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Debra Lyons

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Debra Lyons


Since 2017, Debra has served as the Chautauqua Sports Club Director. She has continued hosting the Old First Night race, and offering kayak rentals, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, bridge, mah jongg, and softball leagues. Debra also successfully introduced pontoon boat rentals, an annual color sprint, sunrise paddling, guided historic and eco kayak tours, an exhibition softball game with Jamestown, SUP and lawn bowling lessons, sports lectures, and other events.

For the past sixteen years, Debra has also served as administrator of Finish Strong Coaching, a multisport coaching business founded by her husband, Dana, in 2004.  FSC has served over 500 athletes from ages 6 to 76 ranging in ability from first timers to experienced marathon and Ironman athletes.