The basic philosophy of our Club is lifelong sports activity. Our goal is not to turn the amateur athletes into iron men within one year, but our main goal is to make sport a lifestyle for our members. We do our best to approach each member of our club individually. We consider the strengths and weaknesses of our athletes and prepare the adequate training procedures accordingly.
Maroš Horínek – Headcoach
Maros Horinek, Headcoach
Maroš is a former swimming representative, who has won more than 100 titles of Czechoslovak and Slovak champions in his career. In his 20s, he switched from swimming to triathlon, which he did professionally for over two years. Unfortunately, his successful triathlon career was ended by a car crash during his cycling training. Since 2005, he has been actively involved in the training and preparation of amateur and performance triathletes. During his rich coaching and professional career, he successfully trained and prepared two athletes for the Olympics in triathlon as well as several Slovak champions both in triathlon and duathlon. Maroš is currently active in masters swimming, breaking records not only in the Slovakian but also in the European rankings. Maroš is a perfectionist with a sharp eye for details and a coach with a big heart.
Mirka is a Slovak obstacle recorder. For many years she was one of the mainstays of the Slovak national team, especially in the European Cup and the European Team Championships. Her biggest senior success was participating in the semi-finals of the indoor World Championships (2008) in Valencia. In addition, she started at the Beijing Olympics (2008), the World Championships in Japan (2007), the European Championships (2002, 2005, 2009, 2010). Between 1997 and 2008, she set a total of 25 official Slovak senior records. Mirka has been working at our club since 2009 and she is our consultant and running specialist. Trainings with Mirka are popular with all members – young, amateur and members of the performance group.
Danka has been involved in triathlon for 10 years and is still actively training and racing. During her career, she won the title of Slovak Triathlon Champion and won the Slovak Triathlon Cup. She is now very keen on cross triathlon. She participated in cross triathlon in the 2019 World Championships in Xterra, Hawaii. Danka is our main coach for the youngest and teenage athletes, she prepares them in terms of general triathlon training. In addition to her coaching duties, she is in charge of the administration of the club, logistics and preparation of club camps, organization of team meetings and other events.
Laura is still a student of FTVŠ (Department of Physical Education-Geography) and a former Slovak representative in swimming. She has been involved in competitive swimming since she was 10 years old, but lately she needed more of a challenge and switched to triathlon. As a swimming coach, Laura has under her thumb our youngest members, teaching them to swim correctly and safely. Her trainings are aimed at developing the swimmer’s technique and introducing the young swimmers to the elements of competitive swimming.
We hope with Laura’s help we will raise the future stars of triathlon.
Diana Kemp – nutritionist
Diana is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. Her specialization also includes sports nutrition.
“Biology and chemistry are disciplines that have been able to provide me with answers to many questions about the functioning of the human body. During my studies I became acquainted with food production technology. After my graduation I started working in a lab and had the opportunity to study in the field of practical biochemistry and immunology. Subsequently I expanded my education in the field of nutrition and received the certificate of Nutrition Consultant.
My role in the club is to provide the athletes with information on nutrition, that will help them improve their sports performance, but also positively influence the quality of their everyday life. I also prepare tailor-made menus for our sportsmen.”
Mojou úlohou v klube je poskytovať športovcom všetky informácie, ktoré pomôžu zlepšiť nie len športový výkon, ale aj kvalitu bežného života. Taktiež pripravujem jedálničky šité na mieru”.