Ross Galitsky gained his earliest coaching experience training lifeguards on Rockaway Beach and being coach-player for the NYU waterpolo team in the 1980’s. Ross has coaching certifications from both USA Triathlon and USA Cycling. In 2001, Ross (along with TriLife Head Coach, Scott Willett) was invited to develop the triathlon program for the New York City chapter of the Team in Training Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Within three years, the New York City chapter grew to be one of the three largest chapters across the entire country. In response to local demand for long distance events’ coaching, Ross simultaneously co-founded TriLife Coaching. Ross’s multi-cultural mindset has helped him develop a sensitive but inspiring manner of communicating successfully across diverse groups of athletes. As an athlete and coach, Ross focuses on the analytical and technical aspects of athletic training while maintaining a passion for positively influencing the lives of others, both within the boundaries of the sport and in the larger context of life.
“It does not have to be fun to be fun.”
Ross’s athletic career began at the age of four when he was selected to swim competitively in the USSR’s youth development program. Ross concluded his single sport career at the collegiate level as a member of the swim team at NYU. In the late 1980’s, Ross moved on from his single sport background and began to train for and compete in triathlons. He has since competed in over 100 triathlons, ranging from sprint to Ironman® to double- and triple-ironman distance events. Along his athletic journey, Ross also successfully competed in cycling road racing, running, multisport stage events, and adventure racing.