Celeste Callahan, Founder
Celeste swept into athletics without a road map, stemming from the unlikely beginnings of a pre-Title IX childhood. Her upbringing focused on being a lady - manners, dresses and the rule that one should never upstage a man. She won her first event in 1984 and she never looked back. Her string of cycling and triathlon victories continues to this day.
In 1997, she founded Team CWW and began her coaching career. Its beginnings were inspired by her late best friend, Judy Flannery. Just days after becoming the Rocky Mountain Regional Representative of the newly formed Women’s Commission of USAT, Judy implored Celeste to help support the cause by getting women involved in multi-sport. That same night, Judy was killed in a cycling accident, leaving Celeste and a group of 60 founding members to carry out Judy's wish.
Since then, that group of 60 women has grown to over 500, with a long waiting list and the distinction of Westword's "Best Triathlon Training." Celeste grew too, earning her Personal Training Certificate, a first aid card, and became one of the first graduates of USAT’s Coaching Education Program.
• USAT Level 2 Coach
• National Board Member, USAT Triathlon
• Awarded top American Triathlon volunteer from IOC and USOC
• Level 2 Race Director
• Perennial member of Team USA
• National Duathlon Champion
• World Duathlon Silver and Bronze medalist
• World Triathlon Gold and Bronze medalist
• Team RAAM record holder for senior women, 3 time finisher
• Ironman four time finisher
Personal: After years of racing mountain bikes at a competitive level, Nicolette decided it was time to move on to something new. A friend suggested doing a triathlon, and within a couple weeks she was signed up for Boulder 70.3. By the end of her first season she competed in 6 triathlons, winning her age group in one, completed the 70.3, and made it on to Nationals. She was hooked immediately! She has since enjoyed coaching other triathletes and watching them accomplish their own goals.
Nicolette is also a Fitness Instructor, specializing in Pilates and Spin. She has a strong passion for living a healthy lifestyle, and loves to share her expertise and experience with others.
Certifications/Employment: ITCA Triathlon Coach Certification: Specializing in bike handling and skills, Peak Pilates Level 1 Certification: Specializing in reformer, mat with props and Cadillac, Spinning®Certification, ACE Group Fitness Certification, ACSM Personal Training Certification and Owner/Operator of Clark FitPro LLC
Ann Lantz, Wind and Wheels Group Coach
Personal: Ann has been married to husband Jeff for nearly 25 years and they are the parents of two teenage girls.
Updated Bio: Ann is a member of the Colorado Sportswoman Hall of Fame, a USAT Age Group World Champion and two-time Colorado State Time Trial Champion. Raced in 2012 RAAM - First Place 4 Person Women's Team; 2012 Age Group Winner of Cherry Creek Time Trial Series, Bear Creek Time Trial Series and Lookout Mtn. Time Trial. 2012 Overall Female winner of Deer Creek Time Trial.
Certifications: ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Health/Fitness Instructor; USAT Level 1 Coach; USA Cycling Level 3 Coach; Cancer Fit Specialist
Julie Lyons, Lead Coach, Wind and Wheels Coach
Personal: Julie enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, dog walking, and anything related to sport but not of the spectator variety. Julie and her husband of 30 years have two grown daughters.
Updated Bio: USAT Honorable Mention Team USA, Gold Medalist Colorado State Games, Top Five Finisher Cherry Creek Time Trials, Ranked number one nationally in 2011 in Aquathlon, All American Ranking for Triathlon for the past 3 years, Overall women team winner in the Race Across America. Julie has been a member of Team USA numerous times. She has raced in too many multi-sport events to count and she was on the record breaking 2010 Race Across the West woman’s cycling team. Julie and her teammates of Love, Sweat & Gears (LS&G) set the second fastest 4-women relay team time in the 2012 Race Across America. LS&G is currently preparing to break the RAAM record in June of 2013.
