AAA Team Update, 1/16


Hello AAA Families!

We are fully in the swim of things despite the chilly weather! Our swimmers are back on their routine and filing up the pool! Lets keep our swimmers healthy through the winter and be sure your swimmer is dressed appropriately when they leave the pool. Warm clothes, and shoes are a must!

Billing Invoice Update:Please note the billing system will generate invoices for the Spring Quarter on February 1st. All auto pay accounts will be billed then. The Spring quarter billings are due on March 1st. We have updated our late fee date on all team accounts to the 5th of the month, changed from the 21st. AAA needs to pay for the pool rental by then and need to tighten up receivables to make this payment.


What’s ahead?

1/19-20 Cal Invitational, entries due today!

1/21 No practice: MLK Holiday Observed

1/26 & 27 Zone 2 Championships, Moraga, entries due today!

2/4 Schedule Change, see attached schedule for details

2/9 & 10 Livermore Aqua Cowboys C,B,A+ Meet, Livermore, entries open!

2/22 & 2/23 AAA Distance Meet:  Parent Volunteers Needed

2/23  AAA Distance Swim Meet, Albany, entries open!


Cal Invite, January 19 & 20th:  Swim Meet Information: Last Day for Entries!!
The Cal Invitational takes place this weekend at Speiker Pool on the Berkeley campus. We are excited to take our crew of swimmers to this meet and swim in a FAST pool! Please be aware that there is limited parking around the pool especially on Saturday. You can pay for parking in the lot on Bancroft Avenue and Oxford Street or the parking structure on Durant and Telegraph. You can also look for street parking on Channing, These areas don’t have time limitations or require permits on Saturdays but are a ways from the pool. The best is to drop off your swimmer on Bancroft and Bowditch nearest the pool then look for parking. Sunday the metered street parking is free!

Please note the pool area has bleacher seating around the pool deck. We will not take canopies and will sit on the bleachers as a team. We hope to field relays for this meet. Relays take place during finals each day and will be swum according to the amount of people available. Don’t forget to dress warm! 


Zone 2 Championships, January 26 & 27th LAST DAY FOR ENTRIES!!

The Zone 2 Swim Meet is almost closed for entries! Swimmers with B qualifying times are expected to participate. AAA will field team relays based on the swimmers entered in the meet, sign up by midnight tonight!!! Relays have been put together based on our entered swimmers. Look over the relay assignments at the bottom of this email. Relays will take place at the end of the meet on Saturday & Sunday.


Zone 2 Championships, Parent Volunteers Needed!!

Parents, we will need your help with job assignments for the upcoming Zone 2 Championships. We are required by our zone to assist in the running of the meet. Job sign ups has been posted and we still have a lot of slots to fill. The most urgent jobs that we need help with are:

  • Colorado timing system operators:  1 more parent needed for the morning shift 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Officials: 1 parent needed on Saturday & 2 parents needed on Sunday
  • Pool marshal: Our early morning shift urgently needs filling 7am-9am.

To sign up for a job, visit our website and click on Events and select the Zone 2 Championships and Job Signup. Here you’ll see a list of jobs by time slot. Sign up and support the team!


Livermore Aqua Cowboys, C,B, A+ Meet, February 9 & 10th, Entries are open!

The next swim meet on our 2013 calendar is open for sign ups. This meet is highly recommended for all swimmers, especially those that were not able to swim in the Zone 2 Swim Meet. This meet will reach its capacity fast, sign up today!


AAA Distance Swim Meet, February 23rd

Our home swim meet is open for entries! This meet will offer the 1000 & 1650 free for swimmers 11 & up. We want as many of our swimmers entered in this meet in the Junior I group and above. Follow the link to sign up:

Parent volunteers will be needed to put on this meet. Look out for the Job Sign up notification and sign up!


Upcoming February Schedule Change:

****Effective February 4th ALL GROUPS******SCHEDULE ATTACHED*******

In early February the Albany High School Swim Team will begin their season. AAA workouts will be adjusted to work around their practice times. The high school team will also host a few home swim meets. On these dates we will run a modified workout schedule. Please review the attached schedule for all the details. This will be effective February 4-May 20th.


AAA Team Gear: Sweatshirts, Long Sleeve T-Shirts, T-Shirt, Team Latex Caps & Silicone Caps

Team apparel is available to purchase at the pool, Contact Coach Helenhelenswim@gmail.comif you would like any team apparel.

Sweatshirts: $35 Child M, Adult S, M, L & XL

Long Sleeve T-shirts: $20 Adult S, M, L & XL

T-shirts: $15 Sizes: Child M, Adult S, M & L

AAA Silicone Caps: $10 each.

AAA Latex Caps: Currently out of stock


Nor Cal Swim Shop, Equipment Update

We have been in constant contact with our team vendor and sorting out the equipment orders that have not been filled. For all those that have ordered HYDRO FINS, please note the HYDRO FIN brand has been taken over by ARENA and unfortunately the fin sizes have all been changed. We will need to resize all fins and determine fin sizes for all who ordered fins.  Once we do this our fins order will be filled and delivered promptly. We are currently waiting for a sizing kit and once received we’ll start resizing fins.

If you have team equipment other than HYDRO FINS that you have not received, please contact Nor Cal Swim Shop directly (Team Contact: Mike Agostino 925-933-7946) and check on your order status. Its been brought to our attention that some orders were not processed correctly. My apologies for this, we hope to get all our team orders ASAP.


Zone 2 Championships Relays

15-18 Girls

15-18 Boys

Saturday: 200 Medley Relay

Saturday: 200 Medley Relay

Noa Berzon

Belgutie E.

Julianne Corpus

Jacob Crowley

Ally Fromson-Ho

Josh Wang

Lianne McKinney

Spencer Tang

Alternate:  Stella Goldstein

Alternate:  Liyuan Guo

Sunday: 200 Free Relay

Sunday: 200 Free Relay

Noa Berzon

Belgutie E.

Julianne Corpus

Jacob Crowley

Ally Fromson-Ho

Josh Wang

Lianne McKinney

Spencer Tang

Alternate:  Stella Goldstein

Alternate:  Liyuan Guo

13-14 Girls

13-14 Boys

Saturday: 200 Medley Relay

Sunday: 200 Free Relay

Anja Hendrikse-Liu

Erik Becker

Laura Spielman

Addison Jerret

Sydney Toth

Ethan Sedar

Kelly Hutchison

Julius Weisberg

Alternate:  Koshi Tamang


11-12 Girls

11-12 Boys

Saturday: 200 Medley Relay

Saturday: 200 Medley Relay

Sidney Camara-Hurtado

Maxime Hendrikse-Liu

Annie Fromson-Ho

Nick Micic

Phoebe Lucas

Adrian Murillo

Anastasia Klimko

Michael Wang

Alternate:  Esther Cuan


9-10 Girls


Saturday: 200 Medley Relay


Lucy Dunn


Eliza Fosket-Hydes


Tienna Chen


Clementine Nguyen: not confirmed