Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland
Encinal HS has plenty of street parking in the neighborhood.
Swim Center phone: 510-552-4590
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607
College phone: 510-834-5740
Parking is free on 7th Street, and metered on 10th Street. The Laney College lot requires a daily $2.00 permit
Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland (MEMO) is a United States Masters Swim team. MEMO was founded by Coach Marcia Benjamin in January of 2011. Anyone may join our team! MEMO welcomes swimmers of all abilities, from recreational swimmers who want feedback and encouragement to triathletes looking to improve their swim leg to former collegiate swimmers interested in training for pool meets and open water swims.
Coach Marcia loves swimming and helping adults become better swimmers. She has 87 USMS Top Ten rankings (60 individual, 27 relays) and 7 All-American rankings (3 individual, 4 relays). Honors include the Pacific Masters Distinguished Service Award (1998), Dorothy Donnelly Service Award (2006), Peggy Lucchesi Award (2002 and 2017), The Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award (2013), and the Pacific Masters Coach of the Year (2014).
Marcia has been coaching since 1987, at all levels (high school, summer rec, Division II, and Community College). She has been featured in Swimmer Magazine (May-June, 2014), and is a USMS Recognized Coach, certified by USMS Levels 1-3 and USA Swimming.