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Kristen W., Plano, TX Swimming Coach

Kristen W.

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Nationally certified, full-time coach with specialties including: refinements for swim or triathlon team kids & adults; introductory and foundation coaching for beginner adults. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Kristen. 30 minute session length

Session Length: 30 minutes

$638 10 sessions ($64/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Kristen. 30 minute session length

Session Length: 30 minutes

$345 5 sessions ($69/ea) + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Kristen. 30 minute session length

Session Length: 30 minutes

$216 3 sessions ($72/ea) + one-time fee

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Kristen. 30 minute session length

Session Length: 30 minutes

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Consultation - Virtual (Video, Phone, Email, Text)
Online Training for a single athlete

Personal coach to help with your questions about swimming/cycling/running needs/goals. Services can include: Video analysis of your running, cycling, or swimming technique, training plan discussion, race/event strategy or ... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$85 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Texas Woman's University (TX)

  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprint Freestyle, Open Water, Individual Medley, Distance Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke

  • Technique, Starts, Sprinting, Relays, Pulling, Pacing, Open Turns, Kicking, Flip Turns

Credentials

  • Texas Woman's University (TX)

  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprint Freestyle, Open Water, Individual Medley, Distance Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke

  • Technique, Starts, Sprinting, Relays, Pulling, Pacing, Open Turns, Kicking, Flip Turns

More About Coach Kristen

I have been coaching swimmers and triathletes since 2005 through my own private business. I have two specialties. Swim/Tri team kids and adults looking to improve their strokes to achieve faster times. I also specialize in the beginner adult athletes and have had great success with taking those adults that cannot swim, or do not swim very well, and making them into fit swimmers, even Ironman finishers. My coaching style is very psychological, physiological, and physics based. I have coached a high school swim team since 2009 and have had four state podium athletes (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back), two state champions (50 free, 200 free), and multiple regional podium finishes from my team as well as home school clients. I have coached an age group athlete to North Texas short course champion. Several of my youth and adult triathletes win or podium their age groups. Most of all, I help age-group swimmers reach their motivational time cut-offs to move up levels over and over again. My specialty is working with BB and above swimmers. I am a certified USA Triathlon Coach and am obtaining my Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with a Psychology minor.

I have been personally swimming and competing since I was 2 years old. I played water polo for my undergraduate university. After college, I pursued triathlon and have accomplished winning my age group in a few races, many podium finishes, and have completed multiple half-Ironman events and a full Ironman. I still compete to this day.

Each session lasts 30 minutes. I am a firm believer that too much can just create chaos in the head, so we will typically go over 3-5 things in a session. If a swim session (I offer bike, run, fitness testing, nutrition, and functional training as well), I start with foundation principles and build up from there. Each session starts with a brief assessment of where the client currently is, we review anything we may have gone over in conversation or previous sessions, and then work through step by step from there.

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Client Reviews

We have only had one session, but she seems great.

Extremely attentive to athlete. Very technical critique. She'll definitely make a difference for our athlete.

Coach Kristen is the most amazing coach we've had. Our 12 year old boy has been swimming with a competitive league for 4 years, and has done very well. However, he needed to have some one-on-one time to perfect his skills. Coach Kristen quickly saw what he needed to do and guided him through each change. His times have greatly improved, and his skills put him at the top of his class. After each session he says, "I've learned more in the 30 minute lessons with Coach than I have in 30 days at swim club". Amazing! Thanks Coach!

I have worked with Coach Kristen for almost 3 years. She has helped me improve physically and mentally as a swimmer. She has taught me things in a way I can understand and she will not move on to the next skill until I have mastered the current one. Coach Kristen has helped me really improve my mental state of swimming. When I work with her she is encouraging and always lifts me up, I feel like she truly cares about me. Any swimmer would be lucky to have her as a mentor and coach!

Great Coach!!! Thank you.

I began doing 70.3 & 140.6 triathlons a couple of years ago. I have never been much of a swimmer and tried to do it on my own. After three very disappointing swim results in 2017 and 2018 of 1 hr 3 min and 59 min respectively on two 70.3's and a 2 hr and 13 min time on a full in August of last year, I had enough and realized I needed a coach. I found Coach Kristen and began sessions with her in October. I just had my first 70.3 of 2019 and my swim time was 40 minutes. Still much room for improvement but about a 30% improvement in my time in only 6 months far exceeded my goal. I have kept the exact same swim practice schedule I have had for that entire time. The only thing that has changed is adding coach Kristen and her expertise.

