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Ernest Monette

A message from Coach Marla and Coach Emma

Becky Craig

The Vacaville Swim Club Board is happy to introduce Marla Moreno as the new Head Coach. She and Club President Ernie Monette made it official on December 11th when they signed the employment contract. She was recommended after an exhaustive three-month search conducted by the eight-member Selection Committee. Coach Marla is a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked with youth and for the State of Oregon from 2003-19. She previously coached with two swim teams in Texas and as Head Coach of a competitive swim team in Pittsfield, MA. Most recently,...

Grace Erkeneff

Annual Vacaville Swim Club Scholarship Award winner Michael Maggiore Michael is Graduating from Vanden HS Class of 2021 He is planning to attend Colorado School of Mines VSC Scholarship amount $1500 ~Congratulations Michael~ Hey everyone..........A special shout-out to VSC Scholarship selection committee members James Semien and Eleanor Nowack for all their hard work to make this happen. Both are Masters group swimmers. If you see them on the deck tell them "Thank You" Thank you, Ernest Monette, President Vacaville Swim Club [email protected] "The mission of the Vacaville Swim Club is...

Orlando, Florida.......worked on my tan a little bit today with Tim. It was part of our victory celebration!!! This 5-day championship began yesterday with some distance events and some relays. Tim, did not compete, but we readied ourselves for the next four days as weighty/very hungry opponents in the following events: Wed. 200 fly Thurs. 200 free/50 fly Fri. 100 free/100 fly Sat. 50 free Prelims are contested in yards and Finals are long course. Top-40 make it into Finals (A-B-C-D-E, 5 heats)!! 1600+ athletes competing. Must be 18 &...

Day one 400 IM featured Austin Peterson (4:55.2) and Alan Flower (4:43.48). They both made it into the finals with amazing “prelim” times. TOP 10 MAKE FINALS PRELIM SWIM Austin 4:46 (dropped 9 seconds) and Alan 4:39 (dropped 4 seconds) FINALS SWIM Austin 4:47 and Alan 4:40 *** having big drops in the prelims poses a tough task in the finals to drop more time. Unfortunately, our greatest swims were ONLY in the morning. Next time we will get that finals swim that is better than the morning swim. GREAT...

Waves..... This past weekend, two of our GOLD TEAM members participated in the Sierra Nevada Swimming Leadership Camp held in Roseville. Our athletes spent Friday afternoon and all day Saturday attending classroom sessions and pool time. I asked them to share their experience with the rest of the WAVE FAMILY and this is what they had to say: Jalen Lloyd "Ok, so the recent leadership camp I attended taught me about being a great leader, but it also taught me how to be a better person in and out of...

Our recent travel meet to Cal Berkeley with selected Gold Team athletes proved to be well worth our participation. Some of our athletes were too sick to attend (ok, I’m ready to be done with this sick thing this time of year) and some went despite being sick and others attended this prelim/final meet having avoided the “bug.” You guessed it…….those that went in healthy really set the place on fire. Coming off some very tough and challenging December/early-Jan training, I elected to give the Gold Team a three-day-drop-taper (backing...

2016, Leap year and OLYMPIC year……I look forward to this every four years. Fast swimming, higher expectations, setting the BAR higher than normal, increased work ethic and commitment all share equal importance. There is energy out there just waiting to be harnessed and then unleashed at the perfect moment…..go out and get some. The GOLD TEAM had an incredible couple days of training during our 24-hour swim. This mini training camp provided our athletes an opportunity to swim farther, faster and more intensely in a very demanding and challenging setting....

Happy November! It's the month to give thanks, turkey, Christmas shopping, no-shave November, and cooler temperatures (I'm hoping!). Pool renovations are still under way and hopefully won't go longer than originally estimated. For our competitive swimmers, the Folsom meet is the weekend before Thanksgiving. For meet details, CLICK HERE. This month is the first month we have THE GOLDEN KICKBOARD award! This award recognizes athletes that demonstrated leadership, team spirit, hard work and amazing attendance! Our first Golden Kickboard award winners are: Green: Ezekiel Pittman White: Catlyn McCord Red: Carina...

If you didn't know, one of our very own is an Athlete Representative for Sierra Nevada Swimming. Tim Lee recently had the opportunity to attend the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Missouri. Read his report about what he experienced at the convention. :) Great having Tim represent Sierra Nevada and the Vacaville Swim Club! United States Aquatic Sports Convention Report The USAS (United States Aquatic Sports) convention, held this year in Kansas City Missouri, was a great experience. The convention consisted of 4 full days of meetings, workshops, and...