Pacific Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Putting Character First

Olympic Success - 2008 Olympics


Kim Vandenberg, 800 Free Relay (Trials), Bronze Medal


Peter Varellas, Men’s Water Polo, Silver Medal

Peter & Kim on Oprah!

Heather Petri: Women's Water Polo (Donnie coached at Miramonte)

This is a note from Heather Petri, a former Miramonte High School swimmer/water polo player/OA swimmer.  Heather went on to Cal and has become the most celebrated US Women’s Water Polo player in the nation winning three Olymipc medals and two World Championships.  Heather trained with OA when she was in town and sent this nice note:

Hi Donnie,

I am back from Greece and preparing for the next adventure in water polo, which means I will be heading to Southern California. I really do appreciate from the bottom of my heart the opportunity you gave me to train with OA. They are great and the swimming swim sets again challenged me to get back in the correct shape for the Greek Championship (which we won!).  I love the swimmers and the atmosphere that you guys create for your athletes and the support in sports and in life that you give so freely. I am blessed.  What a great opportunity you create for people in this area.  As I said before we are so fortunate to have your attention and sincerity each and every day. I wish we could make a commercial about your team and air it every day....even that would not do you, or the team, justice.

Thanks again!

Heather Petri
USA Water Polo
00’ 04’ 08’ Olympian
03’ 07’ World Champion
Megan Liang - Multiple Paralympic Trial Finalist
Megan Liang - Miramonte Rec, Orinda Aquatics, Campolindo High School
Megan was a truly inspiraitonal athlete, recogized as such by Orinda Aquatics and Pacfic Swimming.