Our Coaches

Guy Crawford

Sports: Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling, Running

Guy was born in Auckland, with an early love for BMX bikes and playing in a variety of sports such as Soccer and Rugby.

As a teenager he exchanged his bike for running shoes, and he discovered triathlon late in high school. In 1997 Guy took part in his first triathlon and he was hooked!

After University Guy traveled overseas and had a taste of the competition it had to offer. In 2008 Guy started to race the IRONMAN 70.3 distance and realized while he’d lost some of his top end speed , his ability to swim at the front was still there. This sparked a fire and by the end of 2009 Guy had handed in full time work for being a full time professional Triathlete .

Guy splits his time between Perth Australia racing around the world, and developing the coaching platform GK Endurance that he runs with wife Kate.

Kate Bevilaqua

Sports: Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling, Running

Growing up in Perth, Western Australia, Kate was always passionate about sport. Kate competed at the Hawaii IRONMAN World Championships twice as an age grouper and after successfully finishing 3rd in her division she took the plunge and entered the Professional ranks.

Kate has 3 x IRONMAN Titles to her name. Her first victory came at IRONMAN Western Australia in 2010. She followed that up winning IRONMAN Korea in 2011, and IRONMAN Louisville in 2013.

She won IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan in 2016, but winning IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton in 2014, a home town race is her sentimental favourite!

Her dedication to triathlon continues as Coach and Co-Founder of GK Endurance, a triathlon coaching business which enables her to pass on years of experience, motivation, success and Fun to her athletes!

AJ Anderson

Sports: Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling, Running

Originally from Australia, AJ spent his early career with the Royal Australian Navy before enjoying a very successful Athletic career. AJ has raced as a Professional Triathlete and has worked as a Coach, working specifically with C-Suite Executives helping them to achieve their own athletic goals outside of the boardroom.

His first ever triathlon was a sprint distance race located in Cairns Australia, where he won his age group. The taste of success and a new found passion prompted his premature retirement from the Royal Australian Navy to pursue his dream of becoming a professional triathlete. He took an opportunity to train alongside the National Swiss team in Australia and Switzerland and then moved to Thailand to train with Team TBB, another squad of professional athletes. Since then he has competed in triathlon races all over the world from sprint distance to IRONMAN.

AJ leads our Tuesday evening track session, sharing his extensive knowledge of run technique and pacing strategies.

Daniel Gagiu

Sports: Swimming

Daniel started swimming at the age of 4.  He swam professionally until his early 20’s winning over 100 medals in national, European and international competitions as a junior and senior. A career highlight was been selected as the reserve in the 4 x 100m IM relay team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (unfortunately he did not attend).

Recently Daniel has been successfully competing in Singapore and SE Asia’s swimming masters scene with over 15 international titles and many more medals at national level.  Recently he qualified and competed at the Asian Swimming championships in Nagoya, Japan, and placed top 5 in six different races and won a bronze medal.

Daniel has extensive swim coaching experience in Europe and Singapore and is head coach for our Monday evening swim session.

Anna Eberhardt

Sports: Running

Originally from Hungary, Anna is a professional long-course triathlete who in 2017 won IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam with her blistering run leg.  She has raced extensively within Asia, coming second at IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan in 2017, fourth at IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan, and coming runner up at our own MetaSprint Series! She brings specific knowledge of running technique and training methods to share during the Tuesday evening track sessions.

Fiona Sim

Sports: Swimming

Fiona is a dedicated and passionate coach who has devoted herself to coaching swimming for close to 12 years. She stands strongly by her motto that no one is a loser as long as they’ve tried their best. Competing in various local and regional swimming competitions at an age group level has given Fiona the opportunity to easily relate with her athletes while coaching them.

She also loves sharing her passion for swimming with her students as it brings her great joy seeing them improve and enjoying the sport at the same time.

Karen Sales

Sports: Swimming

Karen joined MetaSport in 2015. Being a competitive swimmer and an athlete at a very young age, she learned to value the importance of sports discipline.

After moving to Singapore with her family in 2008, Karen has completed several Ironman 70.3 races but is now purely training in swimming, joining some open water races and masters swimming competitions.

Karen has joined the coaching staff in one of the most prestigious international schools in Singapore. She holds certifications in: American Swimming Coaches Association – ASCA  Levels 1&2. AUSTSWIM Certification of Swimming & Water Safety.National Coaching Accreditation Programme (Singapore) – NCAP Theory Level 1.

