About Us

Staff, Program, Workouts

Steve Lintz

I grew up here in Reno and learned to swim at Idlewild Pool in the mid 50's. By the early 60's I began competition with the Reno YMCA team and was fast enough to get on some winning relay teams in the State Meet. There were not high school teams in those days so I didn't swim in the late 60's (I did begin SCUBA diving then). I was a walk-on at Oregon State University end one of the slowest guys there. I did learn to work out and get in shape (Two -a-day workouts for
two years will do that). I did compete in the pac-8 swim meets on the JV team.

By the early 70's I transfered back to Reno and UNR, which did not have swimming for guys. I swam for the Sparks Pirhanas for a year and by then the Reno Aquatic Club was formed. I swam with them a year and then started coaching for the team which I did for 25 years. I went to my first Masters meet in Mission Viejo in 1975. I have continued to swim competitively since college.

In the Early 70's I also began teaching SCUBA diving and became a Red Cross swim instructor. This along with the coaching seminars the RAC sent me to has allowed me to develope as a coach. I became a Gold Star SCUBA Instructor for the National YMCA and taught for 20 years. I am the Chapter Instructor Trainer for the Red Cross in swim instruction and lifeguarding. By the Early 80's I began managing swimming pools for the City of Reno which I continue to enjoy. This allowed me to begin teaching Certified Pool Operator classes which allows me to disseminate my experience locally and State wide.

The Sierra Nevada Masters swim team was formed in the early 80's by Sally Dillon and Don Levonie. I took over as coach in 1989 and have enjoyed both the competion and the comradery ever since.

I look forward to seeing you in the pool soon

Steve

stevelintz

Nenad Rodic


-Pro triathlete since 1996
-Coach since 1994
-Born in Yugoslavia 1970
-Certified ASCA coach
-USA Swimming coach
-College of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
-Lakeridge Swim Team, senior team coach
-Sierra Nevada Masters Swim Team, coach

-Athletic achievements: Yugoslav National Swim Team member and record holder, 10th place Tri-Cal pro series 2003, 3rd place Triathlon at Pacific Grove 1997, 18th place Ironman New Zealand …

Coaching achievements: Over 20 USMS national champions, three USMS swimmers of the year, top 25 world ranked swimmer and Olympian (swimming), Ironman age group world champion, Ironman world championship 3rd place, USS Nationals qualifiers.

-Athletic background – swimming

-Interests: cycling, philosophy, film, music, good food ...

-Favorite athletes: Jan Ullrich, Alex Popov
-Favorite race: Treasure Island Triathlon-Triathlon role model: Dave Scott
-Founder and editor of Triathlonplace.com

nenad rodic

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program

Who is Sierra Nevada Masters?
Sierra Nevada Masters is a NON PROFIT corporation Founded for the purpose of providing adult aquatic activities for health, recreation and competition. We offer these activities for people 19 years of age and older to achieve physical fitness through structured practices which emphasize stroke mechanics, training techniques, and goal setting.

Requirements to Join
You need to be able to swim 25 yards (1 length) of any stroke. That's it! If you commit to swimming three times per week, we can have you swimming a mile in a month, possibly sooner. We do recommend that you have a medical examination before beginning this program. Sierra Nevada Masters is a member of Pacific Masters Swimming and United States Masters Swimming. We Compete on a Local, National, and World Level.

Who Swims with Sierra Nevada Masters?
Swimmers range in age from 19 to 89+, with a wide variety of swimming skills and goals. Some are almost beginners and others have had considerable competitive experience. About 90% of our swimmers swim for fitness only, about 10% compete in swim meets and open water swims. Many area triatheletes take advantage of our program to gain skill, speed, and knowledge for their events.

How are Practices Organized?
Workouts are divided into several skill levels so that you swim in a lane with people of your own ability. Our Practices last for 1 1/2 hours and offer a variety of training techniques and emphasis on stroke mechanics. Distances completed range from 500 to 5000 yards, depending on a swimmer's skill level. New swimmers to our program are encouraged to take plenty of rest time during the workout and not push themselves to complete a full workout.
Sierra Nevada Masters is an adult swim program designed to help you get started in a fitness program that will benefit you for the rest of your life. In this informational Web sight you will find facts to get you started with your own swimming fitness program. Sierra Nevada Masters is a swim club that has fun, trains hard, and enjoys life to its fullest. We hope you will Join us!
Steve Lintz Head Coach

Fees and billing options

The coaches are paid by Sierra Nevada Masters. Sierra Nevada Masters pays the city of Reno for use of the pool. Dues must be charged in order to cover these expenses and incidental expenses related to bookkeeping.

