Karen Parnell

Karen Parnell Claimed

Open Water Coach, BTF Level 3 Triathlon & IRONMAN Certified Coach in Spain

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Do you have a big swim goal? Would you like structure to your training, help and guidance and motivation to meet your goal? I’m here to help you meet or exceed your swimming goals through a holistic approach to coaching. We will work on your swimming technique and endurance, strength, nutrition and well being needs to fit in with your life demands.

Karen Parnell is an ASA Open Water Swimming Coach, and British Triathlon Federation (BTF) Level 3 High Performing Coach & Tutor and Nivel 3 Técnicos Federados FATRI España. She is also a qualified Personal Trainer and IRONMAN® Certified Coach. Karen is based near Malaga in Southern Spain where she run ChiliTri coaching and camps.


WOWSA Certified Coach Level

Certified Coach Level 3

Type of Coaching

Couch to 1k
Racing 25k and under
Ice or Winter Swimming.technique
Dry Land

Accreditation and Awards

ASA Open Water Coach, BTF Level 3 Triathlon Coach, BTF Triathlon Coach, Nivel 3 Técnicos Federados FATRI España IRONMAN Certified Coach.

Training Plans Offered

1k, 5k, 10km and 15km Swimming plans, Dryland swimming plans, tethered swimming plans, and Triathlon Plans. These are on TrainingPeaks and FinalSurge platforms.

Offers Courses


Virtual or In-Person

In Person

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