4/6 to 4/12 Notable Events

Atma Yoga on 4/6 & 4/7 @ 9:00 AM

Swim Clinics on

4/6, 4/7, 4/9, & 4/11

Masters Swim on 4/8, 4/10, 4/12 @ 9:00 AM (Adult Swim Lessons--see below for more info)

OPP Board Meeting on 4/8 at 7:00 PM

The Newsletter for Park Pool: Second Week of April!

We have several new programs starting next week, as well as some updates on swim team events.  Be sure to read below.

OPP Social Events

We are working hard to plan some amazing social events at your pool this year. 

OPP social events are open to ALL members, and our plan is to offer a wide variety of events so there is something for everyone. These events are a great opportunity to socialize, get to know members new and old, and build community.  

Our current plans include live music nights, DJ happy hours, late night swims, movies and sports on the jumbotron, s'mores and ice cream socials, karaoke and talent shows, educational wine and beer tastings, a chili cook-off, cornhole tournaments, and more! If you'd like to get involved, lend your talents, or have an idea or request, please reach out to OPP Social Director Carri Maas at carrimaas@gmail.com.

Be sure to check the weekly newsletter and OPP Calendar for the most up-to-date information on upcoming social events.

There are two marquee events this season you will not want to miss, so please mark your calendars now for:

  • Thursday, July 4: Annual 4th of July Extravaganza--after the Orinda parade concludes, be sure to head to the pool for an afternoon of family fun, including the infamous money dive.
  • Sunday, August 11: OPP Olympics--coinciding with the closing ceremony of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, bring your entire family for an epic day of "olympic" games and Parisian-inspired fun.

We are also seeking volunteers to help make the 4th of July and OPP Olympics a smashing success. Please contact Carri Maas if you're interested in joining either planning committee.

We want to send a friendly reminder to register your swimmer for swim team


Early registration fee (fee will increase by $50 on 4/28):

-Ministingers, $500

-14 & Under, $800

-15 & up, $670

Registration link here.

 (please Do Not sign in to your TeamUnify account first).

New Swim Team Orientation for Families 

There will be an orientation meeting for swim team  new families On Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the pool

If you want more information about Swim team, click here!

Masters Swim is HERE!

Are you an adult swimmer that can't let go of the glory days of dominating in the pool?  Maybe you're an adult "swimmer" that just wants to learn how to swim?  Maybe you would just like to get into better shape?  Or maybe you simply want to crush your children's swim times at the OPP relays and last chance meet?  Regardless of your reason, we have something for you.  Anyone free from 9 to 10:15 AM on MWF can register for our Masters Swim Program.  The cost for this is $265 (no drop-in pricing offered), and it runs from 4/8 to 5/29.

ATMA Is Back...Really

ATMA Yoga classes will be held both days this weekend from 9:00-10:00 AM.  Please review the OPP calendar for up-to-date days that classes will be offered most weekends.  Holidays, weather, and swim meets impact availability.

Drop in for Yoga is $12 and should be paid on site.  You also have the option to purchase unlimited sessions for the year for $250--with this option including additional unlimited access to Atma's studio for June/July.

Anyone Smell the BBQ?

The smells of our regular OPP grilling activities have started to float in the air this past week.  Several members have been checking out the grills and asking us about how to reserve them.  We have great news for all of you grill-curious families.  The grills are for EVERYONE.  The two grills near the bottom deck are on a gas line and should always be working--though the one on the right-hand side has had some issues that we're working on right now.  The two on the top run on propane, with us having the ability to replace the tanks whenever they run out.  These grills are always first come, first serve, but we also ask that you be courteous when using the grills by following these rules:

1. Be sure to clean the grills a bit before using them.  There is a grill brush in the drawers of the bottom grills.

2. Clean the grills again after using them.

3. Try to only use the countertop space near the grills when you are using the grills.  Then, be sure to clean up after yourself when done using the grills.

4. Share grill space if possible--and move fast if sharing is not possible.

5. Ask the guards or Eldad for help if there is something off about the grills.  Also, report to Eldad any issues that you run into with the grills--we can't fix something if we don't know it's broken.

6. If you borrow grilling tools, be sure to clean them well (with soap) and return them to their proper place.

New Gear, New Season, New You! (and Free Stuff!)

The swim team has a NEW logo and fantastic gear available to ORDER NOW – check it out!

Order by Friday, April 12 & Be Ready for Time Trials!  To receive your order before the start of the season and by Time Trials. Order here:  Elsmore OPP website  *Orders can absolutely be placed after April 12, but may not arrive before Time Trials.

Gear Fittings @ Orinda Park Pool - Monday, April 8 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. If you can’t make that, you may also stop by Elsmore Store, 2054 Treat Blvd, Suite D, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, to try on gear in the store. Elsmore is open 7 days per week.

Read to the end for your key **Free Stuff Action Items**

Correction: To correct a minor error in a prior communication - while gear purchased through the Elsmore OPP website is not technically a fundraiser, next year the team will receive back a credit of 5% of total purchases made through the Elsmore OPP website this year, which helps to offset costs of team coaches’ shirts, the “free” caps, etc. So, thank you for your support and Goooo Park!

FREE Stuff & Additional Info:

  • All registered swim team members will receive a FREE team shirt and a latex cap! We will distribute the shirts and caps at Time Trials. We do need you to update your swimmers’ sizing. To do so, go to Team Unify and click My Account, then click members, click your child’s name, scroll down to where it says apparel size. There you can add sizing for t-shirts, etc. and make sure to “save”.  

  • For everyone else (non team members), Team Shirts are available for purchase on the  Elsmore OPP website

Go buy some gear, earn the team some money, and look fab representing Orinda Park Pool Stingrays in your brand spanking new logo-gear!

Goooooooo Park! 

The Gear Team

Spring Schedule (3/25 to 5/5)

(Please Reference the Calendar on the OPP Website for the Swim Team Schedule)

If you have any questions or comments for us, please reach out to us at news@orindaparkpool.org.