Week of September 8, 2019


Week of September 8, 2019


The TEAM STORE is OPEN until next Sunday, September 15. You can find all required equipment (fins, paddles, snorkle, parachute), team backpack and jacket, parka, suits, etc. Personalized caps are also available. Please visit the    TEAM STORE to order. Password is "goorinda".

Donnie is back from the ASCA World Clinic in Dallas. While in Dallas, Donnie ran the Leadership course and also spoke on Character and Culture building. Donnie has ended his tenure as ASCA Board President. Thank you for your service, Donnie!

Registration for New Swimmers is Open - please register     HERE 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). If you are new to USA Swimming please complete the    USA Swimming Registration form. Our club code is: OAPB.

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.

Social/Team Support Jobs are Open - Thanks to those who have signed up for a Social/Team Support Job. We still have a few spots open! Please visit the HOME PAGE of the website and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up under "Team Support/Swimmer Socials". Contact Jen Flanders with questions.

Open Water Coordinator Still 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 on this role - it would fulfill your Team Support/Social obligation. We won't be able to continue the program without a dedicated parent volunteer. Please contact Jen Flanders if you're willing to fill this role!

PRACTICE SCHEDULES - Click      HERE for new schedules

Senior Group - Regular PM & Saturday (including dryland) - No AM

Junior Group - Regular PM & Saturday (including dryland) - No AM




September 14 - Junior & Senior Group Team Building Activities - Junior Group RSVP HERE, Senior Group RSVP HERE

September 22 - Parent Social - 4:00-6:00 at Schnayer Home - RSVP HERE

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

UPCOMING MEETS - Find New Schedule       HERE   - subject to change


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!

WCAB Senior Open SCY  - Saturday Only - September 28 - Senior Group - Enter Meet HERE

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

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

SRVA C/B/BB+ - October 26-27 - Junior Group plus non-Senior 2 Senior Group

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...