Optimal Remote Coaching

Looking to optimize your individual training outside of structured practices? Excel is proud to offer our new Optimal Remote Coaching Program! In this program, athletes work directly with an Excel swim coach, who guides them through training on a practice by practice basis. This program is intended to bridge the gap between athletes training between weekly Get FAST and Technical practices, and training on their own. Please note that each coach has a limited number of athletes that they work with-this ensures that every athlete is being coached with the right amount of attention and detail. Applications are currently being accepted, with the program launching April 1st, 2019. A free two week trial offered to all accepted applicants!

Benefits of Excel’s Optimal Remote Coaching Program

Convenience of Training, and Training Correctly:
Our program is designed for those who are looking to enhance their swim training, but may not have the time to train regularly with Excel, or a local program. With Excel’s Optimal Remote Coaching Program, you can train on a consistent basis, but on your own time, and with the expertise of an Excel coach.

Trackable Progress with Proven Training Methods:
Our goal is to provide each athlete with the same high performance training that we use at Excel on site practices, but enhance the effectiveness by tracking the metrics of each practice to better structure the athlete’s training, and see tangible improvement. Athletes share their Garmin Connect data with their coach after EVERY practice, allowing the coach to maximize each practice as a proper building block towards the primary goal.

Personalized Swim Practices:
Each practice is specific to the athlete, with intervals, focuses, drills, and paces meant to optimize time spent in the pool. Tools such as pace cards, tempo trainers, and snorkels are strategically integrated into each athlete’s coaching plan.

Digital Communication with your Coach:
Unlimited communication with your coach online is not only offered, but encouraged. Coaches not only look at the data of each practice, but also make adjustments based on feedback from the athlete. Additionally, we want each practice to be optimized, so questions are always welcome!

Month to Month Pricing:
We offer month to month pricing of $125/month. No long term obligations or contracts.

Meet Your Coaches

Kevin Kearney


Kevin Kearney brings over 12 years of coaching excellence to Excel Aquatics. After 13 years as a competitive swimmer, including 4 years of competing at Division 1 Binghamton University, Kevin coached was the Head Age Group Coach for the formerly nationally ranked Albany Starfish (2011-2014), and The College of Saint Rose (2014-2017). Coach Kevin was an American Swim Coaches Association Age Group Coach of the Year nominee for 2013-2014, and continues to work with swimmers of all ages and abilities at Excel Aquatics.

Kiersten Beckford


Kiersten Beckford has over 8 years of swim coaching experience of athletes of all ages and abilities. As a former competitive swimmer and 6 time school record holder for The College of Saint Rose, Coach Kiersten brings a wealth of competitive knowledge to Excel Aquatics. She previously coached at the formerly nationally ranked Albany Starfish Swim Club, where she worked primarily with the age group program. From there, she transitioned to Excel Aquatics, where she works with the triathlete swim programs, and teaches private lessons to local competitive age group athletes.

Interested in Optimal Remote Coaching? Claim your free two week trial and submit an application today!