Coach SonYAY! Having been a club swimmer since childhood and then recruited to the University of Hawaii Manoa Swimming & Diving as Team Massage Therapist in 2001, it didn’t take Sonya long to be directed towards one of Oahu’s most popular sports of triathlon. Completing her first Olympic triathlon in 2003 at the Tinman Triathlon, Oahu’s “people’s triathlon”, she found the love of multi-sport training as well as the triathlon lifestyle. Sonya soon went on to coach swimming and cycling with Island Triathlon Training 2004-2009 and then finding her heart and home with Try Fitness Women’s Training Experts from 2009-2016, concentrating on beginner swimmers, open water swimming, all levels of cycling, walk/run coaching, as well as body work and massage for all her athletes. Sonya’s own adventures in triathlon span over the past 13 years, from multiple sprint, olympic, IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii triathlons, open water swim races, running races of all distances, as well as countless hours volunteering and Rah Rah Cheer Squad for her fabulous triathlon friends. She is super excited to get back to tri-training in Nevada and can’t wait to Tri-Kaia!!