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Apr 16, 2018 - Week of April 16th
Apr 1, 2018 - Letter From Visiting Coaches Bob Chen & Kristin Adair
The following is a note from Bob Chen, Head Coach of Rio Salado Swim Club in Arizona, after a club visit. Dear Donnie and Ronnie and OA Athletes, There have been very few times in my life when I...
Mar 20, 2018 - Don Heidary Open Letter
Below is "open letter" written by Don Heidary regarding the real "culture of American Swimming". This letter is written in direct oposition to the negatively broad characterization of the sport and th...
Mar 17, 2018 - Week of March 19th
Jan 30, 2018 - Parent Education Night
Below are the handouts from the Parent Education meeting on January 25th, 2018 General outline Senior Group Meetings_Topics and Themes Parent Articles and Technique Overview ASCA Article: Questions...
Dec 26, 2017 - OA Fall/Winter Newsletter
OA Fall/Winter Newsletter
Nov 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving Message & Workout
?It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.? unknown Thanksgiving Message from the Coaches We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and tell you ho...
Nov 22, 2017 - Articles of the Month - Teens and Social Media
Sep 18, 2017 - OA Senior Teambuilding Event
Saturday, September 16, Orinda Aquatics held it annual teambuilding event for both Junior and Senior Groups.
Sep 9, 2017 - OA Open Water in Tahoe
A sincere thank you to the Percin family who hosted OA swimmers in their beautiful home and organized this open water swim. 19 Orinda Aquatics Open Water Swimmers traveled to Tahoe/Truckee from Augus...
Sep 7, 2017 - Article of the Month
Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Bejamin P. Hardy
Sep 3, 2017 - OA Supports NorCal Kids Triathlon!
With the generous support and leadership of Sonya Twyman, and several OA swimmers, the NorCal Kids Triathlon was a great success, as 325 young athletes swam, biked (some with training wheels!), and ra...
Jul 20, 2017 - Orinda Aquatics Wins Bid to Host 2018 LC Far Western Championships
More information to follow
Jun 24, 2017 - Theme Week 2017!
Theme Week 2017
Jun 19, 2017 - OA Team Rafting!
After a few years away from the trip, Orinda Aquatics returned to the Stanislaus River for the Junior/Senior annual summer team rafting trip!
May 29, 2017 - Orinda Aquatics Spring Newsletter
Orinda Aquatics Spring Newsletter
May 6, 2015 - 45 OA Alums complete Collegiate Seasons
It's in the numbers! An incredible 45 OA alums competed in collegiate aquatic programs during the 2014-15 academic year including six of the original seven swimmers from OA Class '11 who finished the...
Mar 31, 2015 - OA Alum Megan Liang Makes the Philly News!
Way to go Megan! We are proud of you! http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/Losing_part_of_leg_doesnt_stop_FM_swimmer.html
Jan 21, 2015 - Andrea Ward Chasing Olympic Dream: Swimming World
SWIMMING WORLD Magazine: January 20, 2015 Andrea Ward: Orinda Aquatics '10 20 January 2015, 02:00pm Andrea Ward, Chasing Olympic Dream With a New Identity Photo Courtesy: Andrea Ward By Katie Seaton, ...
Jan 14, 2015 - 45 OA Alums compete in Collegiate Swimming, Water Polo and Triathlons
The 2014-15 academic year finds a remarkable 45 Orinda Aquatics alums competing in collegiate aquatic sports across our country: Swimming (37 including 9 seniors), Water Polo (8) and new this year: T...
Nov 4, 2014 - OA Alums Howard and Light Finish Top Ten at Nationals!
Last weekend, Megan Howard (Sophomore- US Naval Academy) and Allison Light (Junior - UCLA) competed in the first-ever Women?s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships title in Florida. Megan finish...
Oct 25, 2014 - Class of '14 Reunites at UCSB
At today's UCLA vs UCSB vs BYU, three recent graduates from Orinda Aquatics reunited on UCSB's pool deck! Annie Larsen, Hannah Grubbs and Allison Stevens
Oct 7, 2014 - OA Alums Compete in Collegiate Triathlons!
