Swimming is never an end unto itself; it is always a means to a greater end.


The Marin Pirates Swim Team emphasizes the personal growth that occurs through training and competition.


Developing integrity, responsibility and commitment are skills that serve team members for a lifetime.


The Pirate environment teaches success in the pool and success in life.


Pirate History

1946       Marin Pirates are founded by Beth Kaufman.  She designs a blueprint for all age-group swimmers in the United States.

1967       Beth Kaufman is elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame

1969       Marin Pirates merges with Ann Curtis Swim Club (coached by San Francisco and Marin Olympic Gold medalist Ann Curtis Cuneo) to form Marin Swim Club.

1979       Warren Lager revives the Marin Pirates Swim Team after a 10 year hiatus, with 8 swimmers from Tam High School.

1980       First swimmer to qualify for Junior Nationals

1982       First swimmer to qualify for Senior Nationals

1983       Pirates move from Tam High School to College of Marin’s Kentfield Campus

1984       First Olympic Trial qualifier

1991       Pirates begin Age-Group program at Kentfield

1994       Pirates win first of ten Pacific Swimming Zone 3 Championships

1999       Pirates Senior team moves from Kentfield to Indian Valley Campus.  IVC Age-Group Program begins.

28 Years of Accomplishments Include:


131 Junior National Qualifiers (3 Junior National Champions)

38 Senior National Qualifiers

81 High School and College All-Americans

10 Olympic Trial Qualifiers

1 Olympian

10 Pacific Swimming Zone 3 Championships

( San Francisco to Oregon border)  




                                      Beth Kaufman demonstrating swimming technique