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Lainie C., Portland, OR Triathlon Coach

Lainie C.

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As a former NCAA swimmer and multi-sport athlete and coach, I provide a unique and creative method of coaching to improve performance both in and out of training. View all coaching experience

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  1. 97215, Portland, OR

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles

Packages

1 Lesson Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Session Length: 1 hour

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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Online Swim Training
Online Training for a single athlete

Whether you are looking to build endurance or improve technique, get weekly online workouts catered to your specific short and/or long-term goals. I communicate regularly with online clients and offer comprehensive video a... See More

Session Length: 1 week

$160 4 sessions ($40/ea) + one-time fee

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Stroke Feedback
Online Training for a single athlete

A comprehensive video analysis with feedback on swimming stroke and a list of exercises and drills to help improve technique.

Session Length: 1 hour

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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  • St. Olaf College (MN)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Swimming, Running

  • Pacing, Injury Prevention, Drafting, Breathing

Credentials

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Swimming, Running

  • Pacing, Injury Prevention, Drafting, Breathing

More About Coach Lainie

I first started coaching triathletes while working a New York City based triathlon company called JackRabbit Sports. During my time there, I led classes of everywhere from 5-30 triathletes looking to improve their swimming technique and endurance as well as their open water skills. During that time, I also coached beginning running classes for triathletes and runners training for 5k and 10k distances. Since leaving New York, I have continued as an independent coach, working with triathletes on their swim leg. I also continue to coach beginning runners.

I have over 15 years of competitive swimming experience, including 4 years at the NCAA level and 4 years on varsity on one of the top 3 high school swim teams in the country. I graduated as an academic all-american in high school and held numerous pool records in college as well as a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record in the 200 butterfly.

I've been fortunate to have had some of the best training partners and coaches the sport has to offer.

As a lifelong multi-sport athlete (I currently train weightlifting and jiu jitsu), I have a gained a lot of knowledge and experience training posture, balance and body mechanics that I incorporate into my lessons. This is an important aspect of my instruction because it allows for the skills I teach to apply both in and out of training. While body position and technique are central to my training philosophy, I like to cater both individual lessons and long-term programming to the needs of my clients. Because of my wide range of experience, I am able to do this with all levels and ages.

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Client Reviews

I reached out to Coach Lainie about a week ago in search for an online swim coach. She responded quickly and set up a video conference. She has already reviewed underwater footage of my swimming and sent me the first week's training plan. Excellent experience so far. I highly recommend Coach Lainie!

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Coach Lainie has been great in helping my daughter tweak her strokes. My daughter's shoulder has been bothering her for awhile and with Coach Lainie's help we are discovering what she is doing wrong and how to adapt to prevent further damages.

Coach Lainie was fantastic! She was very patient with me and I look forward to continuing to work on my swimming.

Coach Lanie is the most professional swim coach we have worked with. We sought her out to work on stroke technique for all competitive swim styles and were blown away by her calm,patient and knowledgeable coaching. She is very technically focused and determined to get results. If your a dedicated athlete of any age she's the coach that will get you technically advanced.

Lainie was patient with my young kids. She gave some great tips and as soon as they are more comfortable putting their faces in the water, we will schedule more lessons. I’m hopeful they will learn to swim this summer.

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I had a splendid experience with Coach Lainie. I feel like my first lesson solidified all the fundamentals that I never knew, and I already feel more comfortable and confident in the water. She was attentive, observant, and perfectly tailored the lesson to my existing abilities, and communicated a lot of information effectively, and at a pace that suited me. I would highly recommend.

Awesome job! She gave me some great tips that really helped!

Lainie was great to work with, look forward to future sessions!

My daughter really appreciated working with Couch Lainie to help her improve her swim techniques.

Lainie is very professional and has done an incredible job coaching our 11 year old daughter. Our daughter went from wanting to quit her swim club to now having confidence and enthusiasm in the water. Lainie has helped my daughter improve her strokes and feel more confident in the pool. She is also very responsive in addressing any questions we've had. My daughter looks forward to her weekly sessions and really enjoys them. I highly recommend Lainie!

Coach Lainie is terrific! I have great confidence in her knowledge and experience. On my first session I greatly benefitted from her full-spectrum approach, coaching me on everything from proper breathing and posture to good form and balance to out-of-pool training. She also followed up with reminders of what we had covered and links to resources. As one just starting out developing my athletic swimming capabilities I'm excited to have her thorough coaching to keep me on the right track (or, in the right lane).

Coach Lainie really helped my swimmer by breaking down each aspect of her stroke and going through them in a very detailed manner. She focuses on everything from breathing to stroke technique! Would recommend to any swimmer.

Lainie was very quick in responding to all my messages. Her swimming instructions were very clear and helpful, I definitely learned a lot from just the first session. She was also patient and pleasant to work with. I would recommend Lainie to anyone from any age and experience level.

Two lessons in and I am already faster and feel a lot more efficient. Lainie is a very straight forward, no-nonsense teacher. Her explanations are always clear and her instructions are easy to follow. Plus she's personable and fun to work with. It's been a great experience !

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