OA Alums turn into Collegiate Triathletes! Two OA alums have added new ?gear? to their repertoire! Last spring, while working on her engineering degree, Allie Light (OA ?12) joined UCLA?s Triathlon ...
Sep 18, 2014 - OA to be recognized at PacSwim Awards!
Orinda Aquatics will have a strong showing at the PacSwim awards to be held in October! Not only was it announced that Max Cruz has won the Outstanding Swimmer Award for 11 year old boys (short cour...
Aug 31, 2014 - NorCal Kids Triathlon a Big Success
Saturday was the 6th annual NorCal Kids Triathlon held at Miramonte High School in Orinda and Orinda Aquatics' 4th year as a sponsor of this event. 300 kids aged 4 to 18 competed in the Sprint Triathl...
Aug 18, 2014 - OA Celebrates Season and Swimmers at July Banquet
Female Swimmer of the Year: Mary Ashby Claire Therien Male Swimmer of the Year: Talbot Jacobs Virginia Hall Inspirational Award: Hannah Grubbs Jordan Owyoung Reagan Perry Inspirational Award: Talbot J...
Aug 6, 2014 - Griffin and Lammert will Represent PacSwimming
All-Star Selection: Sr group swimmers Jolen Griffin and Justin Lammert have been selected to represent Pacific Swimming August 7-9 at the 2014 North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz, Mexico. Congra...
Aug 3, 2014 - Jacobs and Ashby Compete at Junior Nationals
Coached by Ronnie, Mary Ashby and Talbot Jacobs competed for Orinda Aquatics at the 2014 Speedo Junior National (long course) held in Irvine, California. Ashby swam the 50 free ((27.30), 100 free (59...
Jul 29, 2014 - OA Places 2nd at CA/NV Sectional Championships in Clovis
Orinda Aquatics' Senior and Collegiate swimmers made a strong showing at the recent CA/NV Sectionals Championships held in Clovis. The team finished second in the meet scoring nearly 1,300 points. ...
Jul 7, 2014 - OA Alum Lukins Represents! Columbia Assistant Swim Coach
Congratulations to Caroline Lukins who has recently been announced as Columbia University's new Assistant Swim Coach. While studying to be an architect at Columbia, CABL had an exceptional swim career...
Jul 6, 2014 - Coach from Ghana, West Africa Visits OA
After attending a FINA officiating clinic in Miami, Kwami Kpodoh, from Ghana, West Africa, made the cross country trip to visit Orinda Aquatics. Donnie met Kwami at the ASCA World Coaches Clinic in 2...
Jul 5, 2014 - OA 4th of July Theme Workout
4th of July Theme Practice
Jul 1, 2014 - Article of the Week - Compassion
A Voice of Compassion
May 2, 2014 - Emory Prestigious Honor/Notre Dame Team Captain, for OA Alums
Brooke Woodward was recognized with one of Emory University?s highest honors for all student-athletes at the school. She won the McDONOUGH AWARD , an award ?presented to the male and female varsi...
Apr 12, 2014 - OA Reaches 200,000 Points in VCC Scoring
For the first time in its history, Orinda Aquatics has exceeded 200,000 points, in USA Swimming's Virtual Club Championships. This places OA near the top 50 teams in the nation, 14th in the Western U...
Apr 1, 2014 - OA Alums Excel in Collegiate Swimming
Ward earns 4th place (100 Fly) at NCAA DI Meet Woodward helps earn NCAA Championship Trophy Thirty seven OA Alums (nine seniors!) swam for 27 different collegiate swim teams during t...
Mar 30, 2014 - Week of April 7th - Far Westerns review
Feb 10, 2014 - Article of the Week
Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. BY James Clear | December 17, 2013| What I'm starting to realize, however, is that when it comes to actually getting things done and making progress in...
Feb 3, 2014 - Dr. G (Genadijus Sokolovas) Returns to OA
Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas Returned to Orinda Aquatics ?Dr. G? is the foremost expert of swimming science and testing in the world. ? Dr. G returned to Orinda Aquatics to test/film sixty swimmers durin...
Dec 16, 2013 - OA Competes at Winter Championship Meets; Max Cruz Posts Top National Time
Junior Olympics: Morgan Hill, Ca. Despite temperatures in the mid 20s, more than fifty Orinda Aquatics swimmers ages 14&U were bigger than the weather competing outdoors at the Pacific Swimming Wint...
