more swim lessons

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

IMG_2672pool is just to right of grape vines

pool neighbors I am very excited about a different swimming pool location that is a really neat hideaway.  The salt water pool is btwn a horse farm and a vineyard, just outside of Petaluma city limits. I teach a group of 2.5year olds, 3.5year olds and 5 year olds. I enjoy each session as it becomes so clear the various stages little ones go through in learning to swim and enjoy the water. This is a great place to enjoy the water, especially as the days get warmer and warmer.

looooowwww tide

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

I am working with a group of swimmers training for the Wildflower triathlon. As we get ready to jump off the docks, there is a big challenge of not enough water to swim….

drive very slowly to the point where the restaurant is, in the right corner and jump from a tiny beach.

the adventure swimmers walk thru thick muck into the water

….and we experienced the exhilerating bay waters that chilled some faces as the group swam out to the Berkeley Pier that had fisherman and walkers looking out at the water. What a morning, yeah! We were in and on the water, feeling it. It is so great to go with what is given, even though it may not be what is expected or planned. We were prepared, and safe, so let’s go experience. Funny, it is the same in the water, as well as on land.

Calm waters, warmish, no wind, clear sky

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Seven swimmers enjoyed a fun sunset swim that put closure to an 80 degree day. We swam two loops of a 750 meter course- triangle shaped. Since there was no wind, there were no windsurfers or sailboats, and we had the west side of the berkeley marina, cove, to ourselves. The water was really shallow so the swimmers often touched gooey mud. Oh yeah! I really felt the comraderie of a group. There is a strength and positivity that was contagious out there, being with others, as each swimmer had their own swim session. see you all in two weeks, Wednesday, April 24, 2013




It’s march!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

The escape from Alcatraz triathlon of 2,000 swimmers happened this past Sunday. About 150 swimmers pulled. Water temp was about 51 degrees. A swimmer who takes my lunchtime swim class made it! Yeah, Matt!

eating well – it seems like the veggies and fruits these days are purple and orange themed. I am appreciating the produce from my local farmers market and Berkeley bowl. red carrots, orange carrots, red beets, golden beets, sumo oranges, blood oranges a touch of green baby artichokes and white daikon. dinner!

Open water swim practice at the Berkeley marina is coming next month- April. Get ready for Wednesday eve sunset swims.


Swim class

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

2013 is bringing lots of veteran swimmers to the pool for lunch time swim class. There are two new swimmers so that gives 14 people in a 4 lane pool who are swimming a mile for lunch! Eat that, yeah!

The swim classes- beginner and intermediate, are 1.5 years old and I am psyched for the turn out and technique improvement of the athletes. Their aerobic conditioning is growing- very exciting to see as they swim under 50 palm trees in the middle of industrial emeryville.