Coach Cokie

Oct 272014
 

Here are the relay team records for Swymnut Masters in a short course meters pool (25 meters in length). A split in red indicates a team record in that person’s age group (only relay lead off swims qualify).

Relay Type Age Group Relay Time Date Set Swimmer Age Stroke Split
200 Free Mixed 200-239 2:03.34 10-12-14 Cokie Lepinski 55 Leadoff 32.82
Erica Sutherland 55 #2 32.26
Nick Winer 56 #3 29.06
Marlon Woolf 50 Anchor 29.20
200 Free Women 160-199 2:29.38 10-12-14 Mimi Willard 61 Leadoff 40.04
Elizabeth Menozzi 36 #2 35.04
Kate Eby 30 #3 39.93
Cassandra Coffee 53 Anchor 34.37
200 Medley Mixed 160-199 2.21.76 10-11-14 Marlon Woolf 50 Back 35.16
Kim Bauer 50 Breast 39.26
Kayla Coffee 22 Fly 33.86
Cassandra Coffee 53 Free 33.48
200 Medley Women 160-199 2:37.66 10-11-14 Kayla Coffee 22 Back unknown
Jane Mothersill 58 Breast unknown
Diana Peroni 42 Fly unknown
Nicole Coll 45 Free unknown
200 Medley Women 200-239 2:28.34 10-11-14 Erica Sutherland 55 Back 37.28
Cokie Lepinski 55 Breast 41.38
Katie Lee 48 Fly 39.45
Stacey Ellison 49 Free 30.23
400 Free Mixed 160-199 4:33.48 10-12-14 Stacey Ellison 49 Leadoff 1:09.21
Cokie Lepinski 55 #2 1:13.12
Nick Winer 56 #3 1:06.62
Marlon Woolf 50 Anchor 1:04.53
400 Free Women 160-199 5:00.44 10-11-14 Nicole Coll 45 Leadoff 1:18.96
Cassandra Coffee 53 #2 1:18.00
Erica Sutherland 55 #3 unknown
Kayla Coffee 22 #4 unknown
400 Free Women 200-239 5:33.72 10-12-13 Jane Mothersill 56 Leadoff 1:26.92
Mary Piel 57 #2 1:24.79
Vanessa Frank 34 #3 1:29.84
Cokie Lepinski 54 Anchor 1:12.17
400 Medley Women 160-199 6:06.44 10-12-14 Cokie Lepinski 55 Back 1:25.01
Kate Eby 30 Breast 1:52.93
Elizabeth Menozzi 36 Fly 1:32.28
Cassandra Coffee 53 Free 1:16.22
Oct 262014
 

Here are the team records for the women of Swymnut Masters in a short course meters pool. Since we are a young team, there are oodles of opportunities to set a team record. If a category is blank, that means no Swymnut woman has participated in that event in that venue (25 meter pool).

