Special Guest Speakers at April 21 LSC Meetings

Michael Chadwick, U.S. National Team
Michael Chadwick grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina where he began swimming with the club team SwimMac Carolina. Unlike many elite athletes, Chadwick was a late bloomer, not seeing much success in the sport until the end of his Junior year in high school. He was fortunate enough to receive a small scholarship from the University of Missouri, where he entered at mere 6’5” and 155 pounds. 

During his time at Mizzou, Chadwick was able to help lead the team to it’s first 2 top-10 finishes. Today Michael is 6’6” and a 185 pounds but still has a lot of room for improvement. Many coaches and swimming experts believe that Michael Chadwick is the future of Team USA Men's sprinting. 

Michael's Connections and History: 

  • Michael comes from a big basketball family, his father played at UNC under legendary coach Dean Smith. His brother played at Valparaiso. 
  • Michael is the youngest of three kids 
  • Michael's father is the pastor of Forest Hill Church in Charlotte 

Career Highlights:

  • 2016 World Championship Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist
  • 2nd fastest US man ever in the 100 yard freestyle
  • US Open and American Record Holder
  • 2016 Olympic Trials Finalist
  • 22 time NCAA All-American

Michael will be leading our Athlete Representative Clinic on Saturday, April 21 from 9-11am. He will then be leading a session for coaches on Athlete/Coach Relationship from the Athlete Perspective from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Abby Keenan, Intrepid Performance Consulting
Abby Keenan is passionate about connecting the dots and helping athletes get out of their own way to confidently perform at a high level. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant who has trained thousands of athletes, coaches, and Special Operations Soldiers on research-based mental skills. As a former competitive swimmer, recreational runner, academic advisor, and challenge course facilitator, she makes her message stick with empowerment, reflection, and action-oriented takeaways. Abby earned her Master’s from Florida State University, Bachelor’s from the University of Georgia, and now serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member in John F. Kennedy University’s Sport Psychology Department. In her free time, you can find her hiking in the woods, creating a new playlist on Spotify, or baking something for her new neighbors. 

Learn more about Abby and mental skills training at www.intrepidperformance.com.

Abby will be leading a Mental Performance session for coaches on Saturday, April 21 from 10-11:30am. She will also be leading a session for the attending Athlete Representatives from 11:30am-12:30pm.