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MVP offers a baby pool and a main pool with 6 lanes for lap swimming, a diving area, and a shallow play area. The pool is open from April through October each year.
 
 Pool Hours Spring Summer Fall
 Months Mid-March- Mid-June
(end of school)
Mid-June—August September—October
 Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 Saturday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM 11:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11:00 AM - 7:00 P

 

Swim Programs

Learn-to-Swim

 

The club offers learn to swim lessons during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons.
 
The MVP Learn-to-Swim program provides individualized swim instruction geared towards non-swimmers and beginning swimmers. The MVP Learn-to-Swim program provides swim instruction for children ages 3-12 years old at all levels of competency. (Inquiries about instruction for younger and older swimmers are considered on a case by case basis). The 20 minute private lessons are open to members and non-members alike. Our instructors are experienced competitive swim coaches with extensive experience teaching younger swimmers
 
The six learn-to-swim levels include:  
  • Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills. Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. 
  • Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Gives students success with fundamental skills. 
  • Level 3—Stroke Development. Builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.  
  • Level 4—Stroke Improvement. Develops confidence in the strokes previously learned and to improve other aquatic skills.  
  • Level 5—Stroke Refinement. Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
  • Level 6—Swimming and Skill Proficiency. Refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency and power over greater distances.

 

 
To register or to ask questions, please Contact Us.
 

Pre-Swim Team - Mini Marlins

 

The Mini Marlin program prepares children, who are not yet swimmers, to be successful on a competitive swim team. Generally this program is best suited for children ages 3 - 5. Children will be allowed to move at their own pace while receiving positive encouragement and training from the coaching staff. The program consists of practices and 1-2 swim meets. When a child progresses through the Mini program they may be promoted to the MVP Swim Team and have the opportunity to swim in regular weekly meets as well as the league championship.

 

Competitive Swim Team - Marlins

 

Our 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 truly epitomizes the spirit of this neighborhood club. The swim team also offers a social calendar that will keep your children hopping all summer long.  
 
Head Coach Trevor Rose is back for another fantastic season for ages 6&under, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and 15-18. The program focuses on: proper dives, all stroke techniques, 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, largest, and best invitational swim meet of the summer, MVP Bottoms Up! In 1976, MVP parents Craig and Linda McCay decided to organize and host a swim meet with a twist. The idea was to give children at the “bottom” of their age group an opportunity to compete against only those swimmers of the same age. The MVP Bottoms Up Invitational Swim Meet was an instant success. The meet has grown to over 700 swimmers ages 5,7,9,11,13, and 15 across 9 swim teams competing at Campolindo High School Soda Aquatic Center. Our most important fundraiser and everyone’s favorite meet!  

Visit the MVP Swim Team site to register: www.mvpswimteam.com 

Masters Swimming

 
Coach Trevor Rose runs the much-beloved MVP Masters program. Masters is swimming for adults, ages 19 & up. All abilities welcome, for real! 
  • Have you always wanted to learn proper swim technique? 
  • Are you a triathlete who wants to improve your swim leg? 
  • Are you an experienced swimmer who wants a good workout with an innovative coach? 
Join us at MVP Masters Swimming! 
 
Our program runs on a drop-in basis for $5 per day or monthly for $70 per month. Practices are held Monday - Friday and run hourly from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM (or any time in between!). Come on down and try it out!

Coaching Staff

  
Aquatics Director
Trevor Rose
Co-Head Coach
Ross Dautel
Senior Assist. Coach
Andrew Meadows
Senior Coach
Ashley Logan
 
Senior Coach
Hailey Eberle
Senior Coach
Arden Creson
 
Senior Coach
Rosie Chester
 

 

 

 












Trevor Rose, MVP Aquatics Director and Head Coach,
is a familiar face in the OMPA.  He grew up in Orinda swimming for OPP, playing water polo and swimming for Miramonte High School and then went on to play water polo for UC Davis.  Trevor has coached in the OMPA for over 16 years with previous positions at OPP, Campo Cabana, and the Miramonte Gators.  This is Trevor’s 7th year as Head Coach of MVP Swim Team, as well as heading up the Learn-to-Swim Program, and the beloved Master’s Program.  Trevor is also the Miramonte High School Varsity Swim Coach. Trevor has an amazing way of motivating his swimmers and is always encouraging his athletes to strive for the best!  Trevor will share his extensive knowledge with our 9 & up swimmers, as well as overseeing the entire team.

