Robert Craven | Assistant Coach
Rob is a life-long swimmer. Growing up, Rob was a junior lifeguard in Southern California, swam through high school (best events: backstroke and mid-distance freestyle), took a short break from the pool, then rejoined swimming through U.S. Masters Swimming in 2002. His most recent race was in June 2015, placing in the top ten of his age group at the 10k Open Water National Championship in Livermore, California.
For triathletes new to swimming, Rob is particularly supportive of efficient and correct form in the water. He offers beginners various drills for entry, pull, and stroke recovery, and places emphasis on proper body position, breathing and rotation. For intermediate and advanced swimmers, Rob encourages consistent workouts combining pace swims with faster sprint intervals, to closely mirror a strong swim finish to transition.
One motto at the RSF is "Athlete for Life." Rob supports core Cal Tri values of hard work, consistent training, mutual team member support, along with an element of fun. Cal Tri allows each athlete to participate, improve, excel; to set and work toward goals; to make lifelong friends; and to achieve the confidence and skills to be an athlete for life.