Jacqui Barber

Jacqui Barber HeadshotAbout Jacqui: 

After a number of years as a competitive swimmer and starting the "adult" chapter of my life, I was looking for a place to  focus my competitive juices.  A friend asked me if I wanted to "try" a triathlon; little did we know she was providing me an outlet for that competitive spirit and giving me a new athletic purpose after swimming.  That first triathlon was 1998 and I have been doing triathlons ever since.  My main focus has been the sprint and Olympic distances with a few 70.3's thrown in for fun.   I like to remind people that you don't have to do an Ironman to be a triathlete and it does not matter how fast you go as long as you do your best.  

Sport Discipline:

Triathlon, Swimming, Running

 

Most memorable moment in your multisport career:

I will never forget my very first triathlon. As a swimmer in college, I came out of the water first, hopped on my steel mountain bike and pedaled my legs off.  On the bike course I got passed by a LOT of people.  Everyone who passed me told me to keep up the great work, nice job, etc. I was also passed by a gentleman 81 years young on the run course who told me I was doing a great job (He was 81 and I was 22!).  When I finished the race, I told my parents that everyone in the sport was so nice and friendly and I loved it!

Sport Career Highlights:

  • Multiple USAT Age Group National finishes; two top 10
  • Competed in 3 ITU Grand Finales (2013, 2018, 2019)
  • Multiple 70.3 finishes
  • Competed in 2 IM 70.3 World Championships (2017, 2019)
  • 2x Boston Qualifier
  • Certified (Level 1 & 2) USA Masters Swim Coach
  • Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructor