Tommy J., Frisco, TX Swimming Coach

Tommy J.


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USA Triathlon certified coach and multiple time Ironman Triathlete specializing open water distance swimming. Let's get you ready for your open water swim race. View all coaching experience

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1 session package with Coach Tommy.

Session Length: 30 minutes

$75 1 session + applicable fees

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3 session package with Coach Tommy.

Session Length: 30 minutes

$214 3 sessions ($71/ea) + applicable fees

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5 session package with Coach Tommy.

Session Length: 30 minutes

$341 5 sessions ($68/ea) + applicable fees

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10 session package with Coach Tommy.

Session Length: 30 minutes

$638 10 sessions ($64/ea) + applicable fees

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  • University of Louisiana--Lafayette (LA)

  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults

  • Open Water, Distance Freestyle

  • Starts, Technique, Pulling, Pacing, Open Turns, Flip Turns


  • University of Louisiana--Lafayette (LA)

  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults

  • Open Water, Distance Freestyle

  • Starts, Technique, Pulling, Pacing, Open Turns, Flip Turns

More About Coach Tommy

I am a USA Triathlon certified coach based in the north Dallas area. I coach adult age group athletes. I specialize in coaching endurance distance swimmers. I have been coaching since 2008. I have successfully coached beginner triathletes to their first triathlon; more experienced triathletes to their first Ironman triathlon and have successfully coached triathletes to qualification for triathlon world championships.

Note: I do not coach swimmers who are learning to swim. You should be able to swim 500 yards non-stop for me to take you on.

USA Triathlon - Level 1
Slowtwitch Swim Coach
Road Runners Clubs of America - Certified running coach
Training Peaks University

In 2004 I 'discovered' triathlon. I fell in love with the sport of triathlon so much that I became a coach. I have raced all distances from sprint to Ironman. During this time I have competed in about 100 triathlons. In 2009, I qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship race which was held in Clearwater, FL.

Notable races
Ironman Races
• Arizona (twice)
• Maryland
• Texas
• Louisville
• Canada
• Florida

Ironman 70.3 Races
• Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs (11 times, love that race)
• Ironman 70.3 World Championship – 2009 in Clearwater, FL
• And 30 other 70.3 distance races

My session plans are designed specific to the athlete's goals and current fitness/skill level. I coach intermediate level swimmers. You need to be able to swim at least 100 meters continuously without stopping at the wall of the pool. We'll work on changes to your stroke technique and do some video analysis. The session plan depends on your specific needs.

Open water swim support and training is also a specialty of mine. If you're a triathlete, I can help you with open water swimming technique.

I do not coach beginners.

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Client Reviews

Helping fix my form going well

Coach Tommy is an excellent coach. Precise, patient, and listens to your challenges. Very professional and flexible. My technique has improved exponentially. He divides his coaching manageable chunks so that you do not get overwhelmed. One of the bests.

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Coach Tommy was very helpful with guidance for my first upcoming triathlon. I’m looking forward to continuing my training with him.

Tommy has been extremely helpful and I'd recommend him to anyone I know. Very consistent and data driven. He has been super supportive in chasing my goal of qualifying for the Boston marathon.

Patient and informant as I work through some swim issues. As an Ironman himself Tommy has the knowledge base it takes to coach fellow triathletes.

Coach Tommy is great to work with. I became a better swimmer after 5 sessions with him. Highly recommend him.

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Coach Tommy was a great coach! He is very detailed in his instruction and very patient. He greatly helped me with my confidence in the water. I am so appreciative of his expertise

Very helpful in working on drills to improve running form and performance

Great coach for Swimming and all triathlon disciplines, also one of the best bike fitters in DFW.

Fantastic coach. Did my first 70.3 iron man confident in my swim. Will continue to use his expertise in my Triathlon quest for PRs!!!

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I scheduled a VO2 Max and Lactic Acid test with Coach Tommy. He was professional and his equipment was top notch. Afterwards, instead of just emailing me the results he followed up with a phone call to explain the data and how I can apply it to my training. After the experience I was a better informed athlete and feel more informed about my training.

Coach Tommy has been an incredible resource! I came to him as a complete novice swimmer, and in just a few short sessions he has dramatically improved my confidence in the water. His methods are based in breaking down, and mastering the fundamentals. If you apply the techniques, and put in the effort there is no doubt Coach Tommy will get you where you want to be

Tommy has been fantastic. I look forward to continuing my workouts. I appreciate his patience and guidance.

I had an awesome experience with Tommy! He knows his stuff, has a friendly and comfortable coaching style, and made the session really enjoyable. He gave me helpful tips on my running form, and I'd absolutely recommend him. Very knowledgeable and data-driven coach, which is exactly what I needed!

Extremely helpful and patient!

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tommy is an excellent coach- motivating-keeping me accountable-knowledgeable and patient!

Wonderful coach with great analyses and explanations. Thanks

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My son Raghav had a great coaching session with Coach Tommy this morning. We were very impressed with his skills and coaching style. Coach observed his running style and form, gave a lot of good feedback for improvement and worked with him to make him implement them. Overall very inspiring coach.

