Week of August 25, 2019

Week of August 25, 2019


Optional Workouts - Optional workouts this week for returning swimmers: 

All Senior Group swimmers: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 3:45-5:15

All Junior Group swimmers: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:15-6:15

Note: All returning swimmers must go thru the re-registration process on TU before attending workouts.

Swimmer Meetings this Friday - Senior Group: 4:00-5:15. Junior Group 5:15-6:15 at the Soda Center.

Registration Notes: Registration is now open - please  CLICK HERE to register. As part of registration, you'll be billed the annual fee of $290 and this includes a suit, shirt, mesh bag and 2 caps (please make sure your shirt and suit sizes are correct in the system). Let Matt know if you'll be playing water polo. Please read the parent letter and plan to attend the Annual Parent Meeting on Tuesday, September 3 @6:30 PM at Lafayette Veteran's Hall.

Turning 18 Soon? Don't forget to complete your Athlete Protection Training so you can practice with the team and compete in meets. The information can be found HERE. Let Mrs. Follmer know when you've finished the training.

Open Water Coordinator Needed - Sean Percin is off to Georgetown so his family will no longer coordinate competition opportunities for our Open Water Team. Has your swimmer enjoyed the Open Water Experience? If so, please consider taking this on - it would fulfill your Team Support/Team Social obligation. We won't be able to continue the program without 1 or 2 consistent parent volunteers. Thank you for considering.  And, thank you to the Percin Family for providing so many happy and wonderful Open Water Memories - you will be missed and we wish your family well! 


Current college-bound swimmers are covered by their 2018-19 registration until their departure dates. However, you'll need to register your college swimmer at a later date if they plan to swim with Orinda Aquatics at all during college breaks/summer. Be sure to keep your Athlete Protection Training current - it needs to be updated annually.




September 3 - Annual Parent Meeting - 6:30 at Veteran's Hall in Lafayette - Please plan to attend. You'll hear from the coaches and learn what's in store for the upcoming year.

September 4 - Back to practice (schedules be finalized and will be posted)

September 14 - Junior & Senior Group Team Building Activities - Details TBD

September 21 - Parent Social - Details forthcoming

September 21-22 - Underwater Filming Sessions for all swimmers - will be scheduled

UPCOMING MEETS (Schedule is being finalized)

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!

Orinda Aquatics C/B/BB+ SCY - October 5-6 - Team Hosted Meet - All

Orinda Aquatics Senior Open - October 19-20 - Team Hosted Meet - Qualifiers

SRVA C/B/BB+ - October 26-27 - Junior Group Only


For new swimmers to Swim Connection, here are helpful entry directions:    Entering Meets using Swim Connection....     

New Online Meet Entry:    There is a new Online Meet Entry option called  FASTSWIMS. Teams in Pacific Swimming are beginnig to use it instead of Swim Connection - sign up for a free account so you receive reminders when meets open that are using Fastswims for entry.  

Always read the meet information sheet before entering and at the very least view the order of events for your swimmer.

SWIMS database (best times search):      Search the Times Database for your Best Times.…

Pacific Swimming Qualifying Time Standards:       Visit Pacific Swimming Time Standards Page...