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Week Of May 20th

Week of May 20th: Memorial Weekend

Check it out: Spring/Summer Swag Gear - Spoken Cloth Team Store Closes May 27th...

 

Senior group: Senior Group Schedule: Monday AM - canceled. Regular Monday PM thru Friday AM.

Friday PM (long course) - one group 3:30-5:30. Meeting 5:30-6:00.

Saturday & Monday (Memorial Day) - Long Course ALL: 7:30-10:00. dryland 10:15-10:45. 

 

 

Junior group: Regular workout schedule Monday thru Thursday.

Friday (long course) - 5:30-7:00

Saturday & Monday (Memorial Day) - Long Course: 10:00-11:30.

Monday PM: Jr group meeting and dryland beginning at 5:30

 

 

Summer Schedule, begins Monday, June 10th:  We are still waiting for final approval from Soda, coming soon. Similar to prior years: Senior workouts: AM: 6-8 range PM: 4-6 range. Junior: combination of AM 8-9:15 and PM 6:00-7:30.

 

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...

 

Open Water: Del Valle Open Water Swim, Sunday, June 9: Del Valle Open Water...  If you are entering the Del Valle Open Water, we would like to get a swimmer count. Please email Fred Stambaugh and let him know you will be there to swim on Sunday, June 9th. 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES:

Sr Group Theme Week: Week of June 24th

Team Rafting Trip: Tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 15th

Team Banquet:  Thursday July 18th

 

 

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.

 

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...

 

Enter Now:  Montclair 14&under Pentathlon, Sunday, June 2, Soda Center.  All Jr Group swimmers not attending PLS Meet.   Montclair Pentathlon Meet Sheet and Online Entry...

 

Santa Clara International, June 6-9, Santa Clara. Coach entered meet for Senior Swimmers that qualify.

 

OPEN - Enter ASAP: OAPB 14&un B/BB+ Last Chance Meet, June 22&23, Soda Center.  Recommended for all Jr & Sr 14&un swimmers that qualify (minimum "B"). Swimmers primary focus should be non-JO events (reminder - short course JO cuts do qualify for LC JO's). If you meet the minimum "B" time with your short course time, enter a Long Course time that is under the LC minimum "B" time.   OAPB 14&un B/BB+ Last Chance Meet Sheet & Online Entry with Swim Connection....

 

Upcoming: WCAB Sr 2 Trials & Finals, July 12-14, Pleasant Hill.  All Senior Swimmer that qualify 14&under that qualify. Of note - this meet will be entered using a new online platform in called "Fastswims". To enter, you will need to create a free Fastswims account.

 

Upcoming: 14&un Junior Olympics, July 12-14, hosted by TERA, Concord.  All 14&under qualifiers. Possible Shave/Taper Meet. 

 

Upcoming: San Ramon C/B/BB+ LC Meet, July 20-21 (dual venue).  We have been assigned to the San Ramon site. This is a potential Peak/Shave meet for all Jr/Sr meet swimmers that do not qualify for Far Westerns. Do not enter Far Western Events. 

 

Far Wasterns, July 25-28, Team Hosted Meet.  All qualifiers (long course or short course).

 

Western Zones Senior LC Championships, Clovis, July 30-Aug 3.    Peak/Shave for all Sr Group qualifiers. 

 

WCAB Summers End Classic (short course), Aug. 3&4.  Great meet to get fast short course swims at the end of the summer.

 

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: 

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.

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...