Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, South Dakota) (Mom Kelly pictured with Tamara)
Tamara (pronounced TAM ruh) Gorman is graduating from Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota in the spring of 2014. She began her athletic career as a swimmer with the Rapid City Racers swim club. Tamara loves to do anything outdoors – rock climbing, mountain biking, running and especially swimming. Tamara has a fully-customized training plan that includes swim, bike, run and strength workouts spread out over 5 to 6 days per week. She trains in the pool with her swim club, and then completes her run and bike workouts outside or indoors (depending on the workout and/or the weather). She has weekly touch bases with Coach Jenny Weber every week (if not more). She also trains with in the Des Moines daily training environment during the summer when she is not traveling for competition.
About the Elite Squad:
Generally, Elite Squad team members train predominantly in their hometown, but spend time in Des Moines with Coach Jenny and the Z3 staff during the summer months for specialized, focused training. Z3 has three elite (Pro) level athletes on it’s team and will be expanding in the future with the completion of TRIMidwest, an Olympic-caliber triathlon training lab in Des Moines, Iowa (completion January 2015). Elite Squad members are usually 18 or older.