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Week of March 4th

Week of March 4th - Senior Group Headed to Clovis

Senior group: High School Season Workout Schedule. Double check your schedule:  Sectional/Clovis Taper Schedule... 

Reminder: No Monday or Wednesday AM this week. Changes to taper schedule: Thursday PM - All Non-Clovis: 4:45-6:15. 

 

Junior group:   Regular schedule Monday thru Thursday. Change to Schedule for this week: Friday PM 4:45-6:15 (this week only).

Saturday AM 8:15-10:00 no dryland.

Monday Meeting (1st Monday of Month): 5:45-6:15/no dryland. Regular dryland on Wednesday(no dryland if it is raining).

 

Sectionals, Carlsbad:  Congratulations to our sectional swimmers placing 7th overall (boys-3rd; girls-12th & top placing Pacific Swimming Team) at the CA/NV Speedo Sectionals in Carlsbad. Safe Travels.

Junior Olympics Reminder:  14&un Junior Olympic qualifiers - be sure to enter the JO meet and/or add any new JO's from the LAC meet. Deadline is Wednesday. Congratulations to swimmers that swam additional JO cuts this weekend at the LAC meet and to new qualifiers: Meliana Calica & Parker Smith. 

Clovis Meet:  The Senior group leaves Wednesday for the Juanita Allington Senior Trials & Finals Meet. Reminder - if you have participated in a dual meet with your high school, let the coaches know and be sure you swim unattached at the meet!

Zone 2 All-Stars:  Orinda Aquatics swimmers Gabriel Hoffman, Michael Chu, Maddie Blackwell and Adriana Smith helped pace Zone 2 to a 2nd place finish at the Zone All-Star meet in Sunnyvale on Sunday.

 

High School Swimming & USA Meets: Once a high school swimmer has competed in a high school competition (does not include time trials), they must then swim "unattached" in USA meets.  To swim "unattached" at a USA meet, simply click the "unattached" box while registering in Swim Connection. 

 

SAVE THE DATES:

Team Fundraiser - March 25th: Eat at Piccolo Napoli located in theater square in Orinda. Dine-in or take out Pizza. Monday, March 25th
 
Jr Group Pizza Party: Wednesday, March 20th; after practice. End of short course pizza party. Please sign up to donate:  Jr Group Pasta Dinner Donations....
 
Junior Group Post Short Course Break: April 1 thru April 7th.  There will be workouts for Far Western participants.
 
Friday, May 17th:  Team Photo Day.
 
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 - now open for entry
 
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 2: Juanita Allington Senior T&F, Clovis, March 7-10.  Orinda Aquatics Senior Group swimmers will travel to Clovis for the annual Juanita Allington Sr T&F meet in Clovis. All swimmers must return their travel waivers ASAP. All trip fees (travel, entries & travel) will be billined to member accounts. 

Entry Closes Wed:  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...

Open:  Orinda Aquatics Team Hosted C/B/BB+ Meet, March 23&24, Soda Center. Peak/Shave Short Course Meet for Non-FW 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...

2019 Short Course Far Westerns, April 4-7, Santa Clara.  This is a coach entered meet. Coaches will check in with swimmers about their event program. 

Coming Soon:  1st Junior Group Long Course Meet: April 27 & 28 in Pleasonton. 

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...

 

OUTSIDE THE BLACK LINE: 

USA Officials Recruitment: Any parents that might be interested in stroke and turn officiating, please contact Alison Zamanian (alisonzamanian@hotmail.com). She can answer any questions you may have and point in the right direction to get started.