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Personal Endurance Coaching
We know that everyone has their own motivations and approaches to training. Not everyone enjoys the process of training! Sport is a hobby apart from for the gifted few who can make a living out of it, so we need to enjoy it and need to smile! Every athlete is different and will respond to differing cues, so require alternative approaches to training. Time can be a real constraint to what you can get done in and around work or family lifestyles. We are determined to help push you toward your targets and goals in a focussed, efficient but enjoyable manner; challenging you physically and mentally.

We have a dedicated coaching team to offer varying services, as well as linking to some fantastic partners who can offer just that little bit more!

This site is designed to be a portal for all athletes – from novices and beginners to elites alike – and treat every individual as unique. After all, we all have our own demands, situations and lives to take care of outside of sport!



We do regular swim and run technique sessions – both in 1:1 and group sessions – and now we can do video analysis for swimming technique as well as the running! It’s a new tool for us to be able to help you!


Individually tailored to the conditions with as much contact time as required. We can do ongoing plans with unlimited contact, or more of a fixed term training plan where we can set all the sessions for you.


We work with various clubs in organising their swim and general training programmes to be as effective as possible.

What Our Clients Say
I wanted to complete a multi-day adventure race and a middle-distance triathlon this year, but needed to balance it with more responsibility at work. With less time available to train I soon realised that I would need some support to get the most out of my training.
I used to be a ‘same pace athlete’, but with John’s coaching I was able to reduce my training volume and still increase my performance. John helped me train smarter, peak for the races and improve my running. His training plans, supportive nature and ability to motivate people helped me achieved 2 personal bests and complete the multiday adventure with a smile on my face.
John – I really enjoyed the training and the journey, thank you.
Hilda May Latham

John has helped me over the last 3 years now, from having only just learned to swim all the way up to winning in Rio – and now on my challenge toward Tokyo 2020. John has really improved my swimming and taken the time to help me balance my stroke even with my missing leg. I can’t wait to work on the goals ahead!
Andy Lewis MBE

Paralympic Gold Medalist // World Paratriathlon Champion // European Paratriathlon Champion

I took the ‘plunge’ to get some swim coaching, after entering the Outlaw Triathlon! I have previously struggled with the triathlon swim for some years now, but after only a few sessions, with John, my efficiency, speed and confidence have all improved greatly, and I knocked 5 mins off my swim time in the first standard distance Tri this year. I can’t recommend John highly enough.
Jeremy Tiley

As with the majority of people new to triathlons swimming was comfortably my weakest discipline. John put me at ease straight away, he asked me what I was hoping to gain from the lessons and we got straight to it. John knows what he is talking about, he doesn’t over complicate things and he describes what he needs from you in a clear way that’s easy to understand. After the lessons it was really useful talking to John as he is always giving you things to work on in your own time, which I really benefited from. I also liked that fact that it would have been very easy for John to tell me I needed loads of lessons and I would have believed him, but he didn’t. He’s a decent guy, I had two lessons and that was pretty much all I needed for the level I’m at at the moment. He offered advice on transitions, my cycling and running. In the two lessons I had I knocked 8 mins off of my 1500 time. Cheers, John!
Benjamin David

John Wood has been my triathlon coach for around 18 months and I simply cannot recommend him highly enough. John has worked with me over that time to refine a training plan and approach which is reaping rewards. John builds a great coach-athlete relationship to a point of real understanding and is able to motivate, reassure, guide, sometimes restrain and sometimes push me all with seemingly mystical timing. Whenever I feel I need something from my coach John is there – right place, right time, right words. He has excellent technical expertise across the three disciplines of triathlon along with a wealth of knowledge and experience around general health and fitness, injury prevention, diet and not least the mental challenges of training and competing.
He has worked with me around a hectic work life which sometimes can mean very long hours and we have reached a perfect balance with training and life.
I have improved dramatically under John’s guidance and intend to continue to work with him for a long as I am racing Triathlon. I am currently in the most consistent and best block of training I’ve ever achieved and I could not have done this without his help. John Wood is a brilliant coach and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Richard Folley

Great swim session with John Wood yesterday. What John doesn’t know about swimming isn’t worth knowing, so he will always be quick to identify problem areas. His real strength, however, is in how positive, constructive and creative he is in working out drills and thoughts that will work specifically for you to solve those problems. Result? Smoother, faster, more efficient swimming. Thank you, John!
Chrissy Roberts

I’m not a great swimmer having only been swimming front crawl just over a year, I’ve been working with John to help me understand the mechanics of what I should be doing and with his advice and him demonstrating the various drills my swim stroke has improved greatly. Above all this is the confidence John has given me in the water and I no longer dread swimming sessions. I would recommend John to anyone lacking confidence or wants to improve technique, it’s amazing how quickly you will feel the benefits in the water.
Shawn Holland

John is a very inspiring and enthusiastic coach. He is committed to ensuring his athletes got the very best of themselves and I enjoyed and progressed very quickly during my time with him. I won my first national titles swimming with him, and it certainly helped set up my development toward the Olympics in 2012 and the Commonwealth Games this year.
Siobhan Marie O’Connor

Olympic Silver Medalist // Commonwealth Gold & Silver Medalist

Meet The Coach


  • Coach of Paralympic Champion Andy Lewis
  • Runner Up Coach of the Year
  • 2014Triathlon 220 Awards

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Riverside Leisure Club
Station Road
Little Stoke
BS34 6HW


Phone: +44 (0)7817 801177