Week of March 18th - OAPB Team Hosted Meet

Week of March 18th - OAPB Team Hosted Meet

Senior group: Regular High School Workout Schedule. No Saturday AM - team hosted meet at Soda. Be there time for swimmers is 7:30. Be there time for clean up on Sunday is 1:45.

Junior group:  Regular schedule Monday thru Thursday. Friday PM canceled (rest/shave day). Sat AM - team hosted meet. Be there time for swimmers is 7:30.  No Dryland this week & no Monday meeting (only 1st Monday of month). 

Monday PM Note: JO swimmers that swam mulitple events over all three days - take the day off.

Wednesday PM Note: Jr group pizza party - 7:30-8:15 (post workout). More details, see link below.

The OAPB C/B/BB meet is a peak/shave or re-shave meet for all Jr swimmers not attending FW.


Junior Olympics: Congratulations to the 14&un that compete at Junior Olympics Meet this past weekend. Orinda swimmers competed and represented the team extremley well. Many lifetime best, new FW cuts, Sectional Cuts, a Futures cut, top final swims, outstanding relays and good team spirit. Keep it going this weekend at our meet (peak/shave & fast suits for Non FW swimmers). 

Thank you parents for all you support this weekend!


OAPB Meet this weekend:  Close to 700 swimmers each day will compete in what is the last meet of the short course season for many swimmers. We will run two-courses (girls and boys). The timeline is around 2:00 each day (including the distance). If you are swimming the distance, you will need a timer and lap counter.

Please consider donating the to hospitality & snack bar wish list. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Go To Wish List...


High School Swimming & USA Meets: Post Clovis - be sure to swim any USA meet "unattached".  To swim "unattached" at a USA meet, simply click the "unattached" box while registering in Swim Connection. 



Next Week: Team Fundraiser - March 25th: Eat at Piccolo Napoli located in theater square in Orinda. Dine-in or take out Pizza. Monday, March 25th and the team earns a % of sales.
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 
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.

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. 

Senior Group - Enter Saturday ONLY:    PLS Senior Open Long Course Meet, April 13, Pleasanton.   All Senior Group Swimmers - Enter Saturday ONLY.  LEnter ASAP LC meets can fill up very fast!  PLS Senior Open Long Course Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

Junior Group ONLY - Opens this Saturday - Enter As Soon As it Opens:   PLS C/B/BB Long Course Meet, April 27-28, Pleasanton.  Recommended for Junior Group. First Long Course Meet of the season. Long Course meets fill up very fast (sometimes in the first two days) so do not wait to enter.      PLS C/B/BB Long Course 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.