Dear OMPA Swim Community,
The February 26, 2021 State of California, Dept. of Health Guidelines allow for full participation in the sport of swimming for workouts and competition.
The key guidelines for inter team competition from Contra Costa County are:
All-in-all, this is great news for the 2021 OMPA swim season and our community-based league. We are working under the general guidance that these 3 main guidelines will be required thru the summer months.
The OMPA board has been working together to produce an OMPA League Meet Schedule which takes into consideration these guidelines and each swim club’s needs. Our primary objective is that every club may host and attend a swim meet with health and safety as a top priority for all swimmers and spectators.
The OMPA League Meet Schedule for 2021 has been approved and distributed to the league pools. As expected, it looks different from past years.
In addition, a few changes have been made to the OMPA rules and regulations to give athletes opportunities to swim when sports participation is still limited. The temporary changes to the OMPA rules and regulations include:
We are currently working on recommendations and protocols to follow when hosting swim meets. This intended to help volunteers, parents and swimmers with what expect at swim meets.
Your continued support of the OMPA is greatly appreciated and look forward to reuniting for a 65Th OMPA swim season.
2021 OMPA Board President
The Orinda Moraga Pool Association (OMPA) is a non-profit corporation established in 1956 and comprised of nine recreational swimming teams all located within Contra Costa County, California.
The mission of the OMPA is to conduct a summer recreational swim league to benefit the member pools' children, of all abilities, aged 3-18. Through weekly competitive dual meets, and an annual Championship Meet, we promote the spirit of sportsmanship, integrity, and high ethical standards for all participating athletes, coaches, and parents, and ensure fairness through rules and regulations.
The goal of the OMPA is to use the sports experience to help the swimmers develop positive character traits and values that will help them succeed the rest of their lives.