Menlo Swim & Sport Blog

Meet the Staff: Caroline Hodes

Meet the Staff: Caroline Hodes

Gudrun Enger  /  January 22, 2015

Meet Caroline Hodes, a lifeguard at Menlo Swim and Sport!

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February Can Do is here!

February Can Do is here!

anonymous  /  January 18, 2015

It’s February! Time for the Menlo Masters February Can Do tradition. Through February, team members will aim to swim maximum yardage, with awards for reaching 50,000yds, 100,000yds and 100 miles…

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Our Dog Rudy

Our Dog Rudy

Steve Marra  /  January 13, 2015

Rudy is our 6 year old Black Labrador and in real life he is a cartoon character. He is a wonderful dog and is like a son to me which is nice since I am the token male in our family of a wife and 2 daughters…

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Swim and Run

Swim and Run

Steve Marra  /  January 6, 2015

Being a swim instructor at Menlo Swim and Sport sort of implies I like to swim and I do. I also like to run, I especially like to run long distances like half marathons and marathons and I really like ultra marathons…

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Guilty!

Guilty!

Steve Marra  /  December 16, 2014

Scene One: 10:00pm a school night, at home

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I need help! Mayday

I need help! Mayday

Steve Marra  /  December 9, 2014

I teach lots of Waterbaby classes, you know who I am, I’m the Dad with 2 daughters, one of whom is 17 and the other is 13 and I’m struggling.

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Water Polo on the Mind

Water Polo on the Mind

Brenda Villa  /  December 4, 2014

I’m a big believer that you can improve your water polo game by watching as much water polo as possible. The fall is a great time for young water polo players to watch local collegiate teams and local high school teams compete…

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Slave to the Machine

Slave to the Machine

Ian Hersey  /  November 13, 2014

Talk to me for 2 minutes about bike training and you’ll find out that I’m a big proponent of the power meter. Power is independent of conditions (wind speed and direction, temperature, gradient) – “watts are watts” –

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Going to the doctor

Going to the doctor

Gudrun Enger  /  November 11, 2014

A year ago, our 17 year old Team USA competitive swimmer daughter Kate, was hospitalized at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in the CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).

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Youth Sports: When to specialize?

Youth Sports: When to specialize?

Brenda Villa  /  October 28, 2014

Water polo benefits when kids don’t specialize. Recently, I was interviewed by the Positive Coaching Alliance and the topic of “specialization” was discussed. I didn’t realize I was against it until I saw the interview online.

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