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Teignmouth , United Kingdom
My name is Pete Wilby. I am triathlon and open water swimming coach based by the sea in Teignmouth, Devon, UK. I coach triathletes and open water swimmers from beginner, right through to World Championship level.
My mission is to coach with a holistic perspective that helps people to excel. To summarise my philosophy, I have designed the LENS acronym (Life, Endurance training, Nutrition and Strength). This is how I - and I hope you will too - will view training and coaching.
I love endurance training. Sports like triathlon, Xterra, open water swimming, mountain biking and Otillo, tick all the boxes for my endorphin rush when I take part. Partaking also gives me lots of other benefits such as good health, structure, social bonds and the motivation to be better. Competing in triathlon has taken me across Europe, once achieving a Gold in the 2013 worlds, and also experiencing racing at elite level in long distance.
Over ten years as a professional coach I've gained knowledge and shaped my philosophy. I have been lucky to coach people through many good times but also continued to work through some bad. It has made me more self aware and taught me a lot about priorities. Life (physical and mental wellbeing) is above all, and should remain that way.
My coaching journey began at the University of Exeter when I was completing a BSc in Exercise and Sports Science. It set me up with sound advice from leading sports scientists. With triathlon programming at the heart of my module choices, I was also mentored by leading UK triathlon coaches, and graduated as a British Triathlon Level Three and Training Peaks Level Two coach.
I believe that triathlon and open water swimming are great sports that should be accessible to everyone. Using online coaching through Training Peaks I have helped athletes - locally and abroad - to excel. This is my full time job and I love it.
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