Port Elizabeth , South Africa
Team Tissink Triathlon Academy is run by Raynard and Natalie Tissink, based in the Ironman city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
We offer coaching for all levels of athletes from beginners through to elite athletes.
Raynard Tissink has been involved in the sport for more than 25 years, competed in 35 Ironman races, with 8 Ironman victories and 4 Top 10 finishes at the World Championships in Hawaii.
His 8 Ironman were achieved in: IM Korea (2002, 2007) IM Canada(2003), IM South Africa (2005, 2010,2011), IM Wisconsin (2009) IM Austria (2005).
A further 12 top five finishes:
IM South Africa (2nd in 2001, 2006, 2007 and 2008), IM Louisville (3rd in 2009), IM Austria (2nd in 2004), IM Western Australia (2nd in 2007), IM Malaysia (3rd in 2001), IM Brazil (4th in 2002), IM Florida (5th in 2002), IM Coeur d”Alene (2nd in 2003) 3rd at IM Florida in 2003
4 top ten finishes at the World Championships, in Kona, Hawaii - with a 7th place in 2007, 5th place in 2010, and another 7th in 2011.
Raynard's wife, Natalie brings over 25 years of teaching, coaching and racing experience in swimming and triathlon.
Natalie is a past South African National swimming champion, a Springbok life saver and South African triathlete – with numerous victories both locally and internationally.
Natalie started the online Team Tissink Coaching business in 2006 when Raynard was still racing professionally, and built up a steady following of athletes.
She swam competitively for 13 years before starting to compete in triathlons.
Natalie started coaching swimming at the age of 18 and by 20 had franchises in 5 venues around Jhb.