Episode 39: Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 - Part 1
Did you know that Gerry Rodrigues coached Matt Dixon in swimming when Matt was a professional triathlete? Their relationship and mutual respect span decades - as does their knowledge of the sport.
Of course, this isn't a typical conversation about swim form and technique. This is a deep dive with two triathlon experts through their lens of performance and coaching.
In part one of this two-part series, they reminisce about each other's careers and how coaching and training have changed, especially for the multisport athlete.
In addition to great stories, they discuss:
Gerry's swim career and race memories
Open water race tactics and strategy advice
Components that have facilitated the success of Tower 26
The importance of nailing the basics
Athlete development, the lure of lofty aspirations, and why coach hopping is detrimental to success
The role of a coach and collaboration between coach and athlete
In part two, they'll discuss the future of the sport. Stay tuned!