Vector Coaching, LLC

Learn more about Perry, his experience and coaching style and philosophy


Coach Perry

Learn more about Perry, his experience and coaching style and philosophy

I grew up mostly playing ice hockey and football, and swimming on a local pool’s summer swim team. In 2011 I got into triathlon and back into swimming for fitness and US Master’s swimming. What I soon realized was all that I had been taught in the 70’s and 80’s for swimming was basically incorrect. The S pull, cupping the hands, hand entry – The list goes on. I began delving into learning how to teach myself better technique.


2012 I did my first 70.3 race. REV 3 Cedar Point – which is no longer being ran.In 2013 I did my first and second 140.6 – Ironman Louisville (In August) and Beach2Battleship in October. I was still swimming at roughly the same pace I did my 70.3.


2015 was first year I qualified for 70.3 worlds. Yet I still no improvement on swim pace.2017 I became a US Masters Certified Adult Learn To Swim Instructor. As well as started attending swim coaching clinics. I also began to follow the SwimSmooth book by Paul Newsome.


2019 I became a US Masters Level 1 and 2 coach, as well as attended a 3 day SwimSmooth coaching clinic where we went over in detail how to improve the freestyle stroke and use video analysis to help.


As of June 1, 2019, I have raced 8 Ironman 140.6 races, and 17 Ironman 70.3 races.Postponed from 2020, in June 2021, I plan to do the Swim around Key West, which is a 12+ mile marathon swim.


On swimming…

Learn more about Perry, his experience and coaching style and philosophy

There is no ‘Perfect’ swim stroke – only perfect for the swimmer and their goals. A great swim stroke only needs to fall within ‘Parameters’. Those are defined by the athlete, the athlete’s mobility, and the athlete’s stroke style tendency. Whether you are a smooth or a swinger, you are in good company!


I work mostly with adult fitness swimmers, Master’s swimmers, and adult triathletes. For the triathletes, I subscribe to the three key areas for improvement: Technique, Endurance, and Open Water. For the Master’s swimmers, it depends on their overall goals – whether its fitness, Master’s pool events, open water events, or a marathon swim.


For open water skills, I can accompany my swimmers to local lake where we can work on getting used to the open water environment, as well as open water skills like sighting and drafting. For the more timid athlete, I will have a kayaker nearby observing and in case you need to grab on and take a break

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Video Analysis & Stroke Correction

Make the change your hard work and dedication deserves by investing in a private 1-2-1 Video Analysis and Stroke Correction Session with Perry.

A video analysis consultation is perfect if you have unanswered questions about why you might have plateaued-off with your performance, or even if what you’re doing in your swim training sessions is the most efficient way for you to personally improve.


This session is suitable for any level of swimmer – from those of you learning to swim the freestyle stroke for the first time, to those looking to break into the upper tiers and everywhere in between! You cannot undervalue how important it is to get yourself off on the right track even if you are just getting into swimming. Don’t waste hours of your time thrashing up and down the pool with poor technique.


Let me guide you through a comprehensive 60-90+ minute consultation which includes:

• Complete HD video capture;

• Full recorded analysis to download or take home for later review;

• A thorough stroke correction component with radio assisted communication between you and me while you perform the drills in the water;

• Plus an additional 2 15 minute follow up consultation to make sure you are performing the drills properly. 

Coaching Services

Coaching Services

Masters, Triathlon and Fitness Swim instruction and workouts

Upcoming Events

Mojo Group Rides

Group rides are every Monday and Wednesday.  Where they begin is dependent on the ride leader.  This can be found in the Mojo Triathlon Facebook Group.

Mojo "Master's Style" Swim Workouts

Swim workouts are Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at Lakota YMCA, 6703 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044


This is a Masters style workout.  Distances will vary pending the day. Anywhere from 1500 to Over 4000 (pending athlete’s goals).  The athlete can adjust accordingly to their race plan if needed.  


Each session is $5


Various options to register below which will reduce the athletes cost pending which they choose. 
There are session passes: 5, 10, and 20

Monthly Passes

2024 Open Water Clinics and Swims - Check out HFP's Swim Clinics (which I present) at various HFP races in Ohio

Overall Agenda to start:

1. Kayak and paddle board access
2. “Swimmer, are you OK?” Head tap response, and what happens with any other response
3. Procedure for inclement weather
4. Review of open beach and other swimmers not in our group
5. Review swim workout options
6. Review course, starting area, buoys, and distances
7. If necessary, separate into groups based on distance / CSS

Open water Swim clinics

Perfect for athletes new to or hesitant about open water swimming – registration required


We get great attendance for this event! 


 I will be holding similar events in the future as well as transition clinics.  Hope to see you there!  If you would like to be on the mailing list for these events, please email me at

Open Water swim workouts


These are swim workouts.  Same as if you were in a pool.  Only difference is now you are swimming a defined course with and next to other swimmers and you will need keep sighting to stay on course.

Warm Up

Main Set consisting of 100’s, 200’s and possibly more

Cool Down

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swim The Race around Key West

Coach Perry participated in and swam the Swim Around Key West June 12, 2021. Hosted by the College of the Florida Keys, this is a 12.5 mile open water swim around the Key West Island. If you are interested in learning more or seeking a swim training plan for this event or similar events, please contact Coach Perry