|Dave Schmidt is the Ironman Wisconsin Volunteer Kayak Captain. He’s a long-time paddler from Madison, Wisconsin, and a member of Mad City Paddlers. Dave uses his talents to recruit, train, and organize over 100 kayak volunteers out on the water for Ironman Wisconsin. He's assisted by six Kayak Area Leaders.
Kris Muller is the Ironman Wisconsin 70.3 Volunteer Kayak Captain, and a long-time paddler from Madison, Wisconsin. The “70.3” is a half distance Ironman race held every June. Kris uses his talents to recruit, train, and organize kayak volunteers out on the water for Ironman Wisconsin 70.3 event. Kris also serves as one of the Kayak Area Leaders for the full Ironman race in September.
Jason Beren has been a Swim Coordinator for Ironman for the past 10 years. His involvement began with racing the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon in 2004. Appreciating the volunteer support so much, he made it a priority to volunteer the following year on the swim, his favorite and best area of the race. In 2007 he became the Overall Swim Volunteer Captain. In 2010, Jason started working for Ironman in 2010 at select races throughout the country, including Ironman Wisconsin, as a Swim Course Coordinator. In this role he serves as the lead for all aspects of the swim portion of the race. This includes course layout, set- up, management of the swim area, training, volunteer coordination, and liaising with local safety, police, and rescue. Jason works with a team of over 200 volunteers and dedicated Captains like Dave and Kris to provide a high level of support to some 2,500 athletes competing.