What our athletes have to say

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 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

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

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