Lou Williams

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I am a father of three who grew up in the Harrisburg area, where I graduated from Central Dauphin East High School.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a lover of all sports, especially those that tested endurance and mental toughness. I was a YMCA national level swimmer, a competitive runner and a soccer player growing up but also dabbled in basketball, baseball, rock climbing, and triathlons.

I continued my education at Bloomsburg University, where I pursued a degree in Mass Communications (Journalism) while a four-year member and senior-year captain of the Bloomsburg University Men’s Soccer team. It was during this time at BU when I started coaching both soccer and swimming and realized that working with children in an athletic forum was something I really enjoyed.

I moved to the Bucks/Montgomery County area in 2003 with my wife Lauren, who is a Pennridge HS grad. I spent a few years experimenting with different employment, including stints as the head swim team coach and youth sports director at the Ambler Area YMCA.

More recently I’ve stepped into positions as the Aquatics Director at the Souderton Area High School, head coach for the 200+member Souderton Area Community Aquatic Club, head coach of the SAHS swimming and diving teams and head coach of the Souderton borough summer swimming and diving teams.

My CrossFit “Journey” began in April of 2013 when I was seeking a way to stay competitive in a non-contact sport. Many years of post-collegiate soccer were beginning to exacerbate injuries suffered as a young athlete and I needed a way to stay active. A recommendation from my sister to try CrossFit resulted in me checking out CrossFit Apex, a move that has honestly changed my life.

Among other things, CrossFit has provided me with a new knowledge of and excitement for fitness, a ton of new relationships, an outlet for my competitive nature and a healthy environment to grow as a person.

I look forward to passing on some of these CrossFit “benefits” to both current and future Apex members!

2014 CrossFit Games OPEN (747 of 8,126 in region) (9,615 of 110,142 worldwide)

2015 CrossFit Games OPEN (499 of 10,773 region) (6,457 of 153,000 worldwide)

2016 CrossFit Games OPEN ( 280 of 12,075 region) (3,986 of 178,535 worldwide)

2017 CrossFit Games OPEN (1,311 out of 40,389 masters 35-39 worldwide)

2018 CrossFit Games OPEN (1,932 masters 35-39 worldwide)