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San Rafael, CA 94903


This site serves as introduction of Suzie Dods as a swim teacher and coach, provides her qualifications as a swimmer and teacher, and provides a summary of her offerings and swim philosophy.


Float-a-palooza 2016

Sometimes, well a lot of times, you just need to let go and be a kid again. Although this time a kid with a giant floaty toy. A kid with a floating piece of pizza or a blow up "flip flop". 

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure to witness one of the  most spectacular days on SF Bay in recent memory. I was not  a direct participant but the smiles that are still coming from my memory ot it will last me long into the depths of winter.

I really can't describe what it's like to see a flotilla of giant blow up float toys being towed into Aquatic Park or "adults" who luckily do not always act like adults with these mega-watt smiles on their faces. I will leave you to enjoy the videos taken by Kim Howard and please.. let's all remember to be kids more often.

Next on the Agenda

Suzie Dods

With the 24 hour relay done and dusted until 2016,  I have time to settle in for my next challenge.  Enjoy the recap below.  Thanks Lisa.

MIMS- 2015. 

Many of you know that I have attempted MIMS before and I won't go into detail, but it is a thorn in my side.

MIMS is the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, a counter-clockwise circumnavigation of Manhattan. It is part of the Triple Crown of swimming. The other two jewels are the English Channel and the Catalina Channel. I have succeeded at those but this one.. oooh boy.

I am scheduled for late July. Follow my progress here!