Week of Feb. 18th

Week of Feb. 18th

Senior group: High School Season Workout Schedule.     Sectional/Clovis Taper Schedule... 

Saturday AM: All 7:15-10:00 (dryland after workout). Sectional Swimmers: 8:30-10:00.


Junior group:   Regular schedule Wednesday thru Friday. Saturday AM: 8:15-10:00 (dryland after workout).  Monday Meeting Update: From now until end of school year, the Monday Meeting will happen the 1st Monday of each Month. Regular dryland will continue (no dryland if it is raining).


Neptune Invite Update: 45 swimmers attended the Neptune Invite last weekend and posted over 230 best times w/several swimmers posting best times in every event. Jake Birkby (10) won the highpoint for his age group.

Thank you to Supicha Castro and Rachel Yang for officiating all weekend and to our parents for fulfilling our timing slots. Special thanks to Kerri Roggensack for organizing the team dinner for 60+ people at Mary's Pizza Shake. It was a great time for all! 


High School Swimming, USA Meets & Clovis:  Once a high school swimmer has competed in a high school coompetition (does not include time trials), they must then swim "unattached" in USA meets. The goal is for all Orinda Aquatics swimmers to compete as an Orinda Aquatics swimmer thru the Clovis Meet. If your high school has a competition before Clovis, be sure to let the coaches know. To swim "unattached" at a USA meet, simply click the "unattached" box while registering in Swim Connection. 


2019 Diversity Select Camps: Each spring, USA Swimming invites 48 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events. Apply by February 8th.  Click for more information and the application.



TEAM HOSTED MEETS: All Orinda Aquatics families please mark your calendars for the following team hosted meets. All families are required to work: 
March: March 23&24 OAPB C/B/BB+ meet
Summer Long Course: 
                          June 22-23: 14&un last chance.  
                          July 25-28: Far Westerns
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 1: 2019 CA/NV Sectionals, Carlsbad, Feb. 28-March 3.  Sectional Swimmers Only by coach recommendation. Coach Entered Travel Meet.

Senior Travel 2: Juanita Allington Senior T&F, Clovis, March 7-10.  Senior Group Qualifiers, Coach Entered Travel Meet.

Open:  14&under Last Chance JO Meet, hosted by LAC, San Ramon, March 2&3.  Junior Group Team Meet (potential peak/shave meet). JO swimmers should enter non-JO events only.    LAC 14&under Last Chance Meet Sheet & Online Entry... 

March 3rd - Zone All-Star Meet, Sunnyvale for swimmers selected to the team at Zone 2 Meet,

Open:  Spring 14&un Junior Olympics, Walnut Creek, March 15-17.  Team Meet for Jr Group 14&under swimmers (Sr group swimmers check with your coaches).   WCAB Spring 14&un JO's Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

Now Open:  Orinda Aquatics Team Hosted C/B/BB+ Meet, March 23&24, Soda Center. Peak/Shave Short Course Meet for Most Junior Group Swimmers. Senior Swimmers not attending the Mission Viejo Meet with their high school should enter (enter Unattached).  OAPB C/B/BB Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

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:       Visit Pacific Swimming Time Standards Page...



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.