Amanda Melillo on SwimRun

Amanda Melillo on SwimRun

How did you get into SwimRun? I love swimming and used to do a lot of trail running when I lived in upstate NY. SwimRun gave me a great opportunity to combine these 2 activities I love, while getting to enjoy it with a friend (SwimRun is a team sport). Do you have any advice....

2020 Member Spotlight – Dan Edwards

2020 Member Spotlight – Dan Edwards

How did you get involved in triathlons? I would have to blame my brother David and my friend Todd. David was a huge cyclist always talking about how great cycling is, etc., and pushing me to get a bike and ‘go for a ride!’ Once I finally bought a bike, Todd went on a long....

2020 Member Spotlight – Raniel Hidalgo

2020 Member Spotlight – Raniel Hidalgo

How did you get involved in triathlons? My initial inspiration came on a lazy afternoon while watching the Kona Ironman World Championships on TV. I recall being impressed with the slow motion footage showcasing the athletes, their cool looking aero bikes, and the sheer determination to grind thro...

2020 Member Spotlight – Irenaeus (Lee) Malatesta

2020 Member Spotlight – Irenaeus (Lee) Malatesta

How did you get involved in triathlons? I was a couch potato up until I was in my thirties. My dad died at the age of 54 from heart disease. When I told that to my doctor, she told me that I needed to start exercising, so I started running. I hated it but I....

2020 Member Spotlight – Sheryl and Matt Romeo

2020 Member Spotlight – Sheryl and Matt Romeo

How did you get involved in triathlons? We got started in triathlons after doing the Honolulu Marathon. We hadn’t a clue about training, it was hot, and we couldn’t even keep up with the guy who was running the race while carrying and playing a tuba. When we got home an Ironman pal of ours....

2020 Member Spotlight – BJ Shannon

2020 Member Spotlight – BJ Shannon

 How did you get involved in triathlons? Several years ago, I had a running injury and was only allowed to swim, so I really focused on that for a couple months. After all the effort, I decided I should try a triathlon What was your first triathlon? I did the Wisdom Oaks Winery sprint triathlon,....

2019 Member Spotlight – Pamela Simmonds

2019 Member Spotlight – Pamela Simmonds

I’ve always been pretty active. I ran track through High School and College and I played softball from elementary school until I started doing triathlons a few (almost 10!!) years ago. I did my first marathon while in Law School and once I started working I started looking for my next new ch...

2019 Member Spotlight – Sergio Flores

2019 Member Spotlight – Sergio Flores

How did you get involved in triathlons? After running a number of marathons I thought the prospect of doing different sport disciplines was intriguing, so I decided to give it a try. What was your first triathlon? It was Atlantic City Olympic in 2012. I had a heavy, 8-speed/steel road bike I used ...

Katie Tobin on SwimRun

Katie Tobin on SwimRun

What kind of gear do you need? While races may differ, nearly all require a wetsuit, whistle (usually this is the pull-tab of the zipper for swimrun wetsuits), and first aid kit (a plastic-wrapped bandage is fine). Sometimes they require a map or safety buoy, but will provide it if that’s the ca...