Nov 22, 2013 - Article of the Week
Open letter to Teenager - 1959 Teenagers, like never before, are bombarded with messages that influence their minds and shape who they are. Not to mention the constant technology and internet presence...
Oct 31, 2013 - SwimSwam Article on Don, Ron, & OA
http://swimswam.com/ron-don-heidary-honored-national-youth-sports-awards-feature-video/ Ron and Don Heidary Honored at National Youth Sports Awards ... SwimSwam Video feature is courtesy of Pos...
Oct 30, 2013 - Campolindo finishes as the top public high school swim team in the nation
Congratulations to coach Ronnie and the Campolindo High School swim team for finishing as the number one public high school team in the nation for this past season. The team finished third overall (i...
Oct 15, 2013 - Stumph wins PacSwim's "Men's Swim of the Year"
Men's Swim of the Year: Congratulations to Steven Stumph who was award the Men's Swim of the Year by Pacific Swimming for his National Record breaking swim in the 100 Breaststroke at the 2013 NCS...
Oct 15, 2013 - OA Launches new Alumni Network
Orinda Aquatics is excited to announce the launching of its new Alumni Network. Spanning over fifty universities and colleges, twenty-three states, and two decades, the Orinda Aquatics alumni have tru...
Sep 29, 2013 - Weekly Update - Orinda Meet Week
Sep 21, 2013 - Weekly Update 9/22
Sep 1, 2013 - OA Supports NorCal Kids Triathlon
It was a great day for young athletes as 320 local kids ventured into the world of triathlons. Orinda Aquatics supports this special event which is run by the Orinda Foundation to raise monies for va...
Aug 15, 2013 - Orinda Aquatics Senior Class Letters to Team
Orinda Aquatics recognized its graduating Senior Class at their recent awards banquet. The following link is a recap of the group (twenty in all with eigtheen competing in college) and the letters ...
Aug 8, 2013 - Jr Nationals! Far Westerns! NACCs!
Summer ended strong for OA with a 6th place finish at Far Westerns (out of 200 teams), along with great swims at the US Open followed by the 2013 Speedo Junior Nationals also held in Irvine, Californi...
Aug 4, 2013 - Kevin Lai Returns to Orinda Aquatics
Kevin Lai Kevin Lai returns to Orinda Aquatics after five years coaching abroad in Asia and one year in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Kevin was a former nationally ranked swimmer and coach for Orinda Aquat...
Aug 1, 2013 - 2013 US Open: Irvine, Ca
Several OA swimmers/alums are competing this week in the highly competitive 2013 US Open Swimming Championships held in Irvine, Ca. The team is represented by Chris Leon (OA/Cal Aquatics), Chris Pet...
Jul 8, 2013 - Jon Howell, Head Coach -Emory, Addresses Orinda Aquatics
July 1 st , the date when college swim coaches are allowed to contact recruits, has come and gone and many rising senior athletes are more than anxious about their college recruiting process. Jon Howe...
Jul 7, 2013 - Theme Week 2013
The OA Senior Group just finished their Theme Week training for the summer. Each workout centered around a particular theme, such as "Go the Distance", or "I.M. Awesome".
Jun 27, 2013 - Stumph Places 10th at World Trials
Congratulations to Steven Stumph for finishing 9th overall in the 200M breaststroke at the Conoco Phillips Nationals/World Championship trials in Indianapolis. Swimming next to Olympian Scott Weltz, ...
Jun 27, 2013 - Character Camp 2013!
Thirty-five young leaders, role models, and high-character athletes attended the Orinda Aquatics Character Camp this past week. For four days the 11-14 year olds learned about leadership and integrit...
Jun 25, 2013 - OA to Sponsor Swim Leg at 2013 NorCal Kids Triathlon
Represent! Kick off the 2013-14 OA Swim Season by participating in the NorCal Kids Triathlon on Saturday, August 31st at Miramonte High School. Orinda Aquatics will be sponsoring the swim leg of this ...
Jun 23, 2013 - ASCA Publishes OA Character First Manual
ASCA (The American Swimming Coaches Association) is moving forward with a manual that has evolved from the (Character First) presentations that Ronnie and Donnie have given at both National and Intern...
