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SwimFest 2011 Coaches

Bobby Patten

Bobby Patten

Co-Founder and Head Coach of Dallas Aquatic Masters

The 2010 U.S. Masters Swimming Coach of the Year was a five-time All-American at SMU.  He represented the USA on National teams including the 1982 World Championship team and the 1987 Pan Pacific Championship team.

Patten is an experienced open water swimmer and has been the over-all winner of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim, and the Lake Minnetonka 5-mile Open Water National Championship Swim. Bobby holds Masters World and American Records in several events including the 200 Butterfly, 1500 Meter Freestyle and the 10,000 Meters.

Cokie Lepinski

Cokie Lepinski

Head Coach of the Marin Pirates Masters Swimming program. 

In addition to serving as on-deck coach for the 220 member US national team at the FINA Worlds Masters Championships in Goteburg, Sweden, she is a passionate competitor in masters swimming. Cokie is swimming the best times of her life and setting US Masters National Records in the women’s 50-54 age group 100 & 200 yard breaststroke and the 100 meters (short course meters) breaststroke. 

With a background in teaching and training, she brings to her coaching an approach that reaches a wide variety of learning styles and strong fundamental skills in stroke technique.  She is a winner of the Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award and the 2011 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year Award.

Scott Bay

Scott Bay

Head Coach of Daytona Beach Masters

An ASCA Level 5 Coach and has been actively coaching
for over 20 years.  Masters swimmers he currently coaches include
National Champions and All Americans who have swam to over 200
top ten USMS swims in the last 6 years.

Scott is also an avid swimmer competing primarily in open
water events and triathlons when he finds time to train.  He will be our lead instructor for the USMS / ASCA Certification classes.

Mel Goldstein

Mel Goldstein

Head Coach of YMCA Indy SwimFit

The 2001 U.S. Masters Swimming Coach of the Year and 2006 Club of the Year winner, Mel brings a passion to the deck that is matched by few.  He has build Indy SwimFit into a 400 plus member club while making a place for everyone in his program. 

In addition to being the head of USMS Coach and Club Services, Mel is an instructor for the USMS / ASCA Certification classes.

Susan Ingraham

Susan Ingraham

Head coach of the Masters of South Texas

Susan is the 2008 U.S. Masters Swimming Coach of the Year.  She was the head swim coach for Modern Pentathlon USA National Team, which sent three athletes to the 2000 Olympics, including the Women’s Silver Medalist.  Susan holds the Masters National 800 Free Relay record, as well as numerous National Postal Relay records.  In 2010, she was a two time 2nd place finisher at the FINA World Championships in Sweden, and the USMS LCM National Champion in both the 50 and 100 Fly while competing in Puerto Rico. 

Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas

Genadijus Sokolovas, Ph.D.

Director of physiology and sport science for USA Swimming from 2000 to 2008.

"Dr. G" has worked with USA Swimming Olympic team in 2000, 2004, and 2008. He has tested and consulted Olympic champions and medalists Michael Phelps, Dara Torres, Natalie Coughlin, Aaron Peirsol, Ryan Lochte, Jason Lezak, Ian Crocker, Rebecca Soni, and many others. He has developed physiological and biomechanical testing methods and databases for swimmers, pentathletes, and other endurance athletes. Testing methods include Lactate Clearance, Swim Power, Land/Water Strength, and Lactate Step Test.

Lisa Dahl

Lisa Dahl

Head Coach of Central Area Aquatic Team, Seattle WA

With over 20 years experience as a coach, Lisa has led swimmers at all levels from beginning age group swimmers to senior national qualifiers.  Currently, her primary focus is on the age group athletes.  Many of her athletes have achieved awards and recognition including local records, national top 16 rankings, and even a national age group record.  Lisa focuses on excellent stroke work, self-respect, and positive group dynamics with her swimmers.  She strives to create a fun and positive atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to have fun and swim with confidence and from internal desire.

Lisa currently competes internationally as a US Masters swimmer and as a USA Masters water polo player.  She currently holds world records and national records in Masters swimming.  As you young swimmer her accomplishments included 1980 Olympic Trials swimmer and collegiate All-American.

 

Alan Tyson

Dryland Specialist

Alan is the head physical therapist for SwimMAC Carolina and works with all of SwimMACs Olympians (i.e. Cullen Jones and Mark Gangloff) and Olympic hopefuls.  Alan is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist.  He is a consultant with the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Eagles and Charlotte Knights (AAA team for the Chicago White Sox). Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder.  He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, baseball pitchers, Olympic swimmers, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines.

Steve Munatones

Steve Munatones

The World's Foremost Expert on Open Water Swimming

USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team Coach at the 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Swimming Championships.  Head coach at the 2004 World Open Water Swim Championships.  Assistant coach at the 2006 and 2007 USA Swimming National Team Select Training Camps.  Coach of Catalina Channel, English Channel and USA Swimming National Championship swimmers.

Open Water Swimmer

2003 inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.  Professional marathon swimmer and 1982 World 25K Swimming Champion in Lake Windermere, U.K.  Completed 5 unprecedented solo swims in Japan between 20 - 36 miles.  2001, 2005 and 2007 USA Swimming award recipient.

NBC Olympics commentator on the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.  Reported on open water swimming for USA Swimming, FINA, Swimming World Magazine, Swimmer Magazine, Triathlon Magazine (Japanese edition), Competitor Magazine and Endurance News Network.

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