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Dr. Karen Watt has over 35 years of experience competing in triathlons, including Ironman events. As a former NCAA cross country and track and field athlete,and now triathlon and swimming coach, Dr. Watt believes in helping adults set and achieve personal performance goals.

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PowerWatt Coaching offers individualized and group coaching for the sport of triathlon. For beginners or the experienced, PowerWatt will meet your needs.

With over 35 years of triathlon experience, Dr. Watt is certified by USA Triathlon and by USA Track and Field as a coach. Services offered include swim, bike, and or run training, as well as triathlon plans that are specific to the triathlon distance.


PowerWatt Coaching

The Laguna Madre Gator Chasers are a USAT registered triathlon club with members who are residents of Rio Grande Valley cities of South Padre Island, Laguna Vista, Los Fresnos, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, and Mission, as well as internationally in Matamoros, Mexico and Montreal, Canada. The club welcomes new members at any time.


Joining the Gator chasers team has been the best decision. Coach Karen, having completed multiple mid and long-distance triathlons, has the insight and empathy to train beginners to experienced triathletes. I value greatly the amount of contact time she provides which includes regular feedback about how I’m doing and my next goals as a triathlete. I do not hesitate to recommend coach Karen to take you to the next level in the tour triathlon journey.


I found an incredibly great challenge and joy in pursuing triathlete training with Karen Watt and the Laguna Madre Gator Chasers team. Karen is one of the best teachers and coaches I have ever worked with. Her boundless energy, soft yet rigorous style of coaching, coupled with consistent and positive reinforcement is making us better athletes and helping us to succeed in this very challenging sport. She encourages the whole team to support one another as we do the hard work. And we do! We are all blessed to be part of this extended sports family.


Recently I had the crazy idea of becoming a triathlete. With zero swimming skills (with a hidden fear of water), I came to PowerWatt Coaching LLC. Best decision ever! I can now SWIM! PowerWatt has taught me to feel confident in the water and provides guidance and constant feedback. Thanks to PowerWatt Coaching, I completed my first triathlon! PowerWatt on!