Coaches

Martha Szufnarowski

TriLaVie Founder and Head Coach

I fell in love with triathlon in 2001 when I moved to California from the northeast. The variety of swim-bike-run training works into a healthy lifestyle and I choose a few races each year to stay motivated and feel young. Though I was inspired by watc …

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Linda Kessman

Triathlon, Run and Swim Coach

Linda Kessman is a life-long multi-sport enthusiast.  On her way to becoming a 3x Ironman finisher, she has competed in hundreds of races including marathons, ultra-marathons, trail race series and all distances of triathlons.  Linda often places in th …

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David Light

Triathlon & Swim Coach, Specializing in Swim Technique and Open Water Training

David Light has competed in triathlons for over 20 years at the elite level. His coaching specialties for TriLaVie and Swim Velocity include pool swimming and open water swim clinics.  David’s coaching talents span the needs of the new triathlete as we …

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Cherie Gruenfeld

Ironman Coach, Specializing in Personal Coaching for Endurance Athletes

Planning an Ironman race? TriLaVie Ironman Coach Cherie Gruenfeld is one of the sports top coaches providing exceptional personal coaching. Cherie will craft a comprehensive training plan, provide unlimited follow-up via e-mail and phone, and keep you …

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Dinara Shalhoup

Swim Coach and Water Safety Guard

Dinara is a natural swimmer who loves the water and encourages everyone else to love it too!  She provides open water swim safety supervision for TriLaVie and inspires each woman to succeed to the finish.  In addition to being a competitive swimmer in …

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