What our athletes have to say

Derek takes a personalized and holistic approach to training his athletes, working around life constraints. He will train your weakness and build on your strengths. And in addition to training he has the race experience to share with others.

Tim Parker

Engineer

Victory Tri really helped me focus my training and take me to the next level. The methodical approach and goal-oriented training plan showed me the improvements I wanted to make, how we would get there, and the results to back it up.

Alex Schueckler

Naval Helicopter Pilot

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