Pacific Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Putting Character First

Week of Sept. 13th - Regular Workout Schedule Begins

Matt Ehrenberger

Week of Sept. 13th

Regular Workout Schedule Begins: 

Workout Schedule PDF (regular schedule begins Sept. 13th)....


Personalize Cap order is due by this Tuesday, September 14th:

  • Order personalized silicon caps (come in packs of two)
  • Order regular silicon team caps (no name)
  • Order extra latex team caps (each swimmer will receive two as part of registration)
  • Be sure to double check your order and amount
  • No need to include your team shirt size (that was entered while registering with the team)


Upcoming Events:

  • Team Suit Fitting: Saturday, September 18th, 9:00-10:00
  • Parents Q&A: Saturday, September 18th, 9:00-10:00
  • Argo Video: Oct. 9th (8:00-4:00) and Oct. 10th (8:00-1:00). Cost: $75/swimmer. Each swimmer is filmed above and below the water in the 200 IM and the video comes with and analysis.



  • (9/19/2021 (Sunday): Senior Team-Building Event at Moraga Commons 10:00AM- 12:00AM. All Senior Group swimmers are expected to attend. 
  • If your Senior Group Swimmer CANNOT attend the Senior Team Building event, Email Ginger Stambaugh   ASAP!     
  • (9/25/2021 (Saturday):  Junior Team-Building Event at Campolindo High School - after morning workout, done around 11:15. All Junior Group swimmers should attend. 
  • 10/17/2021 (Sunday Evening):  Outdoor Parent Social hosted by the Cooper Family, 4:00PM - 6PM. Light snacks and drinks plus opportunities to meet other families for Orinda Aquatics. More details to follow.

Questions: Please email June Lim   


In Search of Motivated Volunteers: The OA Snack Shack is in danger of closing its doors forever! We are in need of one or two parents willing to become our “Snack Shack Lead.”  This job involves handling the administrative side of the snack shack and helping to run the snack shack during meets. As with any OA leadership position, we have very gracious parents willing to pitch in and help; there is never a shortage of volunteers for all necessary jobs! The OA Snack Shack is a favorite of our swimmers, visiting swimmers and their families. It would be such a shame for this wonderful OA tradition to come to an end. Please consider volunteering for this very important position.

Interested in learning more about this position - email Laurel Purewal...


USA Registration Reminder (New Swimmers and Tranferring Swimmers ONLY):  

  • New to USA swimming swimmers must fill out a USA Registration and mail it to Pacific Swimming.
  • New to our team coming from another USA swim. If you have a current USA registration (expiring end of Dec). You ONLY need to fill out a Pacific Swimming Transfer Form (changing your swimmer's affiliation to Orinda Aquatics)
  • Do this ASAP!
  • Team Code is OAPB; Team Name is Orinda Aquatics
  • ALL returning swimmers & current tranfers swimmers will be renewed in December when we do the team USA renewal


General Information: 

  • Facility requires mask when in the locker rooms.
  • Air Quality/Facility: We are directed by AUSD when facility will close due to poor air quality (150 with no downward trend). We will communicate as soon as possible.
  • Illness: Do not attend workout if you are exhibiting any sign/symptoms of illness (including cold/cough).
  • Recommended that unvaccinated swimmers wear a mask and/or distance as much as possible at workout.
  • Parents not allowed on deck during workouts.


Meet Schedule (registration is done online: either Swim Connection or Fast Swims, depending on which the host team chooses):

  • WCAB Sr Open Meet, Sunday, Oct. 3rd. This meet has already filled 
  • OAPB Senior Open Meet, Oct. 23 & 24, Soda Center. All 13&up swimmers and 11&12's that qualify with sanction USA times
  • OAPB C/B/BB+ Meet, Oct. 30 &31, Soda Center. Team Meet, no qualifying times
  • OAPB Fall Jamboree, Sunday, Nov. 14th, Soda Center. Junior Group & Fall Program. Senior Kids upon coach recommendation


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....