Dream Team Triathlon lead coaches are USA Triathlon certified and located in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. Our lead & assistant coaches have experience working with youth and junior athletes in triathlon, running & swimming and are focused on teaching your child the fundamentals.
Kim comes from a true multi-sport background having competed in swimming, diving, gymnastics, softball, volleyball, cheerleading, track, and tennis during her childhood. She discovered triathlon as an adult and quickly saw the many physical and mental benefits it provided. As a youth athlete, Kim was fortunate to learn under coaches who’s leadership continues to inspire and shape her love of sport. As a coach, Kim has been instrumental in bringing multisport opportunities to youth through DBT’s Kids Clinic, Mini Marathoners and consulting on area youth triathlons and camps such as the YWCO Kids Tri the Y youth triathlon, USA Triathlon’s Splash and Dash, Fred Birchmore Glow & Go, and the Athens Clarke County triathlon mini-camp.
A graphic designer by trade, Kim graduated with a bachelor of interior design from Auburn University before relocating to Athens, Georgia, to pursue a master of fine arts in photography. Kim has a USA Triathlon Level 1 coaching certification, a USA Triathlon Youth & Junior certification and is CPR and First Aid Certified. Kim’s husband (Joel) also competes in triathlon, as does her son (Aidan, a member of Dream Team Triathlon).
Harvey Gayer is a licensed psychologist specializing in child clinical psychology, is a USA Triathlon Level 1 certified coach and a USA Triathlon Youth & Junior certified coach. He is the owner and Athens coach of Tri Coach Georgia and specializes in long and short course coaching for beginners through elite athletes. He and his wife, Julie, have three children – all Dream Teamers – and are endurance athletes themselves. Harvey is a 3-time Ironman finisher, a Boston Marathon qualifier and can be seen dominating the field on any given weekend.
Also known as “Slayer”, Harvey is a master motivator, strong supporter of youth athletics and a loud and proud social networker. Though he a giant compared to our Dream Team kids, Harvey is a genuinely good guy. His long term goal is to ensure that Dream Team is viable and kids have access to fun, safe and supervised triathlon coaching and endurance opportunities in Athens and across Georgia.
Atlanta head coach, Tony Hammett, has been a lifelong competitor and endurance athlete. After watching the Ironman World Championships on television at age 8, he told his family that he would one day finish an Ironman…and he did. In 2004, Tony finished his first triathlon and was instantly hooked on the sport. Wanting to give back to triathlon, he became a student of the sport learning the intricacies of coaching, motivating and inspiring.
Tony is a USA Triathlon Level 1 certified coach and a USA Triathlon certified race director and is also the founder and head coach of the Peak Racing Team at PeakRacingTeam.com. He believes open communication is the key component for the coach/athlete relationship to be successful. He feels consistency and commitment to the overall plan prepares the athlete to cross the finish line, using an individualized and focused approach to training and racing. With his many years as a Project Manager, Tony is a good listener and will keep kids on-track with an organized, balanced approach.
Todd comes from a background of several sports. Growing up he participated in soccer, hockey, basketball, and track. His coaching career has included youth soccer, hockey, and was the assistant coach for the Dream Team in Augusta during 2013. He is a Level 3 USA Cycling coach, is in the process of obtaining his USA Triathlon Level 1 coaching certification and plans to obtain his USA Triathlon Youth & Junior certification this summer.
Todd has been competing in triathlons for several years now and has completed a Rev3 Cedar Point 140.6 and several half iron distances. He is a TriCoachGeorgia.com athlete and qualified for the 2014 Rev3 National Age Group Championship.
Todd is an Environmental & Safety Compliance administrator and lives in Evans, Georgia, with his wife and three kids (two of which are members of the Dream Team). He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and attended grad school at West Virginia of University studying Industrial Hygiene.