2017 Winter Orange and Blue Group Registration is Now Open
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
Terrapin Age Group team records 298 life best swims at Season ending meet Swimmers from the Blue, Silver, Gold and Senior D groups combined to swim 298 best time swims at the recent WCAB Summer Classic season ending meet. This was a great culmination to a fantastic Terrapin summer for the team. Nikki and Nick Kannan led the Terrapins with 19 combined best time efforts, along with Asim Sami who had a whopping 10 life time best swims! Congratulations to all TERA swimmers who contributed to this amazing meet. TERA swimmers with 100% Best times: 10-under – Dmitriy Oransky – 7 Gigi Almarinez – 6 Amelia Bodenstab – 8 Nikki Kannan – 11 11-12 – Allie Bosch – 7 Diana Chan – 7 Tyler Bodenstab – 6 Asim Sami – 10 13-14 – Abby Rosillo – 8 Yasha Ackerman – 4 Max Keifer – 5 Ian McIntyre – 8 Dorian Pandza – 6 Camron Sharifi – 8 Kelsey Ortner - 5 Also contributing to the team Best Time totals with more than 5 life bests were: Madison Branse -7, Sophie Curran – 7, Jasmine Kohlmeyer – 8, Angeline Masongsong – 9, Cali McCullough – 7, Zack Chau – 7, Matthew Diaz-Martin -7 , Logan Fualkner -6, Logan Gandrup – 7, Delanie Gearing – 7,
USA SWIMMING “FUTURES” CHAMPIONSHIPS AUGUST 4 -7 2016 STANFORD UNIVERSITY COMBINED SCORES TOP 10 TEAMS
PALO ALTO STANFORD AQUATICS – 757
MISSION VIEJO – 586
SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB – 439
SEIRRA MARLINS SWIM TEAM – 312
TUALITIN HILLS SWIM TEAM – 301
TERRAPINS SWIM TEAM – 286
CROW CANYON – 284
WCAB – 242
CANYONS – 238
ORINDA AQUATICS – 176
TERRAPIN FUTURES CHAMPIONS MENS 100M FLY – ANDREI MINAKOV (14) – 54.04 *FASTER THAN CURRENT NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SET BY MICHAEL ANDREWS MENS 400 MEDLEY RELAY - MAX BOTTENE – BK STANLEY WU – BRST ANDREI MINAKOV – FLY MICHAL ZYLA -FR
14 year old Terrapin Swimmer Andrei Minakov finished the Summer with some of the fastest times in the Nation winning four medals at the USA Swimming Futures Championships Meet. His 100m Butterfly time of 54.04 was faster than the current National record held by Michael Andrew.