Louisville Landsharks


October message from President Todd Swartz




Another year of Ironman Louisville is complete.  The bright lights, tents, banners, and cheer crew signs have been taken down.  The athletes (as well as volunteers, sherpas, and cheermasters) are likely nursing sore muscles and trying to recover and get back to a normal routine.  This year, Mother Nature made for an interesting, yet rewarding, adventure.  We would never have guessed that the conditions could have varied so much throughout the day to create one of the more challenging IMLOU experiences that we have ever had.  We had a great group of Sharks competing and volunteeering.  Many first timers as well as seasoned IM’ers, forming a cohesive group supporting each other.

As a repeat of so many letters in the past, I must say how proud I am to be a member of this club!  Leading up to the race, we saw Landsharks everywhere volunteering, and supporting.  On race day, we again, saw Sharks everywhere, including many who worked multiple shifts! It is great to be part of a group that gives back in so many ways.  The generosity of your time, and words of encouragement, mean much more than you will probably ever know to those participating.  Well done!  Thank you, once again!!

With the end or race season upon us it is time to start looking at the future and the assembled new board to take us into 2018.  There are some movements on the board as well as some new members to give fresh ideas that will help keep this club strong.   I am so thankful for those who give their time throughout the year to support this club.  For those not returning, thank you for all you have done!! I can attest to your hard work over the year, or years and you have made a difference.  For those coming in…. Welcome!   I look forward to serving with you. 

With that, it has been my honor to serve as President for the last two years, however it is time for a change of pace. I will continue to serve on the board in a different capacity and am excited about the future of this club.  I am thrilled to announce that Allison Brown has stepped forward to take the role of President.  Her leadership qualities, professionalism, toughness, and easy to get along with nature, make her a perfect fit.  I look forward to supporting Allison and continue to assist in any way needed.  I cannot wait to see what our club’s future has in store.

Watch for other announcements that detail the rest of the board positions.   Thank you for the privilege to serve you over the past few years.  It has been a wonderful experience!

That’s all for now, let’s continue to train hard and train wisely.

I hope to see you out there.




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