She did a great job breaking down, and explaining the changes my daughter needs to make to improve her stroke and turn techniques.

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Coach Kristen’s coaching has helped my daughter drop time only with a few sessions. I highly recommend her. We will continue seeking her coaching swimming guidance.

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Kristen is awesome! My daughter has only had 2 lessons and we can already tell a difference. She hones in on improving & fine tuning stokes, speed, turns, etc. The one on one is something that swimmers don’t get when they’re on a swim team. So, if you’re looking for a highly qualified professional with great technique instructions to help improve your swimming skills and achieve success at your level Coach Kristen is the one!!

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Coach Kristen is awesome. She is the best swim coach in the area. I'm glad I chose her as a coach to my son who is in a swim team. She took her time to learn my son his goals strength and weakness and every session there is a huge difference as my son gets better on technique. Jj continue to improve and get better everyday with Coach Kristen. Definitely look forward to more sessions with her. I would highly recommend her as a coach, best decision made.

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Excellent coaching. She quickly identified issues to work on and gave effective strategies to remedy them. Working with Coach Kristen has helped immensely.

I'm new to swimming and looking to do my first ironman triathlon this year. I decided to start with coaching rather then trying to learn on my own. Kristen has been extremely helpful in our first session giving me great feedback on how to focus on the stroke, rather then just trying to go fast. I'm Looking forward to applying these drills over the next two weeks before session 2 with Kristen!

Kristen is wonderful to work with and a great coach! She helped me improve my swimming technique so much. Her instructions are clear and she gives you great feedback on where to focus. She is very dedicated to all her athletes!

Awesome coach.

Coach Kristen is Amazing! 4 sessions and Ava has doubled her length off the wall and made improvements in her freestyle! She has fun ways of explaining drills and technique that resonate with Ava!

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After one lesson I felt the instruction Coach Kristen gave me helped with my swimming. I enjoyed the positive feedback and she makes me feel faster in the water.

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Excellent. Very professional and knowledgeable.

awesome coach

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Coach Kristen did an excellent job in a lesson with my son. She knows how to communicate and motivate serious young swimmers. She provided my son with very helpful technique feedback in just one session, and we hope to continue!

Encouraging and gets the most from her clients! Very impressed!

Kristen is an excellent swimming instructor! Her style is practical and technical. She has a keen eye for what needs to be improved upon in my stroke (somehow, she can tell what I am thinking) and her instructions are easy to comprehend. Kristen is also good at helping to build my confidence. I recommend her to any student looking to become a water ninja.

Coach Kristen was very knowledgeable and helpful in her techniques.

I would recommend Coach Kristen to anyone! My daughter just finished 6th grade and wanted to get back in to swimming with the possible goal of eventually
joining the swim team in high school. She had a good foundation when she was very little, but hadn't received instruction in years. Coach Kristen quickly evaluated her and got to work. After just three lessons, I already see a lot of improvement. My daughter enjoys her lessons because of Coach Kristen's clear, concise instruction mixed with the right amount of encouragement. Lessons always have a plan with a good mix of activities to build strength and have fun at the same time. Practice suggestions are reviewed at the end of each session. Both my daughter and I have been extremely pleased with this coach.

Super cool. Very knowledgable and keeps it simple. Great 1st impression!

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Kristen was fabulous- I really enjoyed the session with her - she has an excellent technique linking the basic theory with actual execution - I learned more about how to swim in 30 mins than I have in the last 40 years
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone interested in improving their swimming regardless of current capability

Coach Kristen was great! She connected with my son and gave him key things to focus on. After just one session we saw a change in his swim techniques and speed. He remembered everything she told him to work on, but she also followed it up with an email. Overall, very pleased!!

I could NOT have done it (100 mile ride) this year without good support from Kristen Codish.
Thank you for your presence in our sport (triathlon).
That workout pushed me to my maxevidenced by me wanting to toss my cookies. :-) A sincere thank you, seriously thank you!
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