Monthly $ 80
Quarterly $ 215
Annually $ 810
Drop-in (per workout) $ 10
10 workout punch pass $ 95
Full time college student
(per month - proof of eligibility may be required)
$ 40

Register with us:
Online » or Download Sierra Nevada Masters Registration form

Typical Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday workout

zone/energy
system
set description length (yd) duration (min) title
recovery 500 choice every third lap different stroke drill 500 10 warm up
en1 10*50@1'05" 500 12 kick set
en2/en3 4*{4*25 @30" in I.M.O. + 50 ez @1' + 2*50 @1' fast choice +50 ez @1' + 100 fast @2'} 1600 30 main set
en1 pull 14*100 @1'30" alternate smooth/fast ; 1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4 1400 21 main set
sp3 12*(25 sprint @25' + 25 easy @35") 600 12 sprint set
recovery 200 easy 200 4 warm down
    4800 89 min total

Typical Tuesday, Thursday workout (distance)

zone/energy
system
set description length (yd) duration (min) title
recovery  5*200 15" rest free-choice-IM-drill-kick  1000  15  warm up
en1   8*75 @1'30 1-4 descend. 5-8 fast 600  15  kick set
en2  3*(10*50 + 1' extra rest. Set #1@40" or 5" rest, #2@45" or 10" rest, #3@50"or 15" rest   1500  25 main set
en1/en2  pull 6*400 or 350 or 300 @5' descend 1'3 fast 4-6   2400 30  main set
recovery  200 easy    200 warm down
    5700 89 total

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workouts

September-June, Northwest Pool 2925 Apollo Way

Day Times Coach on deck/written workout Coach
Mon 5:30-7 am Y/Y
Steve Lintz
Tue 5:30-7 am Y/Y
Nenad Rodic
Wed 5:30-7 am Y/Y
Steve Lintz
Thu 5:30-7 am Y/Y
Nenad Rodic
Fri 5:30-7 am Y/Y
Steve Lintz
Sat 6-7:30 am Y/Y
Nenad Rodic
Northwest pool interior. Click on the thumbnail to see the large format photo NorthWest Pool

Directions:

From I-80 west:
1: Take the MCCARRAN BLVD WEST exit- EXIT 10. 0.3 miles
2: Take the N MCCARRAN BLVD ramp. <0.1 miles
3: Turn LEFT onto S MCCARRAN BLVD / N MCCARRAN BLVD / NV-651. Continue to follow S MCCARRAN BLVD / NV-651. 1.5 miles
4: Turn RIGHT onto KINGS ROW. 0.4 miles
5: Turn RIGHT onto APPOLLO WAY. 0.3 miles
6: Pool is on the left

From I-80 east:
1: Take the KEYSTONE AVE exit- EXIT 12. 0.1 miles
2: Keep RIGHT at the fork to go on KEYSTONE AVE. 0.1 miles
3: Turn LEFT onto W 7TH ST. 0.5 miles
4: Turn RIGHT onto MUNLEY DR. 0.2 miles
5: Turn LEFT onto ELMCREST DR. 0.1 miles
6: Turn RIGHT onto WYOMING AVE. 0.1 miles
7: Turn LEFT onto APPOLLO WAY.
8: Pool is on the right

MAP WITH DIRECTIONS

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June-September, Idlewild Pool 1805 Idlewild Drive

Day Times Coach on deck/written workout Place
Mon 5:30-7 am, 6 pm - 7 pm Y/Y
Steve Lintz
Tue 5:30-7 am, 6 pm - 7 pm Y/Y
Nenad Rodic
Wed 5:30-7 am, 6 pm - 7 pm Y/Y
Steve Lintz
Thu 5:30-7 am, 6 pm - 7 pm Y/Y
Nenad Rodic
Fri 5:30-7 am Y/Y
Steve Lintz
Sat 6-7:30 am Y/Y
Nenad Rodic

Directions:

From I-80 west:
1: Take the KEYSTONE AVE exit- EXIT 12. 0.1 miles
2: Turn LEFT onto KEYSTONE AVE. 1.0 miles
3: Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on KEYSTONE AVE. <0.1 miles
4: KEYSTONE AVE becomes FOSTER DR. 0.9 miles
5: Turn LEFT onto IDLEWILD DR. 0.1 miles
6: Pool is on the right

From I-80 east:
1: Take the KEYSTONE AVE exit- EXIT 12. 0.1 miles
2: Turn LEFT onto KEYSTONE AVE. 1.0 miles
3: Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on KEYSTONE AVE. <0.1 miles
4: KEYSTONE AVE becomes FOSTER DR. 0.9 miles
5: Turn LEFT onto IDLEWILD DR. 0.1 miles
6: Pool is on the right

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