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

Derek has helped me improve as a triathlete in many different ways. Not only did he focus on my weaknesses, but also scrutinized my strengths. He helped me fine tune my running, swimming, and biking as well as helping with recovery and strength. He never shies away from getting in the pool or riding by you to help refine every aspect of your training. I have gained so much from him as an athlete and have results to prove it!

Kylie Petersen

Naval Nurse Corps Officer

The value of his coaching is incredible! Derek creates the thoughtful and deliberate training plan you need to reach your goals.  I have learned so much from his draft-legal expertise and I could not imagine a better coach to fit my busy lifestyle.  I’m forever grateful for the care and mentorship he has provided in my Triathlon journey!

Moira Molloy

Naval Helicopter Pilot

Derek doesn’t take shortcuts in his coaching. Instead of approaching me like a number or prescribing the same 12 week plan he does to every athlete, he helped me define goals and provides feedback daily, tailoring my training week by week. My triathlon training under Derek has been more efficient, effective, and personalized than it has been with any other coach.

Morgan Burnett

Engineer