Monday, June 23, 2014
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.
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.