Coaches in the Swim Speed Secrets program are certified to teach the critical elements related to propulsive swimming. At just over 5' 2", Sheila Taormina refined her freestyle technique to win a swimming gold medal at the 1996 Olympics and the 2004 ITU triathlon world championship. She believes elite skills can be learned if taught properly by dedicated, educated coaches.

Coaches certified in Swim Speed Secrets fundamentals understand and coach the following:

   Details of the propulsive underwater pull

   Correct freestyle stroke timing – where in the stroke cycle the arms pass by each other

   Overwater recovery phase of the stroke

   Core movement, rotation, and balance

   Kicking technique + 6-beat kick timing to maximize the kick’s propulsive effectiveness in the stroke

   How to gather and utilize stroke data as a coaching tool

   Hand Speed Change

   Correct Halo tubing technique


Swim Speed Secrets certified coaches:

 Ali Meeks, Decatur, AL

Debbie Kassekert, Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, NJ

Masumi Yoneyama, Chicago, IL

Sami Winter, Wilmington, NC

Sydney Didier, Amherst, MA

Angela Smith, LaCrosse, WI

Sam Sampere, Syracuse, NY

Christine Shirtzinger, St. Charles/Chicago, IL

Kathy Coffin-Sheard, Traverse City, MI

Pascale Butcher and Jason Mager, Westport/Norwalk, CT

Bob Seebohar and eNRG staff, Littleton, CO

Lynne Anklam and the Oak Park Tri coaching staff, Mason, Michigan (Craig Tait, Chris Sharrock, Michelle Snitgen)

Amy Hinkle and Sarah Goad, Court One Triathlon Club, Okemos, MI  

Rebecca Ceru, Greater Lansing TRI Coaching, Lansing, MI

Doug Levens, Cheshire, CT

Kimberly Baba, Bellevue/Seattle, WA