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Collegiate Triathlon Coaching

Personal coaching for collegiate athletes during the summer months.

TCMTriSquad Collegiate Coaching

Gunnar Roll is the current coach of the UC Santa Cruz Triathlon Club team and is offering personal coaching to any college-age triathlete during the summer months. This is a great way to prepare for a local race, train for your first 70.3, or maintain triathlon fitness during the college off-season.

Who is it for?

Any collegiate NCAA or club triathlon athlete wishing to continue their triathlon training and development.

Open to collegiate athletes nation-wide.


Read more about coach Gunnar's coaching experience here.

What's offered?

- Weekly custom training plan on the Training Peaks platform, tailored to your availability, goals and schedule.

- Unlimited feedback and guidance from Coach Gunnar on training, equipment, race calendar planning, sports nutrition and psychology. 

- For Bay Area-based athletes: In-person group training on weekend mornings in Santa Cruz, CA, including open water swims, group rides, and runs (as part of the TCMTriSquad)​.

When is it offered?

From approximately June to September (3 months); start and end dates flexible depending on your schedule and timing. 

Coaching Package Details

3-Month Program:


$125 TCMTriSquad Membership + $100/month (50% off standard coaching fee)


- Personalized week-by-week training plan from Coach Gunnar.

- Access to all the benefits of a being TCMTriSquad member.

- Loan of TCMTriSquad Zoot race kit to race in.

- Free group training (in Santa Cruz).

How to Sign Up:

1. Contact Coach Gunnar:

2. Become a TCMTriSquad member:

Best Value

3-Month Membership



Every 3 months

A sponsored global triathlon team with in-person and virtual meet-ups and coaching support

Valid until canceled

TCMTriSquad Membership


Fabrice K.

Joining TCM’s summer collegiate triathlon program with coach Gunnar was exactly what I needed to take me to the next step in triathlon. After having coached myself based on knowledge I accumulated through reading and other triathlon research, I felt I needed something else to break through a training plateau and achieve an ambitious sub 5 hour goal for 70.3 Santa Cruz. Gunnar’s well engineered training plan picked me up right at my current fitness level and started building me up from there. Gunnar reliably provided week by week training calendars with fun workouts that were challenging but also achievable. My time conflicts and commitments were also always taken into consideration and Gunnar never failed to plan sessions that accommodated balancing both an internship and 70.3 training. As race week approached, the expertise of a coach with countless races under his belt was also invaluable: Gunnar provided game changing pacing and nutrition advice as well as a taper that left me feeling powerful going into the race. Despite an early season wrist fracture that kept me out of the pool for a month and nagging running injuries to work around, I finished the race nearly 20 minutes faster than my goal, surprising myself in the best possible way. I’m both thrilled with this result but more so the countless insights and lessons I’ve taken away from 12 weeks of one-on-one coaching.

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