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28 Jun 2022 Newsletter

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.

Shortly 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.

In 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
  • Level 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

Sue brings tremendous enthusiasm and experience to our master's program:

Aquatics/Coaching Background:

  • Division I swimmer & field hockey player, University of Wyoming
  • Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Coach
    • Centre College, KY (NCAA D-III, 8 years, 12 All-Americans)
    • Bowling Green State University, OH (NCAA D-I, 3 years)
    • Carthage College (NCAA D-III, 17 years, bunch of All-Americans)
  • High School Co-op team – Brownell-Talbot, Concordia, Mercy & Roncalli, 6 yrs.
  • Keystone Pool, summer recreation league – 6 season

Other pursuits:

  • Professional kayak instructor & wilderness guide – 15 yrs & counting
  • Open water swimming
  • Wisconsin in the summer
  • Growing stuff in my gardens
Coach: Todd Samland,, (402) 250-1769
(30 minute private lessons available!)
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