Age Group Event Time Swimmer Age Date Set Meet
W 19-24 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly 33.47 Kayla Coffee 22 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back 1:17.47 Kayla Coffee 22 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
25-29 50 Free
100 Free 1:27.28 Crystal Pinkston 29 8-23-14 Modesto
200 Free 3:18.81 Crystal Pinkston 29 8-23-14 Modesto
400 Free 7:01.78 Crystal Pinkston 29 8-23-14 Modesto
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast 2:11.84 Crystal Pinkston 29 8-23-14 Modesto
200 Breast
100 IM 1:49.25 Crystal Pinkston 29 8-23-14 Modesto
200 IM
400 IM
W 30-34 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free 3:00.44 Kate Eby 30 8-23-14 Modesto
400 Free 6:19.00 Kate Eby 30 8-23-14 Modesto
800 Free
1500 Free 24:04.18 Kate Eby 30 1-25-14 The Olympic Club
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly 3:57.61 Kate Eby 30 9-28-14 Mountain View
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back 3:53.94 Kate Eby 30 9-28-14 Mountain View
50 Breast 49.25 Kate Eby 30 8-23-14 Modesto
100 Breast
200 Breast 3:52.97 Kate Eby 30 9-28-14 Mountain View
100 IM 1:37.87 Kate Eby 30 8-23-14 Modesto
200 IM
400 IM 7:29.85 Kate Eby 30 9-28-14 Mountain View
W 35-39 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free 2:49.80 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
400 Free 5:58.14 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly 1:33.04 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Fly 3:27.62 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 9-28-14 Mountain View
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back 3:32.24 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 9-28-14 Mountain View
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast 3:16.32 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 9-28-14 Mountain View
100 IM 1:28.14 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 IM
400 IM 6:39.69 Elizabeth Menozzi 37 9-28-14 Mountain View
W 40-44 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly 40.59 Diana Peroni 42 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Fly
200 Fly 3:24.21 Diana Peroni 42 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM 3:27.45 Diana Peroni 42 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
400 IM
W 45-49 50 Free 33.84 Margaret de Somma 45 9-29-13 MtnView
100 Free 1:07.75 Stacey Ellison 49 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly 37.92 Nicole Coll 45 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Fly 1:41.27 Nicole Coll 45 8-23-14 Modesto
200 Fly
50 Back 45.05 Margaret de Somma 45 9-29-13 MtnView
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast 49.30 Nicole Coll 45 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Breast 1:44.86 Nicole Coll 45 8-23-14 Modesto
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
W 50-54 50 Free 32.56 Cokie Lepinski 54 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Free 1:13.68 Erica Sutherland 54 10-12-13 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly 36.37 Cokie Lepinski 54 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back 34.88 Erica Sutherland 54 10-12-13 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Back
200 Back 3:00.19 Cokie Lepinski 53 10-13-12 Pac Champs W Creek
50 Breast 41.27 Cokie Lepinski 54 10-12-13 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Breast 1:29.75 Erica Sutherland 54 10-12-13 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Breast
100 IM 1:20.90 Cokie Lepinski 53 10-13-12 Pac Champs W Creek
200 IM 2:59.50 Cokie Lepinski 53 10-13-12 Pac Champs W Creek
400 IM
W 55-59 50 Free 32.11 Erica Sutherland 55 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Free 1:13.46 Erica Sutherland 55 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Free
400 Free 6:04.38 Erica Sutherland 55 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly 36.04 Cokie Lepinski 55 9-28-14 Mountain View
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back 35.62 Erica Sutherland 55 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Back
200 Back 3:02.08 Cokie Lepinski 55 9-28-14 Mountain View
50 Breast 41.29 Cokie Lepinski 55 9-28-14 Mountain View
100 Breast 1:29.41 Cokie Lepinski 55 10-12-14 Pac SCM Champs Pac Record!
200 Breast 3:12.04 Cokie Lepinski 55 9-28-14 Mountain View Pac Record!
100 IM 1:20.29 Cokie Lepinski 55 9-28-14 Mountain View
200 IM 3:00.01 Cokie Lepinski 55 8-23-14 Modesto
400 IM
W 60-64 50 Free 36.96 Susie Powell 61 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Free 1:27.45 Mimi Willard 61 8-23-14 Modesto
200 Free 3:05.89 Mimi Willard 61 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
400 Free 6:29.03 Mimi Willard 61 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back 46.48 Susie Powell 61 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Back 1:45.14 Mimi Willard 61 8-23-14 Modesto
200 Back 3:34.52 Mimi Willard 61 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM 1:43.57 Mimi Willard 61 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 IM
400 IM
W 65-69 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
W 70-74 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
W 75-79 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
W 80-84 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
W 85-89 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
W 90-94 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
W 95-99 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
500 Free
1000 Free
1650 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM

 

Oct 262014
 

Here are the team records for the men of Swymnut Masters in a short course meters pool. Since we are a young team, there are oodles of opportunities to set a team record. If a category is blank, that means no Swymnut man has participated in that event in that venue (25 meter pool).

Age Group Event Time Swimmer Age Date Set Meet
M 19-24 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
25-29 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 30-34 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 35-39 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 40-44 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 45-49 50 Free 29.81 Marlon Woolf 49 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly 33.07 Marlon Woolf 49 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back 36.86 Marlon Woolf 49 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast 42.77 Marlon Woolf 49 10-6-13 UC Davis
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 50-54 50 Free 28.96 Marlon Woolf 50 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Free 1:03.85 Marlon Woolf 50 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Free 2:22.28 Marlon Woolf 50 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly 30.50 Marlon Woolf 50 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back 34.96 Marlon Woolf 50 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast 38.73 Kim Bauer 50 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Breast 1:29.82 Kim Bauer 50 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Breast 3:16.02 Kim Bauer 50 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 IM 1:20.86 Kim Bauer 50 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 IM
400 IM
M 55-59 50 Free 29.27 Nick Winer 56 10-12-14 Pac Champs W Creek
100 Free 1:05.04 Nick Winer 56 10-11-14 Pac Champs W Creek
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 60-64 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 65-69 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 70-74 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 75-79 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 80-84 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 85-89 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 90-94 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free
800 Free
1500 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM
M 95-99 50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
500 Free
1000 Free
1650 Free
50 Fly
100 Fly
200 Fly
50 Back
100 Back
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Breast
200 Breast
100 IM
200 IM
400 IM