Jun 16, 2013 - Lake del Valle Open Water Swim
On Sunday, June 9, twelve OA swimmers from both the Junior and Senior groups participated in the Lake Del Valle Open Water event. The water in the Livermore reservoir was a balmy 76 degrees and the s...
Jun 14, 2013 - OA Summer Rafting
Eighty-five members of Orinda Aquatics ventured the (mild) rapids on the American River this past Friday. It was a perfect day to be on the river and a great team event which blended Junior and Senio...
Jun 7, 2013 - Character First: SwimSwam interview with Don Heidary
Dean Ottati recently interviewed Donnie re: Character First (and how it can translate to success in the pool) along with "The Race" and coaching two of the three record breaking swimmers despite being...
May 18, 2013 - Stumph Breaks 100 Breast National HS Record!
After a blazing fast prelims session, some lightning times were anticipated in finals? but one particular race stole the show and for now, may just be the most competitive and the fastest high school ...
Apr 20, 2013 - Ron & Don Awarded PCA's Highest Honors
Ronnie and Donnie, PCA Double Goal Coach National Award Recipients, with Phil Jackson, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award Menlo Park, Ca For their positive impact on youth athletes, the Heidarys...
Apr 14, 2013 - OA Hosts Olympians Lezak and Vandenberg
Orinda Aquatics hosted a Mutual of Omaha BREAK OUT! Swim Clinic today. Not only did the 100 swimmers in attendance have an opportunity to race US Olympians Jason Lezak and Kim Vandenberg but they wo...
Apr 13, 2013 - Orinda Aquatics Welcomes Bridge Athletic
BridgeAthletic is working with Orinda Aquatics to offer a year-round swimming-specific strength and conditioning program for all Senior Group athletes. BridgeAthletic was founded in 2011 by Nick Folke...
Apr 12, 2013 - Megan Liang Has Strong Showing at CanAm Paralympic Competition
100 free: Prelims - 1:15.47 (8th) Finals - 1:15.23 (7th) 50 fly: P - 37.89 (3rd) F - 37.35 (3rd) 50 free: P - 34.52 (7th) F - 34.85 (6th) 100 back: P - 1:25.77 (6th) F - 1:26.5 (6th) 400 free: P - 5:2...
Apr 9, 2013 - Donnie Speaks at Swim Ireland Clinic; Does First ASCA TV Presentation
Donnie was invited to give two talks at the Swim Ireland Coaches Clinic in Dublin. There were 110 coaches in attendance with 20 coming from outside of the country. Donnie spoke on developing a charact...
Mar 25, 2013 - OA Swimmers Excel in Collegiate Programs
The 2012-13 Collegiate Swim Season has drawn to a close for our Orinda Aquatics alumni. These alums continue to thrive in the sport with most continuing to not only swim for four years but to also con...
Mar 13, 2013 - OA Takes 75 Sr Swimmers to Clovis
Orinda Aquatics had an incredible meet in Clovis. The team took 75 swimmers on what was the largest travel trip in OA history. With no chaperones, the kids' behavior was impeccable as they were on t...
Feb 4, 2013 - Stumph invited to Join National Junior Team
Steven Stumph has been invited by USA Swimming to join the 2013 US National Junior Team. During the first week in April, he will join other elite swimmers and attend the 2013 National Junior Team Ca...
Jan 25, 2013 - Megan Liang Emerges!
Megan Liang has been selected to the USA Emerging Team by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Paralympics. Congratulations Megan! We are very, very proud of you!
Jan 24, 2013 - Senior Team Building with Jake
On a recent very cold Saturday morning (California standards), instead of finding themselves in the pool, the Senior Group migrated to the football field for team bonding, tug-a-war and relay compet...
Jan 15, 2013 - A Swimmers Journey
It was a full house at the Soda Center last night as the Junior Group and their parents showed up in force to listen to Steven and Ronnie talk about Steven's "journey" at Orinda Aquatics. Steven had ...
Jan 8, 2013 - Year-End Coaches' Letter to Team
Dec 31, 2012 - Campbell and Stumph ranked Top 40 in World Rankings
The 18 and Under World Rankings were recently released with a combined total of 7 rankings in the top 40 as follows: Sven Campbell: 50 FR- 41st 100 BK - 34th 200 BK - 34th Steven Stumph: 100 BR-...
