“I was a swimmer through my childhood and high school, but hadn’t been swimming in 10 years when I was diagnosed with Pericarditis. My doctors told to take my fitness seriously to aid in my recovery, so I began swimming again. I met John Kenny four months later, and he suggested I swim with his team since he’s closer to my home. I decided to give him a try, and I’m so glad I did, the transformation I see in myself is incredible. I told him about my condition, and he gave me the calm, level-headed, individual attention to get me through the tough practices. He knew how to push me through it, to increase my endurance, fitness, and strength. My times have dropped dramatically under his nuanced coaching, and I even began training and racing in open water for the first time ever! I thought I knew how to do things correctly before, but John gave me technical instruction to improve my stroke, and efficiency. He makes things understandable: from getting in the water and demonstrating things (like the best way to swim around a buoy in open water), to reminding me from the pool deck if my form starts to fail when I get tired.

I began running as well, and John gave me invaluable help with that too. He’s always willing to take the time to discuss any questions I may have. His knowledge base is expansive, and he continues to learn and grow with up to date techniques and topics to relay back to his team. He kept saying all I need to do is get a bike, and I did! I’m aiming to complete my first sprint triathlon this year, and I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without John’s coaching and encouragement. I see him motivate the other team members in the same way he’s motivated me, and I’ll definitely recommend him to any athlete looking to improve, have fun, and join a great team!”