5 th Annual Lake George - Somerset Sports & Fitness

 Sprint Triathlon, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017  9AM SWIM START 

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Kelly Coughlin–Race Director, Manager of Operations of Somerset Sports and Fitness in Skowhegan, Maine which she started in 1998 and then the business was assumed by the local hospital, Redington-Fairview General Hospital. SSF is an exceptional fitness facility and Kelly thought that together with partner Lake George, a triathlon would be a perfect fund-raiser for the non-profit Park and a wonderful community based outdoor event.   Longtime fitness enthusiast, Kelly has been in the exercise business for about 40 years, sharing her passion by instructing for most of that time.  Kelly’s personal favorites are running, golfing, and skiing and reached her goal of completing the 2008 Boston Marathon.  (She has participated in countless 5ks, 10ks, 15ks, Half Marathons, 2 Marathons and Century Rides).  Kelly and her husband Scott Stoutamyer, spend as much time as possible at their home at Sugarloaf to take care of the skiing and golfing affliction!  Kelly has 3 great sons and 3 great daughters-in-law and 4 beautiful grandchildren that she can’t get enough of!

Matthew Libby,  has been involved within the fitness industry for over ten years. After suffering two injuries from competitive sports, Matt shifted his focus to bettering his personal health and feeding that competitive need through both cardiovascular and weight training regimens. Matt has been a part of the Somerset Sports & Fitness team for seven years acting in several different capacities including a Certified Personal Trainer. He has continued to be part of the planning of the Triathlon as a dedicated Board Member. Matt recently graduated with his Master of Business Administration along with his Bachelor's degree in Finance. Matt currently is working as a Junior Broker for Choice Investments. 

J.P. Kennedy, is a Skowhegan resident who started triathlons in 2010 as a way to get fit.  He's become hooked on the sport and has competed in numerous Tri's since, including the 2012 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco.  Having switched his training for long-course triathlons, 2015 will bring his first attempt at the Ironman distance.  An experienced coach in Track & Field and Hockey, he's help guide our new triathletes during our Thursday Evening training sessions at Lake George Regional Park.        

 

Stephen Dionne, President of the Lake George Corporation lives with his wife Jennifer and son Camden on Oak Pond in Skowhegan. Stephen graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1974 and then attended the University of Maine, where he studied Forestry. After purchasing his 1st table saw in 1973 Stephen has been pursuing the craft of carpentry and woodworking for the past 36 years. He learned the trade from his father Val, uncle Leo and great uncle John. Over the years Stephen has built many custom homes in the area and in 1996 started a custom cabinet shop called Oak Pond Millworks where he specializes in custom cabinetry and architectural woodworking. Stephen is an avid cross country skier, enjoys sea kayaking, swimming and riding his mountain bike. He is a member of the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Design Committee of Main Street Skowhegan and is a member of the Natural Resource Council of Maine and the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Asssociation.

Craig Taylor, has been a competitive swimmer for more than 50 years, and a competitive swimming coach for more than 30 years.  A marathon swimmer, he swam the lengths of the Kennebec (130 miles), the Androscoggin (220 miles), and the Penobscot (160 miles), rivers, in the 90s, at two miles an hour for ten miles a day. His high school swimmers won more than 50 individual state champion swims.Craig grew up in Windham and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1962.  An army ranger and paratrooper, he spent 1965 and 1969 in Vietnam. He is retired from engineering, farming, and teaching, but still does accounting and construction. Craig lives on the Kennebec River, three miles below the dam in Skowhegan, where he swims daily from mid May until late October.  He welcomes the opportunity to help triathletes improve their swimming technique.