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Why Coaching? By Coach Bonnie Atherton
The newest addition to the coaching ranks at T:Zero Multisport, Bonnie explains why she is looking forward to the transition from athlete to coach.
By Coach Bonnie
Triathlon has been apart of my life since I can remember. I started out swimming and running so the natural progression was to get on a bike. I have been involved with Triathlon for over 10 years now and whilst I have taken a back step to racing myself, I am taking a forward step towards coaching and giving athletes the opportunity to achieve goals like I have over the years.
I have always loved the idea of becoming a coach and when Rich and Scotty mentioned that they thought I would be a good coach, I used some of their belief and have decided to follow this pathway. Whilst I am a Registered Nurse and work as one, I am a great communicator (can talk) and love being on the sideline cheering for athletes as much as I enjoyed racing myself. An athlete can expect constant communication, access to T:Zero Multisport camps, blogs and most importantly a coach who knows what’s it’s like to not want to get out of bed at 4am every morning!!!
I couldn’t think of a better club to have behind me and allowing me to use their name of T:Zero and guiding me through coaching also. T:Zero is going from strength to strength and collectively I believe that it can continue to grow into an amazing community and a place for athletes to help each other day in, day out. I have been coaching a few swim sessions over the past couple of months and have received such nice feedback (they hate me at the time) from athletes and I can’t wait to help others.
I am pumped to be a T:Zero coach and learning from my athletes themselves. I look forward to learning the different approaches people have to training and racing, learning about different goals and trying different ways to help them achieve their goals. I look forward to being the sounding board for my athletes, keeping them motivated and giving them guidance, support and direction in their triathlon journey to live their potential.
Goodbye for now,
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