Mandy McDougal

San Francisco/South Bay, CA

Level 2

818-406-4213

mindbodyandswim@gmail.com

CoachMandyMcDougal San Francisco mindbodyandswim@gmail.com 818-406-4213 Raised in Southern California, Mandy has dedicated her life to health and wellness. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. Gaining valuable research experience in the training field, she became a published author in the Journal of Gait and Posture as an undergraduate. An avid competitive swimmer throughout elementary and high school, Mandy started competing in triathlons since the age of 14 and has continued to compete in Olympic and sprint distant triathlons including her favorite race of all time, the Escape from Alcatraz in San Francisco! Her love of swimming evolved into a successful and passionate career as a swim coach currently training hundreds of athletes at the College of SanMateo as well as coach for the age group Bulldog Swim Team, TRI-Masters, and directing Total Immersion efficient freestyle workshops. Mandy became certified Total Immersion Coach in May of 2012 currently directing and coaching workshops all along the coast of California from San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Mateo. Mandy realized that coaching became something that she was meant to pursue as a career because of her ability to problem solve quickly and being able to relate to each individual and how they process the information that's given to them whether is a training plan, a technical skill, or progression through their swimming. The athletes and swimmers that Mandy has trained have ranged from novice swimmers, to advanced Ironman triathletes, and experienced marathon swimmers. Through constant dedication and hard work from her clients, many were able to successfully accomplish their goals if not go above and beyond what they ever thought they could achieve. For example, Mandy has trained clients that have never been able to swim four strokes without abruptly standing up in a pool, to competing open water triathlon with ease, confidence, and control. In addition, a current athlete, Tim Nufire, who struggled with exhaustion during the swim as well as the bike and the run, successfully finished the San Louis Obispo Olympic Triathlon not only did he set a PR on every leg of the race, he placed first in his age group and felt fantastic through the entire course. Subscribe to her youtube channel Mindbody&SWIM for your latest SwimVICE for open water swimming. Mandy was featured in the San Mateo Patch news , "San Mateo Woman to Compete in Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon" by Laura Dudnick in February 2013