Brittany Warly a former division 1 tennis player turned triathlete and is proud to be a Swiftwick athlete for her second season. She spent the past four years being a full-time student studying mechanical engineering at The University of Colorado Boulder, while being an active member of the triathlon team.
Brittany credits much of her success not only to her family as a whole but to the unconditional love and support she gets from her sisters. The learning curve has been steep, and it has been all but a smooth road for Brittany. She has had to persevere through the challenges of balancing engineering school, along with being an elite athlete. But one of her most difficult obstacles came in July 2015 when she crashed her bike on a training ride in Colorado Springs. She sustained a severe concussion, dislocated finger and psychological scars, which have taken over a year to overcome. Her accident has allowed her to reframe what is truly important in her life and to her that is her family and her friends.
Through physical therapy, will and determination, Brittany pushed through her senior year of undergrad, finishing strong both athletically and academically. She has steadily progressed the past four years on the CU Triathlon Team. She went from finishing 69th overall her freshman year (2012) at the USAT Collegiate National Championships to becoming the reigning champion in the Draft-Legal Championships and finishing fifth in the Non-Draft race in April 2016.
Upon graduating, Brittany decided to pursue the sport she loves at the professional level. She moved to Colorado Springs, where she is training full-time with elite coach Ken Axford and his team PEAK Multisport. She also works as a test engineer for a medical device testing company. While competition is always a big motivator and critical to her personal success, she strives to maintain a focus on the fulfilling nature of the sport as a whole. The relationships that develop, along with the resulting benefits outside of the sport, help her stay balanced and continue to fuel her passion.