Coaches

Shawn Wierick

Head Coach

  • USAT Elite Level II Coach
  • USAT Youth and Junior Elite Coach
  • USAT Elite Mentorship Program
  • ASCA/USA Swimming Level I, II, III Coach
  • USA Cycling Level II Coach
  • USA Track and Field Level III Coach
  • IAAF International Elite Level V Coach

BriAnna Gogel

Head Youth Development Coach

BriAnna has many years of competitive swimming and coaching experience. She began her swimming career as an age group swimmer in Lincoln, Nebraska. While an age group swimmer she was a Midwestern Swimming champion, five-time Nebraska high school state champion, state record holder, and junior and senior national qualifier. BriAnna accepted a scholarship to the University of Nebraska. During her time at Nebraska she was a Big Eight champion, Big Eight Newcomer of the Year, NCAA All American, and Olympic Trials qualifier. After college BriAnna started her career as a special education teacher, and continued her interest in swimming as a coach at both the high school and age group club level.

BriAnna has two step-sons who both swam competitively in age group and one swam collegiately. She has two daughters, Brylee and Jenna, who currently swim competitively for the NWAA Sharks Swim Team. Brylee is also a current member of the Triple Threat Racing youth development program.

Nick Fischer

Registered Dietitian

Nick Fischer is a Registered Dietitian with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Seton Hill University. His passion for health, nutrition and fitness led him to develop Fischer Nutrition, where he provides nutritional education and planning to those looking for nutritional and dietary guidance.

Another aspect of Fischer Nutrition is to provide nutritional education in the Greensburg community by participating in fundraising events, providing athlete, team and business counseling, writing nutrition articles for American Adventure Sports and organizing healthy cooking demonstrations with local Farmer’s Markets.

Nick not only has a passion for nutrition but also for fitness. He leads group bike rides and is organizing a youth and beginning bicycling class to educate people on safe and ethical riding with American Adventure Sports and is a competitive racer for Freddie Fu Cycling Team.

Julie Sakalares

Assistant Coach

Julie grew up swimming in Indiana. She qualified for the 1992 Olympic Trials in the 200 backstroke. Julie went to the University of Georgia on a swimming scholarship where she majored in Early Childhood Education.

Julie has been apart of the triathlon world since 2008. She has represented Triple Threat since it was formed. She finished her first Ironman in September 2013 in Madison Wisconsin. She loves  giving back to the sport of swimming with children as well as adults.

Julie is currently in her 7th year as the swim coach at Heritage High School. She teaches Pre-Kindergarten in the Rogers Public Schools. Julie also is the swim lesson coordinator at Pinnacle Hills Country Club.