Pre-Swim Team - Mini Marlins
The Mini Marlin program prepares children ages 3-5 who are not yet swimmers to be successful on a swim team. Children are allowed to move at their own pace while receiving positive encouragement and instruction from the coaching staff. The program consists of daily practices and one swim meet. A child may progress through the Mini Marlins program and be promoted to the MVP Swim Team and have the opportunity to swim in meets and the league championship.
Competitive Swim Team - Marlins
The MVP Marlins are a recreational swim team competing in the Orinda Moraga Pool Association (OMPA) league. We offer competitive practices, swim lessons and swim meets for children aged 5-18. The coaching staff epitomizes the spirit of our neighborhood club. The swim team also offers a social calendar that will keep your children and family hopping all summer long.
Children swim in the following age groups: 6&under, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and 15-18. Our program focuses on proper dives, stroke technique, fast turns, strong finishes, breath control, race endurance, race education, nutrition, and dry land training. Swim Team begins with Spring Clinics in April, pre-season in May, regular season June & July, and finally the OMPA league and Contra Costa County Championships in August.
MVP is proud to host the longest running OMPA invitational swim meet of the summer, the Bottoms Up Invitational. In 1976, MVP parents Craig and Linda McCay decided to organize and host a swim meet with a twist, giving children at the “bottom” of their age group an opportunity to compete only against swimmers of the same age. The MVP Bottoms Up Swim Meet has grown to over 700 swimmers from nine OMPA swim teams. It is our most important fundraiser and everyone’s favorite meet!
Visit the MVP Swim Team site to register: www.mvpswimteam.com