Anne Whalen McLindon is a passionate open water swimmer, ice swimmer, triathlete and coach. Through her Rising Tide programs, Anne combines her swimming experience with unique, innovative training methods to enabled athletes of all ages and abilities to surpass their pool and open water swimming goals. She has coached hundreds of DC area triathletes from first time sprint distance races to Ironman and Kona qualifiers. Anne is the Head Swim Coach and Learn to Swim Instructor at Lab School in Washington, DC. and coaches Special Olympics athletes from Virginia, Maryland and DC.
Anne is the Open Water Swimming Technical Delegate for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is also a Member of the Special Olympics Triathlon and Aquatics Sport Resource Teams. Anne is the Project Lead of Beach Games - the newest event for Special Olympics. She has conducted international training clinics for Special Olympics in Africa, India, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean working with athletes, coaches, and program directors from over 65 countries. She is a major contributor to the International Competition Rules and Coaching Guides for Triathlon and Open Water Swimming.
Anne uses her own experience as an athlete, coach, mother, race director, and swim partner to train athletes of all levels, helping them break through perceived limits, surpass their personal goals, and achieve successes they never thought possible.