Triathlon Coaching with Sophia Shaw
Sophia Shaw running Chicago Marathon with athlete

I Work With:

Novice Triathletes • New & Fearful Swimmers • Para-athletes

Novice Triathletes

Open-water swimming 101 skills and basic race strategies

New & Fearful Swimmers

Adult learn-to-swim

Shoreline open-water buddy swimming


Paratriathlon handling, paratriathlon guiding (basic, non-competitive), and facilitating open-water entry, and buddy swimming

Running race guiding (5K to marathon distances) at moderate paces



Let’s talk and we can figure out what works!

Licenses and Certifications

Certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Short-Course Coach and Level 2 Paratriathlon Coach

USA Triathlon
Issued July 2020 Expires December 2024

Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid

American Red Cross
Issued December 2022 Expires December 2024

Certified Adult Learn-to-Swim Program Instructor

U.S. Masters Swimming
Issued October 2021


Sophia Shaw and Neha Gupta at a triathlon finish line