Robin began coaching in high school while racing herself and assisting with swim teams at the Local YMCA and Erie Mason high school 1985. After high school and getting her Exercise Physiology degree from the University of Toledo and then her Massage degree at the Humanities Center in Tampa FL, she continued to coaching youth swim teams at the local YMCA.
In 2013, she decided to turn her passion from the hospitality industry to the Triathlon community and started her company, Excell Tri Coaching. In 2015, the company expanded and added coaching for children and groups. She continue to create and develop new relationships USA Triathlon and the local Triathlon community and feels this is a way to pay it forward.
As an athlete, Robin completed in her first Triathlon 1994 in Clermont, FL which was where her love for the started and has competed in all levels of Triathlon and X-terra Racing and is added Aqua Bikes, Time Trial Cycling and Road Racing. With her experience and love for the sport she paves the way for the future. She has accomplished many podium finishes with Triathlon, Aquabike, Running, Swimming and Cycling. In 2017, she attended her first ever World Triathlon festival in Penticton, Canada and finished 6th overall in addition in coming in first overall of the KOZ events series in Aqua Bike. Starting 2018, Robin wanted to help pay it forward by becoming a guide for the visually impaired and still enjoying it today.
223-Number and Types of races as of:
Sprint Triathlons-48 Sprint Aquabikes- 18
Olympic Triathlons-10 Olympic Aquabikes-11
70.3 Triathlons-6 59.1 Aquabikes-10
140.3 Triathlon-1 ITU World Aquabike-1
Swimming Events-16 Biking events-16
Running Events- 61 Aquathlon-26
RDN OF FOR EXCELL YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMS
Joanie is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a dietetics degree and she is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She is a school Nutrition Program Specialist and Kids Eat Right member. She provides nutrition education to youth groups as well as helping kids develop and align their nutrient needs. Joanie's goal is to put the fun in "Eating Healthy"
CO-FOUNDER OF PURPLE MINIONS
Clark is a past USAT Level 1 Coach. He has been a youth mentor and coach for 31 years. Clark has completed 2 Ironmans, 7 x 70.3 IM, 2 Marathons, Boston Marathon Qualifier and Duathlon National Championship.
Allan Phillips has been a USAT coach for more than a decade and has been in the sport for over twenty years, competing in national championships for age group triathlon, aquathlon and collegiate triathlon. As a swim coach, he is internationally known for his expertise in water training for military candidates and has authored the highly acclaimed book “Essentials of Military Water Confidence.” He is based in Tucson, where he is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in the care and rehabilitation of endurance athletes.
Tami is certified in Strength training, Core, TRX, various Silver Sneakers programs, and a Level 3 Cycling Coach. She started to compete in Triathlon and Aquabike in 2016 and fall in love with the sport. In 2019 she made the Team USA in Aquabike and will be attending Worlds in 2020. She is a retired Veteran of 24 years in Aviation and uses her leadership skills from the military to help lead and instruct classes for Team Excell. In 2018 she began assist coaching Excell's Purple minions and loves helping the future of the sport. She is also a proud member of the Tucson Tri Girls.