(608) 837-4646 1010 N. Bird St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Meet Our Coaches

The PAC Tri Coaching staff is committed to helping each of our athletes to perform at their best within the constraints of everyday life. We strive to get to know our athletes and their goals. Whether your goals are to complete a race, make the podium, qualify for a specific race, or even win a race, we can help. We recognize that every athlete is different and has different needs. We believe in creating a unique plan based on an athlete’s individual strengths, weaknesses and training availability.  We believe that constant communication is essential and feedback from our athletes is a vital ingredient to developing a training plan that will succeed in taking you to that next level. 

Our goal as coaches is to fit triathlon into your life, not your life into triathlon. We believe that no matter what your “natural” ability is, if you are willing to put the time and effort in, and do the work, you will reach your goals! 






Chris-USA Triathlon Coach

I am a wife, a mom, a coach who began running during High School, continued through College as I found it to be a good outlet for myself. After years of running I started having knee problems so I began to swim and bike to help cross-train, that is when I was “curious” about triathlons. I signed up for my first Olympic race in 2009 and absolutely fell in love with the sport. I have been racing all distances from sprint-Ironman ever since, with a different love for each distance.  

 I am the lead coach of the Prairie Athletic Tri team, which started in 2012. I am going into my sixth year of coaching athletes of all abilities. Over the years I have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to triathlon training and racing. I have had some success in my own triathlon career, with 5 Ironman finishes in 5 years, including 2 at the World Championship in Kona.  What I am more proud of is helping other athletes achieve what they believe is the impossible. My goal as a coach is to find the formula that works for each athlete, there are no two people who are alike, everyone has their strengths (and weaknesses).

Triathlon is more than a hobby, it is a lifestyle. It has taught me much about perseverance, discipline and accountability. I believe the key to longevity in this sport is to train with intensity, patience and to remain consistent. The best athlete is the one that shows up on race day injury free and ready to celebrate their accomplishments.






Brian-USA Triathlon Coach

I have always been an active individual since childhood. Participating in various sports like football, soccer, and wrestling all the way through high school. After college, I struggled with finding a sport that I could be active in as I got older. After watching a friend compete in a sprint triathlon, I decided to give it a shot. Upon completion of my first race, a new passion was ignited. Fast forward to present time and I have had the privilege in competing all distances of triathlon while being competitive in my age group. I enjoy constant learning about new gear, techniques and new training methods. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and seeing the joy of athletes accomplishing their goals.

*Multiple time USAT all-American
*Multiple Ironman Finisher
*2014 WI Tri Series 2nd OA male
*Multiple USAT AG Nationals qualifier
*Boston Marathon qualifier  






Kelley - USA Triathlon Coach

Growing up in Sturgeon Bay, WI I was always active in sports. I worked hard at them, but wasn't fast or particularly skilled. In 2007 I was overweight and out of shape, but managed to labor through my first sprint triathlon. I was instantly hooked. The mix of strategy, endurance, and various skills triathlon required was intriguing to me. Through the years, I have raced every distance of triathlon from sprint all the way to finishing my first Ironman in 2014. I have also run a number of marathons; twice qualifying for the Boston Marathon. I have great appreciation for people who set, struggle with, and ultimately conquer their endurance athletic goals. There is no better opportunity to experience this journey with others than to coach them along the way. I feel a successful coach is continually communicating with their athlete to gauge not only their physical fatigue, but also their mental fatigue. Numbers can tell a coach quite a bit, but nothing can replace asking the athlete how they are doing.  My philosophy with coaching is to bring back the personal aspect of training while encouraging a team atmosphere.  






Wayde-USA Triathlon Coach

I was in High School in South Africa and was active and competitive in Track and Field, Rugby, Tennis and X Country. Having grown up at the Ocean I was a Surf Lifesaver and became very comfortable swimming open water in the ocean. In 1995 my wife coaxed me into running and we raced many road races ranging from Half Marathons, full Marathons to Ultra’s. In 2005 I started Cycling competitively, also completed my first Ironman. This released the Triathlon bug. I also continued bike racing and competed in the CAT 2 division. Soon Triathlon became the main focus. Competing, training and living the Triathlon lifestyle has afforded myself and my family a healthy productive environment. I would like to coach to help fellow athletes experience what I have gained from the sport and hopefully contribute to them reaching the multi sport goals they would like to set for themselves. I believe coaching is about the personal touch and understanding the athlete needs and aspirations for the sport.

5 Ironman’s since 2005
2012 3rd overall Male WI Tri Series
2013 USAT All American
2014  Team USA World ITU Olympic Championships
2014 USAT All American
2014 IM 70.3 World Championships-Mon Tremblanc-Canada
2016 IM 70.3 World Championships-Australia
2016 USAT All American
2016 IM All World Athlete Gold
2016 Qualified for Team USA USAT Olympic distance
2017 Boston Marathon
2017 IM 70.3 World Championships- Chattanooga
2017 IM All World Gold Athlete 






Beth-USA Swim Coach

I graduated from UW-Oshkosh where I was a member of the swim team. I competed in distance Freestyle and Butterfly events. My favorites being the 1650 and 200 Fly. After graduating from college, I moved to Arizona to teach. While there, I gained my USA Swim Coach Certification and coached the city swim team both as an Assistant and Head Coach. I also coached a High School Girls team. Upon returning  to Wisconsin, I joined the Madison East High School Coaching Staff. I am also coaching Masters swim here at PAC. I retained my USA Swim Coach Certification and also added my ASCA Level 2 Certification. I signed up for my first Tri (and loved it) and currently finished my third season of racing. I have always loved swimming but adding the bike and run has certainly added a new challenge. My favorite distance is Sprints/Olympics; however, I am excited to complete my first half Ironman soon. I look forward to helping you meet your swim goals!






Amanda-USMS Masters Swim Coach

Amanda, born to Jenny and Charlie, suffered from short term memory loss and was separated from her parents as a child but ran into a clownfish, Marlin, looking for his missing son Nemo.  Wait, that's Dory, not me, but the philosophy is the same-just keep swimming.

I grew up swimming, played club water polo in college, and while in the mid-Atlantic area I discovered triathlons via open water swims.  While involved in the triathlon community, I worked with multiple triathlon events and lead a triathlon specific master’s swim program.  Once I moved back to Wisconsin, I searched for the right community and have been happy to find this team.  I truly enjoy helping people find the joy, comfort, and hopefully some fun in the water-but when in doubt-just keep swimming.







Pete-RRCA Run Coach

I am a lifelong runner who loves traveling to races and experiencing new places. I have spent the last 15 years coaching and working in running stores in Calgary, Vancouver Island and Maryland before returning home to Wisconsin. My favorite distance is the 10 miler while the half marathon remains my favorite distance to coach. When not running I dabble in a wide variety of other activities including kayaking, photography and world travel. My main goal is to help athletes listen to what their bodies tell them they need.

 

 

Facility Hours


Front Desk Hours
Monday-Thursday
   
4:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Friday                       
4:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Saturday                    
6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sunday                      
6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Back Desk Hours
Monday-Thursday
    
5 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Friday                       
5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday                    
6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Sunday                       
7a.m.-9:30 p.m.

 

Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day
8am-6pm

Thanksgiving
7am-12noon

CLOSED - Easter & Christmas Day.


 

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