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Kim Vandenberg behind the blocks during 800 Free Relay Prelims.

Dear Orinda Aquatics Family, Although this thank-you is long overdue, I want you to know how wonderful it was to receive the clothes and other items that you donated to the AIDS orphans in Africa . Wesorted through the clothes to make different sized ‘outfits’ of a top& pants/shorts or dress, plus one pair of underwear and a toothbrush. The children were soooooo thrilled - they squealed with delight as they tried on the clothes! As news traveled of the ‘new’ clothes, over 30 additonal kids came to the carepoint...

Kim Vandenberg (OA, Campo, MTSC) is one of three swimmers nominated for "Breakout Performance of the Year" by USA Swimming based on her Silver Medal performance at World Championship in Melbourne in March. The awards, called the Golden Goggles, are to be presented in Beverly Hills on November 18, 2007. Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin are nominated for several awards as well. Here's the website: http://www.goldengoggles.com/ Since it is an award that is voted upon by the public, we would appreciate it if you voted for her and rallied your...

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Weekly Update World Championships - Melbourne, Australia Swimming in only her 2nd International meet representing the United States, Orinda Aquatic's own Kim Vandenberg swim a lifetime best of 2:06.71 to place second in the 200M Butterfly, just .51 seconds behind World Record holder Jessicah Schipper of Australia. Kim becomes the third fastest American ever with only Misty Hyman and Mary T. Meagher ranking ahead of her. Her time also moves her up to the 8th spot in the World Top-25 All-time performers. Kim's has her sights set for the 2008...