CCC Marlins - 2020 Swim Team Information

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2020 Coaching Staff:

Tatiana Gessling: Head Coach (8U, 10U & 12U)
Christina Larson: Associate Head Coach 6U, Mini Marlins and Learn to Swim 
Kati McDermott: Associate Head Coach (14U & 15-18)

Swim Levels


Swimmers range in age from 5 to 18 and are broken up into two-year categories (6U, 8U, etc.). Throughout the swim season, the team participates in approximately 15 meets. In addition to practices and meets, there are a number of social activities that are held throughout the summer.  The swim season begins on April 27th and goes through August 2nd.  


Our Mini Marlins, is open for children ages 3 - 6, who range from swimmers being willing to jump in alone and doggy paddle to attempting to complete a full lap of freestyle. Grouped by ability, these early level swim workouts are typically taught in a three to one (three children to one coach) format, with a coach in the water with the children at all times.  Mini Marlins is a non-competitive, fun program.  Typically, we will have a three to one student to coach ratio. The Mini’s season begins June 1st and ends July 24th.  

Learn To Swim Program

For children ages 2-3, that are true beginners and are not Mini Marlin ready, we encourage our private “Learn to Swim” lessons with us. During the week of May 18th, our lead 6U/Mini coach will evaluate your child's level of ability, then provide basic instruction and technique to help the swimmer feel comfortable in the water. These private, one-on-one,  lessons will be broken up into three-week sessions (two to four trainings per week), and will be available between 11:30-12:00, starting June 1st.  

Summer Swim Team Costs

  • Before March 30th    $525
  • After March 30th $550
  • Mini’s Program $500 
  • 15-18 Year olds $275
**Non-Campolindo please add $460 per family for guest fees**
** Reminder for Non-HOA Families, Non-HOA swim team immediate families will have use of the pool while the Cabana Club is open for operation (April 27th – September 30th)

Additional Team Requirements not covered by the registration fee

  • Team Suits (not required for Mini’s)
  • CCC Swim Cap (not required for Mini’s)


2020 Swim Team Registration for CCC opens on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Visit to register.

Spring Clinic Schedule

Tuesday, March 3 to Thursday, April 23 
Days of the Week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Cost for Spring Clinics: $200
Spring Clinic Pool Times:
4:10 - 4:40 pm Age 6 & under
4:40 - 5:10 pm Ages 7-8s
5:10 - 5:40 pm Ages 9-10s
5:40 - 6:20 pm Ages 11-12s
6:20 - 7:00 pm Ages 13 and up

Preseason Practice Schedule (Begins Season)

Monday, April 27 to Thursday May 28th  

(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday practices - No Friday practice days
4:10 - 4:40 pm  Age 6 & under
4:40 - 5:10 pm  Ages 7-8s
5:10 - 5:50 pm  Ages 9-10s
5:50 - 6:30 pm Ages 11-12s
6:30 - 7:10 pm Ages 13 and up

Summer Workout Schedule

Monday June 1 – Wednesday, July 31st
8:00 - 9:15 am  Ages 13 & up (First 15 minutes on the pool deck)
9:15 - 10:15 am Ages 9-10s and 11-12s (First 15 minutes on the pool deck for dryland)
10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 7-8s (First 15 minutes on the pool deck for dryland)
11:00 - 11:30 am Ages 6 & under
11:30 - Noon Mini’s and Learn to Swim (ends Friday July 26th)
*No activities July 3rd –July 7th

Summer Swim Lessons

For Swim Team, Mini Marlins and HOA Community Children
Private competitive and “Learn to Swim” lessons will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Lesson are offered to Campolindo HOA families, as well as siblings of any CCC Marlin or Mini-Marlin Swimmers.  

Parent Volunteer Commitments

The CCC swim team is a volunteer run organization and we rely on parents to help with all swim meets and social activities.  Depending on the level of the swimmer, we ask the following of each family:
  • Marlin swimmers- 6 commitments per family + 1 OMPA job
  • Teen (14-18 year old) swimmers only – 3 commitments per family + 1 OMPA job
  • Mini-Marlin swimmers only – 2 commitments per family
  • Families have the option to hire “substitute workers” if they so choose.  

2020 Important Dates to Remember

There are a number of key dates throughout the winter & spring that the Board wanted to remind our families of. 

Saturday, February 15th– Swim Team Registration opens

Register for the 2020 Season (includes Spring Swim Sign ups, as well)

Sunday, February 23rd - CCC Pool Clean Up Day

Help get the pool ready for the summer!  Team members and HOA families are asked to volunteer an hour at the pool helping get ready for the spring/summer. Sunday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Saturday, March 28th at midnight – Early Bird Registration Ends

Last chance to register for the season at the lower price. 

Sunday, April 26th - Apparel fittings & CCC Potluck Social 

As was announced last season, we will switch suits every other year, so the 2020 season will bring on a new suit design for our swimmers.  The suit vendor (Zumo) will set up a booth at CCC pool on selected dates for swimmers to try on samples for style and fit selection. Zumo will also be available at the welcome back potluck on April 26th from 4:00-6:30 pm at the pool. There will be additional fittings that will be announced in early-February. 

July 3rd – July 7th

There will be no swim team activities during these dates.

Social Events

One of the main highlights of each season are the number of social events that the team will host throughout the summer. Events are held for all ages, some with specific age groups, and others, such as our popular “Buddy Night”, involves the whole team.  Below are some of the events that will be held this summer. 
  • Season Kick Off Potluck
  • 6 and Under and Minis Ice Cream Social
  • Buddy Night
  • Adult Social  
  • 9/10 11/12 movie outing
  • Movie Night at the pool
  • Fun Run
  • Teen Outing: Pizza and Movie
  • Secret Pals Week
  • CCC Olympics and Bake Competition 
  • Pasta Feed and Skit Night

OMPA - Orinda Moraga Pool Association

The CCC swim team competes in the Orinda Moraga Pools Association (OMPA) league, a non-profit corporation established in 1956 and comprised of nine recreational swimming teams all located within Contra Costa County, California. For more information about the OMPA visit:
  • Campolindo Cabana Club (CCC)
  • Meadow (MEAD),
  • Miramonte (MIRA)
  • Moraga Country Club (MCC)
  • Moraga Ranch (MRSC)
  • Moraga Valley (MVP),
  • Orinda Country Club (OCC)
  • Orinda Park Pool (OPP)
  • Sleepy Hollow (SH)

2020 Swim Team Meet Schedule

Date Day Opponent Start Time
May 16 Saturday Time Trials 9:00
June 6 Saturday Oakwood 9:00
June 10 Wednesday Meadow 5:30
June 13 Saturday @ OCC 9:00
June 17  Wednesday @ MCC 5:30
June 20 Saturday @ OPP 9:00
June 24 Wednesday MVP 5:30
June 27 Saturday Tri Meet @ Miramonte (w/Las Trampas) 9:00
June 28 Sunday Bottoms Up Invitational (@ MVP) 9:00
July 8 Wednesday @ Sleepy Hollow 5:30
July 11 Saturday Miramonte 9:00
July 12 Sunday Meadow Mini Meet (@ Meadow) 9:00
July 15 Wednesday MCC 5:30
July 19  Sunday Sleepy B Invitational (@ Sleepy Hollow) 9:00
July 21 Tuesday @ Miramonte - Pentathalon 5:30
July 24 Friday IntraSquad 5:30 5:30
July 31 Friday OMPA @ Soda Center 5:30
August 1 Saturday OMPA @ Soda Center 9:00
August 2 Sunday OMPA @ Soda Center 9:00

Main Contacts

Mark Chiarucci
Linh Tsang