What our athletes have to say

Derek has been a fantastic coach. He’s helped me with specific, finicky injuries, shaved a ton of time off my swim, and really focused my training. I’m still active duty and he was able to provide consistent, relevant training while I was underway.

Matthew Conners

Naval Officer

My experience with Victory Tri has been nothing short of exemplary. The program has successfully guided me to strong finishes in races of all lengths, from sprints to half Ironman, in a way that best fit my schedule and requirements. I am often training in less than ideal environments, and the coaching provided always takes into account my current capabilities and limitations. No other training regimen will give you the level of personal tailoring and attention to detail that you will find in training with Victory Tri!

Ben Hagan

Naval Officer

Derek has helped me improve in all disciplines, especially swimming, and developed a training plan focused on reaching my goal to qualify for Kona. With great communication and knowledgeable advice, I know I can reach out to Derek anytime to make sure I’m doing what’s best for my training and he has the expertise to provide sound advice that yields results!

Mike Nanoff

Naval Helicopter Pilot

Training in the military taught me to push through pain, which is a valuable skill, but wasn’t very helpful if I was injured on race day. Victory Tri’s measured approach taught me to manage pain and now I am actually able perform on race day instead of survive.

Cory Cameron

Naval Officer