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Musty Salih has been our dedicated club swim coach for the past year.  His weekly swim sets keep us all focused with each session having a clear outcome.

Each swim session starts with a poolside briefing before entering the water so we understand what's involved and why we're doing this particular set.

As we have the whole pool, all speeds are be catered for.

Musty's Bio below in his own words

I completed my first Olympic Distance Triathlon in 1988 and fell in love with the sport instantly and I still love the sport as much as I did when I crossed that first finish line all those years ago. 

When I started in Triathlon, I could barely swim a length but over the years through
research, reading, being coached by some great coaches and trial and error I have taught myself to become a good swimmer finishing in the top 10 for the swim segment in my age group in Ironman Races (6th out of 100 in my AG at 70.3 Nice 2021). The important point is that I had to learn the hard way and late in life to become a better swimmer and I think that really helps me to coach other people to improve their swimming. 

I have helped dozens of triathletes make significant improvements in their swimming and plan to continue doing so for a long time to come, as seeing others improve really motivates me. 

I am a Triathlon England and Ironman University qualified coach and as well as being the swim coach for Shires Triers.  I do still have ambitions for myself as a triathlete so I still train and race
competitively myself.

Sporting Achievements:
  • 3 rd in Age Group in 2012 England National Championships - Olympic Distance
  • 10:18 PB for an Ironman
  • 6th in AG in Swim at 2021 70.3 Nice
  • Completed 12 Ironmans
  • 2:55 PB for London Marathon
  • 2:08 PB for Olympic Distance Triathlon
  • 38:04 PB for 10k

Coaching Qualifications and Experience:
  • British Triathlon Qualified Coach (Level 2)
  • Personal Trainer – Level 3 Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
  • Ironman University Certificate in Coaching

Besides triathlon, Musty can be seen frequenting the coffee bars across Berko & Tring, enjoying quality coffee and possibly a cheeky pain au raisin!