About-Us


About Us

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About Us

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About

Merrick Bicycles is an open level co-ed multi-sport team that welcomes members of all backgrounds from beginners to elites, sprint to Ironman—who are interested in swimming, biking, and running. We support our members with group workouts, social events and educational clinics and workshops.

Lead by USAT Coach Jaclyn Fahey, multiple Ironman Finisher, ultra marathoner, Yogi Instructor, and swim coach whose mission is to foster the sport of triathlon in the Long Island area and the greater New York area by providing opportunities to learn and participate in the sport and by promoting healthy and sustainable living that can be realized through involvement in the sport and through training.

If you are interested in doing triathlons, duathlons, group open water swims, group rides, group runs, or like drinking beer contact us!

Coaches


Our Coaches

Coaches


Our Coaches

 
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Coach Jaclyn Fahey

Since the age of 5, Jaclyn Fahey started her journey as a competitive swimmer.

In college, I became a long distance runner to challenge myself. About 10 years ago, I borrowed an old mountain bike and completed my first triathlon.

I’ve been hooked ever since – completing and finishing in the top 10 of multiple Ironman races; 70.3’s, 100 mile trail runs and other “ultra” distance events.

I have always been passionate about swimming, including helping others pursue their dreams of swimming- whether it was teaching them how to become comfortable getting into the water; overcoming their open water fears and taking their swimming efforts to the next level. 

After successfully completing several Ironman races I wanted to help others fulfill their triathlon goals. I became a USAT certified coach in 2010.

Triathlon training is not just about swimming, biking or running. I believe in incorporating strength, core and hip workouts, stretching, Yoga and nutrition.  Being a Yoga instructor with a cultured background, (i.e. 200HR certified yoga instructor and certified CrossFit /CrossFit endurance instructor) has helped me to understand the importance of training, stretching, strengthening and resting.

So with my knowledge and experience of participating in swimming meets, competing in triathlons, and practicing Yoga and strength training,

I am able to give my athletes a complete training schedule that will help them reach their goals.

Certifications include:

  • USAT Certified Coach Level 1

  • USMC – Master Swim Coach Level 1 & 2

  • 200HR Yoga Instructor

  • Crossfit Instructor

  • Crossfit Endurance Instructor

  • RRCA Running Coach Certified


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Coach Dionne DeGourville

Coach Dionne began running at the age of 40 as a way to get in shape after being diagnosed with high cholesterol and pre-diabetes. A year later triathlons peaked her interest. She became a USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach in 2014 to help people with their own triathlon goals. More recently, she became a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach to incorporate fitness nutrition into her coaching program.  

Dionne's mantra is "Believe You Can!". She strongly believes that promoting positive vibes can help her athletes and nutrition clients do their best. 

Certifications include:

  • USAT Certified Coach Level 1

  • Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach

  • NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)

  • NASM FNS (Fitness Nutrition  Specialist)

  • USMS ALTS (Adults Learning to swim)