Dec 24, 2012 - Christmas Eve Practice
Despite frigid temperatures and rain, once again, the lanes were full at Orinda Aquatic's traditional Senior Group Christmas Eve practice. It is powerful to see both the lanes and pool deck crowded ...
Dec 16, 2012 - OA Takes 20 Swimmers To Sectionals
Dec 8, 2012 - Stumph Sets New Meet Record at Junior Nationals!
In his final race in Knoxville, Steven Stumph finished first in the 200 breaststroke setting a new Junior National Championship Meet record with his time of 1:55.88 . This was also a personal best ...
Dec 8, 2012 - OA at Junior Nationals
Dec 5, 2012 - Coaches Dinner At McCovey's
To our incredible coaching staff, This program has accomplished a great deal over the past year and we have so much to be grateful for. We were one of the most productive and successful c...
Oct 28, 2012 - OA College Commitments!
Steven Stumph - USC, swimming Megan Howard - US Naval Academy, swimming Sven Campbell - Cal, swimming Albert Miao - UC Santa Barbara - swimming Meghan Bicomong - UC Santa Barbara - swimming Erica Mu...
Oct 6, 2012 - This Week at Orinda Aquatics - Oct. 6
Oct 4, 2012 - OA USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans
USA Swimming has recently announced its 2011-12 Scholastic All-America Team. To achieve this recognition, swimmers must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA, have met minimum specific time standards in at least o...
Sep 30, 2012 - Donnie Asked to Join ASCA Board. Ronnie Speaks to Indiana Coaches.
Donnie was asked to join the Board of The American Swimming Coaches Association . This is quite an honor for the OA staff and for the entire organization. He will serve along side the best coaches ...
Sep 9, 2012 - The Tiburon Mile
On Sunday, September 9 th Orinda Aquatics swimmers participated in the annual RCP Tiburon Mile Open Water Swim, a challenging and prestigious international open water event. Participants swam one na...
Sep 6, 2012 - OA Master's Swimmer Karen Humphreys Named to Coaching Hall of Fame!
Sep 1, 2012 - Steven Stumph Selected to National Junior Team!
Steven was also ranked 135th in the world!
Aug 17, 2012 - OA Sponsors NorCal Kids Triathlon
Orinda Aquatics has partnered with the Orinda Foundation and the NorCal Kids Triathlon again this year. We have done this for several reasons: to support the Foundation and the community, to make furt...
Aug 13, 2012 - OA Third at Junior Nationals; Stumph/Campbell Finish Top 3 in Men!
Five swimmers competed in the fastest 18 & Under meet in the nation this week, at the USA Swimming Junior National Championships. Swimmers competing were Steven Stumph, Sven Campbell, Albert Miao, Ro...
Aug 4, 2012 - OA At The Western Zone Senior Championships
OA took nearly 50 swimmers to Clovis to compete in the long course USA Swimming Western Zone Championships and finished 5th in the 100 team meet which included clubs from the western United States.
Aug 1, 2012 - OA Supports Harbor House Children
Friday, July 27, Orinda Aquatics swimmers took time out of their day to help teach under privileged/at-risk kids the basics of swimming.74 kids and 20 staff from Harbor House, Oakland arrived by bus a...
Jul 19, 2012 - OA College Swimmers on Scholar Teams!
2011-12 Scholastic All America Awards Each year the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) honors the collegiate teams which have achieved a 3.0 GPA (Fall + Winter/Spring) and indiv...
Jul 8, 2012 - Theme Week at OA!
Theme Week 2012 Schedule!
Jun 25, 2012 - OA at the Olympic Trials
Orinda Aquatics had several swimmers and alumns competing in Omaha at the 2012 Olympic Swimming Trials. They kicked off on Day One with the Men's 400 Individual Medley. Seeded in heat 2 of 12, Steve...
Jun 18, 2012 - Liang Excels at 2012 Paralympics
OA Swimmer Megan Liang earned three Emerging Cut times at the 2012 Paralympics held this past weekend in Bismarck, North Dakota. Megan swam to a 5th place finish in the 400 free (5:30.18 - Emerging ...
