From racing around islands to acting as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer and conducting water safety exercises for Delta, Megan has experienced the ebbs and flows of an esoteric open water life. She is a true ‘Aquapreneur!’
Her experiences as an athlete have allowed her to teach and motivate others to achieve their athletic goals, but also grew within her a need to always seek new goals and enforce a high standard of safety when it comes to water.
Following a very successful competitive swimming career at the University of Florida and as a member of the United States National Swim Team, Megan became a professional extreme and endurance athlete, specializing in open water swimming, cycling, cyclocross, on and off road triathlon, and adventure racing. Most recently, she not only won three Masters World Championship Titles in the pool (200 FR, 400FR, 200BK), but won the overall Pan American Masters Swimming Championship in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in the 3K Open Water discipline, ahead of the first male finisher by over a minute. She also finished second at the Swim Around Key West in Florida and set the swim course record for the XTerra World Championships in Maui.
For over 15 years, she has successfully trained amateur, world-class and professional athletes to become stronger and faster in their respective disciplines.
A very important part of Megan’s life is her devotion to safety in and out of the water. She has spent the last several years of her life obtaining training and certifications as they relate to pool, open water swimming, triathlon and wilderness adventure. She teaches three-year-old graduates of the local Infant Swimming Resource program to learn the proper swimming techniques and survive in the water and assists flight attendants in Open Water Evacuation Procedures. Megan has a broad understanding and appreciation of safety and emergency skills as a USA Triathlon certified Race Director and Swim Course Coordinator. She is the current Race Director and Safety Director for Swim Across America, Atlanta, while advising other professionals and race directors across the country in elements of water safety. Megan has also completed her certifications for Super Level 1 Motion Picture Stunt Driving as well as her NAUI Scuba Diving Certification for Action Film Scuba Diving.