Kainoa, owner of Pauole Sport, has been coaching athletes for over 21 years. Kainoa has coached all levels of athletes from the beginner/novice to the elite/professional, helping them achieve their athletic goals. She has personal experience as a successful competitive swimmer and triathlete and has a wealth of knowledge in Sports Performance and Sports Nutrition. Kainoa has a coaching style which is both inspiring and encouraging and has coached hundreds of athletes to participate successfully in triathlons, marathons and Ironman races. In addition, she has coached countless athletes to Ironman Hawaii and is the personal coach for many triathlon coaches. She uses her extensive knowledge and personal experience to help each client reach their maximum athletic potential.

Training and Knowledge

Kainoa holds a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from California State University, Long Beach. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Personal Trainer from the National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kainoa was a former full-time faculty member at the University of Hawaii in the Health and Physical Education Department where she taught Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries, and Principles of Coaching. Kainoa holds a USAT Level 1 certification and is a Level III USA Cycling Coach. Her knowledge ensures that every client receives the most current research-based coaching programs.

Personal Experience

Kainoa is a life long competitive swimmer competing through the collegiate level. She has coached all levels and abilities of swimmers from the Age-Group to the Masters level. Kainoa is also an accomplished age-group triathlete versed in all distance triathlons and is a two-time World Championship Hawaii Ironman finisher. Her personal experience makes it possible for Kainoa to personalize her work with each client.