I came to triathlon because I wanted to have an athletic goal to get myself focused at the gym. Even though I couldn’t swim in the beginning, I was able to do my first triathlon only a month after I joined TLV. Thanks to Martha’s coaching as well as the support and encouragement of my teammates, I have grown as an athlete and recently completed my first half ironman. I have gained so much more than just the ability to swim, bike and run. I have found a group of women who inspire me, make me laugh, push me to do my best and have become my second family.