A year before I started swimming with Rob and Stephanie, I didn't even know how to swim with my head in the water. I took basic swim lessons through my gym and then graduated to their class. At that point I was still struggling to swim continuous laps. I knew I wanted to be a lot faster. Under their tutelage, my technique improved which in turn improved my time. After about six months of coaching, I had shaved more than 20 seconds off my 100m time.
As my swim times improved, it motivated me to sign up for my first sprint triathlon. I trained with Stephanie for two months, prior to this event, which I found to be very challenging as well as motivating, in a good way! As much as I dreaded some of those workouts, the accountability worked to keep me on track. And I was amazed when I finished the race, placed third in my category!