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


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 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

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