Tommy was great! Helped me focus in on aspects of my swim stroke that made immediate improvements. I will be booking a series with him to continue to improve over the winter and be ready for tri season 2020.

Coach Tommy was great during the first session in quickly evaluating my run form problem. He was very patient too as I kept practicing the changes he suggested. Looking forward to my next session!

He was able to transform several aspect of my running technique to help me with hip flexor pain. He recorded my form before and after so I could refer to the changes we discussed. I tasked him with a big responsibility for one session and he took on the challenge.

Will be scheduling time with him in the future

He is very knowledgable and approachable. Learned a lot from his VO2 test, and I will move on to monitor my nutrition and heart rate for later training.

I learned a lot from Tommy after only one swimming lesson. He gave constructive feedback and had very clear instructions that were easy to follow. I will definitely be booking more session with Coach Tommy!

Coach Tommy has been nothing short of 5 stars.

Thus far, Tommy has been a great coach! He is prompt on his scheduling, and has constantly been attentive to my physical health. I’m really looking forward to continuing my training with him. 🤙🏻

Tommy was a great coach! He taught me more about running in 10 minutes than I knew my entire life. So thankful for him and plan on getting my boys sessions with him.

Tommy has been great to work with. He videotaped my run over several laps throughout my first session and has provided thorough instruction on running form and cadence. He also covered different groups of dynamic exercises and stretching before and after the run. He's very knowledgeable but patient and easygoing, so he works well with a variety of people and skill levels. Most importantly, he is very accessible and flexible with meeting times, which allows me to fit a workout session before work during the week or on the weekends. I look forward to more training sessions with Tommy and recommend his services.

I've presently scheduled 5 sessions with Coach Tommy and have vastly improved my stroke and my breathing of my distance freestyle. I am delighted with my progress and can honestly say that the training that I'm doing with Tommy is the main reason I will be ready for the race I am doing in Aug. He is personable, patient, clear, and knowledgable. He goes the extra mile to make sure I understand what needs to be done.

I had a great first training! We reached significant improvements after only one session. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

When we began looking for a running coach for son who will start high school in the fall; we weren’t sure what to expect

Coach Tommy was very responsive from the initial contact and set expectations on how our first training session would go

During our first meeting Coach Tommy spent time not just on training but made sure he understood our goals and most importantly our son walked away feeling great about the direction his running is going.

Thank you for making this a positive experience and our son is excited to continue training with you.

Total pro!!! In great hands!

Tommy was very knowledgeable in walking me, very quickly, through what I was doing wrong and what I was doing correct. He helped me establish a good starting point for my training and provided ideas for a training plan going forward. He saved me a lot of heartache that might have possibly caused me to quit running prematurely. Worth every penny spent. Can't wait for our next coaching appt.

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Tommy is a great coach and was very helpful in my first lesson. Being a beginner, he instructed me on the fundamentals and gave me a training plan to work on in between sessions. Overall I am very satisfied with Tommy and I am looking forward to my future sessions.

Had a great first session with Tommy. He is very patient and I look forward to great development.

I met with Coach Tommy this past Friday for the first time and did not know what to expect, being that I have not had a personal trainer/ coach since college. For my first session, Coach Tommy assessed my running and pointed out some things in my form that I was not aware of. He used video to capture my running form from several angles, which helps when he is explaining the problems and the way to correct them. He also ran with me to evaluate my breathing. After the assessment he created a workout plan to help me reach my personal goal. I Definitely recommend Coach Tommy to anyone who is wanting to take their running to the next level. He is very professional and personable. He also responds quickly. When he gives you a work out plan it's tailored to your unique running ability which is great!!

Coach Tommy did an awesome job with my 16 year old son, Jonathan, in preparing him for cross country running. In addition, Tommy sent us a written plan for improving endurance, so that Jonathan didn't have to commit it all to memory. We are quite pleased with our session and would recommend Tommy to anyone interested in improving their technique and endurance.

Tommy's teaching style is subtle. You think that you're just running a few drills and before you know it, the sweat is pouring. He films you running which was really helpful for analyzing. His style is relaxed and technical. I recommend him for anyone looking to improve technique.

Tommy has all of the attributes that I was seeking in a coach when I was preparing for my first Ironman event. He is positive, motivating, encouraging and also gives me a real kick when I need it. He is accessible and provides data-driven coaching that has served me well in reaching or exceeding my race goals in every race I've trained for and entered under Tommy's coaching. I have a great athlete/coach fit with Tommy; I simply couldn't want for a better coach. Currently, Tommy is coaching me to my 4th Ironman event, at which we plan for me to achieve yet another PR.
Tommy has coached me for over two years now; I could not be more pleased with his coaching skills and his attention to detail. Tommy has taken the time to understand my limitations of being an older age-grouper (55) and tailored my training to meet my specific needs. He truly listens to me and knows when to increase intensity or back off to avoid injury and excessive fatigue. Tommy is a great coach and one I highly recommend.
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