Coaches & Captains
TRIMORE Fitness Coaches & Captains know what is involved in multi-sport racing first hand, as they are accomplished triathletes of all distances. With experience coaching hundreds of athletes in everything from Sprint Distance to IronMan, TRIMORE Fitness Programs will help you cross the finish line knowing that you did everything possible to accomplish your personal goals.
TRIMORE Fitness Coaches & Captains create a non-threatening environment with a no-nonsense approach. They understand limitations but, through encouragement and tailored training, will build confidence to maximize goals. Optimal fitness is for everyone, whether you are a triathlete or just looking to improve your overall health.
Neil Fraser, CEO/Head Coach
Neil Fraser, CEO and Founder of TRIMORE Fitness, is a Personal Trainer, Triathlon & Cycling Coach, Swim and Master Swim Coach. Neil understands the needs of athletes, since he has a long history of competing in a variety of athletic events at the national level and currently races around the country annually for pleasure. Neil started TRIMORE Fitness to take his endurance training and business plan to the next level. Since then, Neil has completed five IronMan, fifteen marathons, and raced all over North America.
He specializes in coaching athletes in all walks of life, using a hands-on approach that his client’s find fun and effective. Neil’s unique ability to drive and inspire people in an encouraging and non-threatening environment has led him to be voted “Most Inspirational Coach” by the Golden Gate Triathlon Club in San Francisco. Neil’s passion for helping people advance to the next level in all endeavors has led him to become a presenter to clubs, corporations and teams, and consultant on a variety of topics related to training, performance, and wellness. Neil’s motivation comes from helping others succeed and inspiring them to try new things.
Neil’s clients are not limited to athletes who are training for races. His clients range from individuals and groups new to fitness, to advanced athletes and corporate athletes, corporate fitness and wellness groups. With a philosophy of relatively simple training exercises and schedules, Neil works to help people find a way to incorporate fitness into their everyday lives.
Neil currently resides in Marin County. TRIMORE Fitness has clients around the San Francisco Bay Area, and offers remote coaching to fit your needs around the country and on location.
Felicity “Flick” Joyce
Hi I’m Felicity Joyce, Ironman Kentucky AG 2012 Winner, Australian 100mile Ultra Marathon Champion, Kona 2012 Ironman World Championship participant, power cycling/triathlon coach and a passion for triathlon and helping others achieve their goals!!! I qualified for Kona World Ironman Championships winning my AG at Kentucky Ironman 2012, former Australian 100 mile track champion and more. My current goals are to continue along the elite line of triathlon and continue to be competitive at world standards while at the same time help others entering and in the sport develop the passion and experience the rewards of triathlon, helping them find – you are stronger then you think!!!! I love to help motivate and train people to achieve their goals at any level and there is no better reward in life as to have a positive impact on people.
Tracy Coletta, USAT
Level 1 Coach, CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
After spending many years in the real world running a successful business Tracy is now following one of his life-long passions; to lead and educate others in the pursuit of a healthy outdoor activity. Tracy has been an avid road and mountain biker for the past thirty-three years. On a dare, Tracy took on the challenge of his first triathlon in 2007 and ended up becoming addicted to the Triathlon life style. He has since completed numerous ½ Ironman, Olympic and Sprint distance Triathlons and is currently training for Ironman Canada this fall. He expanded his knowledge of the sport and bolstered his resume by becoming a USAT Certified Coach. Tracy combines his new found knowledge with his years of leadership experience to help others prepare for Multisport training and racing. Tracy joined the TRIMORE Fitness Team in 2007.
Ed Swanson, USAT
Multiple triathlons from sprint to Iron Man
Racing cross country to ultra marathon, 35 years
CPR and first aid certified
USAT certified level 1 coach
#1 Coaches Assistant
TRIMORE Captain and Team Coordinator
Our TRIMORE Captains are just like you, that’s because they are you. Most completed their first triathlon with us. They have gone through the same training you will. They asked the same questions, they had the same fears and concerns. They also experienced the thrill of crossing that finish line! Our captains are here to share their experiences with you, answer your questions and help you get the most out of your training with TRIMORE.
