Coaches & Directors
Wolfgang Dittrich

Wolfgang Dittrich


Personal/Professional swimming achievements & experiences: 

Began swim training in 1966

First Race in 1967

International competition 1969

Member of the German Junior National Swimming Team

Member of the German National Swimming Team

Olympic Swim Trials 1980/1984

World Champion Military Games 1981, 400 IM

Began Triathlons 1984 

Member of the National Team Triathlon

Professional Triathlete 1986- 2000

German National Champion Triathlon 1987

Certified Swim Coach since 1982 (Germany)

Certified Swim Coach since 2006 ( USA)

Coaching since 1982

Organizer of international Triathlon Camps since 1992

Swim Seminars since 1998

International Triathlon Seminars since 1994

Triathlon Consultant since 2000 


Swim Coach experience:

10 years triathlon training camps with swim-specific session, individual and group. Includes technique/stroke clinics, video analysis (above & below water), weight training for swimming, swim equipment use, stretching programs. 

Poseidon Swim Team summer coach 2002- junior high & high school national/elite level athletes summer program, including dry land training. Continue stroke clinic and special session coaching.

Winter swim camps in Germany- 2 day sessions of group and individual training and stroke analysis. Mostly for triathletes.

Boulder Recreational Center Masters Coach, current position

Flatirons Club Masters Coach, current position

Flatiron Athletic Director

Private/individual lessons. All aspects of swimming- stroke, kick, breathing, diving, stretching, competition, relaxation/focus. One on one coaching based on specific needs of each client. Clientele includes beginners, triathletes, all levels of swimming, pentathletes, teens, adults, babies.

Head Coach and Founder of Flatiron Swimming established in 2009, Boulder's premier swim team for all levels of swimming.


Tricia Butcher 

Tricia started coaching swimming as an undergraduate assistant at North Carolina State University – assisting with both the men’s and women’s programs. After graduating with a Masters degree in Food Science and Biochemistry, she moved to Colorado. She worked for 5 years in the food and nutritional supplement industries in both research and product development before starting a family. Her three daughters have all been actively involved in swimming and her own love for swimming drew her back to the sport. She began coaching with Wolfgang Dittrich in January 2009 and loves working with kids of all ages.

Tricia began her own competitive swimming career at age 10 in Durban, South Africa. She swam with the Pinetown Otters and North Durban swim clubs while growing up in South Africa. At age 15 she broke the South African national record in the 800m freestyle and went on to also break the 400m and 200m freestyle national records. She was a member of the South African National swim team and won numerous national titles. At age 18 she left for the States on a full ride athletic scholarship to North Carolina State University. While at NC State she won four Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) titles (three in the mile and one in the 500 yards freestyle). Her junior year, she placed 10th in the mile at the Division 1 NCAA Championships. She was a Collegiate Athletic and Academic All-American. She swam in the British Olympic trials in 1984, placing 3rd in the 800m freestyle.

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