Pacific Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Putting Character First

Week of June 21st (Long Course Intra-squad Week)

Matt Ehrenberger

Week of June 21st - Long Course Intra-squad Week

Updated Summer LC Schedule:  (link to updated schedule....)

No Workouts this Saturday (Team Intra-Squad Meet)

Parent Education Meeting:   College Information (postponed - TBD)

Save the Date: Graduating Senior Send-Off. Tuesday, July 27th (details TBA) for graduating senior groups swimmers and their families. Senior Send-off Dinner/Recognition.

 

Tentative Summer Meet Schedule:

This Weekend: June 26&27: OAPB Long Course Intrasquad, Soda Center:

Warm-ups: Sr group: 7:15-8:00; Jr group: 8:00-8:45. Meet Starts at 9:00 each

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This is a regular meet, we are not resting/wearing a fast suit for this meet.

Job Sign-ups will open Monday, June 21 at 8:30 PM.

July 8-11: Clovis Long Course Senior Grand Challenge, Clovis, CA: SCoach entered based on google form sign-ups (swimmers accounts will be billed). Attending swimmers are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Limited Entries allowed.

July 15-18: CA/NV Sectionals Meet, Roseville: Qualifed Swimmers Only. 

July 24&25: Orinda Aquatics Long Course Meet, Soda Center: Open to All OAPB swimmers (last long course meet).

July 31 & Aug 1: WCAB Summers End Classic, DVC (Short Course). Open to all OAPB swimmers (Meet will have capacity/entry limits). 

 

Did You Know? Interesting Swimsuit Rule: Did you know it is illegal to compete in a swimsuit that ties in the back? This dates back to the original tech suits, some of which had zippers. Fina created a rule on swimsuit construction: No zipper or fastening system is allowed. Thus, any suit that uses a zipper, clasp or other closure sytems is NOT allowed (this is where the tie comes in).

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....

 

OUTSIDE THE BLACK LINE:

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 niscaonline.org.  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.