Tri Swim Coach is a resource providing the best and latest information on how to train for a triathlon swim, and go from a struggle to laughing at the water. Read on for information about the coaches.
Kevin Koskella (owner, coach)
Coaching Masters Swim Teams in San Francisco and San Diego since 2001 and being an accomplished swimmer, earning the highly prized All-American status at the college level, Kevin Koskella is a leader in aiding the beginner and experienced triathlete towards excellence in the swimming portion of the race.
Kevin’s coaching philosophy differs from the traditional approach to competitive swimming: He believes that the best swimming techniques are different than the traditionally taught styles:
Traditional: The traditional approach and philosophy in swimming has been “no pain, no gain” and “the more, the better,” usually with slower swim timing and results as well as burnout and injuries.
Koskella Triathlete: This progressive approach incorporates using several techniques and drills in workouts, as well utilizing clinics and private lessons, allowing swimmers to get more out of their strokes, swim faster, and swim more fluidly, while keeping their heart rates down. In other words, getting more out of less!
Kevin coaches sessions for swimming masters and triathletes in San Diego, and conducts a variety of clinics, private lessons, and video-analysis of personal swim style with critique and correction. He has helped professional Ironman triathletes reach their goal, but his passion is to give the new triathlete the confidence to be successful in the swim portion of the race.
Kevin is an active contributor to Triathlete Magazine, Inside Triathlon Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, and popular websites, Active.com and Beginner Triathlete.com, focusing on issues, tips on swimming for beginners, and helping his triathlete students to resolve common swimming problems.
Kevin has competed in several triathlons and open water swims and most recently competed in the La Jolla Roughwater Swim in San Diego.
Christopher Hague- Assistant Coach
Many people say you cannot turn a runner into a swimmer, but Chris Hague is trying to buck that trend. While he has been running since middle school, he only added swimming into his training regimen in high school. After swimming competitively at the collegiate level, he has cut the learning curve in a drastic way.
Chris has competed in triathlons since 2007 and is now a full time triathlete, training and competing for endurance races like half and full distance Ironman. Needless to say, he is a self-described “endurance junkie.”
Outside of training, he is pursuing a career in psychology and public health with the hopes of going into research and private practice.
At Tri Swim Coach, he will be assisting with providing quality content, with the latest cutting edge information on triathlon swimming, as well as helping members get the most out of their swim.
In The News:
May 31, 2011 – Interview with Kevin Koskella. Click here to listen as Tri Swim Coach Kevin Koskella discusses swim training for a triathlon, his background, how he got started, what it takes to complete a triathlon swim, and the products he offers here at Tri Swim Coach.