The Terrapins are now offering online registration for our 2017 Winter and Spring Summer league swimmer Stroke and Turn Clinics. Clinics will run from February through March on selected Sunday afternoons.
Clinics will be led by Elite Coach Dan Cottam of the Terrapins. Clinics will focus on all 4 strokes and all turns. Class size is limited and will fill quickly, please register as soon as possible.
For clinic dates, times and costs, please download the information flyer below. Questions can be forwarded to Coach Cottam at email@example.com
2017 Winter Orange and Blue Group Registration is Now Open
Terrapin Men continue to lead fall top times with 6th place finish at the CA/NV Sectional championships “ Sancov continues stellar fall run with 4 wins and Robert Mitchell scores 4 life best swims”
The TERA men’s team continued to roll as they completed their fall training phase with a 6th place finish in the men’s division of the CA/NV Section Championships held December 16-19 at East Los Angeles Swim Stadium.
Leading the team was 17 year old Alexei Sancov who swam to 4 first place finishes. Alexei won the 100(44.03),200(1:36.21),500fr(4:21.76) and 100fly(47.73) events. He also helped the TERA men to a first place finish in the 800F.R event with a 6:40.00 relay swim. Tyler James, Nate Barsanti and Andrew “Arod” Rodriguez also swam fast splits on the relay to help garner the win.
Contributing to the total team effort with Lifetime best swims were:
Stephanie Backlund – 100fr(53.35), 200fr(1:54.64) and 500fr(5:06.85)
Garrick Coloma(14) – 1650fr (16:22.47), 500fr(4:46.81) and 200bk (1:59.52)
Abby Dulski(14) – 200brst(2:23.78), 200IM (2:12.33)
Jessica Larson – 100fly(57.90), 50fr (23.60)
Robert Mitchell – 1650(16:05.66), 500fr(4:43.21), 200fr(1:46.54), 1000fr(9:45.80)
Andrew Rodriguez – 200fly(1:53.35), 200bk(1:51.09), 100bk(51.53) + a fast 1:41.15 relay split
Connor Seip – 200fr(1:44.43), 50fr(22.70), 100fr(47.64)
Anthony Vizental – 200br(2:13.04)
The Terrapins had 10 swimmers competing at the recent Junior Nationals West Championships at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Leading the group was 17 year old Alexei Sancov who swam blistering times at his first ever Junior National swim meet. Alexei went 4:19.85 in the 500fr, 1:34.06 in the 200fr and 43.46 in the 100fr. Alexei won the 200fr and was 2nd in the 100fr event. He also contributed to the mens’ strong relay swims.
14 year old Andrei Minakov also had an outstanding meet, swimming some of the fastest times ever swum for 13-14 boys in the US. Andrei swam to a 4th place finish in the 100fly with a 47.78 swim(2nd fastest in US history). He also swam to a very fast 45.28 100fr and was part of the men’s fast relays.
Also contributing to the men’s team efforts with life best swims were Gennady Sytnik(17) who swam 3 life best swims: 100bk 49.81, 200IM 1:53.25, 200bk 1:52.17.
The men’s relays swam very well and scored top 8 in all relays swum. The 400 free Relay swam to a 4th place finish with a 3:01.01 swim(Nate Barsanti, Tyler James, Andrei Minakov and Alexei Sancov), a 5th place finish in the 200Free relay 1:22.82(Nate Barsanti, Tyler james, Andrei Minakov, Alexei Sancov) and a 5th place finish in the 400MR 3:21.16 (Gennady Sytnik, nate Barsanti, Andrei Minakov, Alexei Sancov).
The women’s team was led by 15 year old Emily Lo who swam to a 5th place finish in the 200breast with a 2:12.96 and 10th place finish in the 100breast with a 1:01.73. Jessica Larson and Sasha Liu also contributed best time swims at the meet.
On December 2nd-4th the Terrapins 14 & Under Team competed in the 2016 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championship Meet. Despite the cold weather and rain the Team of 21 swimmers were able to place 6th in the over all standings out of over 45 teams attending the meet. The team of 21 swimmers racked up a total of 98 life time best swims making this meet a huge success for the squad. Congratulations and GO TERRAPINS!!!!
Long time Terrapin Suzanne Heim was recently nominated to the "Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame" or "BASHOF". You may see Suzanne practicing with the Senior Group, something she has been doing for over 24 years now, she has the nickname "granny", and has been an important friend and mentor to those coming through the program year after year.
Suzanne Heim is a well known open water swimmer: In the 1996 FINA Masters World Championships: silver (3k); 2002, 2004 FINA Masters World Championships: gold (3k);15 Masters US National Championships: 8 (1 hour postal), 4 (5k postal), 1 (10k postal), 1(15k), 1 (1 mile).
Below is a blurb from Suzanne.
~ Embrace the discipline, enjoy the challenges and appreciate the wonderful friendships you will develop in your swimming journey as that has been my experience and still loving it after all these years! Swimming is more than just a sport as the benefits are many: friendships, travel, great competition, and exciting challenges. Having my name placed on the ballot for the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame for 2017 is an incredible honor. I have been involved with swimming at so many levels and disciplines both pool and open water: USA National Team Long Distance Swimming, US Masters Swimming World Records, Marathon Solo Swimming (English Channel et al) and International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer. I am grateful for the wonderful support I have received and continue to receive from insightful and motivating coaches and dedicated and supportive family, friends, and teammates (Terrapins that means YOU!). Thank You!! Swimmingly, Suzanne