My Background

I’m Karyn Austin I have been coaching Swimming and Triathletes full time for over 18 years.  I have coached all ages and abilities from Beginner to Elite Athletes.  I love sharing my passion for swimming and multisport with everyone I meet.

Highlights of My Coaching Accomplishments:

  • Founder and Head Coach of Karyn Austin Coaching (Triathlon and Swimming)
  • Former Head and Assistant Varsity Swim Coach for PK Yonge Development Research School (2012-2016)
  • Founder and Head Coach of GCC “Swamp Rats” Summer Swim Team for Youth, 2017-PR
  • Cycle Instructor at Gainesville Health and Fitness Center, 2008 to Present
  • US Masters Swimming Level 2 Coach
  • USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach

Personal Accomplishments:

  • 3 time All American wth USA Triathlon
  • 3 time National Champion at US Master’s Swim Nationals
  • Top 10 Ironman Age Group Finish (Ironman Madison)
  • 5 time Qualifier for USA Triathlon World Championships (Triathlon and Aquabike)
  • Numerous Age Group wins in Triathlon, AquaBike, and Open Water Swim events

I enjoy the challenge of working with ALL levels of athletes.  I have worked with numerous athletes who were afraid of water/swimming, and helped them conquer not only the fear, but see them progress to conquering Half and Full Ironman events. Contact me today to see how I can help take your athletic goals to the next level!

Swim Smooth Certified Coach

  • Full Swim Smooth Video Analysis & Stroke Correction
  • Training Camps in North Florida
  • Swim Smooth Squad Sessions
  • Open Water and/or Triathlon Swim Clinics