 

Relay Relay Swimmer Age Group Stroke Split Relay Time Place Date Meet

 

Oct 252014
 

The workouts that follow are guidelines, primarily listed for our satellite swimmers who work out on their own. For actual team practices, each of our coaches has free reign to deviate and bring their own workout to the pool. So don’t let a workout you see below be your guide to whether or not you come to practice. Heck, you may not even see that workout. Just come swim! Any way you slice it, it will be good for you!

  • Tuesday, Oct 28: #507 Freestyle Holds. Cokie 5:30 & 7. Buffy 8:15
  • Wednesday, Oct 29: #372 Light Sprints. Susie 5:30, 7 & Buffy 8:15
  • Thursday, Oct 30: #144 Breast & Free with a Mini Breaststroke Clinic. Cokie 5:30 & 7. Marlon 8:15
  • Friday, Oct 31: #137 Long Axis. Cokie 5:30 & 8:15 (there is no 7am practice)
  • Saturday, Nov 1: Fall Fun Workout with Cokie. Come, it will be a blast! If on your own, so sorry! Try #114 IM

Upcoming open water swims:

  • none

Upcoming swim meets:

  • Senior Games held Sunday, November 16th in SF at the Martin Luther King Pool (indoor). Open to those 50 and over. This meet is needed if you want to attend the 2015 National Senior Games in Minneapolis and have not yet done one of the Senior Games qualifying meets. Even if you don’t plan to go to next year’s Nat’l Senior Games, this is a great low key meet to give competition a try. Strong likelihood that you’ll walk away with a medal or two! For information on this qualifying meet, see the Encore Games website here. To register online go here. I believe registration closes on or around Nov 3rd. This is a small meet, and we recommend not swimming back-to-back events! Order of events is:
    • 50 Back
    • 50 Breast
    • 200 Free
    • 100 Breast
    • 100 Fly
    • 200 IM
    • 200 Back
    • 100 Free
    • 100 Back
    • 50 Fly
    • 50 Free
    • 500 Free
    • 100 IM
    • 200 Breast
  • Southern Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Champs, December 5-7. Meet info and registration here. Coach Cokie will not be able to attend as she will be in Cuba with her husband and Susie & James Powell!
Oct 202014
 

15 NUTS competed at the 2014 Pac Masters Short Course Meters Championships in Walnut Creek the weekend of October 11-12. We had some GREAT individual swims and super fast team-record-setting relays. Our 15 members were comprised of 12 females, 3 males. Our gals took 4th place overall and our team placed 7th overall. This is truly amazing especially given the fact that very few of our swimmers competed in the max number of events. The weather was perfect with temps in the mid 70s to low 80s. Check out our results!

2014 Pac SCM Champs Summary

2014 All Meet Results

Oct 182014
 

The workouts that follow are guidelines, primarily listed for our satellite swimmers who work out on their own. For actual team practices, each of our coaches has free reign to deviate and bring their own workout to the pool. So don’t let a workout you see below be your guide to whether or not you come to practice. Heck, you may not even see that workout. Just come swim! Any way you slice it, it will be good for you!

  • Tuesday, Oct 21: #383 Distance with Stroke  – Coach Cokie (all 3 workouts)
  • Wednesday, Oct 22: #372 Sprint Shorties – Coach Susie (all 3 workouts)
  • Thursday, Oct 23: #281 Stroke Mix Aerobic with a Mini Breaststroke Clinic at 5:30 & 7  – Coach Cokie 5:30 & 7, Marlon at 8:30
  • Friday, Oct 24: #260 IM Aerobic  –  Coach Susie both workouts 5:30 and 8:15
  • Saturday, Oct 25: #368 Pace Set Aerobic –  Coach Cokie  

Upcoming open water swims:

  • none

Upcoming swim meets:

