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CONTRIBUTORS: Bobby McGee, Catherine Vogt, Darren Smith, Gordo Bryn, Jay Dicharry, Jeff Anders, Jeff Galloway, Ken Axford, Nate Korteum, Sarah Haskins, Steven Munatones, Dr. Tyrone Holmes

Bobby McGee
Bobby McGee is a USAT Level I coach as well as a USATF Level III Coach. He has worked as an Olympic coach for over 25 years as a running expert as well as an expert in sports psychology and mental skills. During his coaching career he produced world record holders, an Olympic champion and numerous Olympic runners. He now works with triathletes and has recently been hired full time by USA Triathlon. 

Catherine Vogt 

Bio: Catherine Vogt is currently in her sixth year as an assistant men's and women's swim coach at the University of Southern California. She came to USC after three years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, The University of North Carolina (2005-2008). She has served as a USA National Team Coach for Open Water as well as pool staff for multiple years and has worked with numerous coaches and athletes (domestic and international) at the highest level.

Vogt also coached at the 2012 London Olympics, working with former Trojan swimmer and Olympic medalist Ous Mellouli, who walked away with gold in the Marathon 10K and bronze in the 1500m free, as well as American Haley Anderson who took silver in the Marathon 10K. Under Vogt’s direction, Mellouli and Anderson both earned their spots at the Olympics with first-place finishes at the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier in Setubal, Portugal.

Vogt also served as head coach for the 2009 (Rome) and 2013 (Barcelona) U.S. Open Water World Championship teams, in 2009 providing the U.S. team with one silver, one bronze, five top 10 finishes and a team finishing in fourth among 36 nations . In 2013, Haley Anderson won the gold medal in the 5K which was the first medal for team USA at the World Championships.

2008 was a busy season as she served as assistant coach to 2008 U.S. Open Water World Championship team that competed in Seville, Spain. She also coached swimmers to second- and third-place finishes at U.S. Nationals, which qualified them for two of the five available spots on the World Championship team. She then traveled to Beijing, China, as U.S. head coach for the Open Water test event.

Vogt's resume boasts several national-level coaching stints prior to 2008 that include serving as head coach at both the 2006 Pan Pacific Open Water Championships and the 2007 Pan American Games, as well as serving as assistant for the men's coach at the 2007 Pan Am Games. Her position on the 2007 Pan Am Games men's staff marked the first time a female coach was named to a U.S. men's team staff at an international competition. She also was an assistant coach at the USA Swimming National Select Open Water camp in 2006 and 2007, as well as at the 2005 and 2006 Open Water World Championships.

She has coached age group and senior swimmers that qualified and won medals at the World University Games, Open Water National Championships, Open Water World Championships, U.S. Senior National Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Games, World Championship Trials, and U.S. Olympic Trials. Prior to coaching at North Carolina, Vogt coached at the Carteret Currents Swimming Club in North Carolina. Vogt has also coached club teams in Virginia and Mississippi.

She graduated from UNC in 2000 with degrees in education and psychology. She lives in El Segundo, CA and has a daughter, Carson Elizabeth, born Oct. 1, 2010. 

Darren Smith
 Dr. Darren Smith is a high performance triathlon coach who sets the benchmark for others to chase.

Darren had a record 6 athletes from his ‘Dsquad’ competing in the London Olympics triathlon events including the silver medal winner, Sweden’s Lisa Norden and the USA’s Sarah Groff (4th Place). In 2012 he was also the first coach in the history of the sport to have the gold and silver medalists overall in the ITU World Championship Series.

In 2012 he coached athletes to 1st and 3rd at the 2012 HyVee Triathlon, and in long course he helped Chris McCormack to a World LC win and Bart Aernouts to 11th at Hawaii IM, and fastest run time, in his second ever IM.

After a rebuilding phase following the 2012 season his current short course triathlon squad have already racked up some impressive results: 2 world cup podiums from male athletes including American Matt Chrabot, others with top 10 results at world series events or ITU points race wins and a very talented group of females including 4 of the top 8 in the current World Series rankings, and others with world cup wins to their names. Non draft athletes include Australian Annabel Luxford who won Auckland 70.3 race and podiumed at the recent Rev 3 Quassy race. He also guided Kat Baker to a breakout 2nd at the 2013 Wildflower race.

