Coaches

Below, you can find the credentials of our coaches here at South Shore Tri Coach.  In addition to what's listed here, we guarantee that each and every coach's passion, commitment, and love of the sport will help you achieve your goals.

Robert McKeown - Head Coach/Owner

 Robert Mckeown- Head Coach/Owner

Robert Mckeown- Head Coach/Owner

  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach
  • Ironman University Certified Coach
  • US Masters Certified Swim Coach
  • Multiple Ironman finishes 
  • 2x Ironman World Championships Kona Finisher
  • Multiple USAT Age Group National championships qualifier
  • Specialized coach for athletes training with power.
  • Coached numerous Kona World Championship Athletes
  • Specialized coach for Ironman athletes
  • Top age group finisher at multiple triathlon races
  • Competed in various distance triathlons across the country
  • President/Head Coach/Owner South Shore Tri Coach, Inc.
  • Former training captain for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training
  • Former collegiate athlete
  • NYSED certified teacher/coach
  • Masters degree 
  • Fundraising event coordinator benefiting various local and national charities.

Liz Fernandez- Endurance Coach/Personal Trainer/Strength Coach

  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach 
  • Ironman University Certified Coach
  • 2x Ironman Kona World Champion Athlete
  • Overall and Age Group Champion at numerous triathlons across the country
  • Ironman All World Athlete 
  • Specialized coach for female triathletes
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Lululemon Ambassador
  • Emphasis on multidisciplinary coaching including nutrition and strength training.
  • Lead run coach for weekly track workouts
  • Collegiate athlete
  • Elite Endurance athlete

David DeSchenes - endurance coach

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  • USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach
  • USA Cycling Level III Cycling Coach
  • Ironman University Certified Coach
  • USA Paralympic Military Hand Cycling Coach
  • USAT Elite Coach Mentorship Program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  • Newton Running- Natural running Level 1 Certification
  • Training Center in Colorado Springs CO.
  • Competed in hundreds of running and triathlon competitions
  • Formerly the team director and head coach of Tampa Bay Tri Sports 
  • Specialized coach for athletes training with power. 
  • Specialized coach for Ironman athletes
  • Top age group finisher at multiple triathlon races
  • Competed in various distance triathlons across the country 

Paul Van Guilder - endurance coach

  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach
  • Ironman University Certified Coach
  • Specialized coach for athletes training with power
  • Competitor in various distance triathlons across the country
  • Head Triathlon Coach for Long Island's Team in Training Triathlon Program
  • NYS Licensed Diagnostic Medical Physicist
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology
  • Extensive scientific and training principle knowledge which will be applied to all athletes
  • Masters Degree
  • Fundraising event coordinator benefiting various local and national charities.
  • Multiple Ironman Finisher

James Christie-  coming soon