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Want to improve your swimming, running, triathlon?

Beginner, Age Grouper, National or World class athlete?

I can help you reach your goals, improve your performance, stay injury free and have fun!


I've worked with beginners and world class athletes.

I work with Triathletes and Runners.


No Doubts, No Excuses, No Limits


I have been coaching and teaching swimming since 1958.  I have over 37 years of experience as an endurance athlete.  I have coached beginners through Team USA and Kona Champions.  Contrary to local rumor, I was not around when running was invented!

My Tuesday Morning Speed Crew workouts have produced some impressive results.  And my Thursday Night Strength Run workouts complement each other. These workouts are among the most valuable workouts for both runners and triathletes.  They build strength and speed, and help prevent injuries.  We use a unique combination of warm-up and warm-down drills designed to improve range of motion, prepare your body for top level performance and prevent injuries.  They continue throughout year.

Sign-up for individual coaching, a coaching consult, running and swimming video analysis or one-on-one coaching sessions (running and swimming).  All will help you focus your training and reach your goals. 

I am one of the only coaches in the Metro NYC area using video analysis for swimmers and runners.  I use the GoPro Hero3+ Black digital camera, capable of 200 frames per second and High Definition up to 1,980 x 1,440. This is the best technology currently available and far exceeds anything else on the market. We've been doing swimming and running video analysis since 2001.

I can help you reach your goals, improve your efficiency & performance, have fun and remain injury free.

I use proven scientifically based coaching techniques - biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, neurophysiology and neuropsychology based coaching. I am athlete focused, extremely supportive and communicative with my athletes. 

Training plans can be found in magazines and books, it's adapting any plan to the individual athlete's current fitness status, lifestyle and changes as the season goes on that defines an outstanding coach and an outstanding season.

Adults need objective and knowledgeable support, a coach that has a deep source of knowledge and experience (coaching as well as competing) and unquestionable support for their athletes.  It's all about the athlete!  Motivation must come from the athlete, the coach should keep you focused and keep your priorities constantly in mind.


“Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything.“

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” - Robert Breeson

“A good teacher is one who says something you won't understand until ten years later.” - Julius Lester


   

Professional Coaching Programs

Make this your best possible year, training with the right coach and the best training program.  I provide professional coaching for adult endurance athletes – runners, triathletes, swimmers and cyclists.  I work with all levels of athletes, from first timers to elite level athletes.  I have the experience and background to help you attain your goals. 

Do you think anyone ever went to be coached by John Wooden, Bear Bryant, Doc Councilman, Vince Lombardi or Arthur Lydiard because those five were good athletes? Or because they were great coaches? What I did as an athlete did not make me the coach I am today. Picking a coach because (s)he raced fast is just plain missing the point.

A coach provides an objective resource to his athletes.  I provide regular feedback and guidance.  My knowledge and experience are invaluable resources – from selecting a challenging and attainable goal and designing an appropriate training program to race selection, injury prevention, support and advice. 

A well-designed training program will help prevent injuries, manage volume, quality, intensity and variety to balance your family, job and social life with your training.  Your coach is your trusted adviser – helping you select races, providing encouragement, support and regular feedback. 

I provide skill development as part of my coaching programs.  I also provide each athlete with extensive training information appropriate to his or her goals, skill and fitness level, experience and time commitment. 

I have successfully coached many athletes at all levels.  My athletes have not only reached their goals, but also have won numerous awards and set Personal Records.  In addition, they have had fun!

I have an extensive educational background in Physical Education, Coaching, Motor Learning and Neurophysiology, as well as many years’ experience as an athlete and coach.  I first began coaching swimmers in 1965. 

For more information go here.


Private Triathlon Swim Coaching

Sign-up for private or semi-private Triathlon Swim Coaching.  I will make you more relaxed, more comfortable and more efficient in the water.  Whether you are a beginner or experienced triathlete I can help you improve your open water swimming.  I have helped athletes successfully complete their first event and athletes improve their Ironman swim times dramatically.

For more information go here.


Video Analysis

I do both swimming and running video analysis.  I use the latest digital High Definition underwater video equipment with instant analysis on my laptop computer using the most advance professional video software on the market. 

Swimming: I video tape you swimming using the GoPro Hero3+ Black digital camera, capable of 200 frames per second and High Definition up to 1,980 x 1,440. This is the best technology currently available and far exceeds anything else on the market. I tape you underwater and above the water.  You get a sample of underwater and above water video.  I use professional production quality digital software to analyze and produce your video. You also receive extensive tips and drills to work on your technique.  I will review the video with you, pointing out areas you need to improve, suggesting changes and drills to use.  I will answer your questions about your technique during the video review.

For more information go here.

Running: I video tape you running using the GoPro Hero3+ Black digital camera, capable of 200 frames per second and High Definition up to 1,980 x 1,440. This is the best technology currently available and far exceeds anything else on the market. You get a sample of running.  I use professional production quality digital software to analyze and produce your video. You also receive extensive tips and drills to work on your technique.  I will review the video with you, pointing out areas you need to improve, suggesting changes and drills to use.  I will answer your questions about your technique during the video review.

For more information go here.


Triathletes - Swimmers - Runners

Athletes of all levels: First Time Athletes – Established Athletes – Advanced Competitors
Triathlon: Sprint – Olympic – Long & Ultra Distance
Swimming: Open Water – Masters
Running: Road Races – Marathons – Ultra Marathons

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Coaching Programs
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Private Tri Swim Coaching
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Swimming Video Analysis
One of the key tools for stroke improvement is Video Tape Analysis. The ability to make stroke corrections depends on a good body aw...[more]
Training Information
Winter Training Tips and Information
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2008 NYC Marathon Notes
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Final Marathon Tips
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