 

Ross Dautel, MVP Co-Head Coach, will coach our 8&unders as well as supervise our Mini Marlin program. Ross began swimming at the age of 4 for Rudgear Estates Swim Team (REST) in Walnut Creek. He kicked off his coaching career with REST in 2008 before taking over as head coach at age 18 in 2011. In 2013, Ross joined the Larkey Sharks of the Walnut Creek Swim Conference where he led the Sharks to three consecutive league championships. Ross attended Las Lomas High School, swimming and playing water polo all 4 years. He then continued his education at the University of Southern California where he studied Communication and Sports Media. Ross currently teaches at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette. In his free time he coaches water polo for 680 and San Ramon Valley HS. Ross is very much looking forward
to joining the MVP Family and is excited to get to know each and every Marlin!

 

Andrew Meadows, Senior Assistant Swim Coach, is returning for his 8th year coaching at MVP. Andrew began his swimming career with the Pinole Seals at the age of 3. He would later join MVP at the age of 12 and finished his long and enjoyable swimming career in the summer of 2012. His favorite memories of swimming were getting gold times and placing in the finals at OMPA in breaststroke. He swam and ran cross country for four years at Miramonte. Andrew will graduate from Sacramento State this spring with a degree in Accounting.

Ashley Logan, Senior Swim Coach, has been swimming for MVP since she was 3 and began coaching when she turned 12. For the past couple of summers she has enjoyed teaching Learn to Swim lessons and helping out on deck. When she's not at the pool, Ashley enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, and going to the beach. After graduating from Miramonte High School, Ashley completed her freshman year at BYU and plans to major in accounting. Her favorite part about coaching is being able to watch the kids improve and begin to share her love for swimming.

Hailey Eberle, Senior Swim Coach, is currently a member of Santa Clara's Division I women's water polo team and is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Public Health. She graduated from Miramonte High School in 2016. She played varsity water polo and swimming all four years. She was captain of her high school water polo team that won the NCS title. Hailey has taught swim lessons and has also coached water polo for the past several summers. Growing up, swimming was a huge part of her life having attended 13 different OMPAs swimming for Orinda Country Club. Hailey loves aquatic sports, such as water polo, swimming and surfing, and is very excited to share her passion for the water with the MVP community!

Arden Creson, Senior Swim Coach, has been swimming at MVP since she was five years old and coaching since the age of 13. She has run Varsity Track at Miramonte for four years and Varsity Cross Country for three. In the fall she will be attending Boston University, where she will continue running track. Arden's favorite part about coaching is helping others improve throughout the season, getting to connect with all the kids she coaches and playing with the little ones! She can't wait to share her last season with all of you. MVP has been such a large part of Arden's life!

Rosie Chester, Senior Swim Coach,  is so excited to return to MVP for her 14th year as a swimmer and 6th year as a coach. Although this is her last summer at MVP, she intends on making it an unforgettable one (yes, that sounds cheesy but she genuinely means it!!!). Since she was little, MVP has been a place of inspiration, comfort, fun, friends, family, hard-work, and so much more for Rosie; she can safely say that it is her second home. Swimming has always been her one true love as a sport as she couldn't quite grasp the others (well)... She thanks her parents for steering her clear of soccer and basketball. Being able to share her love of swimming and what this team cultivates is something she holds very important, and is ultimately what keeps her coming back year after year. In the summer when she is not on the pool deck, she is probably still on the pool deck! Rosie loves to read, write, go on adventures with friends around the Bay Area, hike in Marin, go to SoulCycle, listen to new music, bake cookies, embarrass her sister (and herself) with her dance moves, and much more. This fall, she hopes to be at school down in Southern California and will be majoring in Communications. Rosie’s favorite part of working with the kids at MVP would be all of the different personalities and abilities she is subject to each day. Every kid is different, so it gives her a chance to practice being patient and accepting of every swimmer--two skills that are very essential. After looking up to her coaches when she was little, she now looks back and tries to honor their legacy as best she can!