Triathlon Coaches


Jim Vance

San Diego
San Diego, California
Phone: Email for phone #


Education: Undergrad science or exercise-science degree
Certifications: ASCA level 1, ASCA level 2, USA Swimming level 1, USAT level 1, USAT level 2, USATF level 1
Services: One-on-one swim instruction on pool deck, Online coaching, Regular group swim workouts on pool deck, Regular track or group run workouts in person

General Info

General Info: Jim is a professional triathlete and coach, as well as an Elite Coach for TrainingBible Coaching. Jim holds a BS in Physical and Health Education, K-12, from the University of Nebraska, where he ran track and cross country. He was a school teacher for 6 years, before committing to triathlon full-time. Jim is also a Level 2 Certified Coach for USA Triathlon, hosting many clinics, talks, camps and other events throughout the sport.

Jim has spent time at the US Olympic Training Center, training under the guidance of the National Team Coaching Staff, as well as seen success with two World Championship titles as an amateur, in both XTERRA and ITU. His range of performances even stretch to Ironman, where he finished 3rd at the 2006 Ironman Florida, in a time of 8:37:09.

His athletes have won National Championships, and qualified for many World Championship races.

Jim uses his knowledge of the sport, training theory, and education with his teaching experience to be a high performance coach. You can also find many of his writings regularly in publications like Competitor Magazine, Triathlete Magazine, and many others.

Jim is also the Head Coach of Formula, the only USA Swim Club and USA Triathlon High Performance Team in the US. More information can be found at FormulaEndurance.org.
Rates & Fees: All fee and service information can be found at the following link: http://coachvance.com/2008/01/coaching-by-jim-vance-trainingbible.html
Training Camps Offered: Personal weekend camps available, as well as group training camps. Contact for details.
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JimVance at July 26, 2014 2:14 PM
JimVance at July 30, 2010 5:05 PM