I sent this letter to my youngest BEST clients but really…EVERYONE should read it, the attitude can be applied to any setting! Make sure you watch the video once you're done reading! I wanted to share this video with all of you because you are aspiring young athletes. Missy Franklin has a g...   read full post »

posted on 1/9/2013


Efficient Kicking

In my October 29th post I reflected on "What I am learning coaching my triathletes". They continue to push themselves both physically and mentally as they aspire to reinvent their stroke. Most triathletes love those wet suit legal races so they can float their legs a bit. For many, the kick doesn'...   read full post »

posted on 12/27/2012


Pam LeBlanc's Fit City visits BEST

Check out this great article published in the Austin American Statesman Dec 23, 2012 on the creation of Brackin Elite Swim Training! http://www.austin360.com/news/lifestyles/recreation/former-ut-swim-coach-kim-brackin-now-training-swim/nTckD/...   read full post »

posted on 12/26/2012



Merriam-Webster defines progress as the following: "a forward or onward movement (as to an object or to a goal)" or "a gradual betterment" The joy of progress, learning, skill acquisition, awareness… these are things I am fortunate to be a part of as a coach. When you are coaching for a cham...   read full post »

posted on 12/17/2012



I've been so fortunate to have a steady flow of new business. Athletes young and old recognize the value of not just churning through the water but understanding how to get from one point to another the most efficiently. I have a fairly wide spectrum of talented athletes coming in and all are fair...   read full post »

posted on 11/13/2012


What I am learning from my Triathletes - The Catch

The Catch: Pat Evoe holding water! They have heart, desire, great work ethic…CRAZY WORK ETHIC, and generally don't come from a swimming background. They are sponges and are learning quickly and I love coaching them. But, there are also some common problems that I see regarding their swimmin...   read full post »

posted on 10/29/2012


Training with Patrick Evoe

It's been a pleasure training one of my first BEST clients, Patrick Evoe. Patrick is a professional triathlete based in Austin, and I look forward to helping him improve his swim leg through better technique. We had great morning session last week. The air was a bit chilly but the pool temperature w...   read full post »

posted on 10/10/2012

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