Endure IQ Coach
Meet Merle Maud
Merle joins the EndureIQ coaching group with great passion for swimming and triathlon. She has always done sport, starting with track and field, then swimming as hobby and finally finding herself racing triathlons as competitive age grouper.
Educated as landscape architect she was drawn back to sport because love for training/racing and the enjoyments helping others to get better. She has set up successful endurance swim businesses in 3 different countries (Dubai, Singapore, New Zealand), combining her knowledge in endurance coaching with the Swim Smooth methodology. Alongside swimming she keeps developing her triathlon coaching skills with education from ITU, Endure IQ, and is currently studying a degree in Sports Science and Coaching in AUT, Auckland.
She values the experience to be coached by the Plews himself and follow the principals that the Endure IQ stands for.
Merle loves working with any of level of athlete keen to improve and work together to achieve their goals.
Graduate Certificate in Sport & Exercise
ITU Level 1 coach
Swim Smooth Certified
Endure IQ LDT101, LDT102, LDT103, LDT104
"Perfect balance of challenging me but also knowing where my limits lie."
Merle and I have been working together for over a year now. In the last 12months Merle has helped me improve in all three disciplines whilst navigating around life, travel and competition. We have won National Middle Distance and National Duathlon Championship titles and have placed 4th and 11th overall amateur female in the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships respectively. She has delivered me to every startline race ready. Each block of training we do has an overarching goal, however it is delivered on a weekly basis and is flexible based on feedback from me. Merle has a consistent and steady approach in the face of guaranteed ups and downs of training and that has been a big support to me. Merle understands me fully as an athlete and finds the perfect balance of challenging me but also knowing where my limits lie. She has empowered me through trust and has helped my confidence grow through encouragement but also through seeing myself improve based on the bespoke training we do. I feel very lucky to have found Merle when I did and thankful that she continues to help me level up in triathlon day by day.
- Hilary Hughes
With 1:1 coaching, get training support from Merle to optimize your performance and achieve your training and race goals.
Get advice from Merle on your training plan, season planning, or any other performance related queries in a 1:1 virtual consultation.