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.