Coaches

Nico Sterk

(Founder and head coach of Sterk Span Coaching Academy) Nico Sterk heads the Academy with a strong team of coaches, administrators and partners. He has years of experience racing as a professional athlete in various endurance sports. His understanding and ability to coach athletes to reach their full potential becomes…

Michelle Vlasakova

(Owner and founder of Plavani United Swimming Academy)Michelle is a 7 time Czech National Champion for Breast stroke and Freestyle swimming. She currently coaches multiple age group national swimming champions, national level triathletes and one of the strongest elite swimming squads in Gauteng. She has also won the Midmar Mile…

Annerie Kruger

(B.Sc. Sport Science (Hons) and B.Sc. Biokinetics) Annerie Kruger is a qualified Biokineticist who loves the outdoors, especially running. She has a long standing career in running with countless podium finishes in road and trail running events. Added to her running achievements she has also taken part in many different…
Alma was one of the first athletes to join Sterk Span coaching academy. Her involvement in triathlon started in 2000 as an administrator for Tshwane Triathlon Association (previously GNT) and has continued to date. During this time Alma formed part of the board of the Triathlon South Africa Association as…
  • Sterk Span Coaching Academy specializes in tailor made training programs, coaching session and advice for triathlon, swimming, learn to swim for adults, cycling, running and related sports such as adventure racing. Our athlete base range from lifestyle orientated individuals to national level athletes who compete at the highest level possible. We also offer services and training sessions for weight loss and lifestyle management.