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Coach Jackie Arcana

Coach Jackie Arcana

XCELL Performance Group specializes in custom coaching; personal training; Triathlon Consultation including swim, bike, run analysis; sports nutrition, and lifestyle consultation.

Coach Jackie Arcana has helped hundreds of individuals pursue their athletic lifestyle dreams and reach for the next level for the past ten years. She herself has competed in over 100 endurance events including multiple Ironman and marathon distance races. Jackie is the 2 time winner of the first Nevada Women for the Silverman full distance triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run), in both 2007 and 2009. The Silverman race is considered by triathlon legend Dave Scott to be the toughest in the world. In 2007 she was ranked 57th in the nation by USAT, which earned her an Honorable Mention All American.

USA Triathlon Level II Coach

USA Cycling Level 3 Coach

ACE Certified Personal Trainer


Coach Paul Fritz & Coach Kara Robertson

 Coach Kara Robertson

Swim Las Vegas is the only triathlon and open water specific USMS team in southern Nevada. SLV provides underwater videotaping, stroke technique analysis, intermediate and advances freestyle stroke drill clinics, private one-on-one coaching sessions and open water group training plans for area races. SLV coaches are experienced swim training technicians and ASCA certified coaches who focus on the efficient and technical aspects of swimming.

Kara Miller is a swim coach and regularly competes in endurance swims. Kara is an ASCA Level 2 & Masters coach who loves to instruct beginners. She recently completed a 10.85 mile endurance swim in 56º water, without a wetsuit.

ASCA Level 2 & Masters Certified Coach


Las Vegas Masters Swimming

Coach Vic Hecker

Las Vegas Masters Swimming is geared toward the serious athlete. The group focuses on swimming and has several nationally and internationally ranked age group swimmers and triathletes.

Coach Vic is a veteran coach who has worked with not only masters’ athletes but is also a former UNLV swimming coach. While geared toward the serious athlete Coach Vic continues to introduce many beginners to the sport. Vic has been coaching swimmers for more than 35 years. His athletes include recreational, triathletes, competitive swimmers. He works with the competitive level swimmers to set goals and specializes in discerning the critical differences to success.

SPMA 2005 Coach of the year


Coach Paul Duncan

Coach Paul Duncan

Outstrip Endurance is shared by two passionate individuals, Paul Duncan and Danny Kam who share their Passion for endurance sports. Outstrip Endurance provides online coaching and consulting. Successful training starts by building a community with other athletes in your area that want to train and race in triathlon, running and other endurance sports.


Coach Cyndee Platko

Coach Cyndee Platko

ISSA Personal Trainer

USAT Level One Coach

Licensed Massage Therapist

Swim Instructor, Aqua Instructor and Spin Instructor

I do personal training and swim coaching at LVAC – Las Vegas Athletic Club

I do online coaching

I have group bike trainer classes and group track or hill workouts each week

I volunteer running dogs at the Nevada SPCA several days a week and others can join me


Coach Melissa Farrell

Coach Melissa Farrell

My name is Melissa Farrell and I have been a personal trainer and RRCA certified running coach since 2008. I am a local runner who has placed in events from a 5K to 50 milers (2nd overall in 2013 Labor of Love 50 miler) as well as competing at the 2014 Duathlon World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. I am the co-founder of the local run club Las Vegas Runners and continue to help runners of all abilities prepare and improve their running ability.

Specialties include:

Duathlon training

Race preparation

Functional strength/flexibility training for runners, triathletes, duathletes

Online personalized run coaching


Coach Jeremy Wallace

Coach Jeremy Wallace

Jeremy is a Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field Distance Running Coach as well as a American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer. He is a competitive runner/triathlete, has qualified for the Boston Marathon multiple times and is a head coach for Las Vegas Runners running club http://www.lasvegasrunners.com/.


Coach Angela Naeth
Coach Angela Naeth

Coach Angela Naeth

Angela Naeth is a world-class Professional Triathlete who has race professionally for the last 7 years. She’s won multiple 70.3s, 2 Ironman’s and in 2015 went under the 9hr bench mark for female athletes in Ironman. She won the North America Ironman Championships 2015 in a time of 8:55. Along with her results, she has coached a number of athletes in all areas of triathlon. She is a physical therapist by trade and has a Masters in Physical Therapy and Bachelors in Health Science. Her race experience, education and the coach’s she’s worked with throughout her career makes her very knowledgeable in all areas. She’s passionate about helping others achieve their best.

Angela offers personalized coaching as well as consulting services.

Consultations are for triathletes & endurance athletes who want to reach their peak performance. Together, in 1:1 consulting calls/in-person visits, Angela can help you optimize your training, develop a plan to help set your PR, analyze a particular course, or review and improve your training regimen. These can be done regularly for consistent results, on as-needed basis for fine-tuning.


Personal Coaching is for triathletes and endurance athletes looking to follow a customized plan toward their season goals/races. Angela works with a select few to be able to optimize the individual program and provide support throughout the program/season.

Trifusion Endurance Sports

Coaches Astrid and Stefan

Coaches Astrid and Stefan

Coach Astrid

Coach Astrid

Coach Stefan

Coach Stefan

Trifusion Endurance Sports Las Vegas’ coaching mission is to prepare athletes for a triathlon/ endurance sport lifestyle including bio mechanical sports education, hands on/eyes on coaching, training plans and plan maintenance (because “life happens”), sports psychology, bike fitting and basic bike tuning/maintenance, and training/race nutrition. TFES places special emphasis on open water swim competence, from beginner to advanced, through video analysis, stroke correction and one-on-one sessions.

Both Astrid and Stefan are USA Triathlon Level 1, USA Cycling Level 3 and ASCA swim Level 2 certified coaches. Stefan has an NCAA Swimming and Diving and Track and Field background.

Astrid and Stefan are CPR and NOLS Wilderness first aid certified and place emphasis on safety, both in the open water and on the road.

Endurance sports and triathlon specifically, is a pathway to happiness, health and spiritual well being. Please contact TFES if you are interested in finding out more about our services

The Tri Source

IRONMAN Certified Coach - Grahm Harsh

Coach Grahm Harsh

The Tri Source offers one-on-one triathlon training and coaching for all levels of athletes, from the first time triathlete to those aiming for a Kona spot! Whether your goal is to achieve better results or set a new PR, nothing will get you there faster than a custom-tailored plan and regular input from an experienced coach!

Certifications: Ironman University Certified Coach