January 10, 2014
Hello AAA Families,
As we get started with the New Year we have lots of activities to keep us busy. January & February are going to be big months for our parents to volunteer. First off, the Zone 2 Championship on 1/25 & 26 will require our team to help with the running of the meet. We will need Pool Marshall’s, Announcers, Officials and Timers for this meet. Please review the job assignments from our events page or click here. The system will require you to log in in order to sign up for a job assignment.
Next on our calendar is our team-hosted event on nd, AAA Distance Meet. We need lead parents in the following job categories to oversee volunteers:
Check-In, Snack Bar, Hospitality, Computer/Colorado Timing System, Marshall, Set-Up, Take Down
Please contact Coach Helen if you’re interested in taking the lead on these job categories. We will organize a meeting for lead parents to go over each job and what’s required. Remember as per our team policy ALL parents are required to volunteer at team-hosted events or incur a fine. Please help support our team, the funds earned from the swim meet will help us meet our operating costs for the year.
Congrats to our swimmers on their fundraising efforts in 2013. The Lo Swim Bracelet & Head Bands fundraiser raised over $1000! Our top sellers are listed below, a big T You to these swimmers for leading the charge! These funds will help support our scholarship project for 2014!
Top Seller: Margaux Faure, $50 prize
2nd Place: Haley Kirtland, $25 prize
3rd Place: Kaitlin Harris, $25 prize
Each swimmer will receive a gift card of their choice for their efforts! Prize winners Contact Coach Helen to specify the gift card you would like.
Congrats to our NEW Team Record Holders
Judging by our list below we had a great year of swimming and some catching up to do on recognizing our record holders! Congrats to all the swimmers who earned a new team records. Be sure to collect your certificate from your coach. You can find a complete list of our team records on our website or click here.
Lillian Cobb, 6 & Under, 25 Free & 25 Back
Austin Elizondo, 6 & Under, 25 Free, 50 Free, 25 Back & 25 Breast
Giulia del Priore, 8 & Under, 25 Back, 50 Back, 25 Breast, 50 Breast & 100 IM
Brianna Smyth, 8 & Under, 25 Free, 50 Free, 100 Free, 25 Back, 25 Fly & 100 IM
Maya Cobb, 8 & Under, 25 Free & 50 Breast
Tenzin Jungney, 8 & Under, 25 Back
Sofia Del Priore, 9-10, 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back & 50 Breast
Alexandra Klimko, 9-10, 50 Back, 100 Breast & 100 IM
Haley Kirtland, 11-12, 500 Free, 100 Free, 50 Free & 100 Back
Mihika de Souza, 11-12, 200 Back
Lucile Bretall, 11-12 50 Fly, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast & 100 IM
Annie Fromson-Ho, 11-12, 200 IM
Deniz Jones, 11-12, 200 Free, 500 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM
Maxime Hendrikse-Liu, 11-12, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 400 IM
William Cross, 11-12, 50 Fly, 200 Fly
Anastasia Klimko, 13-14 50 Free
Andrea Strong, 13-14, 100 Breast
Audrey Jones, 13-14, 100 Back & 200 Breast
Michael Wang, 13-14, 200 Fly & 400 IM
Harry Oldershaw, 13-14 200 Back
Addison Jerrett, 200 Breast
Laura Spielman, 15-16, 200 Back, 200 Breast
Spencer Tang, 17-18, 200 Breast & 400 IM
Belgutei Enkhbileg, 17-18 200 IM
By popular demand we are putting together another team parka order. Click here for the order form. Parka orders are due January 24th.
Workout Schedule: Effective th – th
Please take note of the upcoming changes to the workout schedule.
2014 Meet Calendar
Plan your 2014 swim meets and get these meets on your calendar. Click on your group below for the schedule.
Two very important weekends to reserve are AAA hosted meets on February 22nd and April 26 & 27th
Administration Referee Clinic
A beginning Administrative Referee and Administrative Official Clinic is scheduled on January 25th, 2014 to be held at Campolindo High School in Moraga in conjunction with the Zone 2 Championship Meet at Soda Aquatic Center.
Remember all officials receive a 20% discount on team dues for their service and time at meets throughout the year. New this year is a requirement for all teams hosting swim meets to provide an Admin Ref. We need parent volunteers to fill this position for our upcoming-hosted swim meets!
This clinic is to provide training for beginning Administrative Referees and Officials. It will provide an introduction to the many administrative activities at a Timed Finals meet such as Zone level C/B/A meets, with concrete examples of the actual tasks.
The clinic will start at Please contact Coach Helen if you are interested in attendingwith check in and registration. Instruction begins at and will end before . It will take place in a classroom near the pool. The exact location of the classroom will be available at the pool. This clinic is open to any interested in learning this position (individuals do not need to be registered USA Officials to attend).
Night out with the Warriors @
Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix suns
Bring your family and friends to our Aquatics night with the Warriors and cheer on the team as they take on the Phoenix suns. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit Albany Armada Aquatics. Each ticket includes a Warriors Swim Cap. As an added bonus all AAA swimmers are invited to shoot a postgame free throw on the Warriors Court! Click here for the ORDER FORM and join us for a special outing!