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USA Triathlon Education is providing a free coach learning and networking conversation the first Thursday of each month. We don't expect coaches to stay the whole time- simply pop in at any point during that time for conversation with coaches. This month's conversation focuses on all things swim!

January Guest Facilitators

American Swim Coaches Association and US Masters Swimming Level 5 Coach

Mel Goldstein

Mel Goldstein is the former president of US Masters Swimming. He was the US Masters Coach of the Year 2001 and inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame 2012. He is founder of Indy Aquatic Masters, one of the largest Masters swim programs in the US. The program has been named the “Club of the Year” (2006-2014-2020). Mel is a published author of “Swimming Past 50”, and “YMCA Masters Swimming Best Practices.” He also served as Vice Chairman of the FINA Masters Technical Committee and is an American Swim Coaches Association and US Masters Swimming Level 5 Coach.

Certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach

Ali Meeks

Ali Meeks is a former NCAA Division I college swimmer and multi-distance triathlete who has coached triathlon and swimming with her company, ReadySetSweat, for almost a decade. Her swim expertise and ability to instill enthusiasm and confidence in her athletes makes her a client favorite for miles around. Meeks is a Licensed Miracle Swimming Instructor, a Red Cross/CPR Trained Lifeguard, a Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, and a Training Peaks Certified Level 2 Coach. Meeks is active in her local triathlon community in north Alabama and lives with her husband, two out-of-control bird/couch dogs, and four good horses.

Author, Coach, World Class Athlete , Adjunct Professor, Sports Nutritionist

Jerry Frentsos

erry Frentsos has set 20 Masters Swimming World Records over the last four decades. U.S. Swimming National Team member from 1985-1988. 1986 U.S. Open National Champion, Gold Medalist at the 1987 Pan American games. He competed in the 1984 & 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials finishing 3rd in the 400 IM to become an alternate for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. He has won several races as a triathlete, including regional championships, earning a sponsorship by TREK cycling, and completed the 1997 Canadian Ironman. He returns to coaching DCAC after 17 years away from the team. During his first tenure with the team, 1998-2001 - He coached the team to become IGLA Champions & USMS Men's National Team Runner-up and has been coaching DCAC since 2017. Jerry earned his Masters Degree in Nutritional Sciences, and is a Clinical Dietitian, Adjunct Professor, and throughout his career has served in capacities including NCAA Division 1 Head Coach, Sports Nutrition Director at the U.S. Naval Academy, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator at the U.S. Police Corps, and Chief Wellness Officer. Jerry coached 2-time Collegiate Triathlon National Champions. Because of community volunteer work, he was invited to be a member of the 2002 Olympic Torch relay. Jerry is the author of "Intentionally Well - Maximize the Economy of Your Health."

Coaching Community Conversation Jan. 7th from 11:30-1:00 Eastern Time (9:30-11:00 Mountain)


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    January Coaching Community Conversation

    • Meet Our Guest Facilitators!