I competed in my first triathlon when I was 7 years old. After swimming in college, I competed as a professional athlete for 15 years. I've represented the USA at World Championships in 7 different sports.
Today, I am coaching swimming & triathlon with Swim Like a Pro and the SLAP Tri Team in Central Florida. We work with athletes of all ages, all abilities, and all kinds of goals and dreams!
I strive to make swimming and triathlon fun and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. I get immense joy from helping people achieve their personal goals and live their endurance dreams!
2004 Short Course Meters World Championships in Indianapolis
400 freestyle - silver medal
2004 Open Water World Championships in Dubai, UAE
5k open water - bronze medal
2005 Open Water World Championships in Edmonton, Canada
5k open water - 10th
10k open water - 4th
2007 Aquathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland
Elite women - World Champion
2007 in Hamburg, Germany, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada
Pan American Games Team - 2007 & 2011
2005 World Championships in Geelong, Australia
200m obstacle swim - World Champion & World Record Holder
Open water swim - World Champion
2015 & 2016 World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden
2-woman team - 6th & highest placing American team
2017 6-day World Championships in Wyoming, USA
Team Good'Nuff - unofficial finish
I offer private coaching sessions in any of the three sports as well as transitions, race planning, and coaching consultations.
Coach Sara & the SLAPPERS are located in Central Florida. Be sure to check us out on your next visit to the area!