Coaches


The coaching philosophy at KJ Multisport is simple: "Success is a process and excellence is the result." What sets Coach Kyle and the coaches at KJ Multisport apart from others is our approach to the role of "Coach" from the perspective of a teacher. When we work with an athlete, our goal is to guide them in a self-discovery process. We create exploratory experiences that encourage a feedback system between coach and athlete that is dynamic, healthy and productive.

There are many ingredients that are necessary for long-term performance success in competitive triathlon and swimming. Technique, power, psychological skills, stamina, flexibility, health, heredity, speed and a supportive personal, social and physical environment are some of the many areas that are progressively developed over an athlete's competitive career. By using the athlete's imagination and sensory system as teaching tools, combined with an optimal physical training plan, the athlete takes ownership of their skill - acquisition to ultimately accelerate their training process and enthusiasm.



Coach Kyle

Coach Kyle Johnson has more than 30 years of national level coaching success. His commitment to the sport of swimming, talent and leadership ability landed him a full scholarship to Texas Christian University, where he served as team captain.

Coach Kyle has defined a style of coaching and has created a technical training curriculum that has driven the development of Olympic Trial Qualifiers, IRONMAN World Championship Qualifiers, NCAA Championship Qualifiers, USA Senior National Finalists, Junior National Finalists, and professional triathletes. He collaborates with world-renowned physiologists, physical therapists, human development and programming experts to guide swimmers of all ages to experience healthy, reliable, and process-driven success. Kyle has competed in triathlons over the past 20 years, and serves as a technical consultant for the USA Triathlon (USAT) collegiate recruitment program.

Career Highlights

  • Olympic Trial Athletes
  • NCAA Qualifiers
  • Professional Triathletes
  • Senior National Top Finalists
  • Junior National Top Finalists
  • NCSA Awards of Excellence for 2002-Present
  • Developed Multiple High School All-Americans
  • Guided Athletes to over $300,000 in Scholarships

Swimming Highlights

  • Washington State High School Championship Finalist
  • USA-S Junior National Qualifier
  • USA-S National Qualifier
  • NCAA Southwestern Conference Finalist
  • Texas Christian University (T.C.U.) Four Year Letterman
  • 3-time Texas Christian University (T.C.U.) Varsity Team Captain

Affiliations

  • IRONMAN Certified Coach
  • American Swimming Coaches Assc.
  • Greater Seattle Swimming Assc: President 1994 – 1996, 1999 – 2001, 2006 – 2008, 2011
  • Pacific Northwest Swimming Assc.: Board of Directors 2006-2008
  • United States Swimming


Susan McNamee, Nutrition Coach

Susan is a Certified Level 1 Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist who shares her passion for both endurance sports and nutrition with KJ Multisport clients.

As an IRONMAN competitor, Susan understands the unique nutritional needs of athletes. She is an All-World Athlete (having finished in the top 10% in the world in her Age Group in her Ironman and Half Ironman races) and has competed as a:

  • 5-time Ironman (all finishes in top 6 of age group
  • 3-time Half Ironman
  • Marathon and half-marathon runner, with more than a dozen races under her belt

Susan's race sponsors include Betty Designs, Rudy Project, Bonk Breaker, Nuun, Roka, Coola, Timex, Mavic, Designer Protein, Base Performance, UCAN, Dermasport, Tri Slide, Tri Glide, Tri Swim, Foggies, Boulder Body Worker, Enduro Bites and Aspex LLC. Additionally, Susan serves as a Metabolic Nutrition Training Specialist for a Colorado women's beginner tri group. But probably her most important roles are as mom, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and daughter.