Category Archives: community


Announcing OTTER Tri Team

                             I am thrilled to announce the launch of the OTTER TRI Team!   Visit: for the most up to date information.     After several … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

  He is not here!  The tomb is empty!  He has Risen!     Happy Easter!     Without Christ, we would not have many of the Holidays we celebrate.   Without Christ, we would not be able to have … Continue reading

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Altitude Camp with Brooks Running

Many of you know that I am serving this year as a Run Influencer for Brooks Running.  The company invited a group of coaches, runners, media representatives and bloggers to join their BeastTeam (middle and longer distance elites) to participate in Altitude … Continue reading

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If not now, when?

  This afternoon I was guarding Missouri Swimming, as they were practicing.   The swimmers were discussing the pending set and the coach said to one swimmer:    If not now, when?  I love that!   I considered my personal … Continue reading

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Coaching with Care

I have been reflecting on those things I can do better as a coach.   One thing keeps coming to mind —  I asked a senior on my field hockey team if she was OK.   Well, let me rewind … Continue reading

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Encouraging Girls and Young Women to Pursue Excellence

I coach many kids, youth and young adults.   I work with boys and girls, and have grown to enjoy working with these young ones, influencing and empowering each to pursue excellence.    Recently, I have read and heard rumors … Continue reading

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Sprint for Spring

The Weekley YMCA is hosting Sprint for Spring, on 11 February 2017.  This event is part of the Y’s Annual Capital Campaign.     The options for this race include a 5K Run/Walk, a 1K Kid’s Fun Run and 5K Family or … Continue reading

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November is an interesting time of year.  It brings reflection, and gratitude challenges, and preparation for the insanity of the Christmas Holiday season.  I too have been reflecting recently on life, the past year, the coaching I do, and where … Continue reading

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Hyponatremia— An Interview with a Survivor

Hyponatremia is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a condition that occurs when the level of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swim Technique

As a tri-coach, a big part of my responsibilities is helping new swimmers improve their technique. Everyone deserves to have an amazing swim as part of their race. As I coach and work water safety in many events, I see … Continue reading

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