Triathlon Coaches


Andrew Shanks Slowtwitch Certified Coach

Slowtwitch Certified Coach
Kinnaman Rd.
Aloha, Oregon 97078
Phone: 7576368055


Education: Graduate degree, Graduate science or exercise-science degree, Undergrad degree, Undergrad science or exercise-science degree
Certifications: F.I.S.T certified, USA Cycling level 2, USAT level 2
Services: Local bike fitting, 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, TrainingPeaks scheduling

General Info

General Info: Coach Shanks has been fortunate enough to learn from some great mentors along his journey as a Multisport Coach. A recent transplant to the PNW from the tundra of Wisconsin he looks forward to what the future holds. 

Coach Shanks brings a diverse set of hands-on coaching experience, passion and enthusiasm for endurance sports into his role as a Multisport Coach. He has been working with athletes of all abilities and distances since 2008.  

Coaching Resume: 
- 2007: USA Triathlon Intern
- 2008-2010: Endurance Concepts - Philadelphia, PA and Atlanta, GA. 
- 2011-2015: Dynamo Multisport and Dynamo Swim Club
--Multisport Coach (2011-2015), Dryland Coach & Masters Swim Coach (2013-2015)​
- 2015-2017: Concordia University Wisconsin
-- NCAA Women's Triathlon Head Coach - Division 3 program that I built from the ground up​
-- Whitefish Bay Masters Coach: 2017
- 2017-current: Shanks Coaching

Athlete Accomplishments: 
- Two Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifiers 
- One USAT Age Group National Championships Podium (Sprint) 
- Multiple qualifiers for ITU Age Group Worlds, USAT National Championships, Boston Marathon, and first time triathletes to Ironman
- Plethora of PR's and hurdles overcame 

Personal Athletic results: 
- 5 Ironman finishes including one trip to the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii
- 70.3 PR of 4:57

Complementing his coaching experience, Andrew has earned a Masters in Exercise Science at Georgia State.

- USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach
- USA Triathlon Youth and Junior Coach
- Slowtwitch: Certified Triathlon Swim Coach and Triathlon Cycling Coach
Rates & Fees: Multisport: $250/4-weeks
Single-sport: $175/4-weeks
Lactate Testing: $150 first time, $100 follow ups
1:1 Skill Development: Please inquire
Training Camps Offered: I was hosting quarterly camps while in Atlanta, GA. I'll be looking to start up again in the PNW once I settle in.
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