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Bio
Karlyn Pipes
Inspirational Speaker
Author of The Do-Over
Swim Technique Guru


Karlyn is an internationally known inspirational speaker and the author of The Do-Over, a memoir about her struggles and victories with addiction. Karlyn also offers swim technique workshops worldwide, and private swim instruction and camps in Kona, Hawaii.

www.karlynpipes.com

Pool Records and Achievements
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) inductee class of 2015
  • International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) inductee class of 2007
  • Voted TOP TEN Masters swimmer of All-Time by Swimming World Magazine
  • Has broken over 200 FINA Masters world records to date
  • Karlyn is a versatile swimmer setting WR in every stroke and every distance
  • 332 U.S. Masters national records to date
  • Bronze medalist at the 2013 ITU World Aquathlon (1k swim, 5k run) Championships, London, UK
  • Three-time 50-54 age-group winner at Lavaman Waikoloa Olympic Distance Triathlon 2013/14/15
  • 2nd female overall at the Hilo Olympic distance triathlon 2014
  • 2012 World Masters Swimmer of the Year voted by Swimming World Magazine
  • 2012 USAT Aquathon (1.5k swim, 10k run) National Champion
  • 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2004 World Masters Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine
  • Currently holds 43 FINA Masters World and 87 United States Masters National records
  • USMS stats http://www.usms.org/people/02BPY (LIVE LINK)
  • 611 time USMS All-American achieved by earning #1 national ranking in an event
  • Named USMS All-Star 18 times achieved by earning the most #1 rankings
  • Karlyn’s records stand the test of time spanning FOUR age-groups: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49 and 50-54
  • Female USMS Swimmer of the Year 1997, 2002 & 2003
  • Top Ten Masters Swimmer of the Year 1994-1998, 2000, 2002 & 2003
  • NCAA Division II record holder in 200-yard backstroke from 1998 to 2001 with a time of 2:00.54
  • Oldest athlete to set and/or hold an NCAA record
  • Featured in Swimming World May 2004 for “Swimming Tall” backstroke technique photo
  • Featured in 2004 Mar/Apr. Edition of SWIM “Learn from the Masters” backstroke technique
  • Cover of SWIM Magazine three times: April 2005, February 1998 and September 1995
  • Cover of Fitness Swimmer Magazine and backstroke start photo essay, October 1997
  • 8 USMS Long Distance Records for 35-39 & 40-44 (3,000 yd., 6,000 yd, 5k & 1-hour postal)
  • Set 4 National and 5 State Community College records in 1996-1997
  • San Diego Hall of Champions Amateur Star of the Month 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 & 2002
  • A USA National Qualifier 1995-2000 and 2004 (placing 10th 200 back in both 1996 and 1998)
  • Has broken a FINA Masters World record in every stroke
  • 8 time NCAA Div. II All-American 1998

Open-Water Swimming
  • Ali'I Challenge 10k swim-overall winner with a new course record of 2:09.32, Kona Hawaii 2009
  • Overall Winner-2006 Kukio Blue Water 1.2 mile Swim 2004 & 2006 and overall female winner 2004-2008
  • Top female, 2nd overall & new course record Hapuna RWS 2004-2008 (Hawaii)
  • Top female & new course record for the 1.2 King Swim, July 10th 2004, 2008 (Hawaii)
  • 2004 Maui Channel Swim Overall Winning Team RCP Milers (Hawaii)
  • Overall Winner for the 2004 Cinco De Mayo Splash 1-mile swims at Waikoloa (Hawaii)
  • 2nd female and 12th finisher overall 2003 40-44 Division winner La Jolla Gatorman 3 mile
  • 1st Female 40-44 age group and 2nd overall 2003 USMS National 3k champs, Clemson, SC
  • Overall winner of Coronado Optimist One-mile Cable swim from 1995-2003
  • 1999 5k Open-water USMS National Champion for 35-39 age group, Catalina Island
  • 3-time overall (female) winner of the Gatorman 3-mile at La Jolla 1993, 1994 & 1996
  • Only swimmer to win “Daily-Double” Gatorman3-mile/one mile swim combo 1994 & 1996
  • La Jolla Rough Water One-mile Swim Champion for 30-34 & 35-39 1994-2001
  • Overall (female) winner Coronado 4th of July Rough Water swim from 1993-2001
  • Overall winner & course record holder for Base-to-Base Military Swim from 1994-1998

Professional
  • Degree: BS In Communication/Public Relations from Cal State Bakersfield 1999
  • Speaker: American Swim Coaches Association World Swim Convention 2003, 2005 and 2006, 2007
  • Speaker: Aquatic Nelson Vargas Coaches Clinic 2006
  • Author: The Do-Over published November 2015
  • Writer: Swimming World Magazine “Pool’s Edge” monthly column and features
  • Writer: West Hawaii Today Newspaper

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