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"Natural talent only determines the limits of your athletic potential. It's dedication and a willingness to discipline your life that makes you great."

-Billie Jean King

LESLIE selden

SENIOR & SENIOR PREP COACH

Leslie has been a coach at Triton Swimming since 2013 and has helped many swimmers achieve state, zone, national, and olympic trial qualifying times. Leslie has a B.A. in Biology and a M.A.T. in Physical Education Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville. She is an ASCA-certified swim coach, personal trainer, and a competitive cyclist and triathlete.

Education

University of Louisville 1982 – 1986: M.A.T. Physical Education Exercise Physiology

University of Louisville 1980 – 1982: B.A. Biology

University of South Florida 1978 – 1979: Zoology

University of Kentucky 1973 – 1976: Pre-Veterinary Medicine

           

Coaching Experience

• TRITON SWIM TEAM: Senior and Age Group Coach: 2013-Present

• Bluegrass Marlins Head Site Coach: 2011-2013

• Louisville’s Revolution to Swimming: Owner/Head Coach 2001-2010

• Lakeside Swim Team, Louisville, KY: Head Age Group/Assistant Senior Coach 1995 – 2000

• Curl/Burke Swim Team, Burke, VA: Head Age Group/Assistant Senior Coach 1986 – 1994

• BURKE Indoor Racquet and Swim Club, Burke VA: Assistant Aquatic Director 1986 – 1994

• Plantation Swim Club, Louisville, KY, Head Coach Special Olympics Program 1983 – 1985

• Plantation Swim Club, Louisville, KY, Head Age Group, Head Master’s, Assistant Senior Coach 1981 – 1985

• Southeast YMCA, Louisville, KY, Head Coach, Assistant Aquatic Director 1980 – 1981

• YMCA Ft. Myers, Florida, Head Age Group, Assistant Senior Coach 1976 – 1978

           

Professional Coaching Achievements

• Olympic Trials Qualifiers: VA, KY

• Senior National Qualifiers: VA, KY

• Junior National Qualifiers: VA, KY

• Eastern and Southern Zone Qualifier: VA, KY

• 13-14 Boys National Record in 400 Free Relay

• National Age Group Champions: VA, KY

• State Champions: KY, VA, FL

           

Professional Certifications and Organizations

• Graduate: Coaches College in Physiology and Biomechanics: U.S. Olympic Training Center

• Graduate: Coaches Stroke College U.S. Olympic Training Center

• Selected: Coach of Kentucky Zone All-Star Team

• Member in good standing A.S.C. A.

• USA Cycling Member

• Current Red Cross First Aid, CPR, Coaches Safety Training and lifeguard

• Kentucky High School Certified Swim Coach

• Personal Trainer Certified by N.S.P.A., N.A.S.M., and I.S.S.A.

           

Personal Competitive Achievements

• Women’s Midwest Road Cycling Champion

• Ky Senior Games Time Trial and Road Champion

• Power Man Muncie Aqua Bike Overall Female Champion

• Olympic Trial Qualifier in 40 K Time Trial

• National Ranked in Cycling Criterium, Road Race, Time Trial

• VA State Time Trial and Road Cycling Champion

• KY State Time Trial and Road  Cycling Champion

• Nationally Ranked 50 and 100 Meter Swimming Masters

• Two time Women’s Triathlon Champion, EP Sawyer Louisville, KY

• Bluegrass Triathlon Women’s Champion

• University of Kentucky Track and Field State Champion Mile and Two Mile

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