Well we did a lot of work and our first swales are up and running. We were waiting for rain to test out the new driveway swales and we got it yesterday. We now know that the retention pond needs to be deeper and we need to dig the swale deeper in 1 spot. Otherwise it worked great. Our driveway has always been our biggest issue. It retains water like crazy. So I have swales on both sides. The swale on one side has then been dug into the swale system I dug for my orchard. Here are some pics, albeit bad pics.
Having to post pics in several replies as the server keeps erroring out on me.