MCC Swim Team


Moraga Country Club Swim Team, The Waves, averages 200-300 summer recreational swimmers per year, with a subset of those who engage in fall and spring swimming.  The MCC swimming facility is a 9 lane, 25 yard pool.

Any questions about MCC Swim Team, or to register your children, please contact the MCC Swim Team Co-Chair, Claudia Winter, [email protected]

The MCC Swim Team is a a member of the Orinda Moraga Pools Association (OMPA).  Which a non-profit corporation established in 1956 and comprised of nine recreational swimming teams.  All located within Contra Costa County, California. To learn more about the OMPA and their rules and regulations: please visit


Swim Team Dues                        

Swim Team dues are $475.00 per swimmer in age groups: Micro Waves, 6 & Unders, 7-8's, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, plus a $5 online fee per family registration. After May 1, 2021 dues raise to $500 per swimmer, plus a $5 online fee per family registration.  15/18’s: $100.00 per swimmer, plus a $5 online fee per family registration.


If a swimmer leaves the team and provides written notification to the MCC Swim Team Committee Chairperson, on or before May 6th, dues for the swimmer will be refunded in full. If a swimmer leaves the team and provides written notification on or before May 13th, they will receive a 50% dues refund. If a swimmer leaves the team after May 13th, NO REFUND will be given.       


Swimmer Eligibility                                                                                                                            

MCC Swim Team is part of the Orinda Moraga Pool Association (OMPA) and abides by the rule that the swimmer "age group" is determined by their age on June 15th.  They will swim in that age group for the entire summer. Age group swimmers are listed as follows:

6 & Under (water safe or soon to be water safe swimmers that can complete a lap independently and are learning basic Stroke and technique and side breathing.  These swimmers can compete in meets at the coaches discretion)

7-8's , 9-10's, 11-12's, 13-14's, 15-18's (swimmers have mastered all strokes and compete in team meets with OMPA guidelines)

Microwaves (ages 4-6) Our Microwaves Program is a "learn to swim" program and a great introduction to swim team.  The average age of a child in our Microwave program is generally 4-5 years old.  Each child is paired with one of our junior coaches and receives a 20 minute private lesson at the same time each day, Monday-Friday.  The program starts in the beginning of June and runs through the end of July.  The goal of our Microwave program is to get children used to the water and to become "water safe". 

**DUE TO COVID GUIDELINES, our ability to put on the Microwaves program is still under determination. We will update as we know more. 


"A" Meet - an "A" meet is generally for the 3 fastest swimmers in each event for each age group. There is only one heat per event.

"A+2" Meet - an "A+2" meet means there are 2 additional heats, meaning for an away meet there is room for 9 of the fastest swimmers in each event for each age group. For a home meet, MCC has 9 lanes and can accommodate 15 MCC swimmers. 

"A/B" Meet - an "A/B" meet is a meet in which the entire team participates without limiting the number of entries per event. The first heat is scored as an "A" meet. All subsequent heats are considered together for the purposes of assigning "places". 

"B" Meet - Any swimmer with a Gold time is not eligible for a "B" meet. Often times a swimmer with a Silver time cannot swim that event at a "B" meet. Please consult a coach if you are unsure of your eligibility. 

VACATION PHILOSOPHY                                                                                                                     

MCC Swim Team supports your family’s desire to take vacations and appreciates your team support to stay in town for the following invitational meets:

  • MVP Bottoms Up: Sunday, June 26, 2022
  • Meadow Mini Meet: Sunday, July 10, 2022
  • Sleepy Hollow 'B' Meet: Sunday, July 17, 2022
  • OMPA: Friday July 28, 2022 -  Sunday, July 31, 2022 (ALL Swimmers)