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JOHN SLOCUM USAT Level 1 Certified Coach
LONG OR SHORT COURSE INDIVIDUAL TRAINING
My name is John Slocum and am a USAT Certified Level 1 Coach. Raised in a sports oriented household I began swimming at 4 and competitive swimming at 8. I played all the major sports and was competitive in softball all the way to national tournament level. Stick and ball sports were not my "thing" and I took up racing Motocross and eventually Drag Racing where I had a sucessfull 15 year career scoring multiple victories.
I always loved watching the Ironman World Championships on TV but at 239 pounds I thought I could never do that...and I couldnt...I was over weight and out of shape. This is when I saw "The Biggest Loser" Triathlon and found out there are shorter distances for triathlon, running and cycling events. I found a very short beginner Sprint Tri 3 months away, borrowed a bike, and started training. I found out I could bike about 1.5 miles and run half way around the block. I wish there was a beginner coach but there wasnt. I completed the race with a mid pack finish but they announced "John Slocum you are a Triathlete". I remember that announcement like it was yesterday. Fast forward to now and I have competed in well over 100 triathlons, running races, century rides and have many Age Group wins, 2 Ironman finishes and 4 years after finishing mid pack in my 1st race I want back and won it overall.
JSCoaching Systems is proud to announce a that I will be the new PlayTri Sarasota Group Coach and will be able to access the 20 years of information and coaching experience of some of the top coaches in the country alligned with the company. I also work with a several world class coaches that include an Ironman Performance Coach who since 1990 has coached athletes to over 1400 Ironman and thousands of shorter races, dozens of Kona qualifiers, and 2 Kona finishes along with a top certified Juniors Running Coach. I also work closely with the team at Play Tri in Bradenton for advice on gear, bike fit and running form. I am a brand ambassador for Alto Cycling and enjoy the benefits of one of the best wheelset designs on the planet. The nutrition system I prefer is from one of the fastest growing Health and Nutrition companies in the world, Isagenix, on staff there is a team of skilled scientists offering over 100 products to assure Weight Wellness, Daily Energy, Sports Performance, and Healthy Aging and NEW is a healty version of the Keto diet. Click below to find out more.
I believe in that the beginner and intermediate level athlete is just as much an athlete as the best athletes in the world and deserve the best coaching at reasonable pricing. I believe that each athlete deserves personalized training systems and not "cookie cutter" programs. I believe that this coaching should integrate a Nutrition, Hydration and Exercise systems that allow for gradual buildup, with minimal soreness, injury or fatigue...after all well all have to go to work the next day.