Having not done any swimming since my last Ironman race 6 years prior, and battling a back injury in which I was facing surgery, I decided to take on the Lake Taupo Across Lake Swim to help with motivation to train and get in shape.
Ray has coached me through numerous endurance events, including two Ironman races, and so I approached him once again for help with this swim. In the 8 weeks Ray had to coach me, he programmed training that not only got me over the finish line, but also consistently took into consideration any difficulty I came across with my back injury.
As a coach Ray is approachable and knowledgeable, and his experience and insights were hugely invaluable to me in any of the events I did. I would recommend Ray to any person of any level of ability.
– Shayne Nation