Operated by Professional Swim Coach David Wendkos
A short biography:
In 2006, my life in multisport began. I have since competed in a variety of triathlons, ranging from sprint distance to IM70.3's, with my first full IM 140.6 scheduled for November of 2012. Having acquired my coaching certifications with USA Swimming (High School, Age-Group, Masters, and Open Water) and with the American Swim Coaches Association or 'ASCA' (Level 2 certified, Level 3 educated), I now work full-time coaching with the Columbia Clippers (a USA Swimming age group team), I am one of the head coaches for the Anne Arundel Amphibians (a US Masters Swimming registered club), and I coach the Waugh Chapel Sea Dogs summer team.
Privately, I work with both competitive swimmers and triathletes, including multiple qualifiers for both the ITU and Ironman World Championships, to help them improve their technique, efficiency, speed, and success in the water. In early 2012, I opened the Aquatic Rhino Stroke Studio - a facility that is truly unique to the region. Utilizing an Endless Pool (for those unfamiliar, think of a treadmill for swimmers), a full array of high definition video cameras above and below water, and the leading motion analysis software available (Dartfish), I am able to help athletes properly view and assess their strokes, determine their greatest opportunities for improvement, and plan out the best course of action to realize those improvements.
I have also been privileged to serve as a coach with the highly regarded U.S. Naval Academy's Swim Camp. Complimenting my coaching activites, I hold the positions of Registrar and Swim Series Coordinator for the Maryland LMSC (organizing committee) of US Masters Swimming, and I am a contributing blog writer at TriSwimCoach.com.