From a number of swimmers who have trained with Coach Bryan:

“I am a Breast Cancer survivor.  While the treatments that I received saved my life, they caused me to have serious deconditioning and significant side effects.  I can  honestly say that since I started swimming with you, I feel better now than I have in years.  I have the energy to LIVE life, rather than just getting through each day.  Swimming has made me feel stronger than I ever thought was possible.  Thank you, Bryan;  you have truly changed my life!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Carol

“I just wanted to thank you for last night’s swim. I still can’t believe that I got in that freezing water and attempted to swim with my face in the water! Thank you for believing in me. Most of all thank you for your continued encouragement and not letting me give up! You are the best!”

- Julie


“Started biking to lose weight, and 65lbs later, I entered my first triathlon in august of 2010. I wanted to do my first Half ironman in October of 2011.. I I practiced swimming on my own for 2011, and said I was ready… well, almost an hour into my first half iron distance swim, of 1.2mi I realized how wrong I was. I came to Bryan Krut, and OWS knowing how to, as I like to call it, “not drown”! I started slow, and went over the basics day in and day out. I swam with him twice a week from November 2011, and continue with him today. To say that my improvement was drastic would be a mild understatement. From that first 1.2 mile swim in October of 2011, @ 52:17, to the next half iron in May of 2012… barely 7 months, with the holidays in between… 10 mins faster. Florida was, with no wet suit, and an “M” shaped swim, was 42:25. That is HUGE! But still not the end! In September of this year, barely 1 year after my first half iron swim… Last race of the season… Mighty Montauk Half… 1.42 miles, that is almost a quarter mile longer… 37:52. That is an improvement of 15 minutes from last year. Bryan and OWS changed me from a not drowner, to a competitive swimmer! I used to consider my swim to be the worst of the 3 aspects of racing triathlon, now I am a well balanced, equally capable athlete! Combined with Tri-Global triathlon coaching, where coach, and elite athlete Anthony Snoble train me in the other areas of tri racing, including transitions, running, and riding, as well as race day nutrition, They have taken me from finisher… to top 10 overall competitor. And both Bryan, and Anthony have become some what of a life coach. After qualifying for the World Championships in the Ironman 70.3 racing series… There is no doubt in my mind that the lions share of the credit goes to these two guys, and their amazing approach to coaching that got me across the line! Thank you Coach Bryan, and Coach Anthony! If it weren’t for you guys.. I’d be floating along in the sound still!”

- Richie Caiazza

“I have been training with Coach Bryan since I was 5 years old. I have achieved national rank status and am now swimming at Stony Brook and am a US swim coach. In 2009, Coach Bryan trained me for the Cross Bay Swim with the goal of coming in 1st place and following in his footsteps. I did!”

- Sean Conway

“Coach Bryan literally taught me how to swim. I could not swim a lap without difficulty. I am now a successful triathlete and have started a charitable organization called “Tri-ing for Kids” where triathletes raise funds for sick children. Coach Bryan was a true inspiration and to be honest, I don’t think I would be where I am at now without him.”

- Doug Rabin