Some people have athletic gifts, a talent for movement and speed. Some have the focus and drive to become athletically great despite limitations. We don't get to choose our bodies, but we do get to make the most out of them. Whatever your goals, we're here to support, educate and help you enjoy the ride.
Coach Rick Krupa
One of the naturally gifted: A former Marine, who had perfect scores on all physical fitness testing, Rick is a sponsored triathlete, competitor on Team USA at the ITU World Championships, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine and USAT certified coach with a degree in Exercise Science. His love of sports is far reaching, from Premiere League Soccer to his native Red Sox and Bruins. He believes that determination is what drives success. “I want to test the limits of our capabilities. This comes from a realization that the mind and body function as one and not as separate entities. When we put one above the other we are destined to fail but by working together anything is possible.”
Coach Chris Coffin
A working visual artist and arts educator, as well as a former NCAA Division 1 swimmer with over 25 years ocean life guarding experience. He is a USLA ocean lifeguard National finalist specializing in the open water distance swim, lifeguard Iron Man and distance surf paddle. Chris is also a United States Masters Swimming national qualifier in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and the 50 and 100 breast stroke. After chronic ankle injuries prevented Chris from running, he began to compete in the Aqua Bike discipline. He is a consistent podium finisher on the local, regional and national level and is a USAT All American. Chris is an ASCA level 1 swimming coach. He sits on the board of the USAT Age Group Committee and works collaboratively with race directors and the USAT to develop the future of Aqua Bike events nationally.
Sarah Sanborn, LMT
A New York State Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in orthopedic bodywork, she has a roster of clients ranging from quadriplegics to Ironman World Champions. She regularly works with Olympic and Internationally elite Judo and Jiu Jitsu players to create personalized stretching and bodywork plans to aid in recovery throughout training. She is currently a Candidate for a Master's of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and will do any race that involves a costume.