Simon Bennett

Road, Track & Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level

Simon began his athletic career as an elite level swimmer in his home country of Australia. After a successful swimming career, Simon transitioned to coach swimming with an emphasis on stroke technique and triathlon from beginners to developing World Champions. As an Australian Level 1 Triathlon Coach and Silver Level Swimming Coach he had several of his athletes selected to compete at the Australian National Triathlon Championships, ITU Elite races and Swimming National Championships. In 2008 Simon came to the U.S. as a professional cyclist and in 2009 was a member of an 8 man team that broke the World Record for the fastest RAAM finish. In 2011 Simon set another World Record for the fastest ascent up Mt. Kilimanjaro by a person with Type 1 Diabetes. Simon has been coaching full time since 2010 with a focus on endurance sports at every level. Simon has coached athletes from beginner to Olympic and World Champions to compete in marathons, all distances of triathlons, duathlons, Xterra World Championships, swimming, road and track and MTB cycling and paracycling. His athletes have been named to numerous Team USA World Championship and UCI World Cup rosters in triathlon and cycling. Simon was a podium endurance coach for British Cycling during the last Olympic cycle with 6 of his athletes winning gold medals in Rio on the road and track. Simon was National Team and Resident Athlete coach for Team USA Paralympic Cycling in 2017 which saw the team have its most successful UCI Track World Championships, lead the medal count for the UCI Road World Cup season and a first ever Team Sprint UCI Track World Championship. 2018 is off to a great start with his athletes winning the UCI Paracycling Track World Championship in the 3K Pursuit and the USAT Duathlon Sprint Draft Legal National Championship and qualifying for Duathlon World Championships in both the Sprint and Standard distances. Simon is a USA Cycling and USAT Triathlon Level 1 Coach. Simon’s attention to detail and technique, belief in purposed training, and proactive focus on injury prevention and strength and conditioning bring a happy, healthy and well prepared athlete to the start line to accomplish their goals.