About The Coach

Simmons Endurance Coaching: Expertise Based on Experience

Michelle Simmons




BAE Arizona State University

USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach



With a background in swimming, I now have 18+ years of triathlon training and racing experience. I have had success in many triathlon races of all distances from sprint to Ironman, as well as individual swimming, cycling, and running races of all types. While I love living the triathlon lifestyle, I am also a wife and a mother so I understand the need to juggle many of life’s requirements and balance priorities. But even with all of that, I found have that it is still possible to have it all. In 2009, I qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, just 7 months after giving birth to my first child. I then went on to set a personal Ironman PR before celebrating my daughter’s first birthday.



I am passionate about the athletes I coach. One of my favorite things to do is to get to know you as an athlete… what makes you tick? What are your goals? How can I help you reach them?  Whether you want to complete your first triathlon, tackle a longer distance, or are aiming for the World Championships, I will help you Find A New Gear and achieve success, all while balancing all your other life priorities.


Personal Racing Highlights

~ 2012 Ironman Canada, 10:51, 7th age group

~ 2012 Boulder 70.3, 4:57, 2nd age group

~ 2012 Hawaii 70.3, 5:07, 5th age group

~ 2011 Ironman Hawaii World Championships, 11:04

~ 2011 DEMRR 112 Mile Road Race, 2nd OA female 5:22

~ 2011 Ironman Coeur d’Alene, 10:54, 2nd Age Group

~ 2011 Hawaii 70.3, 4:53, 5th Age Group

~ 2011 Honolulu Triathlon, 2:06, 2nd OA

~ 2010 Rev 3 Cedar Point Half 4:56, 1st Age Group

~ 2010 Hawaii 70.3, 5:14 (with a flat tire!)

~ 2010 Honolulu Triathlon, 3rd OA 2:11

~ 2009 Ironman Hawaii World Championships, 11:17

~ 2009 Lake Stevens 70.3, 2nd age group 5:11

~ 2009 Ironman Hawaii 70.3 9th age group 5:16

~ 2009 Waikiki Double Roughwater 7K Ocean Swim, 1st age group 1:58

~ 2009 DEMRR 112 mile Road Race, 3rd Overall 5:24

~ 2007 Ironman Hawaii World Championships, 12:12

~ 2007 Greater Cleveland Triathlon (1/2 IM), 1st Overall 5:05

~ 2007 Ironman Hawaii 70.3 6th age group 5:22

~ 2007 Honolulu Triathlon, 1st age group 2:19