an image April Hince was born in Arlington, Texas. In 2002, she graduated from Texas A&M and went on to pursue a career in fitness. She has been a swim instructor since 1997. She has taught spin classes since 2008. In December 2009, she created a masters swim program for Lifetime Fitness in Mansfield. She is currently coaching this adult swim program and enjoys coaching all skill levels.

April’s fascination with triathlons began in 2000. Since then, her hobby grew into a huge part of her everyday life. She has won countless age group places at sprint and olympic distance triathlons. She has also competed in the 70.3 series. In 2010, she qualified for and raced at USAT Nationals in Tuscaloosa. Her other race accomplishments include winning first in her age group in many half marathons and winning the relay marathon at Dallas White Rock December 2010.

When she is not swimming, biking, and running, April spends time with her husband, Matt, and their three beautiful ‘tri-babies’ Colette, Ethan, and Charlie. She lives and trains out at Joe Pool Lake.

In January 2012, April broke her hip in a cycling crash. A permanent rod was placed inside her femur bone. She was told long distance running would probably be impossible due to the pounding on her new installed hip. 6 months later, she opted to have the permanent rod removed and began running long distance again in August 2012.

She went on to pr in her half marathon time with a 1:32 at the Woodlands half in March 2013. Before she broke her hip her pr was 1:40!

Ironman 70.3 Galveston and Ironman Texas are her 2 main events for 2013.

She is looking forward to another great season with Team Cambridge. She wishes all her fellow teammates a healthy, confident, and fun year!