An Australian national, Darren has training bases in Canberra, Australia in the off-season, plus Sedona, Arizona and Morzine, France during the racing phases. He will be moving to the USA later in 2013. (Twitter: coachdaz)

  Gordo Bryn
Gordo Byrn’s athletic accomplishments are listed below but are secondary to what makes he feels makes him an effective coach. He states that the most relevant part of his athletic background is his journey from an obese “finance guy” to an elite athlete, starting from scratch in the mid-90s and turning his life around.

Gordo’s athletic career started when he decided to go for a walk in 1993. That walk led him to his first season of triathlon (1999) and, eventually, to elite athletics (2001). Since turning 40 in 2008, Gordo has shifted athletic focus towards balancing time with his family and agegroup participation. To keep things fun, he has expanded beyond triathlon into ultradistance mountain biking.

Athletic Highlights:
Ultraman Hawaii Champion(2002)
Multiple podium finishes at international races (2003/2004/2005/2006)
Swim, bike, run across America (2004) and New Zealand (2010)
Top finish at Leadville Trail 100 Bike (7:29 in 2012)
Personal best of 8:29 at Ironman Canada (0:51 Swim, 4:48 Bike, 2:46 Run -- 2004)
Co-Author Going Long (over 50,000 copies sold)
Founder of EnduranceCorner.Com
Personal Blog at 
  Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS
Originally from New Orleans LA, Jay completed the Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia. Through this innovative venture, Jay was able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in endurance athletes. His unique approach goes outside the traditional model of therapy and aims to correct imbalances before they affect your performance.

Jay literally wrote the book on running gait assessments: he is author of “Anatomy for Runners”, writes columns for numerous magazines, and has published over a dozen professional journal articles and three book chapters. Jay has had an active research career, teaches nationally, and consults for numerous footwear companies, the US Air Force and USA Track and Field. His ongoing research focus on footwear and the causative factors driving overuse injury continues to provide him cutting edge knowledge to educate and provide patients with an unmatched level of innovation and success. Having taught in the Sports Medicine program at UVA, he brings a strong bias towards patient education, and continues to teach nationally to elevate the standard of care for Therapists, Physicians, and Coaches working with endurance athletes.

In addition to his clinical distinction, Jay is a certified coach through both the United States Track and Field Association and the United States Cycling Federation, and certified Golf Fitness Instructor through Titleist Performance Institute. He has a competitive history in swimming, triathlon, cycling, and running events on both the local and national level, and has coached athletes from local standouts to national medalists. He is excited to share this passion with the team at Rebound, and explore the Pacific Northwest with his family on knobbies, skis, boards, and soles. 
  Dr. Jeff Anders
Dr. Jeff Anders has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1995.  He serves on the University of Wisconsin Athletic Board, teaches a class on Sports Psychology for Athletes, and works with NCAA student athletes with psychiatric issues.  He has written various articles for national publications, and has been interviewed in the media about various sports psychology topics.  He is a competitive masters triathlete winning the USAT age group Sprint National Championship in 2008, and has competed in three age group World Championships for Team USA.  He recently served on the USAT expert panel charged with reviewing triathlete swim fatalities. 
  Jeff Galloway
Olympian Jeff Galloway has become the nation's leading expert in running and walking. During the Munich Olympics and afterward he ran with friends Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Steve Prefontaine (there's a Jeff Galloway character in the movie Prefontaine). Long term monthly columnist for RUNNER'S WORLD (over two million readership), author of the best seller GALLOWAY'S BOOK ON RUNNING, 20 other books (total sales of well over a million) copies, monthly newsletter subscribers of over 100,000 and over 27,000 facebook followers. He is the official training consultant for the runDisney series, and has consulted with numerous organizations on wellness, fitness and long term quality health, including NASA, West Point, The White House Health Club, Homeland Security, US Marines, DOD, and numerous corporations in the US and Canada. Through his training programs in 90 cities, clinics, retreats, and individual consultations he has received successful training reports from over 300,000 individual runners and walkers. He has appeared on ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, and hundreds of other TV and radio stations, and is in front of a fitness audience over 200 times a year. Jeff's unique run-walk-run method has opened the door for couch sitters to finish marathons and half marathons in 6 months while experiencing the energy and empowerment to carry on family/career activities. 
  Ken Axford
Ken Axford is a high performance and Level II certified coach and the owner of PEAK Multisport LLC based in Colorado Springs.  Ken coaches and understands the needs of a variety of athletes including beginner, elites and youth.  He also consults for USA triathlon and a variety of other organizations.  He can be reached online at or by e-mail at 
  Nate Korteum
Nate Kortuem has a degree in Physical Education and Corporate, Community Health and Fitness from Minnesota State University. He is a USAT Certified Coach and has been the personal coach of Sarah Haskins since 2009. In addition, Nate coaches six other athletes.

