Simon Bennett

Simon Bennett

Road, Track & Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level

Biography:

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 coaching at the request of his former swim coaches. His coaching had a strong emphasis on stroke technique coupled with his belief that a good strength and conditioning program makes for a fast, injury free athlete. Simon coached triathletes and swimmers from beginners to 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 and Pro races and Australian 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 winning 35 World Championships and over 60 National Championships on 4 Continents. His coached athletes compete in Marathons, Triathlons from Sprint to Ironman, Duathlons, Xterra race series and World Championships, Swimming, Road, Track, MTB and Paracycling. His athletes have been named to numerous Team USA World Championship and UCI World Cup rosters in Triathlon, Duathlon, XTERRA and Cycling. Simon also has extensive knowledge working in Olympic programs as the podium endurance coach for British Cycling during the Rio Olympic cycle with 6 of his athletes winning gold medals on the road and track. Simon was also the National Team and Resident Athlete coach for Team USA Paralympic Cycling in 2016-2017 which saw the team have its most successful UCI Track World Championships, UCI Road World Cup season and a first ever Team Sprint UCI Track World Championship. He currently coaches members of Team USA preparing for Tokyo.

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. Simon lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife and they enjoy travel, visiting his family in Australia each year and cycling in the mountains right outside their doorstep.