September 18, 2014
Orinda Aquatics will have a strong showing at the PacSwim awards to be held in October! Not only was it announced that Max Cruz has won the Outstanding Swimmer Award for 11 year old boys (short course) but Will Nagle was named Outstanding Swimmer for an 11 year old boy (long course). The Senior Women Relay Team of Hannah Grubbs, Shannon Herman, Katie Kastis and Mary Ashby is a finalist for the Senior Swimming Race of the Year (400 Medley Relay - Long Course).
Additionally, PacSwim has announced its four finalists for the 2013-14 Impact Swimmer Award which is awarded to the swimmer with the most impact not only in swimming (whether through achievement or inspiration) but also on either their school, community or both. Two of the four finalists are from Orinda Aquatics: Hannah Grubbs and Jordan Owyoung. Way to go ladies, we are so proud of you:
And, also: Coach Don Heidary is a finalist for Senior Coach of the Year!
We wish all of our finalists the best of luck! Awesome achievements!