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!
The meet was won by the USC Trojan women, though the format of the meet kept the scoring relatively close. In this meet, each team enters only two swimmers per event: one goes straight to the A-Final, and one goes straight to the B-Final. The USC Trojans and North Carolina Tarheels were both suited up for the affair, resulting in some pretty quick early-season times for both. The swimmer of the meet was USC freshman Jasmine Tosky, who is already making a huge impact in her first college meet. In four individual swims, she set two Pool and three Meet Records. That began in the 200 free, where she swam a 1:45.14 that is the best time in the country. For anybody who was concerned that Tosky, having accomplished so much as a junior swimmer, might be tapped-out: this swim is multiple seconds faster than Tosky has been prior to a natural “taper meet” like Sectionals or Winter Nationals. Salo’s swimmers often swim fast in season, but this time is fast enough to be encouraging regardless. In her other races, Tosky also won the 100 fly in 52.66, a 2:12.80 to win the B-Final of the 200 breast, and a 1:55.12 to win the 200 fly. Her fellow freshman Kendyl Stewart won the 100 back in 53.41 and the 200 back in 1:54.11 - スイムスワムサイトより
Japanese Retailer Muji Coming Downtown! You may want to sit down for this. Downtown San Jose actually beat out Santana Row for a premier flagship retailer.
Muji is a Japanese home goods store that is known for a minimalist design. Their products are primarily aimed at urban dwellers, especially those with limited space that are living in high-density apartments or condos.
They are planning on building a flagship 7,000 sqft store at the Fairmont Annex, in the space where the preview center for 360 Residences used to be several years ago.
Currently there are only three US stores in existence like this one, and all of them are in Manhattan. They are only planning to build out two stores on the West Coast for now, one in San Francisco and the other is this one.
To say this is a huge win for Downtown San Jose would be an understatement. On Mondays I like to post development news. There are a few new massive apartment and office projects that were just announced, and I completely pushed those aside for this.
No official opening date has been set, but they are shooting for Spring. Godspeed. サンノゼブログより
MISSY FRANKLIN IS COMMITTING TO THE CAL GOLDEN BEARS Teri McKeever wins another one. Swimming superstar Missy Franklin has made her college decision, and will become a Cal Golden Bear next fall. This is the move that a vast majority of the swimming community expected to happen. All of the signs were there: she fell in love with McKeever during the Olympics, they are the two-time defending champ, former Cal Bear Natalie Coughlin, is her hero; though many people had many thoughts on where she would end up, this decision will surprise very few in the swimming community. スイムスワムサイトより
We’ll also find out about what McKeever and Cal can pull in to finish out their class: she only has a small handful of public recruits so far, and we still think she needs to find a breaststroker. スイムスワムサイトより （テリーはまだブレストローカーを探している）
United States Swimming selects PASA swimmers and coach to represent Team USA
United States Swimming recently posted their selections for two international teams to compete for our country. The World University Games, which will be held in Kazan, Russia in July of 2013 will see five current and former PASA members representing Team USA. They are:
Rachael Acker- 400 Free Relay Adam Hinshaw- 200 and 400 IM Liv Jensen- 50 Free and 400 Free Relay Bernard Johnson- 200 Breast Jasmine Tosky- 100 and 200 Fly
Fina's 11th Short Course World Championships will be held this December in Istanbul, Turkey. PASA and it's Stanford Pro Team will have two swimmers and one coach representing Team USA. They are:
Bobby Bollier (Stanford/PASA)- 200 Fly Jasmine Tosky- 200 Fly Tony Batis- Assistant Men's Coach
Congratulations to our PASA members and wishing you nothing but the best repesenting our country. パサのサイトより。
In its usual “word play”, Apple officially sent out invitations this morning for its iPad Mini unveiling. Taking place at the California Theatre in San Jose, on next Tuesday, October 23rd, the purposely vague invites offers some a clue or two on the details. With a simple statement of “We’ve got a little more to show you.”, hinting at iPad Mini’s smaller form factor, there’s been talk of a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display as well. The question is, will these offerings be enough to fight off competitors in this already very crowded market? We’ll see soon enough…