NextGen Triathlon Club

Youth Triathlon Club



Chris Sustala (Coach Crash)

Head Coach

“I am honored for the opportunity to grow on a foundation that we have set through the previous years.  Each session has taught me something different in working with the NextGen youth, and I am confident this year will be no different.”
Chris has been with NextGen from its very inception.  As well as coaching many local adult and youth triathletes for years, he has many years of experience coaching youth swimming through the Sharks Swim Club, the South Shore Sails Swim Team, and the Aggie Swim Club, at all levels, from developmental, to seniors and masters.  He also has the personal experience it takes to share with our kids what it’s like to compete at the elite competitive level – he completed 3 full Ironman Triathlons, around 50 half-Ironmans, and was a member of an adult elite competitive triathlon racing group – the DOTS!  As a parent of two successful and all around awesome athletes, he knows how to inspire our youth to achieve their goals.
He has been the race director for many triathlons, and is currently the race director for the Captain Kids Triathlon and the event/race director for the Shark Attack at Lake Longhorn, an open water swim race with Ironman distances.
  • Certified USAT Youth and Junior Coach
  • USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach
  • USA Swimming Certified Swim Coach
  • USA Swimming Coach for Sharks Swim Club
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Certified in Water Safety Training for Swim Coaches

Jason Campbell

Assistant Coach

Jason is a three time Ironman finisher and has been competing in triathlons for 17 years.  He loves teaching a new generation about the sport, and brings creativity to his coaching – he is always finding new ways to make the workouts interesting and unique for our athletes.  He is an open water swimmer, and a Certified Open Water Safety Director under USMS.

Shane Armstrong

Assistant Coach

Shane is excited to work with NextGen and continue the mission of introducing and growing the next generation of triathletes.  Triathlon is a big part of his life, and he is passionate about the world of multisport.
USAT Youth and Junior /Level I/Short Course Certified Triathlon Coach
CPR/AED certified

Youth Coaches

There are so many awesome NextGen youth coaches, both past and present!  Our youth coaches have valuable experience relevant to the sport.  You’ll find past NextGen athletes, USA Swimming and high school swim and water polo team members, summer swim league coaches, collegiate athletes, and lifeguards….and all are wonderful mentors for our NextGen kids.