Coach Vassilis Krommidas
Vassilis has been involved with triathlon for more than 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.
Training Squad: Krommidas Coaching
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.
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!
I've intermittently trained with Vassilis for the past 9 or 10 years. He has always been approachable, attentive to my level and helped me reach my goals and become a better athlete. Thank you coach!
about 2 months ago
Following the repeated races cancellation I also decided to take break from intense training. I would like to THANK Vasilis who guided me to my first Olympic tri and Ironman 70.3 races. It was a beautiful journey. My first triathlon was a sprint one 2.5 years ago and I was straggling to finish. Now and after several Olympic distances, and Ironman70.3 I was ready to compete at full Ironman in October. Unfortunately the circumstances didnt allow me to do so but thankto Vasilis I was ready and strong to do so. Thank you coach for your guidance, your availability whenever needed,your support and advises on plans, equipment, nutrition (every aspect of the training basically).
I hope that conditions will allow us to meet again soon .
THANK YOU COACH
8 months ago
Vassili thanks for your guidance those last 2 turbulent years. You were always close to me, attentive and responsive. I am taking a pause from triathlon, since all my races have been postponed. We will start again next year when I have new specific targets to achieve. Thanks for everything and see you again soon.
9 months ago
Sir coach Vassilis
Thank you very much for youe guidance for almost 2 years now.
You have changed my body, my fitness status, my... life style!
See you in the races and around!
12 months ago
Vassilis was an inspiration. I decided to train for a 70.3 ironman not having really properly trained for 20 years. In 3 months I felt I would have pulled it off quite respectably (race was cancelled) thanks to a coaching technique that combined form, effectiveness and practicalities along side motivational coaching. I have to bow out of the process due to covid19 and overwhelming work responsibilities. Unfortunately for the best part of 2 months I have failed to follow his program despite it being adjusted to the new realities. I look forward to re-engaging with Vassilis in the near future. Thank you coach
about 1 year ago
Few mounths ago i started with my triathlon training . I am a begginer . I was a very bad swimmer and bad biker . With the programm of Vassilis Krommidas ι improved a lot.. I am very hapy to have coached by Vassilis Kromidas.
about 1 year ago
Within the last 3 months coach helped me to finish my 1st Olympic Triathlon ... my 1st Marathon ... and a 50K cycling race !!! Coach Krommidas Vasilis has been supporting me not only with my training plan but also to any question i had. Really glad i am part of his team. Thank you coach
over 1 year ago
Few months ago I decided to start my journey into triathlon training, aiming to enter a triathlon competition. I opted for online coaching, through Trissuto, as my options as a begginer, are limited in the country, where I live. Coach Vassilis Krommidas, has been suuporting me in the best possible way. He was always available, to answer every question, whether technical, or informative, and even sent motivation messages to encourage me. His training program was an excellent plan for a first timer triathlon athlete. It was easy to follow, gradually increased in ability level and prepared me successfully, for my first triathlon race. Vassilis Krommidas is not only a tremendous athlete, but also a very knowledgeable coach, who will make sure an athlete is safe during training and builds on strength and skills in all 3 disciplines. Thank you coach.
over 2 years ago