What our athletes have to say

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

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

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