Head Coach / USAT Level II / Ironman U.
My competitive athletic career began in 1981 in road racing. I specialized in running and competed in 5&10K distances. My PR’s were 16’40 and 34’50. You may already know some athletes that I use to train with like Aldo Virano (the Accelerade & Endurox guy). Afterwards, I began competing in triathlons in 1988. My preferred distance was the Sprint. My best time was 55’00.
I was trained by the best of the best in Brazil, Professor Wanderlei de Oliveira, the famous “guru” of track & field and road racing. Wanderlei de Oliveira worked with European Olympic level runners and World record champions from Portugal in the 80’s. I’ve been surrounded by Olympic and National level athletes for over 10 years. In 1997, I decided that my desire to help others exceeded my desire to compete, so I began to coach full time.
In 1998 became part of the 1st group of USAT Certified Coaches. With over 40 years of experience and 25 years as a Coach, I know what it takes to get to the next level/s. I work every day with different levels of athletes and different personalities. The most common mistakes that I see everyday are “overtraining” & “under training” and lack of patience from the athlete perspective to “jump” in to long distance racing too soon. Understanding how to train correctly; learn the proper swim technique and pacing; how to use your bike gear & proper bike zones and learning the best running form and knowing what pace to follow (and zones to be in) for all your workouts. These things and much more provide a glimpse of what you will learn when you become a TRI-2-ONE athlete! There is no guessing. There is no room for mistakes.
Most recently in 2016, I became an Ironman U certified coach and USAT Level II in 2019
Learn and utilize the concept of Periodization; obtain a solid base of endurance and strength before gaining more speed; follow a training plan uniquely designed for you to peak at your best at a race or multiple races…Get what all TRI-2-ONE athletes experience. Supervision and guidance is the key, so we train together 6 to 10 times a week.
“I don’t compete anymore….I Coach!”
Alex Ruiz de Aguirre
Coach / USAT Level II
Soccer player at the college level.
Have run over 5 marathons and 10 half-marathons.
- Multiple times Olympic distance Triathlon finisher.
- 10 x 70.3 distance finisher (Texas, Miami, Florida, Augusta)
- 4 x 140.6 distance finisher. (Texas 2012, Coeur D’Alene 2013, Cozumel 2013, Florida 2014)
- USA Triathlon Level I – Certified coach since 2015
Master of Science in Physical Education: Kinesiology and Exercise Science Track at FIU. (currently attending)
Olympian. Swim Specialist
Coach Andrew Phillips Olympian from Jamaica.
First swimmer from the English speaking Caribbean islands to make a swimming final placing 6th in the Olympics .
Coach Andrew’s resume is very spectacular as he has coached several Jamaican swimmers to the Olympic Games , making finals and top 20 World masters top 3 medal winner and a swimmer representing the USA at the Paralympic Games.
His teaching / coaching career has seen him motivate , teach and coach thousands of kids and adults to achieving their goals no matter how big or small. Coach Andrew’s expertise is among the best in the world at all levels of aquatics. Wether you are joining us for our swimming lessons program ,or our swim team program kids or adults , we have the best of the best .
Jackie participated in more than 100 races in NY, Miami, Brazil, Spain, Slovakia, Tennessee , California, Texas
She is a 1 time Ironman Finisher; 6 times Ironman 70.3 Finisher
She was podium in many Sprint & Olympic Triathlons and Duathlons
She is a World Championship finisher
Passionate to assist beginners and women
Liliana Vizzi, Expert Cyclist
- 1997 to 2017, Spinning practice. At the same time, participation in various cycling events at the Master level making a good representation of the team.
- Participation in the Miranda State of Venezuela, Triathlon Master selection and support in the cycling area, to the Children, youth and Master categories in the beginning.
- January 2019 to December 2019, I collaborate with the Focus Cycling Club in MIAMI
- 2021, participation in the RACE MIAMI PRIX CRITS SERIES on the following dates: March 07, April 11, May 02, June 06, July 25, August 08. Location: 9710 NW 110 Av. Miami, Fl. 33178
- 2022, participation in the RACE MIAMI PRIX SERIES 2022 on the following dates: January 30, February 20, March 20. Location: 9710 NW 110 Av. Miami, Fl. 33178
- Active Participation, 2021 to 2022 in the following Teams:
- Team Parceros
- SQUADRA 305
- Team Walker
- Los Gladiadores del Doral
- Mamitos ride
Swim Coach, former Pro Swimmer
“Hello my name is Lauren Meyrick, and I was a former professional athlete for 8 years. My joy for being in the water started out when I was little, and my family and I would spend time in our backyard pool. It wasn’t until my freshman year of high school, my mom called the school to figure out when swim tryouts were and told me to give it a competitive try. My high school coach felt that I was a prodigy and encouraged my mom to put me onto a club team. That’s where I met coach Andrew Phillip, and he predicted times that I would hit in my swimming career and where I could take off. I swam for the Flying Fish swim club throughout my highschool years. I received a full scholarship to swim at Indian River State College, where I graduated with my A.A. in Accounting. Since Indian River was a junior college, it only allowed for two years of collegiate competition. So I finished my collegiate swimming career with another scholarship at Florida Atlantic University, where I graduated with my bachelors in Entrepreneur Management & Finance. I am excited to begin this new journey coaching again and helping you become more successful in your swimming abilities.”
Strength & Mobility Specialist
NEW Strength & Mobility Class by Andrea Morales, Holistic Health + Fitness coach
- Over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training Certifications | 2016
- Focus on strength, mobility, & recovery for athletes
- As a Triathlete, competed in 4 Sprint Triathlons & 1 Olympic Distance Triathlon and its currently working towards 70.3 & many more to come!
- Every Wednesday at Alice Wainwright Park from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
- Bring a Yoga Matt
Culinary Sports and Performance Nutritionist
As The Running Nutritionist®, Lisa is an award winning leader to industry, academia, the public & press. A Recipient of the National Excellence in Practice Award & author of 8 books, including Legally Lean: Sports Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Health & Performance, and has appeared as an expert guest on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America Health, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN & featured in numerous publications including: USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men’s Fitness, Outside & Runners World magazines.
Lisa has built a global Integrative Sports Nutrition & Performance Practice, consulting to Gold Medal Olympian, World Class, Professional, Collegiate & Junior athletes; the & served as the US Sailing Olympic Team Nutritionist ’08 & Nutrition Expert for the Zumba Plate® program.
Lisa completed the Chef Certificate program from the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) of Miami Dade College, where she serves as Chair of the Advisory Board & Enthusiast Series Cooking Instructor. Lisa completed The Culinary Medicine Program at Tulane University Medical School, Goldring Center in May ’18 & completed a Culinary Work Internship at the Culinary Vegetable Institute @ Chef’s Garden. She also serves as Chef Alliance Director for Slow Food Miami.
A competitive runner and former pro triathlete, Lisa has competed in more than 35 marathons (PR 2:52:32), IM Lake Placid, Escape from Alcatraz & hundreds of running & multisport races since ‘84. She competed at the ’04 World Long Distance Duathlon Championships in Fredericia, Denmark (21st OA). Lisa was the nutritionist for the inaugural USAT Coaching Commission developing the criteria for Certification Training & Examinations. She also served on the USAT Woman’s Commission & was a USAT Olympic Development Coach in OTC Chula Vista, Roswell, NM, & Gainesville, Fl.
Lisa is a wife & mom to 3 children and her dog Cookie and believes nutrition is 99% of Triathlon performance Success for optimal health, sport & life.