In 2007, he left his home country in order to pursue his goal in becoming a great swimming coach. He has a total of 12 years of coaching experience; 4 years in Japan and 7 years in the US. His passion for swimming and his cultural awareness makes him a unique and creative minded coach. In the few years that he has been here, he has adapted to the diverse coaching and managing styles of the American culture. His willingness to stand by the poolside 365 days shows his love and dedication to help his swimmers improve and overcome their challenges.
He has a special working visa that no one normally gets because one needs to get approval from the government. He is the only coach from abroad who is a H1-b visa holder also working at a swim club legally in USA. Kohei did not know any English when he moved to the United States. Now he can talk to everyone fluently. You will be surprised to know how much he was challenged to add English as a second language.
He appreciates all of the coaches who trust him by giving him the opportunity to coach the varsity group for the past 5 years. In addition to his responsibilities as the varsity group coach, he will continue to be the assistant to all coaches - Tony, Tisha, Carlene, Janet, Hilary and PASA pro team during the 2016 season. He will also be supporting all of Rinconada‘s programs this season.
Kohei is a fun and humorous guy with a lot of passion for swimming. He enjoys socializing with his Japanese and American friends during the weekends. He often attends BBQs and goes to the popular ramen joints in the bay area. He also enjoys watching mixed martial arts and professional wrestling and has an ever-growing collection of sneakers. He is married to his Japanese wife and they had their first baby this year. His son was born here, in the USA and his name is Kento. Kento is an American citizen!
Far Westerns Day 1 PASA is off to Far western Age Group Championships this weekend, where swimmers from all over the western United States have been coming for over 30 years to see how they stack up. Many of our country's biggest names have swum at this meet, including Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin, and Jasmine Tosky! We had lots of Finalists and you can check out event by event results here http://results.teamunify.com/pcqs/
Highlights for the Night Champions: Aaron Kuo - 10/Under Boys 200 Free, Alex Liang 11-12 Boys 200 Free and 100 Fly, Matt Molinari 17-18 Boys 200 Breast.
New Team Records were set by: Aaron Kuo 9-10 200 Free, Izzy Ditzler 11-12 Girls 200 Free, and the 13-14 Boys 400 Medley relay of Joe Molinari, Jeremy Babinet, Daichi Matsda and Bo Field - who also set the Far Western Meet Record!
Finalists (place) 10/U - Lena Joseph 200 Free (3rd), Aaron Kuo (1st) 11-12 - Izzy Ditzler 200 Free (3rd) and 100 Fly (4th), Vicky Wong 100 Fly (6th), Alex Liang 200 Free (1st) and 100 fly (1st), Zoe Lusk 200 Breast (4th), Micahel Lincoln 200 Breast (5th) 13-14 - Daichi Matsuda 200 Free (4th) and 100 fly (2nd), Hana Brett 100 fly (9th) and 200 Breast (4th), Joe Molinari 100 fly (6th) and 200 Breast (7th), Reagan Newton 200 Breast (6th), Jeremy Babinet 200 Breast (5th) 17-18 - Matt Molinari 200 Breast (1st)
PASA is currently in First place in the Team race with three days to go!
Far Westerns Day 2 PASA swimmers combined for two more Pacific Swimming Records on Night 2 of Far Westerns and jumped ahead 200 points to second place Santa Clara Swim Club. Last night the 13-14 Boys relay broke the Pacific Record for the 400 Medley Relay. Aaron Kuo won all three of his events (9-10 200 IM, 100 Free and 50 Back) and set the PASA Team Record, Far Western Meet Record and Pacific Swimming record in the 100 Free, breaking a record from 1984 with a time of 56.10. The 11-12 Girls 400 Free Relay Team of Alexandra Hartman, Izzy Ditzler, Vicky Wong, and Claire Lin broke the PASA Team Record and the Pacific Swimming record with a time of 3:40.79.
