Individual Triathlon Coaching with John Dahlz

If you are interested or want more information please reach out: [email protected]

Personal Adult Triathlon Training

- Fully customized training plan via Training Peaks with weekly workouts (amendable even during the week based on need/work and absorption of workouts)

- Unlimited interaction via telephone, text, and e-mails

- General and race day nutrition consulting

- Ideal for those with busy lifestyles and/or lot of work travel or those that want personal attention directed to address their needs and/or weaknesses


Cost: $325/month


Individual Swim or Run Private Sessions with John Dahlz

- For runners and swimmers seeking special attention in a 1:1 setting to improve form

- Corresponding drills to improve efficiency

- Video analysis of swim or run technique


Cost: $150/session



Coaching Background

JD is the Olympic/Sprint Program coach for Golden Gate Triathlon Club. He is the head coach for Fog Swimming and the Saint Ignatius College Prep swims teams, and was the head coach for the UC Berkeley Triathlon Team and the Breakaway Triathlon Team at the Bay Club. He has coached cross-country, track, and swimming at the high school and club levels as well as coached numerous All – Americans, National Champions and Professionals across multiple sports. From 2009 – 2013, he was the head coach for the Cal Triathlon team and over his tenure at Cal the team won 4 nationals titles (a women’s title, 2 relays, and an individual). He was 2x Cal Sports Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013.

Athletic Background

JD turned pro at 18 years old and gave up his collegiate eligibility to run and swim in college and joined Cal’s triathlon team. He took a break from Cal and lived and trained at the Olympic Training Center from 2006 – 2008. During his time at Cal, he had the honor of being part of a teathat never lost a Men’s National Title and won an Individual National Title in 2009. He eventually transitioned to longer distances and won the Vineman Ironman 3 years in a row from 2011 – 2013. Other individual triathlon accomplishments include: being the featured athlete of the USA Triathlon “Best of the Southwest” in 2009, runner up U23 Athlete of the Year in 2007, 5th at US Pro Nationals in 2013, 2014 Master’s All American Swimmer and Pacific Swimmer of the Year and over 2 decades of racing as a professional triathlete.



Coaching Philosophy

JD's basic coaching philosophy is general fitness to specific race fitness and extending good technique/speed into the longer intervals and distances. However, he uses a slightly undulating training block even if there is an energy system focus, as he never likes going too long before hitting an energy system because you are only as good as your weakness. In addition, he loves working on those weaknesses in the off-season. He is a firm believer in consistency with training and therefore takes recovery very seriously because the key to training is consistent hard work over time and that includes staying injury free. His goal as a coach is to help you attain your racing goals and be fully prepared to tackle the rigors of the race and distance demands whether it is just to finish the race or reach the podium: regardless of if it is a local half marathon run race, grand fondo, 10k open water swim, a Sprint, or Ironman triathlon.