Lisa is a triathlon coach, specializing in swim instruction, with over 26 years of experience. She has grown up with a passion for the water and teaching others how to swim. She is the head coach of the Gold Creek Masters Swim Team. She has a passion for analyzing stroke technique and uses an underwater camera to aid in analysis. Lisa was the co-founder and Manager of Team FASTT, a local triathlon team, as well as co-founder/owner of Finish Strong Events (FS Events). FS Events produces the Lake Tye Triathlon, a sprint, olympic, and youth distance triathlon, in Monroe. Elevation Multisport is her coaching business. Lisa is also an avid cyclist and currently road races with a local bike team. Current certifications include: USA Triathlon Coach Level 2, USA Cyclng Coach Level 3, Heart Zones Cycling and Personal Training, Certified Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR.
Jake’s passion for competition and sport lead him to coaching. Jake has a strong background in Exercise Science and a vast knowledge in sports injury rehabilitation and prevention. Jake has a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University. He also holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and works with athletes on a daily basis to help promote injury prevention. Jake was an All-American distance runner for Penn State University and has run 2:36 at the Boston Marathon. Jake is a successful triathlete at all distances. He was ranked #1 in the Northwest in the half Ironman Distance and was named a USAT All American. Jake is a 3 time Ironman finisher with a personal best at Ironman Canada 2007 of 9:52, earning him 41st overall (6th age-group) and an Ironman Hawaii World Championship qualifying slot. Seven weeks later Jake took his fitness and dreams to another level and completed 140.6 miles in the windy and hot conditions of Kona in 10:30.
Jeevan has been racing triathlons and multisport events for over 11 years and swimming for over 14 years. Some of his accomplishments include 1st OA at the 2013 USAT Aquathlon National Championships, 3rd AG at the 2014 ITU Aguathlon World Championships and 1st AG at the 2015 USAT Long Course National Championships. Jeevan is currently working on his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. Jeevan serves as our assistant swim coach, using his knowledge of stroke technique to improve our efficiency in the water.