  • Senior Games held Sunday, November 16th in SF at the Martin Luther King Pool (indoor). Open to those 50 and over. This meet is needed if you want to attend the 2015 National Senior Games in Minneapolis and have not yet done one of the Senior Games qualifying meets. Even if you don’t plan to go to next year’s Nat’l Senior Games, this is a great low key meet to give competition a try. Strong likelihood that you’ll walk away with a medal or two! For information on this qualifying meet, see the Encore Games website here. To register online go here. I believe registration closes on or around Nov 3rd. This is a small meet, and we recommend not swimming back-to-back events! Order of events is:
    • 50 Back
    • 50 Breast
    • 200 Free
    • 100 Breast
    • 100 Fly
    • 200 IM
    • 200 Back
    • 100 Free
    • 100 Back
    • 50 Fly
    • 50 Free
    • 500 Free
    • 100 IM
    • 200 Breast
  • Southern Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Champs, December 5-7. Meet info and registration here. Coach Cokie will not be able to attend as she will be in Cuba with her husband and Susie & James Powell!
Oct 132014
 

Attention swimmers – we are moving our listings of upcoming swim meets and open water events to our Team Unify site (TU site can be accessed from the right sidebar). I will continue posting here through 2014 but beginning in 2015 you will only find listing for upcoming swim meets and open water events on our secondary TeamUnify website under the Events tab. 

Upcoming swim meets:

  • Senior Games held Sunday, November 16th in SF at the Martin Luther King Pool (indoor). Open to those 50 and over. This meet is needed if you want to attend the 2015 National Senior Games in Minneapolis and have not yet done one of the Senior Games qualifying meets. Even if you don’t plan to go to next year’s Nat’l Senior Games, this is a great low key meet to give competition a try. Strong likelihood that you’ll walk away with a medal or two! For information on this qualifying meet, see the Encore Games website here. To register online go here. I believe registration closes on or around Nov 3rd. This is a small meet, and we recommend not swimming back-to-back events! Order of events is:
    • 50 Back
    • 50 Breast
    • 200 Free
    • 100 Breast
    • 100 Fly
    • 200 IM
    • 200 Back
    • 100 Free
    • 100 Back
    • 50 Fly
    • 50 Free
    • 500 Free
    • 100 IM
    • 200 Breast
  • Southern Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Champs, December 5-7. Meet info and registration here. Coach Cokie will not be able to attend as she will be in Cuba with her husband and Susie & James Powell!
Oct 112014
 

The workouts that follow are guidelines, primarily listed for our satellite swimmers who work out on their own. For actual team practices, each of our coaches has free reign to deviate and bring their own workout to the pool. So don’t let a workout you see below be your guide to whether or not you come to practice. Heck, you may not even see that workout. Just come swim! Any way you slice it, it will be good for you!

  • Tuesday, Oct 14: #463 Freestyle Builds  – Coach Cokie (all 3 workouts)
  • Wednesday, Oct 15: #458 Ten Fifteen Twenty – Coach Cokie (5:30, 7:00 & Marlon at 8:15)
  • Thursday, Oct 16: #504 Fly Free Mix. More light clinic work on fly at the beginning of practice  – Coach Cokie 5:30, 7, Marlon at 8:30
  • Friday, Oct 17: #363 Your Specialty Stroke  –  Coach Cokie both workouts 5:30 and 8:15
  • Saturday, Oct 18: Spin A Set (with Spinner Wheel) – Coach Cokie  If on your own do #438 Distance Free Pacing

Upcoming open water swims:

  • none

Upcoming swim meets:

  • Senior Games held Sunday, November 16th in SF at the Martin Luther King Pool (indoor). Open to those 50 and over. This meet is needed if you want to attend the 2015 National Senior Games in Minneapolis and have not yet done one of the Senior Games qualifying meets. Even if you don’t plan to go to next year’s Nat’l Senior Games, this is a great low key meet to give competition a try. Strong likelihood that you’ll walk away with a medal or two! For information on this qualifying meet, see the Encore Games website here. To register online go here. I believe registration closes on or around Nov 3rd. This is a small meet, and we recommend not swimming back-to-back events! Order of events is:
    • 50 Back
    • 50 Breast
    • 200 Free
    • 100 Breast
    • 100 Fly
    • 200 IM
    • 200 Back
    • 100 Free
    • 100 Back
    • 50 Fly
    • 50 Free
    • 500 Free
    • 100 IM
    • 200 Breast
  • Southern Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Champs, December 5-7. Meet info and registration here. Coach Cokie will not be able to attend as she will be in Cuba with her husband and Susie & James Powell!
Oct 042014
 

We are prepping for Short Course Meters Champs (Walnut Creek Oct 10-12). Be there or be square!

The workouts that follow are guidelines, primarily listed for our satellite swimmers who work out on their own. For actual team practices, each of our coaches has free reign to deviate and bring their own workout to the pool. So don’t let a workout you see below be your guide to whether or not you come to practice. Heck, you may not even see that workout. Just come swim! Any way you slice it, it will be good for you!

