Meet Your Coaches

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CHLOE ITZSTEIN

Owner, Head Coach 

Chloe started SwimWod in 2017 as a project to get adults stronger, fitter and faster in the water and use their new found fitness to improve their performance in endurance and adventure races, in CrossFit competitions and general performance in the gym.

 

Chloe was a National level Swimmer both in the pool and the open water with her preferred races being the 1500m and 10km. She took a 4th place individual finish in the Rottnest Channel Swim in 2010. 

Chloe is now the co-owner of Fitness HQ and CrossFit Frantic, practices as a Physiotherapist and flexes her endurance muscles in IronMan 70.3 Triathlons. 

She started SwimWod to help people everywhere embrace swimming at any level with any goal, 

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GARRY ITZSTEIN

Mentor

Garry has ticked off basically every endurance event there is. Numeous Full Ironmans, countless Half Ironman (currently the event record holder for Busselton 70.3), Swim Runs, Rottnest Swims, Sprint Triathlons, Fun Runs...you name it, Gaz has done it. 

Coach Gaz is more like a mentor on the SwimWod team, the father figure to get help you get by (literally, he’s Chloë’s dad). Known in the Iroman world for adopting a lost sole, tucking them under his wing mid-race and just gently guiding towards to the finish is one of the things we love about Coach Gaz.

If you see Gaz at a seminar or workshop you can breathe easy if you’re a straggler he’s got your back.

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LIZ BELLIS

Coach

Liz started out in the swimming world as a breaststroker, but soon made the move over to the dark and crazy side of open water swimming. 

As well competing at a National Level in the 5km swim, Liz has also taken on a number of Rottnest Channel swims solo where she took out the womens race, and a number of team swims with pals. 

Spent a bit of time dabbling in triathlons before jumping head first into the world of CrossFit. Liz now coaches at CrossFit Claremont and as of 2021 is a qualifed Physiotherapist working on her own project Limbtless Solutions.