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Kristen T., The Colony, TX Triathlon Coach

Kristen T.

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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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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Kristen. 30 minute session length

Session Length: 30 minutes

$105 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Kristen. 30 minute session length

Session Length: 30 minutes

$287 3 sessions ($96/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Kristen. 30 minute session length

Session Length: 30 minutes

$446 5 sessions ($89/ea) + applicable fees

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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 + applicable fees

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Training Plan - Monthly (6 months minimum)
Online Training for a single athlete

Goal-specific training schedule Customized to your race(s) and life Consistent coach interaction High-level nutritional analysis You are required to: Have a premium training log on Training Peaks (trainingpeaks.com) Commi... See More

Session Length: 4 weeks

$1485 6 sessions ($248/ea) + applicable fees

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Vo2 Fitness Test
In-Person Training for a single athlete

This test gives you a specific training road map and starts you off with a clear chart of where you presently are and how to get to where you want to be. All fitness enthusiasts should find out their true numbers. The VO2 ... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$250 1 session + applicable fees

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  • Texas Woman's University (TX)

  • 19 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Swimming, Running, Cycling

  • Transitions, Pacing, Injury Prevention, Breathing

Credentials

  • Texas Woman's University (TX)

  • 19 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Swimming, Running, Cycling

  • Transitions, Pacing, Injury Prevention, Breathing

More About Coach Kristen

Please note that I book months in advance, though I do get cancellations every so often. If you would like to minimally be put on my waitlist, please message me.

I have been coaching swimmers and triathletes full-time since 2005 through my own private business, Sport Speed Lab. I have two specialties: Swim/Tri team kids and adults looking to improve their strokes to achieve faster times. I also specialize in beginner adult athletes and have had great success with taking those adults who cannot swim, or do not swim very well, and making them into fit swimmers, even Ironman finishers. I NO LONGER WORK WITH YOUNG, LEARN-TO-SWIM KIDS.

My coaching style is very psychological, physiological, and physics-based. I coached a high school swim team for over a decade with eight state podium athletes (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly), five individual state champions (50 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast), and multiple regional/district/sectional podium tops and finishes from my individuals, teams, as well as home school clients. I have several swimmers with Futures and Juniors cuts and Olympic Trial qualifiers. Several of my youth and adult triathletes win or podium their age groups. Most of all, I work with age-group swimmers to understand what they are in control of and what to work on in practice. I help them reach their motivational time cut-offs to move up levels and groups over and over again. Currently, for age group swimmers, I only work with BB and above swimmers (the majority of their times must meet this criterion). I am a certified USA Triathlon Coach with a Masters in Exercise Physiology and 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 overall podium finishes, winning my age group in several races, many age group podium finishes, and have completed multiple half-Ironman events and a full Ironman. I still compete in both swim and triathlon 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. Every session looks different and is authentically built for the individual client at that moment.

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Our experience with Coach Kristen has been outstanding. Our daughter, who is a club swimmer, needed some fine tuning with her swimming technique. Coach's personalized approach has helped her overcome some bad habits and improve her strokes significantly. Not only is Coach Kristen highly skilled and knowledgeable, but she also has a great rapport with our daughter, making the lessons enjoyable. We're thrilled with the results and would highly recommend Coach Kristen to any parent looking to help their child excel in swimming.

We had our first session and my daughter loved it. She is so excited to implement the changes that were given. She cannot wait for her next lesson. Coach Kristen is an excellent coach and highly recommend her.

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Coach Kristen was so great!! She was great with the small technique things I need to work on which will really help me shave off time! She was so positive and I really liked working with her. I can’t wait for my next session!

Our first lesson was amazing! So much great information packed into 30 minutes. We are thankful for your time coach Kristen!

She gives good feedback and gives good tips on what to work on.

Kristen was an outstanding coach. She was able to take a guy that could barely swim a length of the pool to swimming 500 yards in under 10 minutes. She did this in a matter of only a few months! Well done!

Coach Kristen's expert eye at spotting those fine details will make a huge and instant difference. They have for us. She is super positive, friendly and insightful, I would thoroughly recommend Coach Kristen if you want to maximize you or your child's potential.

Outstanding coach

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Broke down stroke details in a way that was easy to understand for a young swimmer with specific recommendations on what to work on at practice.

Coach Kristen is amazing, only after 2 sessions with my 10 year old son he has learned so much from her. As he said ‘I can understand everything she tells me and know what she is talking about!’ We look forward to continuing sessions with her in the very near future.

Kristen is so thorough and positive!

Kristen is effective in identifying the deficiency in my technique and provide easy-to-understand drills for correcting them

My son and I left yesterday’s lesson and both agreed that it was a miracle that we found Coach Kristen. I really can’t put it into words, but she literally performs magic in each 30 minute lesson. My son has had incredible gains since we started working with her. She has a laser focus and is an absolutely amazing coach!

Great coach

She is an awesome coach. My daughter learnt a lot. She refined my daughters stroke.

Patient, kind, and extremely motivational!

Gives very clear instructions. My son liked her a lot!

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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. --- Update to my review...In less than one year on the exact same IM course I went from 2hrs 13 min to 1hr and 17 min. It was an amazing feeling running into T1 and it still being full of bikes. All thanks to Coach Kristen.

Kristen is very patient in her approach. She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand.

My daughter loved the first session! She needed a challenge and needed one one one with fine tuning. She was amazing! Very good with teens; doesn’t try to yell or be their friend. They respect her and after just the first session already saw improvement. Can’t wait for our next sessions!

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.

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!!

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