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Week of April 29: Sectional Meets & Walk On Meet

Week of April 29: North Coast Sectional, Oakland Sectional Meet & Post Coast Walk-on Meet

 

Senior group: Sectional Taper Week: No AM workouts this week. 

Monday thru Thursday PM workouts: 4:45-6:00 (NCS swimmers optional with/high school; Miramonte/Campolindo swimmers should attend high school workouts)

Friday: None (non-NCS optional w/Jr group 5:30-7:00). Saturday AM: 7:45-9:15. Sunday @ Walk-on Meet

 

Junior group:  Regular workout schedule. Friday Reminder: 5:30-7:00. Saturday AM: 7:45-9:15.  

 

High School Meets:  This week our high school swimmers will be competing in the North Coast Sectional Championship (top 40 qualifiers), the Oakland Sectional Championships and the High School Walk-on Meet at DVC. Good Luck to all Orinda Aquatics swimmers!

 

Outreach/Orinda Aquatics in the Community: Cristina Bensadoun, our Outreach Director, spent an afternoon with the Oaklantis Swim Team (Oakland), and the Richmond Sailfish (Richmond). Over the years Orinda Aquatics has supported these two teams with equipment, donations, and mentoring. Both are doing truly inspirational work in these inner-city communities with children who otherwise might not have the opportunity to learn to swim or to enjoy the benefits of a competitive team. Our Outreach donations will allow us to assist these programs in a more impactful way, as well as help the other organizations we are looking to serve.

 

Open Water Swimming 2019 Information:  Want to get away from the walls and black line? Read about upcoming open water swim opportunities.   Open Water 2019...

 

SAVE THE DATES:

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:   

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.

 

Enter ASAP: WCAB Post NCS High School Walk-on Meet, Sunday, May 5th @ DVC.  All High School swimmers Two sessions (one short course and one long course). Enter ASAP as each session will be limited to 3 hours each.      WCAB Walk-on Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

 

Closed:  Piedmont C/B/BB+ Long Course Meet, May 18&19, Soda Center - Moraga. Recommended for All swimmers.    Piedmont C/B/BB+ Long Course Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

 

Closed:  PLS Senior Open Long Course Meet, June 1&2, Pleasanton. All Sr Group Swimmers; Junior Group: 13&up swimmers & Jr2 11-12 that qualify.  PLS Senior Open Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

 

Now Open:  Montclair Pentathlon, Sunday, June 2, Soda Center.  All Jr Group swimmers not attending PLS Meet.     Montclair Pentathlon Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

 

Open Water: Del Valle Open Water Swim, Sunday, June 9.Interested in trying an open water swim; this is a good introduction to open water swimming.   Del Valle Open Water Information...

 

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: 

Online Education -  What Swim Parents Need to Know About Swim Meets....  Swimming as a sport occurs in two places. The first is swim practice. The second is at the swim meet. 

The Role of the Swim Parent in the Swim Meet Experience for their child is profound.
This short 30 minute video teaches you how to be the best possible Swim Meet Parent for your child, by a lifetime age group swim Coach, John Leonard of the ASCA. Coach Leonard is still coaching athletes 49 years after he started, because he believes in the transformative power of the sport of swimming for children.

Volunteer/Service Opportunity:  Sea Serpents Special Olympics swimming is looking for more 14&up volunteers to help special needs swimmers.  Sea Serpents practice on Sunday PM 4:00-5:00 at the Soda Center. Interested?  Click here to visit the Sea Serpents Website...  

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.