Rich brings with him a passion for the sport having been a Division I scholarship swimmer at Old Dominion in the 1980’s and a professionally sponsored Triathlete back in the 1990’s in Virgina Beach. A guru of swim training workouts that challenge and motivate, Rich has the proper focus to make you a better swimmer.
My business philosophy is simple: to provide motivated swimmers an opportunity to learn the correct fundamentals of freestyle swimming and foster that development in a relaxing engaged environment.
There’s a lot of triathletes out there who are incredibly gifted in the bike and run, but lacking immensely on technique and speed when it comes to the swimming portion of the race. So right off the bat these athletes are not as successful as they should be. I bring decades worth of swimming knowledge and my great enthusiasm for teaching to your benefit. You will learn to swim more efficiently, use less energy and build more confidence.
The end result will be you achieving your goals. You will be a faster, more efficient swimmer, and yet have more energy to transition into your bike and run. No more depleting your glycogen reserves on your swim, feeling like you have an empty tank and having put your body through an anaerobic nightmare with miles to go on the bike and asphalt.
Sign up for a clinic TODAY and see how far you can push yourselves in upcoming races. From novice triathletes to the seasoned competitors, we all want to achieve greater success and we can provide you with the tools to be a better swimmer.
Fred brings the very same intensity that made him one of the elite middle distance swimmers in the world in the late 90′s to his clinic work. Hard working and greatly motivational he inspires others to succeed.
Fred has medalled in every international competition there is except for one; the Olympics. His best chance was the 2000 Sydney Olympics, coming in ranked third (3) in the world and with high expectations he ended up having to swim his main event (400m Medley) with a 103 fever, finishing 15th in the prelims and clearly out of the finals. It was a devastating result to 4 years of the most intense training he had ever completed, enduring 7 hour days, having raised himself from being a mere finalist at international events to actually medalling in the big competitions leading up to the Games, all of it gone down the drain with that one day that comes around only every four (4) years and with that flu and fever.
It took Fred a good 10 years before he decided to get back into swimming and he’s been itching to get into coaching and clinic work. Along with his training for masters competitions and open water races, he has really taken on the roll of mentor and coach, sharing his knowledge of his craft with fellow athletes of all levels.
He executes a flawless freestyle swim that is so effortless and smooth, but it’s his live demonstrations and interactions along with Doug that make the swim clinics such a success. He’s got a great sense for technique and will spend a lot of time under water watching you swim, coming up for air to give you the feedback to make you a successful swimmer.
Ellicott City, MD 21042