AAA Team Update


Hello Team Members!

This weekend is our first swim meet of the season! Read the info regarding the swim meet below. Please note we will not hold Saturday morning workout this week due to the swim meet, which is standard when we have a swim meet on the calendar.

Great Team News! AAA will be host to two swim meets next year! Our team will host the distance meet held February 23rd. This is a one day meet where only two events are offered, 1000 free & 1650 free. This meet will take place at our home pool. Later in the year AAA will host a long course swim meet May 11 & 12th. We will rent a facilty for this meet, likely Contra Costa College. Save the date for these meets, we will need all parents to help with the running of the meet. Swim meets will help us with fundraising and be very important as we build the team. This is also a great opportunity to promote our new team to our local swim community.

What’s ahead

9/22   No Saturday AM workout due to swim meet

9/22 & 23   EBSD Silver Dolphins Meet

10/6   No Saturday AM workout due to swim meet

10/6 & 7  Alameda Islander Swim Meet

10/14 AAA   Invitational Swim Meet, meet sheets will be emailed shortly

10/27  Officials Clinic


East Bay Silver Dolphins Meet, September 22 & 23rd

Entries are now closed, use the link below to download the meet sheet. We realize many swimmers were not able to enter the meet before it closed, most meets close before their deadline. Once the meet reaches its maximum number of entries the host team closes the meet entries. Once a meet opens sign up and avoid getting shut out of meets and missing the opportunity to compete.

We are encouraging all swimmers not entered in the meet to come to the meet for the warm up and observe some of the events. This would be especially helpful for swimmers new to meets and looking to compete in the near future. The link below is the meet sheet, download for the event order and driving directions.

Blue & Gold swimmers please arrive no later than 8:15am for warm up.

Junior I & II, Senior I & II: 7:40am


Ofiicials Clinic, October 27th

Calling all parents interested in becoming stroke and turn officials!

The Annual Zone 2 Officials Clinic will be held on Saturday October 27, 2012 The clinic will start at 8:30 AM and will last till about 2:30 pm.  There will be a beginning stroke and turn session in the clinic for beginning and first time officials. Snacks and lunch will be provided. 

Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 

Kindly send your RSVP to me if you are interested. Remember officials receive a 20% discount on team dues!


Equipment Order Day

If you missed our equipment order day, last week you can still order team equipment by downloading the order form and faxing it to NorCal Swim Shop. Please note silicone cap orders will close on Friday. Parka orders close on October 1st.


T-Shirt Size & Team Roster Publication Request

Parents please log in to your team accounts and plug in your child’s t-shirt size. Team t-shirts are in the works and this will help us when distributing t-shirts.

I’d like to publish and distribute to team members only a membership roster. This will help families with carpooling etc. Please let me know if you would NOT like your information published or prefer to leave out some info. The information to be published: name, swimmers workout group, address & phone. I will send out the roster next week in our email update.


Alameda Islander Meet, October 6 & 7th

Entries are open for the next meet on our swim team calendar. Follow the link below. This meet is recommended for swimmers in the Gold Group and above or swimmers familiar swim meets.  If you need guidance on the sign up process or events to select, please feel free to contact me or your direct coach:,,


Workout Group Schedule & Meet Schedule

Please see the attached documents which detail the workout schedule and the swim meet & event calendar. Please note we will make a change to Saturday morning workout time: 7-9am. We will be doing underwater videotaping and need the extra half hour to review the video with the swim groups.

Senior I & II workout change:Next week we will switch our dryl and and goal setting days. Monday will be goal setting for these groups & Fridays will be dry land with our new dry land trainer Mr. Wiz.


Lessons w/ Coach Jesus

Private lessons are with Coach Jesus Salcedo. Jesus will be teaching lessons at the Bellvue Club in Oakland the 10am-2pm on the following Saturdays:

October 13th & October 27

You can sign up for lessons through the following web link:


Notice from the pool:

1)Swimmers will not be allowed in the pool until a coach is present. Please wait

outside the pool entrance until a coach has arrived.

2)Please limit your shower use. Swimmers have been reportedly taking long showers. Save water and limit showers to 5 minutes.


Carpool Inquiry
AAA parent is interested in forming a car pool from Berkeley to Albany for Junior II swimmers. Contact David Weisberg if you are interested:

Best regards,

Helen Garcia