Dr. Karen Watt

PowerWatt Coaching

World Open Water Swimming Association Certified Level 1 Coach
US Masters Swimming Level 2 Certified Coach
American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Certified Coach
Certified Stroke Technician
USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach
USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified Coach
USA Triathlon Certified Race Director
USA Certified Youth and Junior Coach
Adult Learn-to-Swim Certified Instructor

U.S. Masters Swimming Certified CoachU.S. Masters Swimming Adult Learn-to-Swim Certified Instructor

Dr. Watt is a highly qualified coach in the sports of triathlon and masters swimming. She is the only USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified, USMS Level 2 Certified, and Wowsa certified coach in Cameron County, Texas.

Because the swim leg of the triathlon is often a triathlete’s limiter, Dr. Watt continues to stay current in teaching proper swim techniques to triathletes. As an Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor, she has prepared non-swimming adults for their first triathlon, including an ironman.

Formal Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health
  • Master’s Degree in Kinesiology
  • Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership

Formal Coaching Experience

  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach
  • USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified Coach
  • 10 years of experience coaching high school track and field and cross country
  • 5 years of experience coaching university cycling club
  • 5 years of experience coaching university triathlon club
  • 15 years of experience coaching triathletes

Triathlon Accomplishments

  • Ironman Coeur d’Alene, 2009
  • Ironman Cozumel, 2010
  • Ironman Florida, 2016
  • Ironman Cozumel, 2021
  • Has completed nearly 20 half ironman distance (70.3) races
  • Has completed multiple Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons since 1984