SCSC Alum named Southern
Pacific Masters Association (SPMA) 2008 Coach of the
SCSC Alum named Southern Pacific Masters Association
(SPMA) 2008 Coach of the Year
Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno, early 1970's SCSC alum, was
just presented the 2008 Coach of the Year award for
the Southern Pacific Masters Association. Check out
the terrific article on Nancy at: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/21047.asp
is in Business
Two-time SCSC Olympian, Lynn Vidali-Gautschi (1968 &
1972) has started her own line of swimmer shampoo and
conditioner! For more than a decade, Lynn has dreamed
of developing a product to combat the chlorine-damaged
hair that plagues swimmers. Working with a chemist,
she's created Swimpoo. Check it out at: http://swimpoo.com/
Join us at Facebook!
We have a new group called Santa Clara Swim Club Alumni
on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=66559286211&ref=ts
It's a great way to stay in touch! Please join us today!
55 Year Reunion
& Tribute to George Haines Recap:
The three day celebration June 23, 24 & 25, 2006 was
an enormous success, far exceeding all expectations! The
event fairly glowed all weekend as hundreds team mates,
fans, coaches, SCSC family members reconnected, reunited
On Friday, June 23rd, folks from all over the country started
arriving at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.
Olympian after Olympian, alumnus after alumnus spanning
half a century checked in. Wayne Anderson, Jenny Bartz,
Brent Berk, Joe Bottom, Lynn Burke, Steve Clark, Donna de
Varona, Sharon Finneran, Kurt Grote, Linda Gustavson, Paul
Hait, Jan Henne, Cathy Jameson, Linda Jezek, Brian Job,
Suzy Jones, Claudia Kolb, Karen Moe, Pablo Morales, Dick
Roth, Keena Rothhammer, Don Schollander, Terri Stickles,
Jane Swagerty, Ed Townsend, Lynn Vidali, Chris von Saltza,
Anne Warner, Pokey Watson, and Tom Wilkens were SCSC Olympians
in attendance this weekend!
All were introduced on a very warm Friday afternoon, and
presented with a special SCSC Olympian jacket, followed
by a rousing re-creation of Opening Ceremonies with the
synchronized swimmers on surfboards, carrying international
flags, floating the length of the 50 M pool, while our national
anthem played. It was stunning!
At the Saturday Gala Dinner, many current elite athletes
and top coaches from this years International Meet paid
their respects, including Michael Phelps, Klete Keller,
Natalie Coughlin and Brendan Hansen; as well as coaches
Bob Bowman, Eddie Reese, and Jack Bauerle.
It was a magical evening with Donna de Varona as Master
of Ceremonies. Panelists included Kurt Grote, Tom Wilkens,
Pablo Morales, Julie Varozza de Fabrique, Linda Jezek Wittwer,
Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno, Jeff Freeman, Kurt Krumpholz, Steve
Clark, Chris von Saltza Olmstead, Lynn Burke, Claudia Kolb
Thomas and Anne Warner Cribbs.
Special guests speakers included former Australian super-coach,
Forbes Carlile, former USC coach, Peter Daland and George's
daughter, Kerry Haines Derr.
Emotions ran high, as a superb video shown throughout the
evening captured fifty five years of SCSC history, and paid
the utmost honor to our great founder, George Haines. Those
emotions were not isolated to alumni only. Even those in
attendance who did not swim, or who are among our young
current swimmers felt as though they, too, were part of
the incredible pride of SCSC as the warmth and greatness
of George and his unparalleled legacy came through.
It was an event that will be remembered and cherished forever
by those in attendance. Our goal in putting together this
special weekend was threefold; to reconnect with our roots,
to unite the past with the present and to ignite the dreams
of the future.
This Reunion Event was just the first step in taking SCSC
into the next 55 years of glory. We hope everyone in attendance
stays in touch, and helps spread the word that SCSC is alive,
thriving and looking forward to the exciting future with
our young swimmers of today!"
Many thanks to the outstanding Reunion Planning Committee,
to our sponsors and to the alumni who went above and beyond
in their help: Brian Job, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Theresa MacDonald,
and Donna de Varona!