What our athletes have to say

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

The coaching from Derek at Victory Tri has been instrumental in achieving my personal and professional fitness goals in the past year and a half. Derek’s expertise, background, and flexibility have allowed me to achieve PRs in several marathons and open water swims while building long-term resiliency and preventing injury. Despite my unpredictable schedule, Derek always goes out of his way to tailor workouts to my schedule and goals in order to maximize time and performance.

Tom

Marine Corps Officer

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