Cleveland Triathlon Club

Margaret Ilersich

Cleveland, Ohio | maggieilersich.com

Main Focus
Bucket List RaceUgh. Is English Channel too basic? Basically: a very long open water swim.
Post-Race DrinkWater, almond milk chai tea latte (to bring up my core temp!)

I'm a former college English teacher turned copywriter. I recently moved back to Cleveland from central Texas, where I spent most of my adult life.

I'm not a triathlete. I'm a terrible runner, but I'm working on getting better. I haven't ridden a bike in a few years, but I used to use it to get around all the time. I love to swim, though, and I'm pretty good at it! I'd appreciate the opportunity to train with a group and develop as an open-water swimmer with more safety.

I'd love to do shorter tri events, but I have some work to do before I can get there! Almost all of the adults who swim at my pool are triathletes, and some have encouraged me to take on the challenge. Others have suggested Masters swimming.

Though it's outside the scope of a triathlon, I enjoy very long walks and hikes, and I'm getting into rock climbing. I'm not a super competitive person when it comes to others, but trying new things and improving on what I love is important to me.


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