Syndicate Endurance Team
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Syndicate Endurance Team
S.E.T. was founded by Casey and Henry Shoemaker who have a passion for sport and the exceptional experiences it provides. The Shoemaker’s multisport journey started with the second of their four daughters, Camille.
Camille began racing youth triathlons in 2015 and is currently racing in the Junior Elite Series. Henry joined the endurance community doing his first event in 2020 at the JFK 50-mile trail race. He did his first triathlon, Eagleman, in 2021.
Henry Shoemaker (S.E.T. Co-founder, S.E.T./MMTC Youth Team Head Coach)
Henry is a USAT Certified Coach and was selected to coach at the 2022 USAT Paralympic Combine for future Paralympic hopefuls at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That same year Henry founded the first youth triathlon team in Howard County.
Henry found his way to triathlon through his daughter Camille, whose first race was the Columbia Association Kids Triathlon at age 9. Camille later joined the MC Elite triathlon team in Mount Airy, MD, under legendary coach Christy Lausch. Camille’s love and dedication to the sport of triathlon finally convinced Henry to enter his first triathlon in 2021 at Ironman Eagleman 70.3 (+2022 & 2023). Henry made his Ironman 140.6 debut in 2021 at Ironman Waco, which was deemed toughest 2021 Ironman course in the world by average finish time.
Henry has over 25 years of training and coaching experience in the private sector and federal government. He is also past Mid Maryland Triathlon Club President.
Casey Shoemaker (S.E.T. Co-founder, Chief Statistician)
Casey grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as the middle of 3 kids. During childhood she spent most days in the pool. In high school she played volleyball, basketball, and softball. Casey attended Millsaps college and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in mathematics, a focus in actuarial sciences, and a minor in statistics.
In her 20s Casey was really into spin class, in her 30s she started doing half marathons, and in her 40s, after having their fourth daughter, Casey became an avid Crossfitter. She entered her first CrossFit competition in 2023 and looks forward to class every day because she can’t wait to see what challenge awaits. Casey’s non fitness hobbies include math puzzles, spreadsheets, databases, and memorizing numerical sequences.
What exactly is S.E.T.?S.E.T. is a collective of multisport athletes, families, coaches, and business partners who love to race endurance sports and support the endurance sport community and lifestyle. We believe that keeping joy in endurance sports is critical to keeping people in the multisport and endurance sport lifestyle. Thus, our mission to provide the absolute best multisport skill development, training opportunities, and race day experiences. We believe that training and racing multisport should be fun, and after almost a decade of supporting local, regional, and national multisport training and racing, we are excited to offer that support to the S.E.T. teams.
Would I fit in on a S.E.T. team?Yes. We have a team for everyone from beginners to elites, youth to masters. Our common bond is that we LOVE to RACE, and to support those who do! We are conventional triathletes, offroad triathletes, endurance swimmers, road, mountain, and gravel cyclists, road and trail runners, swim runners, aqua bikers, and adventure racers. We are learn to swimmers and Bay Swim finishers. We are Kent Island Connectors, Century Riders, Grand Fondos, Mountain Bike Epics, and 200-mile Gravel Grinders. We are couch to 5k’ers, Boston finishers, and want to be Leadville legends. We are aspiring first time triathletes and Kona Qualifiers.
How did you come up with the name Syndicate Endurance Team?This team was formed to fill serious voids in the triathlon, multisport, and endurance sports community. We strongly believe it is going to take a massive effort to grow multisport to it's full potential. We cannot do that alone and we knew we would need a collective of the brightest minds, biggest hearts, and most generous partners to support these teams of endurance athletes. They are the Syndicate!
What services does S.E.T. offer?Youth Teams for All Levels (with U.S.A.T. Certified Coaching) Paratriathlon Team (Local, Regional, and National Racing) Development Team (Non-Racing) Competitive Team (Local Racing) Travel Team (Local, Regional, and National Racing) High School Team (Local Racing) Adult Race Teams for All levels. Paratriathlon Team (Local, Regional, and National Racing) Beginner Tri Team (Learn to Tri with U.S.A.T. Certified Coaching) Social Ambassador (Support Team) Competitive Race Team (Learn to Race) Race Team (Podium to Championship) Coached Group Training Unparalleled Race Day Support Indoor Cycling Training Training Camps and Clinics Race and Ambassador Team Management Do you have an existing ambassador team or program? Let us take your team to the next level all while taking the day-to-day team operations responsibilities off your plate. We offer a Beginner Tri program with U.S.A.T. Certified Coaching, Coach led group training, race day support, access to our affiliated partners including USAT Certified Triathlon Coaches, Nutrition Coaches (Registered Dieticians), Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Performance Testing (V02, VLAMax, Threshold, Caloric Information, Work Rest Ratios and more), and a Professional Statistician. Outside Ambassador teams also receive access to our training camps, clinics, and race entry, gear, and service discounts.