About

Dr. Karen Watt

PowerWatt Coaching

Certifications
US Masters Swimming Level 2 Certified Coach
American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Certified Coach
USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach
USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified 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 highly qualified in the sport of triathlon and is the only USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified coach in Cameron County, Texas.

Because many triathletes struggle with the swim leg, 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 a half 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
  • Has completed over a dozen half-iron (70.3) distance races
  • Has completed multiple Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons since 1984