After swimming in age group swimming, high school, and Junior College, I fell in love with triathlons. I competed in my first triathlon back in 2001 as a relay member and have never looked back. Since 2001 I have competed in Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 distance, and full 140.6 (Ironman) distances. My background in coaching started back in 1995 as a swim coach for kids under the age of 11. I progressed to coach all ages, including adults, and all levels, including National and Olympic swimmers. Even though I remained passionate about the sport I grew up with, I went into the business side of life and only did part time work in swimming. During this time, I also started helping friends with their triathlons, and just coaching them as a hobby. In 2013, I realized this passion for swimming and triathlons kept me coming back for more, and this is when I decided to form Triathlon Training Team. Having been a full time employee, training for triathlons, and starting a coaching company gave me a tremendous understanding for “what it takes” to put together a solid racing season. This is something I can relate to when helping an athlete, and I believe this clearly comes across when I coach them. Because of my in-depth background, I have the necessary tools to help out the beginner triathlete, and the ones that want to try and qualify for something more unique, like a National, or World Championship.
Head Coach - Tri Gladiators
Amanda Hahn-Peters considers herself to be life-long triathlete. She started competing in the Iron Kids series at an early age and immediately fell in love with the sport. Amanda grew up racing the USA Triathlon Junior Elite Series during the summers, and, after a few years off from triathlon to concentrate on being a student-athlete in college, she decided to get back into the sport and work her way up to the professional level (where she’s been racing since 2007). Coach Amanda has been coaching runners and triathletes in some capacity since 2008. She hopes to inspire athletes of all ages to commit to a healthy lifestyle and believes that this can be achieved through multisport training. However, most importantly, Amanda wants to ensure that her athletes enjoy what they are doing and are growing just as much as athletes as they are as people. She is committed to combine her experience and passion to help your child achieve their goals, whatever they may be! Some of Amanda’s accolades include:
- USAT Level I/Youth and Junior Coach
- Professional triathlete (Olympic distance) 2007-present
- Recruited member of the 2007 Elite Development Team
- 3-time Junior National Champion
- 4-time Junior Elite/U23/Elite World Championships Qualifier (2003,2004, 2009,2011)
- Iron Kids National Champion (1996)
- Scholarship Athlete – Florida State University (Cross Country and Track & Field)
Andres is a UCR graduate with a passion for motivating other to achieve their goals. As a two time Ironman finisher he knows what it takes to train both mentally, and physically, to successfully get to the finish line. He continues to look for the physical challenges. His background in swimming and his love for urban cycling make him a perfect fit to be one of our swim instructors, and our indoor biking class instructor.