Biography – Owner
Laura Creagan, has more than 20 years of coaching experience, racing experience in XC Skiing, Triathlon, Cycling, Running and Winter Triathlon. Laura holds multiple coaching certifications and enjoys continually improving/learning as sport evolves. Her individual focus and holistic approach encompasses all aspects and mechanics of the human body, lifestyle, nutrition, and mental fitness – for a well-balanced/complete athlete.
Laura qualified in January 2008 for the ITU World Winter Triathlon Championships in Germany by winning all three of the winter triathlon/duathlon races in New England. She qualified again in January 2009 and competed in the ITU World Winter Triathlon Championships in Gaishorn am See, Austria. In February 2009, she was the only American age-group female to compete the World Winter Triathlon Championships in Austria. Laura won the silver medal in her age group and placed 5th overall in the world in the women’s race. She also posted the fastest women’s ski race split on the course with no waxing support or assistance.
As time allows, Laura occasionally races in triathlon and xc skiing events. She has qualified for the USAT Age Group National Championships (3 times). Laura is a very active local coach, role model and mentor in XC Skiing in Maine. She is the Co-Founder of the Agamenticus Ski Club and head coach & educational program director of the High School Ski Team, Middle School Ski Team and Youth Ski Program which includes over 50 skiers.
Laura is a four time New England Jr. National XC Ski Team Coach at the Junior Nationals in Alaska, New York, Utah and Vermont. She has served as a State Team coach for the State of Maine and NH at regional competitions such as Eastern High School Championships and the U14 Championships for Nordic Skiing.
Bachelor’s – Environmental Science/Biology
University of Virginia
Associate’s Degree in Science
State University of New York
American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer™
USA Triathlon – Certified Triathlon Level I & Jr. / Youth Certified Coach
USA Cycling Association – Certified Cycling Coach – Level II & Level Achieved
US Ski & Snowboard Association – Certified Level 100 & 200
Professional Ski Instructors of America – Nordic Instructor Achieved
New England Nordic Ski Association – Nordic Ski Coach
Professional Association of Divers International – PADI Open Water I SCUBA Diver
SOLO – Wilderness First Aid Certified
American Heart Association – Adult Health Care Provider CPR/AED Certified
American Red Cross & US Olympic Committee – ASEP Certified Coaching Principles
Respect In Sport – Certified