Marianne Brems

Masters swimmer and ESL instructor at Mission College, Santa Clara, California

Currently available through Workouts

101 Favorite Swimming Workouts    Now in its sixth printing

This 72-page book for swimmers and coaches takes a simple yet interesting and systematic approach to swim training.  It is an excellent guide for swimmers who train by themselves and want to add creativity to their program, who must at times train without a group, or anyone who would like to understand more about workout organization.  Copies are available for $11.00 (including shipping).  Bulk orders   are also available at reduced rates.  Send email with shipping address to Marianne Brems.  Paypal or personal checks accepted.

Current Teaching Interests

Developing strategies for teaching critical thinking to ESL reading students
Creating web based reading skills development projects
Integrating Service Learning experiences into my ESL curriculum

Professional Projects Completed

America Today and Tomorrow web site -- an online ESL student learning project
  Coverage about this site:    Mission College Bookstore Faculty Authors

Publishing "Fall of Saigon Stories" written by Mission College students on the World Wide Web
 Coverage about this site:    PBS Online New Hour
                                          New York Times Learning Network

Recreational Interests

  Masters' Swimming

    2000         Masters' All-American
    2000         Pacific Masters Record Holder
    1994         Backstroke National Age Group Record Holder

  Open Water Swimming

    2000         Pacific Masters Open Water Points Competition age group winner
    1996         National Championship One-Mile age group winner
    1993         Pacific Masters 5-mile age group winner
    1991         10k Pt. Bonita to San Francisco overall winner
    1987         9.6-mile Lanai to Maui solo finisher

  Long Distance Cycling

    1989         Seattle to Atlantic City for the American Lung Association
    1991         Markleeville Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps
    1991         Vancouver B.C. to Palo Alto, CA  (self-guided)
    1992-95    Davis Double Century
    1993         1500- mile Tour of Montana and Idaho
    1994         1500-mile Tour of Oregon and Northern California
    1996         Mariposa, CA to Burbank, CA (solo)
    1997         California AIDS Ride
    1999         Tour of the Dolomites, Italy (self-guided)

Video Production

   Swimming for Fitness with Donna de Varona  Deja View Video 1985

Book Publications

  Swim for Fitness    Chronicle Books 1979
  101 Favorite Swimming Workouts    Self-Published 1980
  The Fit Swimmer: 120 Workouts and Training Tips    Contemporary Books, Inc. 1984
  Swimming: Going for Strength and Stamina    Contemporary Books, Inc. 1988
  Working in English: Beginning Language Skills for the World of Work    Contemporary Books, Inc. 1990
  Take Care of Yourself: A Health Care Workbook for Beginning ESL Students    Prentice Hall Regents, Inc.
  America Today and Tomorrow:  Developing Reading and Critical Thinking Skills    NTC/Contemporary
                                                                                                                            Publishing Group, Inc. 1998

Please send comments or questions to:
Marianne Brems