never an end unto itself; it is always a means to a greater
Marin Pirates Swim Team emphasizes the personal growth that occurs
through training and competition.
integrity, responsibility and commitment are skills that serve team
members for a lifetime.
Pirate environment teaches success in the pool and success in
Pirates are founded by Beth Kaufman. She designs a blueprint
for all age-group swimmers in the United States.
Kaufman is elected to the International Swimming Hall of
Pirates merges with Ann Curtis Swim Club (coached by San Francisco
and Marin Olympic Gold medalist Ann Curtis Cuneo) to form Marin
1979 Warren Lager
revives the Marin Pirates Swim Team after a 10 year hiatus, with 8
swimmers from Tam High School.
swimmer to qualify for Junior Nationals
swimmer to qualify for Senior Nationals
move from Tam High School to College of Marin’s Kentfield
Olympic Trial qualifier
begin Age-Group program at Kentfield
win first of ten Pacific Swimming Zone 3 Championships
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
38 Senior National Qualifiers
81 High School and College All-Americans
10 Olympic Trial Qualifiers
10 Pacific Swimming Zone 3
Beth Kaufman demonstrating swimming technique