Van Gogh once said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” We met on the pool deck with an instant connection through our love for the water. The paths we took to reach that point differed drastically, but we soon discovered that our passion for the sport of swimming made the most impact on the paths we had chosen and brought us together.
We go where the Navy sends us and we have lived in several places over the past few years. When we moved to Oklahoma and started doing triathlons, we realized there were numerous athletes seeking instruction on how to become stronger, faster swimmers. After much thought and prayer, we decided to combine coaching and competitive swimming experience with our knowledge and passion of constantly evolving stroke techniques. Through this, we created a program to teach triathletes and swimmers of all ages how to move through the water more efficiently and with less effort.
At Meyer Swim Technique, we do not focus solely on stroke mechanics and fluidity in the water, but we strive to develop a passion for swimming which is parallel to ours. We desire success and progress for each of our clients. No matter the length of your race, whether you compete in a pool or open water, against a clock, or just recreationally, our goal is to help you reach your highest potential and have fun doing it!
Adam grew up swimming for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club in Maryland and went on to swim at the collegiate level. He graduated from the Naval Academy with 119 individual collegiate wins, 12 school records, and was the first swimmer to be awarded the male Naval Academy Athlete of the Year award without having competed in a additional sport since the award was created in 1882. In 2009, Adam trained with the elite team at SWIMMAC Carolina and met Laura Beth. There he competed nationally to become a USA Swimming National Gold Medalist in 400 and 800 freestyle relays. Adam also competed in the US Olympic Trials in 2008 and 2012. Since graduating from college, Adam has participated in several triathlons, including Ironman Panama City in 2011. Aside from his full time job as a US Naval Aviator, Adam has a passion to share his love for swimming with triathletes and swimmers through Meyer Swim Technique.
Laura Beth grew up swimming competitively for the Little Rock Arkansas (AR) Dolphins club team competing at regional and zones championships. She also led her high school team to win 3 state championships and served as both coach and captain of the team her senior year. Due to her athletic versatility, she switched sports at the collegiate level and went on to compete with the varsity rowing team at the University of Tulsa (TU), but always came back to AR during the summers as a swim coach for her club team. She also spent several weeks each summer as a coach and counselor for Auburn Tiger Swim Camps. After graduating from TU, she went on to coach for SWIMMAC during initial development of their strong elite program, which is currently a powerhouse for several renowned Olympic athletes. She subsequently pursued a career in Occupational Therapy (board certified and currently practicing), but turned her attention back to swimming after competing in several triathlons. Along with building stronger, faster swimmers and triathletes through Meyer Swim Technique, she plans to coach Adam to his goal of qualifying for a third Olympic Trials in 2016. Her 2014 triathlon season accomplishments include:
- 2015 Best of US Championship Qualifier
- Tri Tyler 70.3 1st AG, 5th overall female
- USAT Oklahoma State Championship 1st overall female
- 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier
- Ironman 70.3 Austin 3rd AG
- Redman 70.3 1st AG, 5th overall female
- 2014 USAT All American Athlete national ranking