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Meet the Coaches
SVTC offers a strong group of coaches for all your training needs. They are here to help you achieve your goals. Our workouts are led by hired coaches or members that volunteer their time and expertise. All have many years of experience from triathlon training and coaching and in many cases all the certificates that comes with it. If you want to learn more about our coaches come join our workouts!
Sherry Smith: email@example.com
Position: Head Track Coach, Core/Strength Coach
Web Site: Track Program
Sherry Smith is a seasoned coach and age-group triathlete with over 19 years in the sport.
Prior to Silicon Valley Triathlon Club, she coached triathlon teams at
Sherry's coaching style promotes team camaraderie as well as improved individual efforts. She has a proven track record of producing effective periodization training schedules and challenging/fun workouts. She is often commended on her positive energy and her effective communication and leadership skills.
Sherry continues to compete in a variety of fun triathlons each year from sprint to Ironman distances which include her favorites -- Escape from
See sherrysmith.com for more information
Brandon Nugent: Brandon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: New to the Sport Coach
Web Site: New to the Sport
"If you were raised by wolves would that make you a wolf? Maybe not, but if you grew up with two-time Kona Ironman parents, some of that training focus might rub off. At least that's what I'm hoping. Mom casts a big shadow!
Starting with my first 10k at age 9 to the more recent multi-day expedition adventure races, fitness and competition are deeply ingrained into my everyday life.
It's important to me to translate the value of safe training – many people look at training triathlons as an all-out effort everyday, every week. Workouts need to cover a wide range of efforts: each ride has a purpose, an underlying goal to take you to your next race better than you were before and at your top level of performance.
Come out to the New to the Sport program, get fit, fast and focused. See you out there!"
Warren Mine: email@example.com
Member led workout: Saturday Ride
Garry Chinn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member led workout: Thursday night Hill Ride
Garry Chinn has been a SVTC club member since 2006 and a middle distance (5K,10K)
recreational runner for many years before life got in the way. After a long break from running Garry is back and has started to do triathlons.
”My goal for leading rides is to encourage participation by making them safe and fun. Not everyone can be fast, but everyone can be fit. Regular aerobic training can reduce your risk for developing many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease; type 2 diabetes, inflammatory diseases, cancer, and Alzheimer's. If you train in groups and train to race, you are dramatically more likely to train regularly and be fit.”
Al Painter: email@example.com
Member led workout: Thursday night Hill Ride
Al Painter has been voted CitySports Magazine Best Bay Area Personal Trainer, and he is the founder and President of INTEGRATE Performance Fitness, in
Al's experience also includes his work as:
Laura Schuster: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program: Podium Program, swimming
Laura joined SVTC in October 2008 as the Podium Swim coach with 10 years coaching experience behind her. She is also the assistant coach with Mountain View Masters and coaches triathletes, competitive swimmers, and the recreational swimmer. Laura was a competitive triathlete for 7 years and understands the training needs of swimmers who are interested in this sport.
From beginners to advanced swimmers, Laura has the skills to prepare you for your first or your 20th open water swim. Her techniques and workouts are creative and she is very encouraging to all swimmers of any ability. She is also a certified massage practitioner so she understand how the muscles of the body work, especially in the water.
Laura also teaches swim lessons and her main focus is to help beginning swimmers overcome their fears of the water so they can be more successful swimmers.
Join Laura at Fremont Pool in
Randy Batterson: email@example.com
Member led workout: Open water Swim
Randy has been in charge of Open Water swim for SVTC since 2007 and he has been much appreciated for getting those new to swimming and especially new to open water swims to face the challenge of getting in the water and enjoy swimming in the nature.
“I’ve enjoyed privilege of being able to lead the SVTC OW Swims and meet a lot of great people. Along the way I’ve have the opportunity to work with a number of folks new to open water swimming and share with them my knowledge of open water swim tactics and race day skills.
I’ve trained and raced in virtually every type of water body imaginable from lakes, scummy ponds, lagoons, oily harbors, swamps with alligators (