Jeff has been a professional swimming coach for over 20 years, and has worked with hundreds of triathletes and swimmers of all ages and abilities. He is currently certified by the American Swim Coaches’ Association at level 5 (the top 5% of swimming coaches in the U.S.). For the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012 he was honored as Sierra Nevada Swimming’s Senior Coach of the Year. He was also named the National Club Swimming Association Coach of the Year for 2002 and awarded the American Swim Coaches Association Award of Excellence in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2008, Jeff was named to the USA National Team Coaching Staff and was a coach for Team USA at the FINA World Youth Games in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2010, he was named the Head Women's Coach for the USA National Youth Team and took the team to the Mare Nostrum in Barcelona Spain. In 2012, two of Jeff's developmental athletes went on to win medals in the London Olympic Games.
As an athlete, Jeff was a member of the USA Swimming National Team and won the USA Swimming National Championships in the 10K Open Water twice (1992 and 1993) as well as several wins in other major open water swimming races. He was also a three time high school All American and four time collegiate All American. Jeff still holds the United States Masters Swimming 2 mile cable swim National record. Jeff received a bachelors of science in Exercise Physiology from the University of California – Davis (1994).
Coach Chris Stehula
Chris Stehula brings over 10 years of coaching experience working with all ages and levels of swimmers, masters swimmers, and triathletes. His age group swimming athletes range from Junior Olympic champions on the local level to National Team level, national record holders, and Olympic Trial qualifiers. He also coaches triathletes that range from beginners to top collegiate triathletes and age group finishers at the European Championships. He has spent the last 10 years as a professional swim coach and is currently the lead coach at Boost Swimming's Rancho Cordova site.
As an athlete, He has 15 years of racing experience beginning at age 14. He represented the United States in 2002 and 2003 at the World Championships on the Junior Elite squad. In 2003 he was the USA Junior Elite Triathlete of the Year. That year, he also turned professional at the age of 19 and was the youngest pro triathlete in the USA for the next three years. He continued to race in the pro ranks and finished his eighth season racing as a professional in 2012. In 2010 he raced his way to a collegiate national championship representing Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and continued on to represent the United States at the Collegiate World Championships in Valencia, Spain. Chris's best races were in "tough-man" races such as Escape From Alcatraz, Wildflower, and Xterras, ranking as high as 4th pro in the world in off road racing. Much of his triathlon experience was gained in training groups that included time at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and as a member of Team Sirious coached by Siri Lindley. He spent three years training with this group of elite triathletes including Susan Williams (2004 Bronze Medalist), Loretta Harrop (2004 Silver Medalist), and Mirinda Carfrae (Ironman World Champion). Later in his career he continued to train with the likes of Matty Reed and teammates/swim specialists Dustin Mclarty, and Kyle Leto of team Orbea/Orca.