Coach Cokie

Jun 252016
 

Just a heads up – we will have a 4th of July workout at IVC on that Monday from 7-8:30AM. Come join Coach Shari as she leads you through a fun practice!


Always keep an eye on our team’s Facebook page for any possible last minute pool closures or issues. If you don’t use Facebook, click this tab which draws in feeds from our postings on Facebook. 


Workouts

Day Date Time Coach
Monday 6-27 6-7 pm Coach Shari Cruse
Wednesday 6-29 6-7 pm Coach Shari Cruse


IVC Workouts

In the summer months of June & July the Marin Pirates USA team often swims long course on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when they practice at 6:30AM. They’ll try to have the pool flipped on Sundays for our Monday morning workout. On Wednesday & Friday if the pool is not flipped to long course when we get there, the kids will arrive about 6:15 and begin to flip the pool. We may lose the last 5 minutes of practice.

Day Date WO # Time & Coach
Mon 6-27 #646 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – Possibly Long Course
Tue 6-28 #620 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – fun "circuit" swim w/equipment!
Weds 6-29 #632 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – See note above about pool flip
Thurs 6-30 #628 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Fri 7-1 #575 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – See note above about pool flip
Sat 7-2 #89 No Sat or Sun IVC practice. Next weekend slots at IVC we have are 7/10 (8:30-10) and 7/16 (10-11:30)


Lucas Valley Workouts

Day Date WO # Time & Coach Time & Coach
Tue 6-28 #620 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Weds 6-29 #632 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Thurs 6-30 #628 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Fri 7-1 #575 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Sat 7-2 #89 7-8:30AM Shari

For upcoming Swim Meets & Open Water Competitions:

Click on our Calendar tab and drop down to Upcoming Swim Events or just click these hyperlinks.

Jun 182016
 

 


Always keep an eye on our team’s Facebook page for any possible last minute pool closures or issues. If you don’t use Facebook, click this tab which draws in feeds from our postings on Facebook. 


Workouts

Day Date Time Coach
Monday 6-20 6-7 pm Coach Shari Cruse
Wednesday 6-22 6-7 pm Coach Shari Cruse


IVC Workouts

In the summer months of June & July the Marin Pirates USA team swims long course on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when they practice at 6:30AM. They’ll try to have the pool flipped on Sundays for our Monday morning workout. On Wednesday & Friday if the pool is not flipped to long course when we get there, the kids will arrive about 6:15 and begin to flip the pool. We may lose the last 5 minutes of practice.

Day Date WO # Time & Coach
Mon 6-20 #505 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – Possibly Long Course
Tue 6-21 #561-2 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – fun "circuit" swim w/equipment!
Weds 6-22 #490 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – See note above about pool flip
Thurs 6-23 #560 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Fri 6-24 #497 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – See note above about pool flip
Sat 6-25 #307 10:00-11:30 AM Cokie – Possibly Long Course


Lucas Valley Workouts

Day Date WO # Time & Coach Time & Coach
Tue 6-21 #561-2 or ?? 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Weds 6-22 #490 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Thurs 6-23 #560 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Fri 6-24 #497 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Sat 6-25 #307 7-8:30AM Shari

For upcoming Swim Meets & Open Water Competitions:

Click on our Calendar tab and drop down to Upcoming Swim Events or just click these hyperlinks.

Jun 132016
 

Six of our lady Swymnuts challenged themselves to do something none of them had ever done. Four took on the 5K challenge and two took on the 10K challenge at Lake Del Valle. Neither of these swims is for the faint hearted. 5K or even 10K in a pool is pretty darned challenging – now try this in open water where you have no walls and nowhere to rest other than treading water. You have a mass of competitors, buoys that are hard to see, and mind numbing time to think about nothing! Sounds fun, right? Well actually, it is in a way. There is tedium, there is fear, but there is also excitement. And when you finish, there is pure joy and an incredible sense of accomplishment.

So impressed with a job well done for our six strong ladies: Susie Powell, Erica Sutherland, Rachel Craft, Claudia Hermann, Cokie Lepinski and Mary Piel! We hope even more of you join us next year. We did learn that the 10K is really for those who are pretty darned speedy and have endurance. The cut off for the 10K swim is a very brisk 3 hours and 30 minutes. That means you have to be able to maintain around a 33-minute mile to make it. Erica and Susie were our 10K swimmers. They had been told that if they got to the feeding station in a certain time after the third lap they would be allowed to continue. They both made that time cutoff. But we all missed the fine print that said any swimmers on the course after 3 hours and 30 minutes would be pulled. Erica squeaked through that net and finished in 3:33. Susie was pulled right after that and we estimated she had around 700-800 meters left to swim – about 10 to 15 minutes max for her. Can you imagine all the training that went into this? She is no slouch and ranks up there in all of her swim meets and open water swims. To be denied just shy of the finish seems so unfair. Still, in our eyes, Susie was a finisher and we know she is mentally and physically an incredible warrior. So kudos to you Susie!