Certifications: Level 1 USAT Triathlon Coach and a Level 3 USA Cycling Coach; USAT All American
Annie Hoskinson, Waves Assistant Coach
Bio and photo coming soon
Barb Greco, Waves Head Coach
Coaching and teaching has been part of Barbs life for over 30 years. When she was fourteen, she started a small business teaching her cousins and kids in the neighborhood how to swim. She has taken her passion for coaching swimming and studied Education to become a teacher. She has been teaching now with Denver Public Schools for ten years and currently is a Literacy Intervention Teacher working with 6-8 graders at Kepner Middle School. Barb also being a fairly active person herself often finds her way to the mountain to telemark ski. Other interests are yoga, Pilates and are now thinking of completing a few triathlons again this summer. She also enjoys hanging out with her two Bernese Mountain dogs (Chloe and Frankee).
Even though Barb’s passion for coaching began in her backyard, she followed suit with it through college and completed her internship and then worked for a year following at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for United States Swimming. There her new knowledge led her to a full time coaching position in Arizona with the Arizona Swimming Gauchos. She worked six years there with many reputable coaches. Deciding after six years that she wanted to pursue her Masters, she moved back to Colorado with her family and proceeded to study at Regis University. During her graduate program, she developed a business called triH2O coaching athletes of all levels (mostly adults) how to swim and eventually compete. Some of her famous clients were Celeste Callahan and Julie Lyons. Barb loves working with and seeing the progress of the swimming athlete. As a collegiate athlete herself and now teacher (coach), helping her students and athletes realize their goals is her commitment.
Susan Williams, CWW Coach Emeritus
Personal: Susan Rene Bartholomew Williams was born June 17, 1969 in Long Beach, Calif… Also lived in Springfield, Va.; Panama City, Fla.; and Honolulu, Hawaii... Father, Charles, was a Navy Captain specializing in diving and salvage She earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama in 1992... Earned a master’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado in 1994... Was employed by Lockheed Martin Aerospace Corporation from 1994-2003... Was working toward becoming an astronaut when her success at triathlon convinced her to give it a try... Married Tim Williams, an engineer for Lockheed Martin, on Nov. 27, 1999… The couple trains together often as he is an amateur triathlete... The couple has three children, Sydney (born 2001), Elysia (born 2006), and Keona (born 2010). Sydney got her name because Susan was trying to qualify for the 2000 Olympic team when she found out she was pregnant... Sydney joined Susan on the medal stand at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens... After winning the bronze medal in Athens, Susan appeared on the Today Show and Late Night with David Letterman among other things. Elysia, which is a Greek name, was born in December of 2006, Keona, which is Hawaiian for “God’s Gracious Gift” was born in August 2010,.Elite Triathlon Career: Became the first U.S. triathlete to win an Olympic medal by taking the bronze in 2004 in Athens... Came back in the Olympic triathlon after crashing into a barrier on the bike... Qualified for the 2004 U.S. Olympic team by finishing as the second American at the races in Honolulu, Hawaii and Bellingham, Wash... Was selected the USOC athlete of the month for June 2005. Did not compete late in the 2000 season due to pregnancy... Missed the first half of the 1999 season when she was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism … Returned to racing in July and one month later, won the ITU North American Regional Championship, held in Wilkes-Barre, Pa… Won four races during the 1998 season, her second year as an elite.
Currently: Started Commitment to Excellence Triathlon Coaching (C2Ecoaching.com) in 2004 and teamed with Bob Seebohar to form Elite Multisport Coaching in 2009 which now runs an Age Group Triathlon Team. Also, gives motivational talks and triathlon clinics and seminars all over the country. Continues to race triathlons, but has added Xterras and won Leadville 100 Mtb race in 2008.
Amateur Triathlon Career: In 1996, was the fastest U.S. amateur and won the 25-29 age group at the ITU World Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. Finished fifth in the 25-29 age group and had the fastest bike split at her first Half Ironman in Gulf Coast Triathlon in Panama City, Fla on 1996. Was selected the Female Amateur Triathlete of the Year by Triathlete Magazine in 1996.
Athletic Background: Swam at the University of Alabama 1987-1992. Set the Junior National record for the 200m butterfly in 1984. Still holds the Hawaiian record for 13-14 AG in the 200m butterfly.