Finalists tonight (place) 9-10 Lena Joseph 100 free (4), 50 back (8), Aaron Kuo 200 IM (1), 100 Free (1), 50 Back (1) 11-12 Izzy Ditzler 200 IM (7), 100 Free (6), Claire Lin 100 Free (8), Vicky Wong 50 Fly (2), Alex Liang 200 IM (1), 200 back (2) 13-14 Daichi Matsuda 200 IM (2), 200 back (5), Joe Molinari 200 IM (3), 200 Back (3) 17-18 Matt Molinari 200 IM (1)
Congratulations go out to four members of PASA who competed at the Womens NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships held in Auburn, AL. All of them contributed to the success of their university, Stanford who finished in fourth and Cal who defended their National title. Some of the highlights are below:
Maddy Schaefer- A freshman at Stanford University competed in the 50 Free finishing 12th in a 22.26 (22.18 prelims), 40th in the 100 Back 53.86, and finished 8th in the 100 Free 47.96 tying a 17-18 National Age Group Record. In addition, she swam on two championship relays for the Cardinal winning the 200 Free Relay 1:26.85 (splitting 21.80) and the 400 Free Relay 3:10.77 (splitting 47.61) which, as reported earlier, was a new American Record (this makes the fourth PASA swimmer in the last year to be a part of an American Record swim)
Camille Cheng- A freshman at Cal had a great first year at Cal competing in the 200 Free finishing 41st in a 1:47.51 and swimming a morning leg on the 400 Free Relay (splitting 49.09) earning All-America honors and being a part of her first NCAA Team Title.
Colleen Fotsch- A senior at Cal concluded her collegiate career in fine fashion by competing in the 50 Free finishing 47th in a 22.81 and the 100 Fly finishing 24th in a 53.20. More notably, she swam on Cal's 2nd place 200 Free Relay 1:27.22 (splitting 21.96) and helped Cal break their American Record in the 200 Medley Relay swimming the fly leg (splitting 22.96) the fastest split in the meet. She finishes her collegiate career as a member of two National Title teams.
Liv Jensen- A senior at Cal concluded her collegiate career as one of the most highly decorated swimmers, both individually and team, in school history. Individually, she won the 50 Free for the second time in her career with the fourth fastest time in history finishing with a 21.48. She was 3rd in the 200 free with a 1:43.45 and 5th in the 100 Free with a 47.69. She swam on the 2nd place 200 Free Relay (splitting 21.12), the American Record setting 200 Medley Relay on the freestyle leg (splitting 21.20), the 2nd place 800 Free Relay (splitting 1:43.41), and 5th place 400 Free Relay (splitting 47.06). She ends her collegiate career with three Teams Titles in her four years there along with multiple NCAA, US Open and American Records to her credit.
A big congratulations again go out to these ladies on their outstanding achievements. PASA is very proud of you!!! パサのサイトより
So we landed safely and I can't understand 1/2 of the things everyone says (french, ahhh). The city is very cool and everyone has been really accommodating (it helps that I'm the only one that does not speak french).
Today's warm up at the 1976 Olympic pool was great. The pool is quick and the building is crazy. It must have really been something those 36 years ago because its still very different. The ladies are looking fast and we should be in for a great meet. スクラサイトのブログより
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Rinconada Pool 12:00PM-3:00PM (last splash time 2PM!)
It’s a FUN way to help PASA pay for expenses without increasing fees!
Here’s how it works: - Collect pledges from family, friends, neighbors and associates on the reverse side of this sheet. - Ask your company about matching donations! - Pledges may be per lap or a flat rate amount (i.e. 20?? per lap or $10 flat rate.) - Come to the Monster Swim on March 18th and swim up to 2 hours and/or 200 laps! - Turn in your pledges and money the day of the Monster Swim. - You’ll receive a certificate and a small gift for participating! - Special prize for fundraisers over $1,000. Individual clinic with Head Coach and TBA Olympic hopeful! - Cool prizes for the top 10 fundraisers!
Moms and Dads are welcome to swim, too! Music and refreshments will keep you and your lap counter going! (Don’t forget to bring someone to help you count laps!)