Alyssa Morrison (Coach AJ) PROGRAM COACH
In addition to guiding her athlete’s passion for triathlon, Coach AJ has been helping people improve their health and fitness for years. Coach AJ’s professional experience as an occupational therapist provides a unique holistic opportunity to tie in health, wellness and injury prevention while assisting her athletes reach their fitness and performance goals.
AJ is a certified USAT Level II Triathlon Coach, US Cycling Level III Coach, ACE Health & Wellness Coach, ASCA Swim Coach and USAT Youth and Junior Triathlon Coach. Building on the experience as a collegiate track and field athlete, AJ is also a seasoned triathlete herself. She was named to the DC Tri Snapple Elite Team for 4 years and received USAT All-American/Honorable Mention All-American honors during this time frame. She has qualified multiple times for the USAT National Championships, as well as the Ironman World Championships 70.3 and represented Team USA at the ITU Dualthon World Championships.
Coach AJ is the founder and head coach of Multisport In Motion and the coach of the DC Tri Club’s Olympic Distance, Half Ironman and Ironman Training Programs.
Jorge Alvarez-Marron PROGRAM CO-LEAD & SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Cindy Hutchings ELITE TEAM LIAISON
My triathlon career started in the mid-80’s with the Bud Light Series. I quickly discovered that my beer hydration method did not work after ending up in the medical tent. So I kept the beer and dropped triathlons. After a 20 year layoff and 2 kids, I resumed my triathlon career with some prodding from a workout buddy. In the past 15 years, I have gone from a middle of the pack age grouper to part of Team USA for the past 7 years at the ITU Triathlon World Championships. Most of my energy is spent on the Olympic distance thanks to Team USA, but my preferred distance is the HIM. This year I am beginning my season with Puerto Rico 70.3 in March and hoping to earn a spot for the 70.3 Worlds in Nice in September. I was a competitive swimmer growing up. As an adult, I have managed to learn to bike and run in spite of my swimming handicap. I decided to volunteer with the DC Tri Training programs as a way to share my knowledge, experiences, enthusiasm and to help others meet their goals.