• ENDURANCE WATERMAN •
LOCATION: OCEAN CITY, NJ
FAVORITE GU PRODUCT: Hydration Drink Tabs
FAVORITE ENERGY GEL FLAVOR: ROCTANE Pineapple
FAVORITE NUTRITION HACK
Shhh...I am an ocean athlete that sometimes gets nausea off-shore. NEVER leave shore for long races or training without popping and then packing ROCTANE Electrolyte Capsules. The Ginger Root has settled my stomach and relieved a huge challenge in years of ocean racing in which keeping down food mixed with saltwater and nausea was almost impossible. Miracle supplement since my first use.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO COMPETE? WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
Since the age of 16 the "Why" was challenging the image of who I thought I was and what I thought I could accomplish as someone who never excelled at a sport or even grew up considering themselves an athlete. Now the "Why" is defining what it means to be a waterman committed to exploring more of what I can accomplish with what I can do. "What we do IN the ocean makes us athletes. What we do FOR the oceans and FOR my communities makes us watermen and waterwomen."
WHAT'S YOUR GU MOMENT?
The "Moments" keep coming as GU as allowed me to redefine what "Old" means as an athlete. In 2016 I competed in the Lifesaving World Championships in The Netherlands finishing in the top 5 in multiple events as a Masters. Two months later I became the only American to complete the grueling Coolangatta Gold Surf Lifesaving Iron Man Championships in Australia 3x while also becoming the only American to stand on a podium at the event. In 2018 I became the oldest competitor by 10 years to qualify for the Canadian Professional Surf Life Saving Challenge. From racing 6x in a single day to racing for 6 hours off shore, none of this would happen without GU as my fuel.
2020 RACE CALENDAR
- 2020 - Seeking Sanctuary - Documentary Film Project at Farallon Islands & San Francisco Bay Area
- Spring 2020 - Surf Lifesaving Australia "Aussies" National Championships
- July 2020 - Red Bull Surf and Rescue Atlantic City - Technical Director, Athlete & Media Liaison
- ]August 2020 - Lifesaving Society Canada - National Lifeguard Championships
- Summer 2020 - Surf Lifesaving Competitions