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Welcome to SLB-Coaching.com!

Want to improve your swimming, running, triathlon?

Beginner, Age Grouper, National or World class athlete?

We can help you reach your goals, improve your performance, stay injury free and have fun!

We conducted 3 Basic and 1 Advance Swim Clinics with Video Analysis at the recent NYC Tri Mania Expo. Go to their Facebook page to see our promotional swim video.


Some achievements of the athletes we coach:

Josh Korth: 2012 Chicago Marathon. 2:34:21 97th overall finish

Eric Rabinowitz: 6 minute marathon PR - 3:04:42, 2012 Kiawah Island. 2012 Grete’s Great Gallop Half Marathon, 7 minute PR (1:26:55)

Jon Cohen: 2012 Grete’s Great Gallop Half Marathon, PR (1:32:15)

John Weber: IMNZ, swim (2.4 miles) 1:12. Age group record (75 year olds) by 30 minutes!

Jay Steen: 2013 NYCM, 18 minute PR!

Julie Cook: 2013 Team USA World Short Course Championships. 2012 Central Park Duathlon Fat Tire Division First Place. 2012 NYC Duathlon Fat Tire Division, Second Place.

George Gallego: Paralympian, 2012 Team USA World Short Course Championships. 50 meter swim - 39 seconds


No Doubts, No Excuses, No Limits


Neil Cook has been coaching and teaching swimming since 1958.  He has over 37 years of experience as an endurance athlete.  He has coached beginners through Team USA and Kona qualifiers.  Contrary to local rumor, he was not around when running was invented!

Our Tuesday Morning Speed Crew workouts have produced some impressive results.  And our Thursday Night Strength Run workouts complement each other. These workouts are among the most valuable workouts for both runners and triathletes.  They build strength and speed, and help prevent injuries.  We use a unique combination of warm-up and warm-down drills designed to improve range of motion, prepare your body for top level performance and prevent injuries.  They continue throughout year.

Sign-up for individual coaching, a coaching consult, running and swimming video analysis or one-on-one coaching sessions (running and swimming).  All will help you focus your training and reach your goals. 

We are one of the only coaches in the Metro NYC area using underwater video analysis for swimmers (we also do running video analysis, just not underwater!).  We use the GoPro Hero3 Black digital camera, capable of 200 frames per second and High Definition up to 1,980 x 1,440. This is the best technology currently available and far exceeds anything else on the market. We've been doing underwater video analysis since 2001.

We can help you reach your goals, improve your efficiency & performance, have fun and remain injury free.

We use proven scientifically based coaching techniques - biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, neurophysiology and neuropsychology based coaching. We are athlete focused, extremely supportive and communicative with our athletes. 

Training plans can be found in magazines and books, it's adapting any plan to the individual athlete's current fitness status, lifestyle and changes as the season goes on that defines an outstanding coach and an outstanding season.

Adults need objective and knowledgeable support, a coach that is a deep source of knowledge and experience (coaching as well as competing) and an unquestionable source of support for them.  It's all about the athlete!  Motivation must come from the athlete, the coach should keep you focused and keep your priorities constantly in mind.


“Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything.“

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. - Robert Breeson

A good teacher is one who says something you won't understand until ten years later. - Julius Lester


   

Professional Coaching Programs

Make 2013 your best possible year, training with the right coach and the best training program.  We provide professional coaching for adult endurance athletes – runners, triathletes, swimmers and cyclists.  We work with all levels of athletes, from first timers to elite level athletes.  We have the experience and background to help you attain your goals. 

Do you think anyone ever went to be coached by John Wooden, Bear Bryant, Doc Councilman, Vince Lombardi or Arthur Lydiard because those five were good athletes? Or because they were great coaches? What I did as an athlete did not make me the coach I am today. Picking a coach because (s)he raced fast is just plain missing the point.

A coach provides an objective resource to his athletes.  We provide regular feedback and guidance.  Our knowledge and experience are invaluable resources – from selecting a challenging and attainable goal and designing an appropriate training program to race selection, injury prevention, support and advice. 

A well-designed training program will help prevent injuries, manage volume, quality, intensity and variety to balance your family, job and social life with your training.  Your coach is your trusted adviser – helping you select races, providing encouragement, support and regular feedback. 

We provide skill development as part of our coaching programs.  We also provide each athlete with extensive training information appropriate to his or her goals, skill and fitness levels and experience. 

We have successfully coached many athletes at all levels.  Our athletes have not only reached their goals, but also have won numerous awards and set Personal Records.  In addition, they have had fun!

We have an extensive educational background in Physical Education, Coaching, Motor Learning and Neurophysiology, as well as many years’ experience as an athlete and coach.  We first began coaching swimmers in 1965. 

For more information go here.


Private Triathlon Swim Coaching

Sign-up for private or semi-private Triathlon Swim Coaching.  We will make you more relaxed, more comfortable and more efficient in the water.  Whether you are a beginner or experienced triathlete we can help you improve your open water swimming.  We have helped athletes successfully complete their first event and athletes improve their Ironman swim times dramatically.

For more information go here.


Video Analysis

We do both swimming and running video analysis.  We use the latest digital High Definition underwater video equipment with instant analysis on our laptop computer using the most advance professional video software on the market. 

Swimming: We video tape you swimming using the GoPro Hero3 Black digital camera, capable of 200 frames per second and High Definition up to 1,980 x 1,440. This is the best technology currently available and far exceeds anything else on the market. We tape you underwater and above the water.  You get a CD of your video as well as a sample of underwater and above water video of an expert swimmer.  We use professional production quality digital software to analyze and produce your video. You also receive extensive tips and drills to work on your technique.  We will review the video with you, pointing out areas you need to improve, suggesting changes and drills to use.  We will answer your questions about your technique during the video review.

For more information go here.

Running: We video tape you running using the GoPro Hero3 Black digital camera, capable of 200 frames per second and High Definition up to 1,980 x 1,440. This is the best technology currently available and far exceeds anything else on the market. You get a CD of your video as well as a sample of an expert runner.  We use professional production quality digital software to analyze and produce your video. You also receive extensive tips and drills to work on your technique.  We will review the video with you, pointing out areas you need to improve, suggesting changes and drills to use.  We will answer your questions about your technique during the video review.

For more information go here.


Triathletes - Swimmers - Runners

Athletes of all levels: First Time Athletes – Established Athletes – Advanced Competitors
Triathlon: Sprint – Olympic – Long & Ultra Distance
Swimming: Open Water – Masters
Running: Road Races – Marathons – Ultra Marathons

For more information go here.


 

Coaching Programs
Weekly Running Speed Workout
Do you want to run fast? Have you been working hard to improve your running? If your speed has not improved significantly with trad...[more]
Asphalt Green Tri Club Fall Tri Stroke Clinic
10 weekly sessions at Asphalt Green. The Summer Season begins October 16 and runs through December 20. We do underwater video taping ...[more]
E-Mail Coaching Programs
A coaching program that provides workout plans for Runners, Marathoners, Triathletes, Swimmers and Cyclists. The program is on a wee...[more]
Training Information
Winter Training Tips and Information
Winter Training Tips and Information...[more]
2008 NYC Marathon Notes
2008 NYC Marathon Notes...[more]
Final Marathon Tips
Final Marathon Tips...[more]



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Neil L. Cook, 212-472-9281 or 917-575-1901 or Coach@SLB-Coaching.com or Neil.L.Cook@mindspring.com
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