Coach Profile: Vassilis Krommidas
Vassilis Krommidas has been involved with triathlon for 30 years as an athlete and coach. He won an Age Group Ironman World Title (and course record holder for 21 years) in Hawaii before successfully moving to short course racing, competing in two Olympic Games (Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004). He is based in Marathon, Greece and speaks Greek, English and Russian.
Description of Vassilis Krommidas
A former national swimmer, Vassilis switched to triathlon as a 20 year-old. At the age of 21 he finished his first Iron distance at Roth in 9:27 and the following year he improved his time by over an hour finishing in 8:27 and top 10 finished. From there he started a decades long professional athletic career, while also taking time to study Physical Education and Sport's Science, achieving the highest professional certification in Triathlon of Greece. A few of his athletic highlights include representing Greece as a two time Olympian (Sydney & Athens), while also holding for 21 years the course record in Kona for M18-24 (1994-2015). Vassilis is also the proud winner of 16 national titles. In his coaching career has trained athletes of all levels and abilities, training more than 1000 athletes in endurance sports from beginners through to Olympians. He was Head Coach in two National teams (Greece and Cyprus). Coached elite man world champion athlete (UIPM Aquathlon 2018), elite woman who took part in the Olympic Games in triathlon (Beijing), took 3d place at ITU Elite European duathlon Championship and medals in European Elite tri cup races. Took medals at AG ITU World, European, XTerra and XTreme triathlon. More than 70 National titles in Greece and Cyprus (Elite and Juniors), more than 30 Balkan Championship medals (Elite and Juniors). Multiple 70.3, Ironman and XTerra World Championship qualifiers. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals.
Why do you work with Trisutto?
Each person is different and each has their own talent. My job is using my knowledge and experience to find this talent and to bring it to the surface. I want my athletes to achieve better results, not only in sports but in every moment of their lives. Knowing from the early 90s the success that Brett Sutton has with his athletes, it has been a privilege learning his training principles and watching in person at camp the methodology and passion that he passes on to his campers. It is obvious that such knowledge targeted with an individual approach for each athlete, why this is the most successful team with the best training system!