Our Coaches




Toni Sinnott

A native of Brazil,
Toni is a world traveler who settled on Maui in 1995.  She
is a full-time county pool lifeguard.  While earning a degree is systems
analysis, she swam on her college swim team, specializing in breaststroke.
Toni loves the water, which is why she prefers to work at the pool instead
of a computer.  She also loves to windsurf.  Toni brings a great
sense of humor to the workouts, but she also keeps a keen eye on each participant's
strokes.





Dave Rostetter

Watch out for Coach Dave off the
wall! He is simply explosive. He's so fast and such a great Coach that we are
currently at a loss for words. But check back soon...More to follow.

 





Malcolm Cooper

Malcolm has quite a bit in
common with Superman; he is an interplanetary traveler and swims faster than
a speeding Dolphin. (He was transferred to his "parent's" care in Buffalo NY
by a specialized Aliens Witness Protection Program after being "left" on the
blue desert Planet Oceana (not Oceania - that's the Pacific Islands).

He learned to swim "human
style" at about age 5.  When he was 11, he joined an AAU team, the "Delmar
Dolphins". He earned "All-American" honors in his senior year after a summer
of swimming with the Jack Nelson swim camp in Ft. Lauderdale.

Malcolm went to Harvard College
and became their sprinter. From his sophomore year on, he did not lose a
single race in the 50 while competing on the east coast (if you wanted to
beat him, you better get under 20.5).  He competed in Div I NCAA's every
year while there.  In the summers of "76" & "77" he came to Hawaii and
started swimming for Punahou Aquatics under Steve Borowski (now coaching
Kona Aquatics) and went to nationals for a couple of summers with the likes
of Chris Woo, Kathy Shipman, Brett Phillips, Janey Cooper, Daniel
Arakaki and others.  In college, he was All-American in the 50 free and
relays at the 1978 long beach NCAA's and Eastern 50 free champion for a
couple of years.  He also was in the top 2 or 3 in the 100 fly, 100 back,
200 free, and 100 free at the Eastern Champs.

After college, he moved to LA
and started swimming with Caltech Masters and Pasadena Athletic Club (where
he also coached from 1984).  Caltech Masters coached from on deck, PAC from
in the water.  He attended masters nationals every couple of years and was
relatively successful but never won top honors in any event.  (He also
worked as a lecturer at Griffith Observatory and was the test engineering
manager for Beckman-Coulter as a software engineer.)

Malcolm moved to Maui to swim
and windsurf (or is it windsurf and swim?) in 2000. He also came to coach

swimming.  He started coaching Maui Dolphins & Seabury Hall in 2001; about
the same time he went to Masters Nationals and won 5 of 6 events (50 free,
50 fly, 50 back, 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 free).  He served as Maui VP for
HMSA for a couple of years and did the newsletter.  Malcolm was voted Maui
News High School coach of the year with Seabury Hall in 2001-2 & 2003-4. 
Malcolm manages to find time to do computer consulting and he continues to
swim both masters ocean swims and age group USA-S pool meets. He organizes
ocean swims for Maui Masters, and is the Age-Group chair position running
the computers, keeping equipment, and tracking records for MAGSA and High
School.  He participates every year in the Maui Channel Swim relays and has
swum the channel solo.

Malcolm created a swimming tide
calendar for Makena swimmers with Don Bloom's beautiful
TropicalLight Photography

He will keep this activity
up until he runs into the shark "that's going to gobble me up some day".
Don't worry about that happening though, because he's out there most Sunday
mornings with his friends, one of which is protecting him with his massive
fingernails that are capable of ripping the peel off an orange - (but that's
another story).