August 30, 2010
Cokie Lepinski, head coach of the Marin Pirates
Masters swim team, received the U.S. Masters Swimming 2010 "Kerry
O'Brien Coaching Award". The award recognizes coaches throughout
the nation that contribute to the growth and goals of U.S. Masters
swimming. Cokie, with team founder Warren Lager, started the Marin
Pirates Masters in July 2009. The team, now over 55 strong, works
out at the IVC pool. Many of the swimmers compete at USMS
competitions, open water swims, and triathlons.
In her award, Cokie was cited for her skills and passion in delivering her program; for inspiring others through her own competitive swimming accomplishments; and for the dynamics she brings to the deck as a “coach for all”.