Weekly Update - Orinda Meet Week

Regular Workouts: Monday thru Friday; Sat/Sun: OAPB meet at Soda.

Jr group dryland: Tuesday - Jr3 all; Jr2 8th grade. Thursday - Jr3 all; Jr2 7th grade.

[Workout Schedule].  

Practice Equipment - all swimmers need to the follow equipment: Sr groupr - fins, paddles & snorkel; Jr 2/3 - fins & paddles; Jr 1 - fins.  

Caps/Shirts/Mesh Bags - If you have not received your caps(2), team shirts and mesh bags, check in with your coaches (Adult Large & XL shirts have not arrived yet)

Team Buddies - check in with Coach Kevin to get your buddy.

New Time Standards - Pacific Swimming voted to adopt the National Motivational times for age group time standards [Go to National Motivational Time Standards]. Beginning with SC Far Westerns and moving into Summer JO's and FW's, the new FW standard will the the national  "AAA" time and the new JO standard will be the national "AA" time. (Pacific will continue to use the old Pacific Standard for 8&un swimmers).

New Swimmer Registration: If you have any questions about the registration process, contact Sharon Lee:


Upcoming Meets:

This Weekend: Orinda Team Hosted CBA+ Meet, October 4&5. Senior Group by at Soda by 7:15, Junior Group 7:30.

The worker sign-up sheet went out last week - All familiies are required to work team hosted meets.

[ Snack Bar/Hospitality Donation]wish list is out - please consider donating goods to help offset costs. Your generosity is truly appreciated.


Closing Soon: AIA CBA+, October 18&19, at the Soda Aquatic Center: All swimmers should enter. 

Coming Soon: AOrinda Aquatics Fall Jamboree, Saturday Nov. 1@ Soda Center: Information is coming out soon.


Outside the Black Line:

Education/Article: Good Read:    "10 Lessons You Learn From Swimming" 

Parent Committee News: Thank you again to those families who have joined the Parent Committee by signing up for a non host meet job!  We have listened to your input and have added a few more opportunities that have flexibility which will hopefully appeal to those that work outside the home. Our hope is to catch the few remaining families so we are resending the Jobs sign up link (you can sign up from your iphone if you download the google doc app).  

[ Orinda Aquatics Committee Jobs Sign-Ups] Parental involvement with Orinda Aquatics will continue to add tremendous value to our children and the program. Please feel free to contact Barb Weikert at with questions or ideas. Thank You!


Fall Escrip Announcement: Have you updated your escrip to include Orinda Aquatics? Escrip allows up to three participation groups for you to donate too.  If you have already updated and included Orinda Aquatics, thank you for your valuable support.

Please note: Safeway does not contribute to eScript from purchases made with a credit card. Please use a registered debit or gift card, or pay with cash. Having your correct Safeway Club Card number is important.

If not, 

1)       Go to

2)       Click on “sign-up”

3)       Follow the instruction to register your grocery cards and existing credit/debit cards

Visit and click on “Family of Merchants” for supporting merchants

4)      Email Catja McDonald ( ) for any questions, or renewal/registration problem.


We are looking for Officials:  No experienced required, just a willingness to volunteer and an eagerness to learn. Officiating has it rewards, reserved parking, hospitality and an opportunity to meet a great group of people.  Work only meets that your swimmers attend.

Zone 2 requires each team to provide officials at meets.  We need new officials, especially within the Junior Group.  If this is an area of interest and you can provide help, contact Holly Taifer, she will get you started:

Volunteer Opportunity: Sea Serpents Special Olympics Swim Program are looking for volunteers for their fall program; at Soda Aquatic Center.  Contact Brian Wentzel at