers End Sat & Sun (re-shave fast suit meet). 


Junior Group:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday PM: 5:00-6:30. Thursday AM: 7:00-8:30. (no Monday Meeting or dryland this week)

Summers End Sat & Sun (re-shave fast suit meet).


More Swimming Ahead:   The fast swimming continues this week as Orinda Aquatics Summer Jr National team will travel to Irving to compete. In addition 45 Senior swimmers will travel to Clovis for the Western Zones Senior Championships. The week is capped off with over 60 swimmers competing in the Summers End Short Course Classic at DVC. Let the fast time roll on!


Summers End Classic Timing Sign-ups:   Orinda has been assigned 2 lanes (6 chairs) this weekend at the Summer's End Classic. If you have a swimmer in the meet, please sign up for a timing shift (It's the best seat in the house). WCAB Summers End Classic Timing Sign-Ups... 


Far Westerns: WE DID IT! What an Olympic type effort from everyone at Orinda Aquatics to pull off this meet. So many compliments from coaches and spectators alike! We couldn't be more proud of our parent group! We know that countless man-hours, time and donations by all were needed and we are grateful for your tremendous support. Oh Yeah - there was a lot of fast swimming as well.



Tiberon MIle: Registration price will go up on August 4th - so register now. Be sure to email to RSVP for Team Orinda carpooling. This is a unique opportunity to brave the waters of the bay with your team!

Tahoe Weekend. Space is filling up - we now have over 20 swimmers (and many others have said they are coming, but parents have not RSVP'd). Please make sure to register for the Big Water Adventures Open Water Race (space is limited), AND RSVP to Lydia Percin.  The deadline to RSVP for the Tahoe Trip is July 31. Those who have already RSVP'd will be receiving a confirmation email.

 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: 

New: Oct 6&7 OAPB C/B/BB+ meet
New: Oct 20&21 OAPB Senior Open meet.
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.

WCAB Summers End Short Course Classic, DVC, August 4&5:   All Swimmers, end the summer with shaved short course swims. All swimmers. Senior swimmers attending Western Zones can swim on Sunday.    WCAB Summers End Short Course Meet Sheet & Online Entries....


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.