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Intrepid Water Adventure Swimming, Coaching, and Lessons was conceived by Shannon Keegan, an avid adventure swimmer who discovered the magic of open water swimming in 2009 when she did her first open water mile in the pristine lakes of far northern Vermont. The following year she tacked on a few more miles and completed the 3 mile course during Kingdom Swim weekend. And in 2011, she completed her first marathon distance; 10 miles, in Lake Mempremagog. That same year she attempted to swim the length of the same lake, 25 miles, as a relay. The relay was not successful, and Memphre still beckons her to cross it in it’s entirety!
A lifelong swimmer who spent countless hour in the water and on the pool deck for practices and meets, Shannon discovered her passion for teaching swim lessons and coaching at an early age. She signed up for instructor courses as soon as she was old enough. After many a summer teaching swim lessons through high school and college, Shannon was offered an assistant coach position for an age group summer club and before long took over as head coach. Time passed and circumstances changed, but Shannon couldn’t stay off the pool deck for long. As a US Masters Swimmer she volunteered as a coach and ended up working with countless triathletes who were eager to become more efficient in the water in order to save energy for their bike and run.
In 2013 Shannon and her family moved from far Northern Vermont to Southern Oregon. She continued to push the distance and in 2014 completed END-WET, the 36 mile down river swim of the Red River in North Dakota. She has completed the 17 kilometer Portland Bridge swim three times, and in 2018 she circumnavigated 20 kilometers around Mercer Island in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, she has busted through the Canadian border in the 25 kilometer Border Buster during Kingdom Swim weekend, and was the second to last to fail in the inaugural Cliff Backyard Ultra Swim at Wellington Lake, Colorado.
Shannon would love to talk with you more about your goals–everyone has to start somewhere; whether you’re afraid to get your head wet or training for your first triathlon–Shannon can help! Join us in the comfortable setting of our backyard pool, at your local watering hole, or a nearby lake, we will discuss your short and long term goals and all of the ways that Shannon can help you feel the sense of accomplishment that comes from achievement. Please feel free to get in touch by email or via the form below, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Intrepid Water Adventure Swimming, Coaching and Lessons
Talent, Oregon 97540