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Inside Track Athletics (ITA) is an integrated coaching system not borne by the experience of one, but strengthened by the expertise of many. The complementary coaching styles and backgrounds of Head Coaches Noy Basa, Al Gonzales and Paolo Leaño, allow them to develop seasonal and race-specific programs for multisport and runner age-grouper athletes of all levels.

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NOY BASA

When Coach Noy isn’t coaching or training, he is likely enjoying a good movie, at home watching a Cavs game, or at the beach learning how to surf.

NOY BASA has always thrived in competition
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BACKGROUND:

  • An early competitive swimmer at the age of ten, Noy continued competitive swimming up to his sophomore year at the Ateneo de Manila University.
  • After a career in sales and operations, he followed his passion to teach swimming to children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
  • He has since coached hundreds of non-swimmers and triathletes to overcome their fear of water, become stronger swimmers, and accomplish their performance goals.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Noy has facilitated a number of Total Immersion adult swim workshops both here and in Hong Kong.
  • Currently races with multisport team based in the Philippines - REVV Multisport.
  • Numerous podium finishes in aquathlons, open water swims, and triathlons Fastest Filipino finisher in the 2015 Ironman in Melbourne, Australia, having finished his first full-distance triathlon with a sub-11hr time.
  • 4th overall and top age-grouper at the 2016 10k Caramoan Open Water Challenge.

VALUE TO ATHLETES:

  • Being a lifelong competitive athlete, Noy works well to challenge athletes beyond what they think is possible.
  • His belief that his students can push further, allow them to believe they can — and, they do.
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Sporting Highlights

( 2015 )

  • Top Filipino Finisher, Ironman Melbourne
  • Top 10 Age Group, Century Tuna Ironman 70.3, Subic
  • 3rd Place, Relay, Tri United 3
  • Run United Philippine Marathon

( 2016 )

  • 4th Place Age Group, TriUnited 1
  • 1st Place Age Group, Caravan 10K Open Water Challenge
  • 2nd Fasted Asian Age Group (40-45), Challenge Vietnam

( 2017 )

  • 2nd Place AG - TriUnited 1
  • 3rd Place AG - Regent 5i50
  • 1st Place All-Male Relay - Bike King 2
  • Fastest Overall Swim Split - TriUnited 2
  • 4th Place AG - TriUnited 2
  • 1st Runner-up - Bike King Age Grouper of the year
  • 2nd Place Overall - Swim Junkie 5k, VIP Lobo
  • 1st Place AG, 4th Place Overall - Swimfit 4K
  • 4th Place - Trek 100 Relay

( 2018 )

  • 5th Place AG - Bike King Triathlon 1
  • 1st Place All-Male Relay - Bike King Triathlon 2
PAOLO LEAÑO

When Coach Pao isn’t coaching or training, he is likely cooking something up in the kitchen, playing his guitar or solving Rubik’s cubes.

PAOLO LEAÑO is the everyman who turned his life around
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BACKGROUND:

  • As a child, Paolo was not one to be seen leading races. In school mile runs, he would often be found in the rear pack. Eventually, as he entered the design, broadcast and advertising industry, he often found himself working long hours, cigarette in hand, fitness sidelined
  • By his mid-twenties, Paolo had become pre-diabetic, reaching the upper end of the weight spectrum at 225 pounds
  • Committed to turning his life around, he immersed himself intensively in exercise physiology and decided to take on a complete lifestyle change

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Currently races with multisport team based in the Philippines - REVV Multisport
  • Finished his first 70.3 with a time of 5:07
  • Fastest Filipino male in his age-group at Cobra 70.3 2015
  • Fastest Asian in his age-group at Challenge Vietnam 70.3 2016
  • Third fastest Filipino to have ever raced Challenge Roth, racing it as his first full-distance race in 2017

VALUE TO ATHLETES:

  • His passion for programming and problem-solving helps athletes maximize their training towards meeting through goals
  • Students and colleagues admire his consistency and attention to detail in both training and racing
  • He is also known to be a credible source of knowledge, practical advice and well-thought-out recommendations to students and colleagues alike
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Sporting Highlights

( 2012 )

  • Finished his very first 70.3 in 2012 (Cobra Ironman 70.3, Cebu) with a time of 5:07

( 2013 )

  • 3rd Place Age Group, Tri United 1
  • 4th Place Age Group, National Age Group Triathlon

( 2014 )

  • 1st Place Age Group, Tri United 4
  • 10th Place Age Group, Cobra Ironman 70.3

( 2015 )

  • Fastest Filipino, 35-39, Cobra Ironman 70.3, Cebu
  • 1st Place Age Group, 2nd Overall, Tri United 4
  • 2nd Place Age Group, Rapido, Bataan International Triathlon
  • 3rd Place Relay, Tri United 3
  • 5th Place Age Group, Challenge (70.3 Distance)

( 2016 )

  • Fastest Asian Age Grouper, Challenge Vietnam (70.3 Distance)

( 2017 )

  • 3rd Fastest Filipino time ever - Challenge Roth, Germany
  • 2nd Fastest Filipino AG 40-44 - Century Tuna 70.3 Subic Bay
  • 3rd Place - AUDAX Subic 200 May 2017
  • King Of The Mountain - Gran Fond Baguio
  • 4th Place - TREK 100 Relay
  • Top 10 (8th place overall) - The Toughest Audax Rixal 200k (Nov)

( 2018 )

  • 3rd Fastest Filipino time ever - Challenge Roth, Germany
  • 2nd Fastest Filipino AG 40-44 - Century Tuna 70.3 Subic Bay
  • 3rd Place - AUDAX Subic 200 May 2017
  • King Of The Mountain - Gran Fond Baguio
  • 4th Place - TREK 100 Relay
  • Top 10 (8th place overall) - The Toughest Audax Rixal 200k (Nov)
AL GONZALES

When Coach Al isn’t coaching or training, he can likely be found fishing, target shooting or taking photographs.

AL GONZALES the heart behind ITA coaching
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BACKGROUND:

  • Began his journey as an athlete in 2000, when he joined the University of the Philippines Triathlon Club
  • Youngest participant in the First Philippine Long-Distance Triathlon (First full Iron distance race in the Philippines held in 2002)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Al received his Teacher's Certificate from Total Immersion USA after being mentored by its founder, Terry Laughlin
  • Took part in workshops and triathlon camps in the United States as well as Asia-Pacific, and Europe
  • Regular stable of age-groupers and swim for fitness athletes
  • Currently races with multisport team based in the Philippines - REVV Multisport
  • More recently, Al attained his triathlon coach certification from the IRONMAN University

VALUE TO ATHLETES:

  • An adult-learner himself, Al has the ability to connect with adult-learner swimmers
  • Very personable and works well on-site being able to observe athletes and provide practical and immediate feedback and advise
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Coaching Highlights

  • Mentored directly by Total Immersion USA founder Terry Laughlin
  • Part of the first batch of Filipino IRONMAN certified coaches of IRONMAN University
  • Part of the first batch of The Bull Runner Marathon Certified Running Coaches
  • Diverse range of clients including those who have aquaphobia to C level executives and celebrities worldwide

Streamline Sports Instruction reinforces this alliance with a combined 30 years of local and international swim and multisport instruction experience. Incorporated into swim instruction for our triathletes are methodologies from world-renowned swimming institutions such as Austswim and Total Immersion as applied to all athletes under Streamline Sports Instruction.

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