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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.

The Tide May Have Turned

Suzie Dods

Two weeks now, holding steady with regular training, with a clock and a workout and everything.

Nothing big, nothing major but I am making it to the pool even when I really just want to go lie down. Hitting my goals yardage wise( again, nothing major but a goal is a goal)

Come April, the trick will be to get "feet on the floor" in the morning after a whole winter of after work swimming. Glad I don't have to do it the first week of daylight savings.