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Head Triathlon Coach
Dinamic Coaching Gauteng

About me:

I have over 20 years’ experience in triathlon as an athlete and as a coach.  I have competed across the board in all the associated disciplines of Triathlon and multi-sport and has raced as both an elite and as an age group athlete.  I joined Dinamic in 2013 and is now a full time triathlon coach.

Qualifications and accreditations

  • International Triathlon Union Level 2 Triathlon coach.

  • TSA Level 2 coach.

  • TSA coach Facilitator.

  • Swim Smooth Accredited coach. (Not currently coaching under the Swim smooth banner).

  • BSc in Sports Science.

  • Acting chair Coaching for Triathlon South Africa from 2019.

Sports Background and Highlights achievements.

  • Continental an National podium winner for Triathlon and Duathlon , various 2001 – 2009

  • 7th Age group Junior World champs 2001.

  • U23 Elite National Champion 2003

  • 11th Elite World Fast Triathlon Champs Brazil

  • 16th at ITU World Championships Perth 2009

  • 20th Elite at World Long Distance Champs Las Vegas 2011

  • 12th at Ironman Kona in Age group 2014

  • South African Cycling Champion in AG 2015

Coaching related experience

  • Coach and Manager of the SA Junior team on European Tour 2015

  • Coach and Manager of the SA Junior team on European Tour 2016

  • Coach and Manager to SA Junior  and Elite Team to World Champs in 2018

  • Coach and Manager to the Youth Olympic Games in 2018

  • Coach and Manager of the SA Junior team on European Tour 2019

My approach to coaching is that you have to coach the individual while still realizing that there are no short cuts.  My attention to detail has helped my athletes achieve their goals which includes:

  • 2nd place junior at Worlds X Tri

  • 2 x Junior Continental Champs

  • National Champions

  • Multiple Kona qualifications