Karen believes that sharing, not only her skills, but also her experiences and attitude towards sports, could make a difference to someone’s life, and for her, that’s what makes coaching more fulfilling, rewarding and exciting.

Martin Choo

Sports: Cycling

Martin has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and an Engineering degree from University of Western Australia.

While studying and living in the USA, he was an avid cyclist and competitive racer in the Northern CA amateur racing circuit.

Now based in Singapore, Martin founded Fahrenheit Performance and has the role of the Director of Performance & Cycling Analytics.

He has been a Cycling Coach since 2010 specialising in Skills Development and has worked with competitive cyclists in Singapore, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the bike fitter and works with the Singapore National team on the interface between the mechanics of the body and bicycle to optimise performance by manipulating physics and biomechanical changes with the rider’s musculoskeletal conditions while increasing performance and reducing injury.

Martin is a USA Cycling Coach (Level 2) and also a certified bike fitter (RETUL Master Fitter, Gebiomized – Level 2, SICI – Certified), bikefit.com – Level 1).

Frederic Dugas

Sports: Triathlon, Running, Swimming

We are very pleased to welcome Fred as our coach for the Thursday Botanic Gardens run session.  A passionate athlete himself with an impressive 1:17 half marathon PB, he brings tested training techniques, training plans and knowledge to share with our athletes.

An experienced and qualified triathlon and swimming coach, he has guided club and school triathlon teams in France, before arriving in Singapore.

Fred represented France in the European Cup as a junior, and competed in the French National Triathlon Championships in the Sprint, Olympic and long course distances. His major goal for 2018 is the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in South Africa.

 

Lockie Ong

Sports: Cycling, Swimming

Lockie chanced upon swim coaching in 2012 and has since fallen deeply in love with it. It all started with teaching learn-to-swim to kids of all ages, and thus begins his journey in coaching; imparting skills & knowledge to the young & old. He believes that sports is the perfect vehicle in developing a winning mind set, moulding personalities and building character. It is never too late, and never too early!

His growing passion in cycling has only gotten him deeper into sports coaching. He is a Certified SG NROC Level 1 Cycling Coach, Swim Australia Teacher & American Swimming Coaches Association Level 1 & 2 coach. He is also currently pursuing a Diploma in Sports Management.

Ben Farnsworth

Sports: Triathlon, Cycling, Running

Ben has been a passionate athlete since school competing nationally in middle and long distance running and cross country. After a ten year break he rediscovered his love for endurance sports and has competed in many IRONMAN distance and multistage running and cycling races including Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert.

Since moving to Singapore he has raced all over Asia including Tour de Phuket, Tour de Bintan, Tour of Friendship and Masters Tour of Chiang Mai. A regular on the podium winning races in Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand in the last year including winning both the Singapore Team Time Trial in Open Duo and Masters Quad categories.

In 2017 he qualified and raced in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships and UCI Road and Time Trial World Championships. Now taking a keen interest in coaching and physiology he now coaches several athletes in both triathlon and cycling.

 

Lemuel Lee

Sports: Cycling

Lemuel is passionate in all things concerning cycling. Ever since he start racing competitively in 2005, he has always been in pursuit of methods and ways to go faster, on and off the bike. Because of that, he has spent his cycling career not just pedalling away, but also dedicating time in the field of Sports Science and applying those lessons to his own training.

He graduated with a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences, and is now pursuing a Bachelors degree (Sports Science and Management).

Lemuel has also a wealth of experience from racing as a Professional Cyclist. He has represented Singapore in various races as a Junior, Tour de Langkawi as an elite, and other UCI AsiaTour races with the OCBC Pro Continental Cycling Team. He was also crowned the 2011 National Road Champion whilst under formal education, which proves not only just in his racing and tactical abilities, but also his scientific and smart approach to training.

Trudy Fawcett

Sports: Running

Trudy is a well known member of the regional endurance sport scene with an impeccable resume as an athlete. She has a very strong background in running, competing as an elite athlete in the London Marathon in 2008, with a PB of 2:55.

Trudy took up Triathlon in 2008 was the overall women’s age Group Champion at the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, establishing herself as one of Asia’s top age group triathletes. In 2009, Trudy competed in the ITU World Championships and come 10th in her age group.

Always one to give back, Trudy enjoys helping others finding their running feet. In spite of her outstanding racing pedigree, Trudy’s modest demeanor, encouraging approach and high energy levels makes her ideally suited for developing runners of all abilities.