Coach Pete

Expert advice for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches

How the Iron Man Trained

Masters 002 Matt Juall won the lottery to compete in the Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon, after the initial shock of winning this chance to compete in the most grueling of all triathlons Matt made a decision to train as hard as he can for the next nine months. Matt was ok on the bike, pretty good on the run, but suffered on the swim. We found out after his swim that Matt did not have a proper air exchange. Upon his return from Hawaii, he contacted Coach Pete and set up some private lessons.

What I did with Matt was to get him to have the proper air exchange by teaching him to by-lateral breathe and change his body position from swimming flat to getting on his side using the hip -tip method. I also lengthened his stroke which enabled him to get a better catch of the water. Today Matt is a dedicated Masters Swimmer, who works out three times a week swimming an average of 4,000 yards a workout. Here is Matt crossing the finish line in Kona, Hawaii

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December 21, 2007 Posted by | Triathlons | 1 Comment

Coach is not a mind reader

 What I mean by the statement, “Coach is not a mind reader” is that we can not know if there is a problem with your child unless you tell us. Sometimes parents don’t want to share with the coach that their child may be A.D.D or may have an ailment that will hamper her/his training. We can deal with any problem, if we know about it. Be open with your coach explain to him what the problem may be. It makes life so much easier for your child and the coach.

The above photo is Coach Pete with Olympic Gold Medal Winner Gary Hall and one of coach Pete’s age groupers. Gary suffers from Diabetes as well as little Maria. This problem has not stopped them from training as hard as they could, however the coach knew about it and dealt with it.

Be fair to your child, be fair to the coach…….Discuss your problem, don’t hide it!

December 21, 2007 Posted by | Parents | Leave a comment