The Meadow Pool

Newly remodeled in 2008, Meadow features a 6-lane gutterless competition pool with a dive well and shallow play area for recreational use.

Our Season

The pool is open March-November for swim team and masters and during the spring and summer months for recreational swimming. Seasonal hours are posted at the lifeguard office.

Masters Swim

Spring and Fall USA Swimming Masters program coached by senior staff that focuses on overall fitness and improving swim skills.


Meadow offers private lessons with our senior coaching staff for children of all ages.

Mini-Dolphin Program

The Mini-Dolphin, learn-to-swim program features a progression of levels from beginner to advanced that develops strong, water-safe swimmers with the solid foundation required for participation on the swim team.

Gain confidence in entering the water
Learn to blow bubbles
Float on stomach and back
Spinner Dolphin
Gain confidence in the water
Learn the basics of freestyle and backstroke
Practice going under water
Learn to jump off the side of the pool
Hourglass Dolphins
Comfortable in water
Learn to swim ¼ lap freestyle independently
Practice side breathing
Learn to dive from the side of the pool
Confident in the water
Practice swimming ½-full lap freestyle and backstroke independently
Learn elements of breaststroke and butterfly
Learn to dive from the block

Our Swim Team

The Meadow Dolphins, founded in 1957, are a recreational swim team for swimmers, ages 4-18, that competes in the Orinda Moraga Pools Association (OMPA) league.

Practices are broken down by age group and are designed to develop the competitive strokes, strong starts and finishes, and race techniques, while building strength, confidences and a great sense of community.

Spring Clinics

Two-day and four-day Stroke Cinics, as well as Start-and-Turn Clinics, prepare swimmers for the summer season.

Summer Season

Pre-Season practices start in late April; moving to regular morning practice in the summer. Our season culminates in August with the OMPA championship.

Fall Swim

Fall Swimming, lead by our summer coaching staff, runs in the afternoons from September—November. Swimmers have the option of competing in fall meets.

Have Questions?

Visit our swim team website or email our swim chairs.

Head Coach- Kyle Peterson

2024 marks Kyle Peterson's tenth year at Meadow. He grew up swimming for Moraga Valley Pool and got his coaching start there. He is a former OMPA high point award-winner as well as a former OMPA record holder (15-18 100 Free). Kyle was a perennial County Meet finalist in multiple events throughout his career as well as an MVP pool and team record-holder. He was captain of the Miramonte High School team where he was an NCS finalist in both the 50 and 100 free. From Moraga Valley Pool, Kyle went on to be the head coach at Moraga Ranch for a few seasons before heading off to The University of Hawaii where he completed his degree. After several years of working in fine dining, pool and beach services, Kyle returned to Lamorinda in 2015 to rebuild Meadow and reconnect with old friends and family.

Assistant Coach- Todd Khron

Todd is the Assistant Head Coach for the Walnut Creek Aquabears USA Swimming Club. In his 28 years coaching with the Aquabears, he has coached every group on the team and was twice nominated as Pacific Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year. Todd also spent 21 seasons as the Associate Head Coach of the Diablo Valley College Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Team, stepping away following the 2022 season. He was the 2014 CCCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year. Todd also coached Las Lomas ('95 to '00) and Northgate ('05 to '13) High Schools. He was named the North Coast Section Honor Coach in 2018. He also coached summer seasons for LMYA, Orinda Country Club, and Blackhawk Country Club. The Krohns moved to Orinda in 2012 and joined Meadow in 2020. Todd and Laura have two Meadow swimmers, Elin (9) and Clay (8).

Assistant Head Coach- Amanda Ferguson

A life-long dolphin, Amanda has been coaching at Meadow since 2020, but her involvement with Meadow goes back to the mid-1980s when she joined swim team as an eight year old. She swam as a dolphin and later as a Miramonte Matador. After esteemed coach Donnie Heidary finally convinced her that she was “not a sprinter,” she mostly competed in the 100 yd backstroke and 200 yd freestyle throughout high school. Amanda has been a part of Meadow for almost 40 years, as a swimmer, lifeguard, summer nanny to swim families, swim mom to her sons Rex (15) and Miles (12), and coach. When she’s not on the pool deck, you can find her running, reading, or attending live music shows.

Director of Mini Dolphins/Learn to Swim Program & Senior Coach- Katie Hayes

Katie Hayes learned to swim when she was 4 years old and started racing competitively at the age of 6. Growing up in Ohio, she swam for both her club team as well as her summer swim team. Upon moving to Wisconsin at the age of 12, she was state champion in both short course and long course consecutively for 3 years (100 & 200 Breastroke). She also was awarded multiple state champion in the 100 & 200 Butterfly as well as the 200 & 400 Individual Medley. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 Katie was awarded First Team All-State, All-Conference, and Team MVP for her high school swim team. Katie was 1 of 28 females invited by USA Swimming to attend the Central Zone Select Camp in 2015, and she was named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2017. Katie swam Varsity Division I at Boston College.

(Returning) Senior Coach- Gavin Pitt

Gavin Pitt is a recent graduate of the University of Texas, Austin with a degree in marine and freshwater science and a former Meadow Swim team coach and swimmer. Starting swimming in 2004, Gavin spent 15 seasons swimming for Meadow and 5 seasons as a junior coach working with 8 and unders primarily. In his final 4 years at Meadow, he became a former pool and team record holder, along with being awarded 2 Rich Keely Awards, 2 OMPA spirit Awards. and 2 Coaches Awards from 2015-2018. Gavin is extremely excited to be a part of the Meadow community again.