January 23, 2018

Triathica Grand Opening Speakers/Events

Tentative Schedule as of 5.26.09

 Time  Speaker  Topic
  9:00 a.m.   Dan Plummer  Lightweight wheel demo
 10:00 a.m. Jamie Flores  Bike fit demo 
 10:30 a.m. Jarrett Pflieger  Dartfish demo 
 11:00 a.m. Ron Saetermoe   Endless Pool demo
 11:30 a.m. Tawnee Prazak  OC Tri on CompuTrainer 
 12:00 p.m. Dan Plummer  Carbon Sports Wheels 
 12:30 p.m. Jarrett Pflieger CycleOps demo
 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ron Saetermoe Starting Triathica
Kevin Koskella  Triathlon Swim Tips 
Russ Jones  Performing at PacCoast 
Larry Davidson   Getting to Kona
Mike Collins  Measuring Performance 
Julie Swail  Beijing Olympics 


Ron Saetermoe

Ron is a serial entrepreneur having started several companies including Automotive Associates in 1990. Ron is the founder of Triathica, a company dedicated to those that want to “train like a triathlete.” Ron competed in his first triathlon while the sport was still young, in 1983. Since then he has competed in over 100 triathlons including Ironman Coeur d’Alene and Ironman Arizona.

Kevin Koskella

With over 27 years experience in coaching and competing, Kevin Koskella is one of the top triathlon swim coaches in the U.S. today. He coaches masters and triathlete swimmers in San Diego and operates his website www.TriSwimCoach.com, a resource for beginner through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free newsletter, tips and articles on triathlon swimming.

Russ Jones

Russ has been a competitive athlete most of his life and spent much of his early athletic career doing marathons and duathlons. During his quest to make the Olympic team he ran a 2:18 marathon. His Olympic dreams came to an end when he was struck by a car in 1983. At one point he won his age-group in over 30 consecutive triathlons (winning numerous races overall).

Larry (Lar-Dog) Davidson

Larry competed in his first triathlon in 2004 and has been addicted ever since. These days he’s a top age-group triathlete (M50- 54) and usually reaches the podium. He has completed over 20 marathons and has qualified for the Boston Marathon multiple times. In 2006 he qualified for Ironman Kona, in which he competed in 2007. In 2008 he won his age group at the Vineman ½ Ironman and 2nd at this year’s Wildflower triathlon (long course).

Mike Collins

Mike started competing in triathlon in 1984 and raced as a professional from 1988 – 1993. Mike is a top age-group athlete competing primarily in sprint and Olympic distance races these days. Mike is the president of Multisports Orange County and is the head masters coach for Nova Aquatics. His extensive coaching background includes certifications in FIST bike fitting, Pose Method running and USA Triathlon.

Julie Swail Ertel

Julie’s illustrious athletic career includes a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic games in water polo and her win at the Olympic Trials in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to earn her spot on the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. Julie finished 19th in Beijing and has since earned podium spots at numerous triathlons including the LA Triathlon, Malibu Triathlon and the U.S. Pro Nationals. Julie currently coaches for Irvine Novaquatics (NOVA) and provides private triathlon, running and stroke lessons.

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