Archive for Coolibar Athletes

Coolibar Athlete Carol Philips: Women’s Pioneer of Surfing

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

I grew up in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu and have been surfing and bodyboarding every day since 1984. I started surfing because I fell in love with the ocean at an early age. It keeps me healthy and makes me feel free. I was the first women to ever compete at the […]

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Coolibar Athlete Ally Loisel-Murray: Long-Distance Runner on a Mission

Mar 15, 2013 1 Comment

On April 22nd, I am running from Galveston, Texas to my hometown in Minnesota. My mission is prevention and Coolibar is helping to expand my awareness of leading a healthy lifestyle! In 2008, I had a life threatening car accident, prior to my qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.  As a result, I suffered two […]

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Coolibar Athlete Gene Meade: Ultra Runner

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

My name is Gene Meade and I am a trail and ultra runner from North Carolina. I am also a fitness instructor and Vice President of the North Carolina Road Runners Club. I enjoy being outdoors, and in addition to running ultra races,  I enjoy cycling, hiking and mountain biking. In 2012, I competed in a […]

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Coolibar Athlete Krista Kennedy: Stand Up Paddleboarder

Mar 15, 2013 2 Comments

I consider myself a rare fifth generation native of Las Vegas, Nevada. For the past 11 years, I’ve managed apartment communities in and around Las Vegas. As single mom, I love the outdoors and playing in the sun. From an early age, I enjoyed many activities including gymnastics, dance, swimming and hiking the trails at […]

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Coolibar Athlete Chad Hannon: Adventure Racer

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

Nine years ago while sitting on the couch having a cigarette, I made the decision to change my life. I decided it was time to live life to the fullest. I threw out the cigarettes, and got on my bike. Today, at 41, I am 55 pounds lighter and nine years without a cigarette.  I […]

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Coolibar Athlete Sarah Gay: Triathlete

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

I’m your typical working wife and mother of two young children ages 16 months and 3 years.  The outdoors has always been a major part of my life, as have many different sports.  Throughout childhood, I was a competitive synchronized swimmer and as a teenager competed at the national level.  In high school I played […]

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Coolibar Athlete Holly Finley: Disc Golfer

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

My name is Holly Finley. I’m an international fashion model who has turned professional disc golfer. I started playing disc golf in June of 2011. I played for four short months before moving to Africa for a modeling contract. Unable to play in Africa because of no readily available courses, I planned out my year […]

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Coolibar Athlete John Chase: Kayaker

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

As a kayaker and part time instructor, I spend a lot of time on and in the water teaching entry level kayak skills courses and leading tours as well as paddling for fun.  I am also an avid mountain and road biker, adventure racer, and occasional alpine mountaineer and rock climber.  I’ve summited Mt. Rainier, […]

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Coolibar Athlete Ashleigh Baird: Freediver

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

Born and raised in central Florida, I grew up spending weekends playing on beaches, exploring fresh water springs and sailing around the Florida Keys - all the while spending countless hours studying the natural world.  The underwater realm was my first love and these early experiences helped form a passion for exploration and desire to make a positive impact […]

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Meet our 2013 Sponsored Athletes

Mar 14, 2013 1 Comment

Introducing our 2013 Coolibar Sponsored Athletes, a group of incredible motivators!

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