Jun 17, 2012 - OA Completes 2nd CHARACTER CAMP
Jun 10, 2012 - OA Competes in Lake Del Valle Open Water
Orinda Aquatics was presented by over twenty participants (Junior, Senior, Master's, and parents!) at Lake Del Valle this morning. Everyone did a great job. Many were first time open water swimmers....
Jun 6, 2012 - Don Heidary: Swimming Coach of the Year!
East Bay Boys Swimming Coach of the Year: Don Heidary By Stephanie Hammon Contra Costa Times mercurynews.com Posted: 06/05/2012 05:14:37 PM PDT June 6, 2012 12:15 AM GMT Updated: 06/05/2012 05:14:37...
Jun 6, 2012 - Campbell: Swimmer of the Year!
East Bay Boys Swimmer of the Year: Sven Campbell By Stephanie Hammon Contra Costa Times contracostatimes.com Posted: 06/05/2012 05:46:34 PM PDT June 6, 2012 5:32 AM GMT Updated: 06/05/2012 10:32:53 P...
Jun 6, 2012 - MidSeason USA Swimming All-Time Top Age Group Times
UPDATED USA SWIMMING RANKINGS (THROUGH FEBRUARY 2012) : USA Swimming All-Time Top 100 Age-Group Times (February 2012) Girls Short Course Rank Event/Age Long Course Boys 11/12 Mar...
Jun 4, 2012 - June 4 - summer schedule begins next week
Jun 1, 2012 - Chris Leon Earns Olympic Trial Cut
Chris Leon earned his first Olympic Trial cut this morning swimming the 200 breaststroke in 2:19.88 at the Santa Clara Grand Prix. Congratulations Chris!
May 21, 2012 - High School/NCS Recap, Team Update
May 20, 2012 - Ratchford and Miao qualify for Junior Nationals
Congratulations to JD Ratchford and Albert Miao, who both have qualified for the Junior National Long Championships in the 100 meter backstroke.
May 20, 2012 - Campbell/Stumph break five individual records-lead Campo to NCS title
Sven Campbell, Steven Stumph lead Campolindo to eighth straight NCS boys swimming title By Matt Schwab Contra Costa Times mercurynews.com Posted: 05/19/2012 06:03:07 PM PDT May 20, 2012 4:50 AM GMT Up...
May 20, 2012 - Campbell, Stumph Earn New Olympic Trials Cuts
Following two days of North Coast Sectional competition, at today's Last Chance meet, Steven Stumph and Sven Campbell earned another Olympic Trial cut each. Stumph's cut came in the 100 meter breastst...
Apr 26, 2012 - CABL Elected Team Captain at Columbia University
Congratulations to Caroline Bozinni-Lukins who has been elected as a 2012-13 Team Captain of Columbia University's Swimming and Diving team. She continues Orinda Aquatics tradition of being recognized...
Apr 13, 2012 - Erickson joins TCU Team
OA Alum Eva Erickson elected to study at TCU upon graduating from Campo HS in 2011. Once at the campus, she missed swimming, the discipline, the competition and the comraderie of being part of a team...
Apr 4, 2012 - Junior Group Peak recap
March Recap March madness means Peak/Shave season for the Junior group, as they finish up the short course season. The Junior group attended four meets in March; the final three being peak/shave and ...
Apr 1, 2012 - Far Westerns Update
Far Westerns Final Day - the sun was back out and the OA group was on fire again. New LTB's by Gillian Flath 31.78 and Max (NO) Cruz 32.70 in the 50 Fly. 3 big drops in the 11-12 100 Breast by Amy...
Mar 26, 2012 - OA Swimmers Excel in College!
College 2012: Orinda Aquatics had 27 swimmers competing for collegiate teams across the country. They carried on a tradition of excellence in academics, character, leadership, and team commitment, ...
Mar 14, 2012 - OA Invited to 2012 NCAA Championships
'10 OA Alums Ward, Woodward and Hu Invited to NCAA Swimming Championships The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Committee has announced the participants in the 2012 NCAA Division I...
