More about your Long Island-Based Coach Danielle Sullivan

IMFL 2016

After Graduating College as an All-American swimmer, Danielle entered and won her first triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon in Maryland.  Danielle was soon hooked and began competing in many more triathlons.  At the age of 24, Danielle entered Ironman Florida, winning her age group and qualifying for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.  She had a very successful Ironman career as an amateur, placing as high as 2nd in her age group and 4th overall amateur woman in the World Championships in Kona, HI. The next year Danielle decided to turn Professional.  She went on to have a successful Professional career racing for the Zoot Ultra Team, placing consistently top 8 in Ironman races and as high as 4th overall In Ironman Lake Placid.  Although Danielle has been coaching triathlon throughout her Professional Triathlon career, she is now dedicating all of her time and effort into coaching others in the sport she loves.  Danielle has taken her 23 years of experience in the sport to build her coaching business here on Long Island where she also offers swim training, track workouts and group training rides on a weekly basis!

Here are some of Danielle's Credentials:

  • Professional Triathlete 2007-2013
  • Member of Zoot Ultra Team 2007-2011
  • 16 Ironman Finishes including:
    •  4th Overall Female Pro, Ironman Lake Placid 2008
    • 6th Overall Female Pro, Ironman Austria 2009 (P.R. of 9:38)
    • 7th Overall Female Pro, Ironman Lake Placid 2007
    • 8th Overall Female Pro, Ironman Florida 2010
    •  4th Overall Female Amateur, Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii 2005
    • 2nd Female 25-29, Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii 2005
    •  5x Ironman World Championship Finisher (Raced both Amateur and Professional)
  • Other Accolades:
    • Jones Beach Lifeguard
    • Suffolk County Community College Physical Education Professor
    • Former Bay Shore Girls Track Asst. Coach
    • Former Colligate Assistant Swim Coach
    • All-American Collegiate Swimmer (1,650 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle)
    • Washington College Hall of Fame inductee