Swim 2 Tri Program
April 2- May 31, 2018
The Kraken Swim 2 Tri program was developed to teach kids the three disciplines of a triathlon; Swim, Bike, Run. This program is great for any swimmer/runner with experience in cross training and will also allow those brand new to these activities to discover a new passion. Each of the three disciplines are coached by a coach specific to that discipline to provide the most knowledge to the athletes. (Ages 8-18 years old)
$10 Registration Fee
$75/ Month (April/ May)
Swim Suit, Goggles, Cap, Athletic Clothes and Shoes, Bike Helmet and Pads.
- Swim 4:30-5:15pm
- Run/Bike 5:30-6:30pm
Brandon Staley (Swim): comes to Kraken Swimming with over 18 years of competitive swimming and 10 years of coaching experience beginning at age 15. He has competed in many high end meets including Nationals, Quads, and Gold Champs. In college, Brandon swam for Allegheny College focusing in distance free, 400IM and 200 Fly. Before coming to Kraken, Brandon was the Head Coach for Poland Seminary High School where he led them to 4 broken school records and a top 8 district finisher in the 50 freestyle. In his first year at Kraken, Brandon lead the team to 43 broken age group records, a victory at the Youngstown Showdown, and several top 10 finishes at Lake Erie age group championships. Brandon also works at the Navy Swim Camp each summer and is a guest coach at the Longhorns Swim Camp at University of Texas working with Olympians such as Ian Crocker, Josh Davis, and Jack Conger.
Amy Javens(Bike/Run): is a QT2 Systems Level 2 Triathlon Coach and resides in Hermitage, PA. She has been in the sport for 16 years and raced professionally for a number of years. Amy is the 2017 Ironman Los Cabos and 2015 Beach to Battleship Ironman Champion. She was an educator for 20 years, before making the switch to full time coaching and racing.
Chris Gillin (Bike/Run): a Philly transplant living in Ohio, comes from a swimming background. Having started swimming competitively at age 7, he continued until an injury in college forced him to take time off. During his time competing, Chris specialized in breaststroke and distance freestyle and competed in various regional, district and state meets.
Wanting to return to a fit lifestyle, Chris began swimming again with plans of joining a Masters program. However, prior to swimming in any meets, Chris gave a local sprint triathlon a shot and was immediately hooked. In the 9 years since first racing in a triathlon, Chris has achieved multiple podium finishes across both short and long distance races. Additionally, he earned First Out Of the Water (FOTW) honors at numerous races including Ironman Lake Place and Ironman Texas 70.3.
Outside of training and racing Chris balances his time between his work as a software engineer, his wife Beth (who is also a triathlete) and two VERY active boys