Pacific Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Putting Character First

Week of June 7th (summer LC schedule begins)

Matt Ehrenberger

Week of June 7th

Summer LC schedule begins Tuesday (link to updated schedule....)

Next Parent Education Meeting:  This Wednesday, June 16th 7:30 PM - Competitive Overview

  • Wednesday, June 23rd 7:30 PM - College Information


Team Long Course Intrasquad Meet: We currently are working to sanction our first long course meet of the summer. June 26 & 27 at the Soda Center. This will be a Team Only Intrasquad offering all the Long Course Events. 


Olympic Trials Wave 1 Update: Three Orinda Aquatics Alums, Margaux McDonald (Princeton), Spencer Daily (UCSD) and McKenzie Duarte (WSU) qualified and are participating for the first time at the Olympic Trials over the weekend. Margaux finished 19th in the 100M Back, just missing a trip to the finals by .12. Spencer is competing in the 100 fly on Sunday (seeded 10) and the 50 free on Monday (seeded 20th). Mackenzie will be swimming on Monday in the 200 breast (seeded 20th). Congrats to Margaux, Spencer and Mackenzie, we are very proud of you! 


Attention All 18 Year Old Athletes - Athletic Protection Training: If you are 17 and turning 18 soon or you are already 18, per USA Swimming regulations, once an athlete turns 18, athletes must complete the Athlete Protection Training from USA Swimming to participate in any sanctioned USA swimming workout or event. The course is found here: APT link....



NEW: High School Swimming Academic All-American Applications due by July 1st: High school graduates with a 3.75 cumulative GPA, you are eligible for NISCA Academic All-American honors. This is a prestigious recognition. Anyone who qualifies (GPA requirement and Varsity Swimming), can apply at  The deadline is July 1st. This application is through your high school, and not Orinda Aquatics, and you will need your high school coach’s signature and NISCA member number, as well as an official transcript. Link to Application....

NEW: 2020-2021 Scholastic All-American: (different than Academic All-American). Through USA Swimming, Scholastic All-American is based on GPA (3.5) and minimum time standard requirement in (USA 2019 Winter Junior National Qualifying time - must in SWIMS database). Qualifying period is Sept. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2021. Application deadline is September 6, 2021. Scholastic All-American Information and Entry Link....

NEW: Outreach Opportunity: Sponser a Breakfast and Lunch for Harbor House's Summer Camp: Camp Mosaic!  Volunteer for the week of July 19-23. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we will not be able to hold the swim lesson/activity day with the children from Harbor House. For those wishing to continue to support the kids, there is another option.

This summer, Harbor House will be running a four week day camp for elementary school kids at their site in Oakland. Orinda Aquatics has the opportunity to help out the week of July 19-23. Those interested are being asked to provide breakfast and lunch each day for 24 campers.  The kid friendly hot or cold meals can either be prepared at home beforehand and then reheated by the HH staff or brought to Harbor House unprepared and the Harbor House staff staff will prepare them. The meals can be dropped off up to a week in advance, but If dropping off daily, should be delivered by 9:30 a.m. the day of, or by 3:00 pm the day before. 

Sign-up to sponsor a day by emailing Cristina Bensadoun at [email protected]. Cristina is also willing to answer any questions you might have about the activity.