Feb 18, 2012 - Andrea Ward Breaks own record at MPSF Championships
Andrea Ward, UCSB Gaucho and OA '10, broke her own Meet and School Record yesterday in the 100 fly swimming 52.98, a NCAA D1 "B" cut. Andrea also swam to 1st place in the 500 free (4:50.41) and ha...
Feb 17, 2012 - Jenny Hu sets new School Record
At day one of the 2012 NESCAC Championships, Jenny Hu (OA '10) broke the Tufts University 50 breast record which has stood for five years. Jenny swam a 29.83 earned 2nd place at the Championship mee...
Feb 3, 2012 - Elizabeth LaScala to Speak to OA
On Saturday, February 11 th at 10:00, Dr. Elizabeth LaScala of Doing College will give a short presentation (30-45minutes) to high school Junior?s and parents (others are welcome to attend). This w...
Jan 16, 2012 - Donnie Speaks at ASCA - "Life Skills and Character Development"
Jan 13, 2012 - Sven Campbell Makes Olympic Trial Cut In Austin
After narrowly missing the Olympic Trials cut at Junior Nationals last summer, OA 17-year old Sven Campbell, qualifies for the trials in the 100 meter free posting a 51.41 at the Austin Grand Prix. Sw...
Nov 25, 2011 - Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Message from the Coaches We would like wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and share some thoughts with you. When we tell parents that we have swim practice on Thanksgiving morning,...
Nov 18, 2011 - Donnie Gives ASCA Clinic in Swaziland
Donnie's Recap
Oct 31, 2011 - OA wins gold at 2011 Pan Pacific Games
Sep 19, 2011 - RCP Tiburon Mile
OA Swimmers had quite a showing at this year's Tiburon Mile! After training at Aquatic Park on Saturday, they hit the water in near perfect SF Bay conditions! Sven Campbell came in 2nd overall in th...
Sep 9, 2011 - ASCA World Clinic
Ronnie and Donnie served as guest speakers addressing the audience on "Character First". See the Power Point by clicking on ASCA Talk on the homepage button. Two email comments following the talk: ...
Aug 19, 2011 - Ranie Pearce, OA Master's Swimmer, Crosses English Channel! Unbelievable!
Aug 5, 2011 - Stumph Makes Olympic Cut in 200 IM
In today's Nationals preliminary heats, Steven Stumph posted another Olympic Trial cut in his 200 IM swimming a 2:05.48. Way to go Steven!
Jul 29, 2011 - Senior Send-Off
Senior Send-off Handbook
Jul 15, 2011 - Orinda Aquatics Achieves Level 4 In USA Swimming Club Recognition
It was just announced that Orinda Aquatics earned Level 4, the highest level of achievement, in USA Swimming's Club Recognition Program. OA is only the 10th team in the Western Zone to achieve this s...
Jul 11, 2011 - Thomas earns 5th Place at National Youth Competitiion
Ariel Thomas has just returned from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where she attended the National Pentathlon Development Camp and earned a 5th place finish in the Youth National Ch...
Jun 1, 2011 - Sven Campbell Breaks Pacific Record in 200 Back, 1:47.0!
Way to go Sven!
May 27, 2011 - OA Coaches on USA Swimming On-Line Clinic
On June 1, 201, Ronnie and Donnie presented "Developing Athletes Character on Your Swim Team" USA Swimming/ASCA 's On-Line Coaches Clinics. Date Topic Speaker Wednesday June 1 Developing Athlet...
Apr 7, 2011 - Megan Liang Competes in US Disability Nationals
Megan had a great swim in the 400m Free dropping sixteen seconds to go 5:39 and qualify and finish 4th! On Saturday Megan had a great 100 Free swim (see below). 4 Liang, Megan K 15 OAPB-PC-USA ...
Mar 30, 2011 - OA on USA SWIMMING WEBSITE (giving back)
http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1&itemid=3239&mid=8712 CP GIVES BACK: CALIFORNIA CLUB RAISES MONEY FOR SWIMMERS IN SWAZILAND Mike Watkins/Correspondent Swaz...
Feb 25, 2011 - OA Graduate Updates-Ward breaks 20-year-oid UCSB swim record
Feb 18, 2011 - Orinda Aquatics Earns Silver Medal Recognition
The 2011 Club Excellence results were recently announced by USA Swimming. Orinda Aquatics is a Silver Medal Club and one of the top teams in the country for a team of our size. We were 45th in t...
