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United States Masters Swimming in Maui


Janet Renner • 808-280-2756

Michael "Tex" Ritter • 808-298-1743

Malcolm Cooper • 808-280-4257

Laura Lipp • 808-264-0318

Janet Renner: “Lifer” best describes Janet Renner’s commitment and passion to the sport of swimming. She focuses her attention on developing well-rounded swimmers and inspiring the swimmers towards a lifetime of fitness.
Janet Renner’s passion in life is coaching swimming, encouraging others to swim, teaching adults and kids how to swim, staying abreast of the latest swim techniques and swimming herself. Janet is a talented swim coach and has a passion for swimming and people. Janet is here to elevate the quality of swimming skill for all individuals and groups, from young children to adults. Janet is available for private lessons and instructions. She also leads group clinics for learn to swim adults to technique and intro to masters workouts.
Janet has been a competitive swimmer for 30 years, and a Masters swim coach since 1987. Janet is the founder of two Masters swim clubs in Maui, Hawaii and is affectionately known as the mother of Masters swimming in Hawaii.
Janet has been the chairperson of the Hawaii Swimming Association and a long time contributor to the USMS coaching quarterly. Janet has also been the race director for nearly 80 ocean swim races in Maui and several championship level swim meets. Her versatility is exemplified by stints as head coach of a USA swimming age group club, a head coach of a high school swim team and the head coach of the Valley Isle Masters swim team. In 2000, 2001, and 2002 Janet was a coach for the USMS High Altitude Training Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Michael "Tex" Ritter: Motivator, instructor, and coach. Coach Tex has a knack of multitasking a swim workout by concentrating on stroke technique and basic skills for newer and younger swimmers, and challenging experienced swimmers and triathletes to train at higher levels of intensity, faster intervals, and fine tune stroke technique.
Tex's dedication to swimming and coaching all levels and ages of swimmers is completed not only by his love for the water, but his full aquatic spirit and lifestyle. In addition to swim coach, Tex is a County of Maui Ocean Safety Officer; and has been an ocean lifeguard since 1983. A competitive swimmer for over 35 years, ranked nationally with USMS, and was a USMS All-American. An NCAA swimmer for the State University of New York at New Paltz, he also began his coaching career there in 1986. Since then he has coached many USMS national champions and record holders and has worked with many Olympic swimmers.
Tex has been coaching in Maui since 2002, not only for Valley Isle Masters, he was an assistant coach for Lahaina Luna High School and is now the head coach of the Maui Preparatory Academy High School swim team and a USA Swimming Coach with the Lahaina Swim Club. If Coach Tex is not at the pool or saving lives at the beach, he most probably is out catching some surf! Aloha!

Malcolm Cooper: Malcolm has been swimming competitively since he was 11 when he started with a summer program in upstate New York called Delmar Dolfins (yes, they spell it with an "f").  He was a High School All-American in backstroke and relays, and a division I All-American and multiple year All-Ivy at Harvard College.  He lived in the Pasadena area for 20 years working as a lecturer at Griffith Observatory; a software & test engineer and later test engineering manager at Beckman Instruments in Brea; and a masters swimmer and coach with Caltech-Pasadena Athletic Club masters since 1984.  He moved to Maui in 1999 where he has been swimming (and coaching) with Maui Masters Swim Club, been a coaching for Maui Dolphins since 2001, head coach for Seabury Hall 2001-2004 (two time Maui News coach of the year), and a computer consultant working with Maui Pineapple from 2002-2005.  From 2006-2008, he worked with Maui County overseeing Pools and Pool operations.  At the 2002 USMS Nationals on Oahu, he won 5 firsts and one 3rd in the sprints.  Malcolm is race director and helps timing with many ocean swims, and participates in weekly ocean swims with his friends around the island.  He has been an ASCA coach member since 2001 and is currently a level 2 coach. Look for Malcolm at most swimming events on Maui either swimming, coaching, or organizing. Malcolm has become synonymous with swimming on Maui.

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