Hi, this is Coach Brian Williams. Thanks for taking a look at SBR Performance Coaching. You won’t find a lot of fancy bells and whistles on my page. What you will find is some information about who I am, why I am passionate about the sport of triathlon, why I love to coach, and what I hope to help you accomplish.
I have been a certified USAT, USA and USMS Masters coach for a few years now. However it feels like I have been coaching my entire adult life. Raising five kids, coaching baseball, softball, soccer, swimming …. Then as a Coast Guardsman, I trained, taught, and worked with adults from various backgrounds for over thirty years. Now I work part time as a substitute teacher (K-12) in the local school systems. I believe these experiences have honed my skills as a successful coach.
I have had the opportunity to coach athletes ranging in age from 12 to 65 over the past three years. From the Elite Youth and Junior Nationals, Age Group Nationals, to athletes who just wanted to have fun and finish a tri. All have overcome individual challenges, yet as a team we have finished each race.
I am currently coaching athletes from newbie’s who are training to complete their first sprint to a few with who have their eyes set on the finish line at IM Louisville. One thing you will hear from anyone I coach is that I am always available. I do not have a graded fee for coaching. Everyone is treated the same regardless of experience. I study everyone’s progress daily on Training Peaks, but I also want to know how each athlete is feeling. There are a lot of things numbers can’t tell.
Please contact me if you are interested in seeing how I can help you reach your goals. I would enjoy hearing from you.
Coach Brian Williams grew up in Tennessee and began a competitive swimming career at a young age. In 2005, Brian completed his first Sprint Distance Triathlon and was hooked. Over the last 12 years Brian has competed in more than 40 Sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman distance triathlons in 8 different states. He has qualified for the USAT Age Group National Championships on five occasions. After retiring from a 30 year career of active duty in the Coast Guard, Coach Brian and his wife settled in Murray, KY. Four of their children were collegiate athletes. Coach Brian now works as a substitute teacher in the local school system. He is also the coach for the Henry County High School swim team. Coach Brian continues to compete in short and long distance events. For the past 5 years Coach Brian has been coaching Swim Bike Run Murray. His athletes ( more than 40) have competed in short and long distance events. Coach Brian is a certified Level 2 US Masters Swim Coach, USA Swim Coach, and Level 1 USAT Certified Coach. He began coaching with Barry Stokes of BarryS Coaching out of Louisville, Ky in 2015. He enjoys working with people of all different skill levels. Coach Brian understands commitment and the balance required to make work, training, and family blend together for success. Whether you hope to finish your first sprint triathlon or compete in an Ironman, Coach Brian will help you achieve your personal goal.
SBR Performance Coaching, BarryS Coaching, and TriMasters Swimming combine to form a professional team to help you reach your endurance goals. While working with Coach Brian you also have access to many of the benefits provided by BarryS Coaching, Coach Barry Stokes and TriMasters swimming, Coach Mike Jotautas
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I started working with Brian a few years ago, mainly with my swim. I eventually hired him to coach me in all three disciplines of triathlon. Brian is a good coach. He figured out how to coach me personally, somethings worked better than others and he picked up on that. I have completed several short course triathlons, two 70.3 Ironman events, and am presently training with Brian for IM Louisville. I highly recommend Coach Brian and SBR Performance Coaching.
I began training with Coach Brian last year. I had no idea of what I would need to do to prepare for a triathlon. Since then I have completed 3 sprint triathlons and this year plan to compete in 2 Olympic distance events and 70.3 in Augusta.
Coming from a swimming and soccer background, I needed help learning the skills of cycling and endurance running. With Coach Brian's help I took 3rd place in my age group at my first Olympic Distance event and have stood on the podium at three other events since then..
My coach Brian Williams has helped me reach all my goals. With his help I have qualified for the USA Age Group National Triathlon every year I have competed.
– Gene G.
When I decide to try the sport of triathlon, I was not a runner and I didn't know how to swim. In just 4 months working with Coach Brian, I completed my first sprint triathlon and beat my goal time. Now I am training with Coach Brian to compete in Augusta 70.3
J.T. S - St Louis Olympic Distance Tri
Lakewood Valley Sprint Tri
Chattanooga Waterfront Olympic Distance Tri
LIFE TIME Olympic Distance Tri, Minneapolis, MN - AG National Qualifier
AG Nations Finisher
AG Winner - Trail of Tears Triathlon
Brent W - 8th overall - Murray Half Marathon
7th Overall Dickson Endurance Triathlon
Chattanooga 70.3 - fiinished in 5 hours
Chris F. -13th overall Murray Half Marathon
13th overall Dickson Endurance Tri
Chattanooga 70.3 - Finished - 5:15:00
Paris Landing Sprint Tri - 3rd in Age Group
Derby City Trifecta Olympic Distance - 5th in AG
Joey D. - 13th in AG Murray Half Marathon
Chattanooga 70.3 - 5:30:00
Race the Bridge Olympic Distance Tri -
Strong AG finish
Paris Landing Spring Tri - top 50 finisher
Rocketman Olympic Distance - 6th in AG
Kelly B. - Murray Half Marathon
St. Louis Olympic Distance Tri
Caitlin W. - Rock and Roll Madrid Spain Half Marathon - top 25% overall women
Amy L. - St. Louis Olympic Distance Tri
Gene G. - 4th in AG Paris Landing Sprint Tri
Winner of two- 5Ks - 65 +
AG winner Riverbluff Olympic Distance Tri
Next up for SBRPC Athletes - Louisville IM , Ragner Bourbon Chase Relay Race, Bowling Green Marathon, 70.6 Wisconsin 2018
Swim Bike Run (SBR) Murray is a multi-sport group in Murray Kentucky. The team is made up of those who swim, bike, run, or do some combination of all three.
Team members range from novice to experienced endurance athletes, in any or all of the three sports. No matter your current athletic ability or status, SBR Murray is the team for you!
Workouts and training sessions are scheduled for all three sports at various times throughout the year. Message the group or watch for posts for details on when workouts or group events are taking place.
902 South 17th ST, Murray, KY 42071, USA
Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm