Pacific Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Putting Character First


The following groups have reached capacity:

  • M/W 7&8 group is full
  • M/W 9&10 group is full
  • T/Th 9&10 group is full
  • T/Th 11-13 group is full


Register below:


Space is limited - once a registration group fills, that group will close.

Please READ the below information before registering.

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Orinda Aquatics 2022 "Polar Bear" Fall Swimming Program

Site: Soda Aquatic Center @ Campolindo High School

  • A 35-year history serving the swimming community
  • A team known nationally for character and culture
  • Unprecedented success at all levels
  • This year, Orinda Aquatics coaches will offer Zoom seminars to swimmers and parents on various topics


Program Requirements 

  • Minimum age to participate - 7 years old (based on swimming age for next summer, as of June 15,2023). 
  • Must be able to complete 25 yards of freestyle with proper side breathing in under 30 seconds or better and be able to swim 25 yards of backstroke (this is not a learn-to-swim program). 
  • Swimmers must have competitive swim team experience.


Important Dates 

Tuesday, August 30th 

There will be a parent meeting via Zoom at 6:30. The coaches will outline the program and answer questions.

Wednesday, August 31st 

First Workout (see schedule below)

Saturday, Sept. 3rd

Deadline to drop from the program and receive a refund (less a $25 processing fee, or a $60 fee if the USA Swimming registration has been submitted)

Thursday, Nov. 17th

Last Workout

Meet Dates (meets are optional)

Orinda Aquatics C/B/BB+

October 1&2: open to all swimmers (please register early as capacity is limited)

Orinda Aquatics Fall Jamboree       

November 13th – open to all swimmers

Please note: families participating in meets will be required to fill a timing slot at that meet.

Program/Cost Information

Program Options: Cost: Notes: Includes:
Monday/Wednesday Option: $390 2-day Option (Mon/Wed Only)
  • Fall Swimming Team Shirt & Cap
  • USA Seasonal Registration
Tuesday/Thursday Option: $390 2-day Option (Tues/Thurs Only)
  • Fall Swimming Team Shirt & Cap
  • USA Seasonal Registration
4-Day Option: $585 All Days (must register for both M/W Option & T/Th Option). Will get a credit back of $195 when registering for both options.
  • Fall Swimming Team Shirt & Cap
  • USA Seasonal Registration

Workout Schedule

Age (swimmers age as of June 15, 2023; next summer)   



Group #1: 7&8                      


Technique (drill)/stroke balance

Group #2: 9&10


Technique/turn focus, 50 pacing

Group #3: 11-13


Technique, turns, 50 pacing

Group #4: 14&O


Same as above with some moderate endurance

 Workout Schedule (subject to change) – workouts will be capped at 36 per workout.


Program General:


Year-round Swimming: 

Marc Cavallero at [email protected]

Matt Ehrenberger at [email protected]

Kati McDermott at [email protected]

Important Information

  • Age-group is based on age next summer
  • Workouts are either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. (Swimmers that want 4-days can register for both the M/W & T/Th option)
  • Workout space is limited to 36 swimmers per workout group.
  • Swimmers may be asked to move to a different workout for the swimmers’ benefit or workout balance
  • If sign-ups reach capacity, swimmers will be placed on a waiting list

Orinda Aquatics coaches will make themselves available to answer questions regarding year-round, high school, or college swimming, as well as any questions related to swimming development.