Steve Tarpinian is the president of Total Training, Inc., a fitness consulting company specializing in swim, bike, run, and triathlon workshops. He is a member of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee and a certified USAT Level II coach. He has coached several Ironman® champions to success through his online service, Total Training University. Tarpinian is the author of The Essential Swimmer (1996) and he has also produced Swim Power and Swim Power 2 videos and DVDs. He has contributed to Men’s Health, Fitness Swimmer, Swim, Triathlete, and Inside Triathlon.