Jan 17, 2011 - Orinda Aquatics in AMERICAN SWIMMING magazine
The current issue of American Swimming Magazine is comprised of a panel discussion from the 2009 ASCA World Clinic on "Best Practices" of smaller clubs across the United States. Orinda Aquatics fin...
Dec 14, 2010 - OA Finishes 9th at Junior Nationals in Atlanta
Nov 22, 2010 - OA Swimmers Honored at Pacific Swimming Banquet
Last night Pacific Swimming honored its top swimmers from the 2009-2010 short course and long course seasons. This is quite an honor as Pacific Swimming is one of the largest and most successful LS...
Oct 17, 2010 - Orinda Aquatics Swimmers Impressive in Tiburon Mile. Read Article
Eleven swimmers competed in the Tiburon Mile this past Sunday. The race was well attended with swimmers coming from over ten countries. Below are the OA swimmers who participated and their places in...
Oct 14, 2010 - OA CBA+ in The Patch.com
Orinda Aquatics Swim Team Dominates 13-18 Group 37.867699 -122.125174 primary Orinda Aquatics Swim Team Dominates 13-18 Group Campolindo High School 300 Moraga Rd, Moraga, CA /listings/campolindo-hi...
Oct 14, 2010 - October Updates; National Select Camp, Master Coach, plus...
Sep 24, 2010 - Stumph 200 Breaststroke is World Ranked
Steven's 200 Breaststroke is also the 10th all-time fastest swim in that event for 15-16 boys in USA Swimming history. Also, Sven Campbell's 51.9 in the 100 Meter Free at Junior Nationals is ranked 4...
Jul 14, 2010 - OA Master's Swimmer Swims Straits of Gibraltar
Ranie Pearce Swims to Africa! CONGRATULATIONS RANIE!! From Ranie: Dear All, There is so much I want to tell you all, but for those of you who just want the facts here they are. The details I ...
May 4, 2010 - A Great Letter From Eric Tang
May 1, 2010 - OA Assists Swaziland Swimming
Feb 17, 2010 - Swimming World TV Interview
http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/23412.asp?q=The%20Morning%20Swim%20Show,%20Feb.%2017,%202010:%20Don%20Heidary%20Relives%20Trip%20to%20Swaziland
Sep 13, 2009 - Donnie Asked to Speak on Age-Group Panel at ASCA
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Sep 13, 2009 - Steven Stumph chosen for National Select Camp
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Aug 25, 2009 - OA Tops Smaller Clubs in Virtual Club Championship
Based on the results of the United States Swimming, Virtual Club Championships, for this past short-course season, Orinda Aquatics finished 1 st in nation for teams with less than 150 swimmers! ...
Sep 4, 2008 - Kim and Peter on the Oprah Winfrey show!
Peter and Kim - 2008 Olympians!!
Aug 20, 2008 - Peter Varellas/Men's Water Polo Team win Silver medal in Beijing
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Aug 12, 2008 - Kim Vandenberg wins Bronze Medal in Beijing in 800 FR
Kim Vandenberg behind the blocks during 800 Free Relay Prelims.
Jul 10, 2008 - Thank You From Swaziland!
Dear Orinda Aquatics Family, Although this thank-you is long overdue, I want you to know how wonderful it was to receive the clothes and other items that you donated to the AIDS orphans in A...
Oct 18, 2007 - OA's Kim Vandenberg nominated for Golden Goggle Award!
Kim Vandenberg (OA, Campo, MTSC) is one of three swimmers nominated for "Breakout Performance of the Year" by USA Swimming based on her Silver Medal performance at World Championship in Melbourne in M...
Jul 10, 2007 - Kim Vandenberg - USA Swimming Article
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Apr 6, 2007 - Kim Vandenberg with Silver Medal at Worlds
Apr 2, 2007 - Vandenberg 3rd fastest American All-time, Nationals, Far Westerns and more
Weekly Update World Championships - Melbourne, Australia Swimming in only her 2nd International meet representing the United States, Orinda Aquatic's own Kim Vandenberg swim a lifetime best of 2:06.71...