AAA Team Update



Hello Team Members!

Our first swim meet of the season was a splashing success! AAA took to the water as a team for our first meet on our Fall calendar. It was very exciting to see our swimmers in our bold yellow caps making a presence at the swim meet! Congrats to Junior II swimmer William Cross ! Will qualified for Junior Olympics in two events!

REMINDER: If you need to talk to the coaches during practice, make sure that they are available before starting a conversation. It is best to talk to the coaches BEFORE or AFTER practice. You are also encouraged to contact them by email and set up a time to talk away from the workout time.

Please note there are a few adjustments to the Swim Meet Calendar. First off just added to the schedule is the Keller Cove Open Water swim held in Point Richmond this Sunday, September 30th.  There are 4 different distances offered: 2 mile, 1 mile, 1/2 mile, and 500 Meter swim.  Also added to the schedule is the Terrapins Senior III Trial & Final meet on November 9-11. Unfortunately the Black Hox Invitiational in November has been cancelled.

What’s ahead

10/6   No Saturday AM workout due to swim meet

10/6 & 7  Alameda Islander Swim Meet

10/14 AAA   Invitational Swim Meet, Turn in your entries

10/27  Officials Clinic


9/29 Saturday AM

This Saturday our AM workout will be held in the INDOOR POOL due to Albany Triathlon. Please be advised there will be several road closures leading up to the pool, plan accordingly.


Keller Cove Open Water Swim, September 30th

Just added to our schedule, the 3rd annual Keller Cove swim for Kids sake at Keller Beach on September 30th.  This is a great open water bay swim with four different distances for swimmers to compete in: 2 mile, 1 mile, 1/2 mile, and 500 Meter swim.  All proceeds from this swim will go to help our scholarship program provide high quality swim instruction to all members of our local community as we continue to grow our team

Meet Sheet:

Online registration::


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 helenswim@gmail.comif you are interested. Remember officials receive a 20% discount on team dues!



T-shirts have arrived, get yours this week at the pool!


Alameda Islander Meet, October 6 & 7th

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


Workout Group Schedule & Meet Schedule

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 are fully booked. Just added and open for registration: November 10th

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