Nate has extensive knowledge in biomechanics, physiology, and sports psychology. Nate raced as a professional triathlete from 2004-2008. Nate grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is the second of four brothers. And some exciting news: Nate and Sarah are expecting their first child in July 2013. 
  Sarah Haskins
Sarah Haskins competed in her first triathlon in June 2003 in St. Louis, MO, and became a professional triathlete less than a year later in May, 2004. While in college, Sarah competed in cross-country and track at the University of Tulsa. She has a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics.

In December of 2006, Sarah married Nathan Kortuem, who is now her current coach and training partner.  Sarah and Nathan reside in Clermont, Florida, but spend many weeks of the year traveling around the world racing and training.  Currently, Sarah and Nate are taking a break from racing and are expecting their first child in July 2013.

Notable accomplishments (29 professional wins) including:
2004 U23 National Champion, 2005 Los Angeles Triathlon first Pro win , 2006/2012 US National Champion, 2007 Pan American Games Silver Medal, 2008 Silver Medal at the ITU World Championships, 2008 Beijing Olympic Team Member, 11th place, 2009/2011/2012 Race To The Toyota Cup Series Champion, 4x Winner of St. Anthony’s Triathlon, 4x Winner of Chicago Triathlon, 4x Winner of the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon, & 2011 Pan American Games Gold Medal. 
  Steven Munatones
Born in Los Angeles, Steven graduated from Harvard University where as a sophomore he won the world 25 km open water swimming championship. He has coached 9 different USA Swimming national open water swimming teams, including at 4 different world championships, and wrote the most authoritative text book on the sport of open water swimming. He covers the sport daily as the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily News of Open Water Swimming and travels 40 weeks a year to observe, sanction, report on, and participate in open water swims on 5 continents.

He authored the Open Water Swimming Almanac and written cover articles of four swimming magazines. He has created and manages a number of well-known brands in the sport, from Openwaterpedia and Oceans Seven to World Swimming Majors and the World Open Water Swimming Association. He has organized the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships, the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 10K, the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, and consulted on numerous open water swimming competitions, solo channel attempts, and relays in dozens of states and countries from Fiji to the Cayman Islands.

He has encountered sharks, box jellyfish, and whales on ocean swims, been on several night swims, crossed channels, and personally made rescues from Kauai to Catalina, and participated on 3 swims that lasted over 50 hours straight. He is a former professional marathon swimmer who always enjoys the challenge faced by people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in the open water. Based out of Huntington Beach, California, rarely has a day gone by for the past 4 decades when he has not been out in the water. 
  Dr. Tyrone Holmes
Dr. Tyrone Holmes is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, a certified Level 2 coach with USA Cycling and the President and Founder of Holmes Fitness Coaching. In addition to being a competitive cyclist, he provides Cycle-Max Coaching for athletes who want to improve their bike performance and Healthy Lifestyle Coaching for individuals who want to lose weight and develop healthier lifestyles. He has presented numerous webinars on cycling and growing a coaching business and is the author of two books on cycling and triathlons, with two more currently in the works.