Upcoming Pool Events

Friday, 6/21 - Taylor Swift Eras Tour Movie at the Pool (starts at 5:30 PM)

Saturday, 6/22 - Swim Team - Meadow at OPP Swim Meet (approx. 8 AM to 2 PM)

Tuesday, 6/25 - Swim Team - Late Night Swim Party (13 and ups) (7 to 9 PM)

Thursday, 6/27 - Swim Team - Late Night Swim Party (9 to 12's) (7 to 9 PM)

Saturday, 6/29 - Swim Team - OPP Relays (approx. 8 AM to 2 PM)

Weekly Events

Atma Yoga on 6/23 (9:00-10:00)

Swim Team Practices and Lessons 6/24-6/28 (8:00-5:00)

Party Time at the Pool

It's officially party season at OPP.  Please check out the calendar for things you can attend and/or might want to avoid these next few weeks.  As you might have noticed, the OPP swim team is especially strong in the "team building" component of OMPA.  If there was an award for this, we'd certainly win it every year.

Grill Tools Added

We have some new grill equipment in the gas grill area.  Feel fee to use it--but please clean it after use.

Practice Updates

Another week, another string of intense practices!

9 and ups are focusing on underwaters next week. They'll really highlight strength off of walls, with some additional practice on relay starts.

8 and unders will continue to work on starts and perfecting ALL strokes.

Commit to Meets Please!

We need people to let us know if they'll be able to attend next weekend's meets ASAP.  With the significantly more complicated OPP Relays and Bottoms Up meets happening that weekend, the more information we have the better!  Please confirm your attendance--or lack of attendance--because they both take a lot of coordination and planning!

4th of July Extravaganza

Mark your calendars for an afternoon of family-filled fun and games at YOUR pool on Thursday, July 4. Head up to the pool after the Orinda parade concludes for perennial favorites--including the infamous money dive and inner-tube relay races--and some new activities to celebrate Independence Day.

Be on the lookout for more details in upcoming newsletters.

Save the Date: OPP's Got Talent!

The evening of Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 - 7:30, Orinda Park Pool will host a fun-filled Talent Show!

Do your kids sing, dance, juggle, play a musical instrument, excel at telling jokes, or wow with magic tricks? 

All school-age kids are encouraged to register for a spot in the talent show. Group acts and ensembles are encouraged, so long as one member of the group/ensemble is a school-age OPP member. Register to participate here. 

All members and guests are encouraged to watch the show! 

Questions can be directed to carrimaas@gmail.com.

Summer Schedule

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

Getting To Know Our Pool

Today we get to meet the other mainstay at the pool for the past several years.  We've already met his partner in crime, now we get to meet our second regular lifeguard, mister Denroy!

Q: Where did you live when you were growing up?

A: I grow up in a small town known as Savanna-la-Mar in Jamaica 

Q: How long have you been living in the Bay Area?

A: I've lived here since 2018

Q: Did you swim as a child?  If not, did you play any other sports when growing up?

A: I did swim as a child, but not professionally... I also enjoy playing soccer and do long distance running

Q: How long have you been working as a lifeguard?

A:  I have been working as an lifeguard since 2007

Q: What other jobs or careers do you have--maybe during your off-season?

A: I do private lifeguarding and pool maintenance 

Q: What are some of your favorite foods that you like to eat? 

A: I really like red snapper fish and bok choy and vegetables 

Q: Do you have any hobbies or interests that take up your free time?

A: I don’t really have a hobby however I do enjoy being adventurous or chilling at the marina enjoying the view and water and appreciate life without regrets 

Q: Do you have any children?  And if so, what are their ages? 

A: one girl 9 years old and a newborn 

Q: Do any of your children swim?

A: Yes, my oldest Necole enjoys every moment she gets at OPP

Q: Is there anything you'd like to share with the OPP families that are new to the pool?

A: I just wanted to say welcome and I really appreciate you being a part of the Orinda Park Pool family. Your presence is highly appreciated!

Q: Is there anything specifically that you're looking forward to this year at OPP?

A: My greatest desire, as always, is to see family and friends having an amazing experience while maintaining safety!

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