Thank you, Coach
Coach Jean will be retiring from coaching. She has
poured her love of swimming, her expertise, and her sense of humor
into coaching for years.Our WAC athletes (and families) have benefitted
immensely from her contributions to our team. We will miss her
at the pool and hope she will visit us from time to time!
she can make it back to the pool, we encourage all our families
to visit her at Legacy Rehabilitation &
Nursing Care (563 Kaumana Drive, Hilo, HI 96720) in Hilo.
She and Coach Bill would love to see the shining smiles of her
swim stars in the mornings or the early evening.
Thank you, Coach Jean, for all that you have done
for and have created at the Warrior Aquatic Club! We love you!
About Coach Jean:
- 1968 Cofounder of Waialua Swim
Club with Bobbi Green, which competed
- as an age group AAU team in Hawaii.
- 1973 took her first group of swimmers
from WSC off island.
- 1974 co founder of the Saipan
Swim Club on the Island of Saipan near Guam.
- 1979 took the first group of swimmers
to FIJI to represent the Northern Mariana Islands in the 1979
South Pacific Games. Swimmers made it to finals. Swimming practice
was in the lagoon and sometimes in a hotel pool.
- 1986 a 50m pool was built on Saipan
by a Japanese company which we had access to as needed.
- 1987 2003 Jeannie coached many
Saipan swimmers in numerous international competitions, including
the South Pacific Games, Oceania Championships, Pan Pacific and
- 2004 moved back to Hawaii coaching
Hilo Aquatics and more recently the Warrior Aquatic Club, was
an assistant coach for Hilo High School.
- 2022 semi retired from active
coaching but still substituted as needed.
- 1970's to Present, Jean offered
private lessons Swim Lessons.
- Both Jean and Bill Sakovich attended numerous
FINA Development Clinics from the late1970's through 2019. These
were conducted by top coaches and officials from around the world.
We were also able to invite coaches to work with our kids on
Let's all please
keep Jean in our prayers.