Here are the results for our gals:

2016 OW Lake Del Valle 061116

For full results on the Lake Del Valle open water series, you’ll find them on the Pac Masters website here.

Lake Del Valle OWS 2016 Collage

Jun 132016
 

Wow, what a crew we took to Berryessa this year. Last year we had 8 Swymnuts compete at Lake Berryessa. This year? 20! Congratulations to all of them for a job well done. Coach Susie takes our “Toughest NUT” award as the only swimmer among us who did both the 2-mile swim and then the 1-mile swim. She was readying herself for the upcoming 10K swim at Lake Del Valle a week later. There were some phenomenal drops in time for our crew this year who have done this swim in the past

  • Coach Shari dropped :38 seconds off last year’s 1-mile time
  • Coach Cokie dropped 1 min from when she last swam this in 2007
  • Sue August dropped 1:36 from last year’s 1-mile
  • Lynn Forsey dropped 2:38 from last year’s 1-mile
  • Nance Rosencranz dropped an amazing 8 minutes from last year’s 1-mile

The full team results are here:

2016 OW Lake Berryessa 060416

For complete results on the entire Lake Berryessa open water swim, you’ll find them here on the Pac Masters website.

Lake Berryessa 2016 Collage

Jun 112016
 

 


Always keep an eye on our team’s Facebook page for any possible last minute pool closures or issues. If you don’t use Facebook, click this tab which draws in feeds from our postings on Facebook. 


Workouts

Day Date Time Coach
Monday 6-13 6-7 pm Coach Shari Cruse
Wednesday 6-15 6-7 pm Coach Shari Cruse


IVC Workouts

In the summer months of June & July the Marin Pirates USA team swims long course on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when they practice at 6:30AM. They’ll try to have the pool flipped on Sundays for our Monday morning workout. On Wednesday & Friday if the pool is not flipped to long course when we get there, the kids will arrive about 6:15 and begin to flip the pool. We are asked to use just the first 7 lanes from 6:15-6:30 on those Wednesdays & Fridays to allow them access to flip without impacting us too much. We may lose the last 5-10 minutes of practice.

Day Date WO # Time & Coach
Mon 6-13 #644 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – Note Long Course!
Tue 6-14 #612 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Weds 6-15 #613 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – See note above about pool flip
Thurs 6-16 #592 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Fri 6-17 #420 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – See note above about pool flip
Sat 6-18 #423 10:00-11:30 AM Cokie – Note Long Course!


Lucas Valley Workouts

Day Date WO # Time & Coach Time & Coach
Tue 6-14 #612 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Weds 6-15 #613 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Thurs 6-16 #592 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Fri 6-17 #420 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Sat 6-18 #423 7-8:30AM Shari

For upcoming Swim Meets & Open Water Competitions:

Click on our Calendar tab and drop down to Upcoming Swim Events or just click these hyperlinks.

Jun 042016
 

Good luck to all our swimmers doing the open water swims at Lake Del Valle this weekend, June 11th & 12th!

Also, still looking for your help with donations to our cancer fundraiser as part of our Check Off Challenge. No amount is t0o small. Go here on our webpage for all the details you need to make a quick donation.


Always keep an eye on our team’s Facebook page for any possible last minute pool closures or issues. If you don’t use Facebook, click this tab which draws in feeds from our postings on Facebook. 


Workouts

Day Date Time Coach
Monday 6-6 6-7 pm CoachShari Cruse
Wednesday 6-8 6-7 pm CoachShari Cruse


IVC Workouts

Day Date WO# Time & Coach
Mon 6-6 #194 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Tue 6-7 #641 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie–Note Long Course!
Weds 6-8 #474 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie – canceled high chlorine level
Thurs 6-9 #558 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie –PossiblyLong Course!
Fri 6-10 #449 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Sat 6-11 None!


Lucas Valley Workouts

Day Date WO # Time & Coach Time & Coach
Tue 6-7 #641 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Weds 6-8 #474 5:30-6:30 AMBuffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Thurs 6-9 #558 5:30-6:30 AMBuffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Fri 6-10 #449 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy no 8:15s until July 12th!
Sat 6-11 None! LVSThas a swim meet

For upcoming Swim Meets & Open Water Competitions:

Click on our Calendar tab and drop down to Upcoming Swim Events or just click these hyperlinks.