  • Tuesday, Oct 7: #487 Push for Smooth  – Coach Cokie 
  • Wednesday, Oct 8: #Taper 7 Prep for Champs – Coach Marlon
  • Thursday, Oct 9: #503 Fly & More with a Mini Fly Clinic  – Coach Cokie
  • Friday, Oct 10: #477 Meet Prep –  Coach Cokie
  • Saturday, Oct 11: #470 700 Ladder – Coach Buffy  

Upcoming open water swims:

  • none

Upcoming swim meets:

  • Pac Masters SCM Champs, Walnut Creek, Oct 10-12. Enter hereReg closed Oct 1st at 11:59 pm. Team effort! We’d love to have you there, even if just for relays! Even if you didn’t enter the meet we can have you compete in relays. Just bring your USMS card and sign a waiver at the meet. Let Cokie know!
  • Senior Games held Sunday, November 16th in SF at the Martin Luther King Pool (indoor). This meet is needed if you want to attend the 2015 National Senior Games in Minneapolis and have not yet done one of the Senior Games qualifying meets. Even if you don’t plan to go to next year’s Nat’l Senior Games, this is a great low key meet to give competition a try. Strong likelihood that you’ll walk away with a medal or two! For information on this qualifying meet, see the Encore Games website here. To register online go here. I believe registration closes on or around Nov 3rd. Order of events is:
    • 50 Back
    • 50 Breast
    • 200 Free
    • 100 Breast
    • 100 Fly
    • 200 IM
    • 200 Back
    • 100 Free
    • 100 Back
    • 50 Fly
    • 50 Free
    • 500 Free
    • 100 IM
    • 200 Breast
  • Southern Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Champs, December 5-7, tba. Not yet posted. Keep an eye out here. Coach Cokie will not be able to attend as she will be in Cuba!
Sep 292014
 

USMS has bestowed some pretty awesome awards on two of our coaches here at Swymnuts. At the United States Aquatic Sports annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida (Sept 17-21. 2014), Coach Susie Powell was awarded the USMS Fitness Award for her work with both Swymnuts and SwimFit. In the presentation, it was noted that Susie has quite the creative flare in her coaching style, with fun and outrageous “themes” to her workouts often filled with props, toys and zany sets. She’s also known for the dramatic flare of coming on deck with some pretty wild outfits.

USMS Susie Powell Award

Susie’s Fitness Award

 

Susie at 2014 Convention

Susie at 2014 Convention

Coach Cokie was awarded the USMS Dorothy Donnelly service award recognized for her extensive work with both USMS and Pacific Masters Swimming. She also received the 2014 USMS Coach of the Year Award! She was presented the award at the USAS Banquet filled with about 1300+ members of USMS, USA Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchro Swimming. She was introduced by Rowdy Gaines and gave a short acceptance speech (below). She is thrilled beyond measure and thanks everyone on the team for their work to put together a nomination package. She was flabbergasted to receive the award as this team managed to keep secret they had nominated her.

Swimming World Magazine interviewed her and did a web article on 9-23-14. You can find that article here.

Cokie with Rowdy Gaines

Cokie with Rowdy Gaines

Cokie at the Podium

Cokie giving her acceptance speech

Cokie’s Acceptance Speech

My sincerest thanks and gratitude to USMS, to my Swymnut Masters team, to my friend and fellow award winning coach Susie Powell and to all who made this possible, especially my husband Tim who always encourages me to chase my dreams. I am deeply honored to receive this award.

Last week at ASCA, I encountered this Albert Einstein quote: “I have no special talent, I am just passionately curious.” That fits me.

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to follow my passion and serve my team, my community, Pacific Masters and U.S. Masters Swimming. I got into coaching Masters as a way to reciprocate to a sport that has helped me on so many levels. The crazy thing is, the more I give to the sport, the more it gives back. And that is what coaching and life is about. The more you give of yourself, the more you receive.

As coaches, we may not be solving political crises, creating world peace, or finding cures for debilitating diseases. Although, we know our swimmers do! But, we have the opportunity EVERY SINGLE DAY to positively influence those we work with, and that is what drives me. We witness a transformation take place with our swimmers. It starts with stroke metamorphosis and physical conditioning, but like sun rays, that transformation often extends out to their relationships and interactions with family, friends and others in their lives. It is an AWESOME thing to witness.

One last quote. Pericles said, “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

Thank you to all of you out there for the weaving you do with your friends, your family, and your sport. And Oh my gosh, cool beans, thank you for this award!