Short Course Yards Season has begun!

Welcome to Short Course Yards Season!

On February 10th, ten members of SilverPeak Performance descended upon the Rose Bowl and participated in Day One of the Rose Bowl Aquatics SCY Meet!  The results were, shall we say, a big splash!  Here’s what members had to say about their experience:

Lloyd Umail:

I enjoyed this meet a lot. It was efficiently-run by polite and respectful officials and volunteers. I especially liked the atmosphere – I thought it was light, fun, more personal to the swimmers. Basically, just get in the water and have fun! Being an outdoor pool helped with the atmosphere as despite an overcast throughout the meet, outdoor was still better than indoor, to me.

As a swimmer, it felt great to see my teammates cheer me on from the other side of the pool right on the deck – I liked that! In between my events, I enjoyed supporting my teammates, cheering them on as they crashed the walls and wowed us with their underwater prowess, and being close to the action.

As a team, I thought the event was a great bonding opportunity. We carried ourselves and represented SPP well – with pride, respect, finesse and smiles all around. Our sum was greater than its parts. Without a doubt, Together Everyone Achieves More – T.E.A.M.

Oh and yeah, we had fun and our loot of ribbons was super. Rock On!

Yvette Mankerian:

Proud to be part of such an amazing group of people. Mostly, superbly proud of Coach Charles McPeak who inspires and encourages us every day. I feel very fortunate to be part of this team.

Bill Bentz

I have been taking lessons from Charles McPeak for a few months and the difference is incredible! Charles tweaks my training so I swim fast and feel fresh to hop on the bike and hammer out a fast time. I now swim faster and with greater ease than ever before. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. Being a triathlete himself, Charles is fully aware of the challenges found in group open water swimming which is many people’s most feared part of triathlon. I am forever grateful for the encouragement Charles gives me. –Bill Bentz, California Triathlon, Team USA for Duathlon and Sprint Triathlon Championships

Scott Steindier

“Charles McPeak with Silver Peak Performance changed my life! At age 45 I smoked 2 packs a day and was very obese. Charles encouraged me to pursue a healthy lifestyle and dietary change, less than two years later I have lost 40 pounds and completed an Olympic Distance Triathlon.” –Scott Steindler, Team to End AIDS

Able Bourbois

“I am a full-grown man who did not know how to swim throughout his 20s. I’ve been working with Charles for the last 1.5 years and can’t believe how much progress I’ve made. I surprise myself sometimes because I actually really look forward to swimming. None of this would have been possible without Charles’ expert coaching, patience and endless optimism. I guess you really can teach an old dog new tricks!” –Abel Bourbois, California Triathlon

Julia Browne

Whether you’re new to the pool or ocean, a triathlete trying to get that extra edge, or an elite swimmer looking for a peer, Charles is your guy. He has a natural ability to watch for and listen to your needs, stay close to you when you need it, and push you past your comfort zone.” –Julia Browne, Golden Road Aquatics