Todd Samland, Head Coach
Coach Samland is a long-time swim coach with close to 20 years experience. For 15 years, Todd Samland
coached the University of Nebraska Master's Swimming program for adults. While there, coach Samland earned the highest honor
awarded a master's swim coach--United States Master's Swimming coach of the year, in 1994.
after that, coach Samland accepted responsibility for the head coaching position at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO)
for their woman's NCAA swimming and diving team. After some number of years coaching both the UNO Maverick team and the UNO
master's team, coach Samland turned control of the UNO master's team over to another coach.
the spring of 2003, coach Samland responded to begging, pleading, and whining from a variety of adult swimmers to start another
adult swim program in Omaha. Since then, the Omaha Master's have grown and continue to pick-up swimmers of all ability levels.
Come join us and find out what master's swimming is all about!
Erin Sullivan, Coach
Erin swam in her first swim meet at the age of 4 years old and has never looked back. Erin competed in AAU swimming
(the precursor to USA swimming) through high school. After severalyears of no organized swimming, Erin discovered the world
of Masters swimming at UNO. Erin became one of the founding members of the Omaha Masters Swim Club and is currently the longest
continuous member celebrating her 30th anniversary this year.
Some swimming highlights:
- Nebraska LMSC Chairperson for 20+ years
- Omaha Masters
Social Chairperson for life
- Competed in several USMS National meets with a
few top 10 finishes
- Began coaching Masters swimming with Coach Todd in the
Fall of 2003
- Has attended the USMS Convention every year since 2003 and currently
serves on the Legislation, LMSC Development and Elections Committees
3 – Masters Coach CertificationBesides swimming,
Erin has been a competitive
triathlete (Hawaiian Ironman Finisher) and runner. She is a full-time volunteer for many nonprofit organizations while working
her full-time job (that pays the bills).
Sue Nutty, Coach
tremendous enthusiasm and experience to our master's program:
- Division I swimmer & field hockey player,
University of Wyoming
- Men’s and Women’s Collegiate
- Centre College, KY (NCAA D-III, 8 years, 12 All-Americans)
- Bowling Green State University, OH (NCAA D-I, 3 years)
College (NCAA D-III, 17 years, bunch of All-Americans)
- High School
Co-op team – Brownell-Talbot, Concordia, Mercy & Roncalli, 6 yrs.
Pool, summer recreation league – 6 season
- Professional kayak instructor & wilderness guide – 15 yrs & counting
- Open water swimming
in the summer
- Growing stuff in my gardens