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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

VJO Swim Masters 6/23/2014

VJO Swim Masters
Started on 6/23/2014 with the VJO Swim Masters.  After watching the swim team for the last couple of years, I never realized how much the kids actually swam.  The first night, I thought I would die, but slowly it is getting easier.  We swim for 60 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays.  We are pretty much swimming 1 mile during practice.  1 mile = 66 laps (25 yards per lap).

Definition of a mile

(in yards or meters)# of laps of a 25 yard or 25

meter pool in one mile# of laps of a 50 yard or 50

meter pool in one mile




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Monday, June 23, 2014

Coach Wayne "Tuffy" Williams

My daughter, Alexis, has been so blessed to become a swimmer on the Vallejo Aquatics Swim Team. Her first coach has been so inspirational to both Alexis and me. He has been coaching for 43 years now, and recently decided to retire to spend more time with his wife and family. Tuffy Willams Hammerheads Coach Tuffy has been coaching with the Vallejo Aquatic Club in his present capacity since 1982. Prior to 1982, he coached with VJO from 1977-1980 and 1970-1971. He is responsible for the entry level training groups. Hundreds of swimmers benefited from Tuffy's years and breadth of experience. Tuffy is an American Swimming Coaching Association (ASCA), Level II coach. He is a 1963 graduate of Bishop Alemany High School in San Fernando Valley. He graduated from California State University at Northridge with a degree in Physical Education. Tuffy has been an educator in the Vallejo Unified School District since 1970. He worked in VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) from 1968-1969. He also served his alma mater, Bishop Alemany, in 1967-1968. This extensive teaching background benefited all swimmers under his tutelage.

Start VJO Swim Master

 Well after a few weeks of contemplating if I could swim with and keep up with some of the other parents at VJO Master program, I signed up.  Yesterday I swam against Alexis 3 different laps ...she beat by a hand length first lap and after that she gained each time.  I lost...all three.  Another Dad, Christian, lost to his daughter too.  The Master group is up to about 12 now.   So tonight is the first night for me.   Monday and Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30pm....let's make some health changes.  Let's go VJO ,and Coach Monica.