Golden Gate Triathlon Club Secretary & TAG Co-Captain 2013
I’m Steph Schmotter. I was dared to do my first triathlon when I was a junior in college. I had never swam laps before in my life, didn’t really run and had no idea what I was doing. My first triathlon was a complete disaster, but I had a blast! I did a couple more sprint and Olympic distance races, and did my first half Ironman (Barb’s Race) after I graduated college in 2010. After I moved to SF for grad school, I was introduced to Coach Neil, who was giving a swim lesson in the lane next to me. I knew that he was silently laughing at my swimming skills. I began training with TRIMORE and captaining the HIT programs with TRIMORE and GGTC. I learned what this sport is really about! When I did Barb’s race one year later, I was 52 minutes faster! (And I won a bottle of wine!) I love the sport and the people and don’t plan on stopping any time soon!
Allison has been a member of GGTC for two years. When she initially joined, she immediately started training with the TRIMORE crew in the TAG program to Wildflower. She instantly became hooked! After her first training program, she continued with both GGTC and TRIMORE with two HIT programs back to back, and ended up racing in a half Ironman just four months after her first Olympic. Allison helped Captain the TAG to Wildflower team in 2012, and was really excited to join the crew again in 2013. Before joining GGTC, Allison participated in multiple running races, and was ready to add some new sports into the mix. She hasn’t looked back since! Allison is an attorney and started her own law firm in 2011. She is always out and about in San Francisco enjoying live music shows and riding around town on her bike. Say hi to her at track next time you see her!
TAG Captain 2012, 2013
I’m very excited to be back this year as a TAG2WILDFLOWER captain! I joined GGTC as a triathlon newbie TAGger in 2010 when I moved to San Francisco and wanted to meet some active people and explore the Bay Area. At that time, I was a bored runner who couldn’t ride a bike and had last taken swim lessons in the late 80′s. Wildflower was my first Olympic triathlon, and training and racing with the TAG camaraderie made it a wonderful experience. After ten weeks I could ride my bike without falling (usually), and my running improved drastically from all the cross training, so I was hooked. I continued to race Olympic tri’s, returned to TAG as a captain last year, and completed my first half iron distance race (Barb’s) this past summer. This year I plan to race Wildflower Olympic, Vineman 70.3, and make a marathon comeback in the fall. When I’m not training, I’m involved in an on-going quest for the ultimate vegetarian burrito with my burrito associate and TAG co-captain Allison Surrowitz. I’m looking forward to a great season!
Kimra joined TAG 2 Wildflower in 2012 after a friend convinced her that the best way to learn to ride a bicycle would be to train for a race on one. She completed her first two triathlons (Ice Breaker and Wildflower) and her first marathon (Berlin) last year. This year’s big goal is the Vineman half-ironman in July, though she’ll probably be convinced to hop in some other races along the way. By day, she does user experience research; by night, she bakes, watches too much TV, and is the official taste-tester of her husband’s homebrew. She routinely looks ridiculous in race photos, and the way to her heart is through gummy candy.
I am Ron Buono, self employed and semi retired. I learned how to swim in the fall of 2010. Neil Fraser of TRIMORE Fitness was my excellent instructor. In February of 2011 Neil sent me an email suggesting I sign up for TAG to Wildflower. When I read the email I went into a paroxysm of laughter. No way could I do a Triathlon. What the hell is a Triathlon anyway? In 2011: In my age group, I came in 1st at the Ice Breaker sprint, 7th at Wildflower, 2nd in the Santa Cruz sprint and 2nd (there were only three finishers) at Big Kahuna Santa Cruz 70.3. Last year I only competed at the Big Kahuna aquabike. This year I am signed up for Escape from Alcatraz and Vineman 70.3. Last weekend I completed my first training swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park. Boy was that a long way. I guess Neil was right. I enjoy my family and all things athletic. I am delighted to be one of the captains for TAG. GGTC, of which I am a member, is a great organization. Many wonderful members. I have made lasting friendships during the time I have been associated with the TRI community.