We are competitive athletes and experienced coaches who love to help others go fast.
Elaine Vescio--Triathlon Coach
Elaine has a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and interned at Massachusetts General Hospital. For five years she set up corporate and community wellness programs, and currently is a full time coach and owner of Vmps.
An endurance athlete for 30 years, Elaine has made the podium in numerous events in running, cycling, and triathlons, including winning the 1991 Sri Chimnoy Marathon and qualifying for the 2010 World Duathlon Championships. Currently Elaine competes in triathlons and duathlons, frequently posting the fastest female cycling split. A USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Elaine has been been coaching multisport athletes for over nine years, successfully applying her education, experience, and overall love of the sport to help people achieve their endurance sports goals.
Don Vescio--Cycling Coach
A competitive cyclist for 30 years, Don has set numerous time course records at cycling events in the United States and Canada and has been a multiple gold medalist in New York's Empire State Games, as well as at New York's and Pennsylvania's State time trial championships. He also has medaled in the time trial at the United States Cycling Federations' Open and Master's championships. Currently Don is coming back from a horrific accident where he was hit by a pickup truck during a race. Despite the devastating injuries from that crash, Don hopes to attain his goal of setting a master's world hour record.
Don is a college professor and a vice president at Worcester State University. He brings his years of teaching and racing experience to help his clients achieve their goals in a flexible and supportive fashion. A USA Cycling Certified Coach, Don has over twenty years of coaching experience and many of his clients have achieved considerable success at the regional and national level.
Tonya Spagnuolo--Triathlon Coach
Tonya has been has been training and racing in triathlons for more than ten years. She admittedly dabbled in the sport during her first few years. Six years ago she made a commitment to see what she could achieve in the sport. Coached by Don and Elaine Vescio, her goals and results changed dramatically. Tonya quickly rose through the age group ranks, frequently winning her age group and earning an occasional overall win. She has earned 'Honorable Mention' rankings in USA Triathlon for several years and got 2nd place age group at Rev 3 Cedar Point Iron Distance 2012 despite two flat tires, and first place woman overall at the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Triathlon 2013.
Tonya is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach who has been coaching Vmps triathletes for four years. Trained and experienced in the Vmps training and coaching philosophy, she combines her love of the sport with her outgoing personality to help her clients set and achieve challenging goals.
Marc Saucier--Triathlon Coach
Marc has been a competitive
triathlete for over 29 years and has competed in 13 Ironman Triathlons,
including 4 Ironman Hawaii World Championships.
In addition to his long
course experience, Marc has earned All American status awarded by USA Triathlon
for several years including 2010 and 2011, represented the USA at the 2002 ITU
Age Group World Championships in Cancun, Mexico, and has numerous age group
podium finishes in both local and national level races. Marc has competed in other single and
multisport races such as the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, Sea-to-Summit
Triathlon, the Mt Washington “Inferno” Pentathlon, Weston Winter Triathlon,
XTerra triathlons, Mt. Washington bike races and running races, and several
marathons with a marathon PR of 2:59:59. Marc is currently training to
represent the USA at the 2013 ITU Age Group World Championships to be held in
Marc has been successfully
coaching both beginner and experienced triathletes for over 7 years and is a
USA Triathlon Certified Coach and a USA Track & Field Coach. In addition he coaches Cross Country, Indoor Track and Spring
Track at Littleton High School and is
the Race Director for the AppleMan Triathlon.
Bethany Bergemann--Swim Coach
Bethany has been swimming competitively for more than 25 years including swimming NCAA Division 1 for Syracuse University. She has set numerous records when swimming for the Worcester County Swim League and when competing in the Bay State Games. Bethany began teaching swimming 17 years ago and has taught hundreds of people how to swim—from young babies to the elderly and every age group in between.
For several years, Bethany has been helping triathletes improve their performance in the swim segment of triathlons from sprint triathlons up to the Ironman distance. A swim coach for more than 15 years, Bethany currently is the head varsity swim coach for Westborough High School, with a record somewhere around 90 – 35 – 1. Through those years, she has coached many individuals and relay teams to qualifying for state championships with many placing in the top 6 at the state championship.
Patty Flanagan--Swim Coach
An avid swimmer and runner, Patty has competed in numerous triathlons, road races and marathons, was a Division I swimmer and school record-holder at Holy Cross, and a National Top 10 finalist in synchronized swimming. In 2012, Patty completed The Boston Lighthouse Swim, an eight mile open water swim around the islands in Boston Harbor.
Patty believes that technique is the key to swim success, and works individually with swimmers as well as in small groups to develop technically correct, efficient swim strokes while building strength and endurance. Patty works with swimmers of all abilities and thrives on helping each one of them progress and achieve their swim goals.