COACH Carolina Carstens

Head Coach
Electronics Engineer
Multisport & Triathlon Coach Certified 2004
Fitness Instructor
Exercise and Physiology
Triathlete for over 20 years


COACH Franz Carstens

Cycling & Running
Electronics Engineer
ITCA Certified Triathlon Coach
Over 20 years of experience


COACH Ricky Suarez

Strength Training
ISSA Certified Coach
Certified Scuba Diving
20 years experience Body Building / Strength Training
10 years Competitive Extreme Sports: Motocross, Mountain Bike
Triathlete: Sprint, Olympic, Half IRONMAN distances


COACH Janet Rush

USA Master Coach Level I,II, & III
Over 45 years of experience
Involved with swimming as a competitive swimmer in College, Instructor, Volunteer,
Administrator and Board member/volunteer at Local USA Swimming in Houston and
National Level




Carolina Carstens Head Coach

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More than two (250) Races: Triathlon & Duathlon, Running and Cycling

Thirty (30) Half IRONMAN…20 times podium

Twelve (12) IRONMAN…6 times Top 3 podium, 2 Top Ten Female Overall

Member of Venezuela National Team for:

Triathlon World Championship, Cancún 95.

Centro American & Caribbean Championship, Costa Rica 96.

Centro American & Caribbean Championship,  Cuba 95.

Panamerican Cycling Championship,  Venezuela 96. 4th Place

Centroamerican & Caribbean Games,(Cycling & Triathlon)Venezuela 98.

Five International Championships of Long Distance Triathlon, St. Croix,Virgin Islands. 95, 99, 00, 01, 02)

(2) IRONMAN Canada Championship, (Penticton, BC. 1999, 2002)

(2) IRONMAN Lake Placid, ( Lake Placid, NY, 2001, 2005)

(1) IRONMAN Germany, Europe Championship, ( Roth, Germany, 2000)

(6) IRONMAN U.S.A, National Championship

(Clermont, Florida. 1998,2001,2003,2004,2005,2006)

(1) Ironman Arizona 2011





Franz Carstens Cycling & Running

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Over 150  Races: Triathlons, Duathlons, Cycling and Running Races
17 Half IRONMAN: All sub 5:40's, (7) sub 4:40
6 Full IRONMAN: (3) USAT Great Floridian, (1) Canada, (1) Lake Placid, (1) Arizona
Ironman 70.3 World Championships Qualifier - 2013, 2014
Best Half IRONMAN 4:41
Best IRONMAN 10:38
Best Full Marathon 3:14:26
Best 5k 18:02

"Proud father of two treasures and husband of an amazing woman!"


Ricky Suarez Strength Training

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“Father of a beautiful daughter, Sofia, and Husband of Head Coach Carolina”


Janet Rush Swimming

“Parent of a competitive swimmer”