There has been a dire need for a triathlon community here in the South Bay, especially after everything that went on in 2020. Coach Jasmine met Liz, her current athlete and SBS Co-Founder, at the One With the Ocean (OWO) swims, and from there went on to meet other triathletes that were looking to train together. Since Jasmine already had her coaching certification, she started offering some weekly workouts for anyone interested, and it gained traction much quicker than she expected. The group formed so effortlessly and organically that they quickly made themselves known as the South Bay Squad. One thing led to another, and shortly after they became an official Ironman Triathlon Club and picked up 15 sponsors for the 2021 year, including their local bike shop Triathlon Lab, Arena Swimwear, Muir Energy Gels, Vibram, UCAN, and many more.
With everything happening so fast, Coach Jasmine needed some extra hands on deck and called on Liz, Ronnie, and Chad to be a part of the SBS Dream Team Board. Together they were able to bring all their different skill sets to the table to create the special team you see today. This has become more than just a team, it is a chosen family. They support each other’s goals and endeavors no matter how crazy: Everesting Cycling Challenge, 80 Mile Birthday Rides, 50K Birthday Runs, Virtual Triathlons and Runs, and the list goes on! The amount of camaraderie this team provides is unlike any other, and we pride ourselves on building a group that’s inclusive and open to all. Most importantly, we love to unleash our inner spirit animal and have FUN! So come on out, bring some friends, and join this one of a kind squad :)