BORIS TALAN is known as the premier private swim coach for all age ranges, both children and adult, for many well known athletes, VIP’s, and celebrities. Working exclusively in New York city and the Hamptons, he has over thirty years swim coaching experience, with a Masters Degree in bio-mechanical motion. He has taken his students from their first swim all the way to national competitions and world championships in both swimming and triathlon.
He personally has fifteen years of competitive swimming experience, which includes placing world records as a member of the Russian National Team for five years as the team captain taking him all the way to the Olympic trials. He has successfully crossed the English Channel (England to France), the Straight of Gibraltar (Europe to Africa) and the Swim around Manhattan, of which he was the world record holder. In addition, he is an experienced triathlete, competing in all distances of triathlon, including Ironman New Zealand and Ironman Brazil. He also has competed in special events such as the New York Marathon and the San Francisco Alcatraz Aquathon Challenge. From 1993-2000 he was one of the top ten in the All American Masters Swim rankings.
He most recently was the guest speaker at the Russian National Swim conference and is working on a book on teaching children how to swim. He has been featured in Vogue and Hamptons magazines. He is the guest swim coach at the prestigious Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos and holds swim coaching clinics at the JCC in Manhattan. CPR and WSI certified.
2009 Straight of Gibraltar. Successful crossing from Spain to Africa
2006 English Channel. Successful relay crossing from England to France time 11hrs 26min 41sec
2005 Alcatraz Aquathon. Top ten finisher of Escape from Alcatraz, San Francisco
2005 Ironman New Zealand
2002 Ironman Brazil
2000 New York City Marathon. Placed 807 out of 29,366 runners with a time of 3hrs 05min 06sec
1997 Swim around Manhattan. Achieved title of world record time of 7hrs17min57sec
1996 United States Masters Swimming. National record set in 400 IM relay
1988 Olympic trials. Russian National Swim team
1986 USSR/European Swim Competition. Silver medal for 400IM relay, national record set in 400 IM relay, 50-meter and 100-meter breaststroke
1986 USSR national record set for 50 meter and 100 meter breaststroke
1984 Olympic trials. Russian National Swim team