Career and education
Swimming competitively since the age of 6 led to Drew competing collegiality at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Here he earned degrees in Health and Physical Education with concentrations in Recreational Administration and Sports Administration. With 15 years of swim coaching experience, once Drew became a triathlete coaching was the next logical step. He quickly noticed swim training in most triathlon programs and books lacked quality. Because of this, Drew starting using his swim coaching background and developed his own unconventional approach to swim training. However, over the years, these atypical training approaches have been proven to work while leading to many PRs in the swim leg from Crew Racing athletes. Drew's goal is to improve each athlete's confidence in the water and not allow the swim to be a barrier to entry to the sport. Drew is able to combine his passion and profession as a full time coach for Crew Racing.
After graduating college, the competitive side of Drew was not ready to retire, though he did not want to swim exclusively anymore. One thing led to another and Drew decided to become a triathlete. While 70.3s are Drew’s favorite distance to race, he appreciates all the sport has to offer. Drew has a current PR of 4:11 at the 70.3 distance and has been the first overall amateur out of the water at Ironman Mont Tremblant and Ironman 70.3 Muskoka.
Drew realizes triathlon can become an all consuming sport, with many triathletes judging success based on how many hours they trained instead of their overall happiness and results on the race course. Drew’s coaching strategies are based on finding the overall life balance for each individual athlete that will lead to a well balanced life while producing the desired results. Through individualized attention to each of his athletes Drew believes he can help each individual achieve the best out of themselves on race day, all the while maintaining a healthy balance with life and sport.