Club Leadership

Eric Neilsen

Eric Neilsen

Multisport Coach, Level 4 ASCA Coach

Eric has been a coach, trainer and athlete for over 20 years and currently lives in Loveland, Colorado.

Eric runs his own multisport coaching and consulting business, Train Smart Race Fast, where he works with athletes of all ages, from novice to professional, by providing personalized services that empower clients to achieve their full athletic potential.


Eric has been a head coach for both USMS and USA club programs. He enjoys not only sharing his knowledge but also sharing what he has learned from his athletes over the years.

Eric has taken his expertise on the road conducting clinics and camps both domestically and in several countries. A Certified Level 4 ASCA coach, Eric has worked as a physical therapy aid, trained in massage, and directed programs for adaptive aquatics.

Eric has competed in triathlons, swimming, cycling and running events since 1986. He is a 3-time Hawaii Ironman finisher, 8-time Boston Marathon qualifier and Masters Swimming All American.

Eric writes a coaching blog, Train Smart, Race Fast.

He can also be reached directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., his Facebook page, or on Twitter.