Dan Szajta grew up swimming competitively in Buffalo, NY. He swam on his high school varsity team for 6 years and continued to compete in college swimming for SUNY Geneseo. After his college swimming career, he was able to turn his full attention to triathlon, dominating the WNY short course scene and stepping up to long course racing. A four-time Ironman finisher, Coach Dan is consistently out of the water with the top 20 athletes, professional included. Before moving to Richmond, Dan coached his former high school varsity boys team for the 2012-2013 season. One of his fondest coaching memories was coaching one of his Seniors who broke his 100 butterfly school record."