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Orinda Aquatics "Polar Bear" Fall Swimming Program

We are currently reviewing the possibility of running a Fall Swimming program this year. We will update the webiste as soon as we know more. Below is some general information and a link to the 2019 information sheet for reference.

35th Anniversary

Fall Swim 2019

This year marks the 35th year of the Orinda Aquatics Fall “Polar Bear” program. The program serves summer "rec" swimmers throughout the county and is still run by its founders. Orinda Aquatics has aggressively coached and developed swimmers from rec to high school and on to college and national level swimming based on swimming efficiency and a long-term development perspective. Over the years, our staff has enjoyed tremendous success in recreational, high school, and USA Swimming, and coached well over 1,000 OMPA and County finalists and over 200 National-level swimmers. Orinda Aquatics has also been recognized by the Positive Coaching Alliance, the American Swimming Coaches Association, and USA Swimming for “best practices” in age-group swimming and character and culture development.

Click Here for the 2019 Fall Swimming Information (PDF)

Note: for information on year-round swimming, please visit the year-round tab.

Program Overview

  • Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yard of Freestyle with proper side breathing in 30 seconds or better and be able to swim 25 yards of backstroke. This is not a learn-to-swim type program.
  • Workouts are Monday through Thursday 
  • Age-group is based on age next summer
  • Please register for one of the three sites (swimmers can only practice where they are registered)
  • Please choose the program option, two-day or four-day
  • Swimmers may be asked to move to a different workout for the swimmers’ benefit or workout balance
  • Once sign-ups exceed capacity, swimmers will be placed on a waiting list


Before Registering, be sure to read all the 2019 information.

  • Click HERE to Register for Fall Program at Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga
  • Click HERE  to Register for Fall Program at Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis in Orinda
  • Click HERE  to Register for Fall Program at Springbrook Swim Club in Lafayette