May 282016
 

Good luck to all our swimmers doing Lake Berryessa this Saturday, June 4th!

Also, please, please, please donate to our cancer fundraiser as part of our Check Off Challenge. You don’t even have to do the Check Off Challenge – just help us raise money to fight cancer! No amount is to small. Go here on our webpage for all the details you need to make a quick donation.


Always keep an eye on our team’s Facebook page for any possible last minute pool closures or issues. If you don’t use Facebook, click this tab which draws in feeds from our postings on Facebook. 


Workouts

Day Date Time Coach
Monday 5-30 None JCC Closed – come to IVC 7-9am!
Wednesday 6-1 6-7 pm CoachShari Cruse


IVC Workouts

Day Date WO# Time & Coach
Mon 5-30 #Check Off Challenge 7:00-9:00 AM Cokie – may be room for "do your own thing"
Tue 5-31 #310 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie–Note Long Course!
Weds 6-1 #300 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Thurs 6-2 #287 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Fri 6-3 #302 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Sat 6-4 None! Riptides have a swim meet


Lucas Valley Workouts

Day Date WO # Time & Coach Time & Coach
Tue 5-31 #310 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Weds 6-1 #300 5:30-6:30 AMBuffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Thurs 6-2 #287 5:30-6:30 AMBuffy 8:15-9:30 AMBuffy
Fri 6-3 #302 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy 8:15-9:30 AMSusie
Sat 6-4 None! LVSThas a swim meet

For upcoming Swim Meets & Open Water Competitions:

Click on our Calendar tab and drop down to Upcoming Swim Events or just click these hyperlinks.

May 272016
 

Spring Lake 2016 Collage

Congratulations to the four swimmers who competed in the first open water of the season, the Spring Lake 1-mile. Spring Lake is in Santa Rosa near Annadale State Park. While initially forecast to be lightning, thunder and rain, the conditions were actually quite nice and the water temp was balmy at 71 degrees.

Our four swimmers, Judy Ferguson, Nicole Cibellis, Gina Rus and Claudia Hermann swam well and they all finished within 18 seconds of each other. Amazing. Way to go ladies!

Full results: http://www.bigskyendurancesports.com/results2016/SPRINGLAKE_1MILE.htm. If you tap the “DIV” column you can see the results by age group.

Three of our swimmers competed in regular suits and Nicole swam in the wetsuit division. Here are there rankings:

  • Judy Ferguson, 55-59 age group, 13th in 29:38.75
  • Claudia Hermann, 50-54 age group, 12th in 29:49.15
  • Regina “Gina” Rus, 50-54 age group, 11th in 29:34.40
  • Nicole Cibellis,40-44 age group,1st in 29:21.25 (wetsuit division)
May 212016
 

Please donate to our cancer fundraiser in May as part of our Check Off Challenge. You don’t even have to do the Check Off Challenge – just help us raise money to fight cancer! No amount is to small. Go here on our webpage for all the details you need to make a quick donation.


Always keep an eye on our team’s Facebook page for any possible last minute pool closures or issues. If you don’t use Facebook, click this tab which draws in feeds from our postings on Facebook. 


Workouts

Day Date Time Coach
Monday 5-23 6-7 pm CoachShari Cruse
Wednesday 5-25 6-7 pm CoachShari Cruse


IVC Workouts

We are running some special Wednesday workouts through the end of May to make up for some of the closures at IVC.

Day Date WO# Time & Coach
Mon 5-23 #427 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Tue 5-24 #638 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie– Note Long Course!
Weds 5-25 #639 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Thurs 5-26 #413 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie– Canceled! Due to shooting
Fri 5-27 #344 5:30-6:30 AM Cokie
Sat 5-28 #Check Off Challenge 10:00 AM -12:00PM Cokie


Lucas Valley Workouts

Day Date WO # Time & Coach Time & Coach
Tue 5-24 #638 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Weds 5-25 #639 5:30-6:30 AMBuffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Thurs 5-26 #413 5:30-6:30 AMBuffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Fri 5-27 #344 5:30-6:30 AM Buffy 8:15-9:30 AMMarlon
Sat 5-28 #330 7:00-8:30 AM Shari

For upcoming Swim Meets & Open Water Competitions:

Click on our Calendar tab and drop down to Upcoming Swim Events or just click these hyperlinks.