Meet Your Coaches

Pascale Butcher

Pascale is the head coach and founder of Trifitness. Having enjoyed a career as a businesswoman and a busy mother, Pascale found her calling as a trainer and coach through wanting to help others share her own love of exercise and fitness. She started Trifitness in 2000 and has since coached hundreds of athletes and helped them achieve their goals from qualifying for Kona to finishing their first triathlon.

Pascale is an Ironman Certified Coach, USA Triathlon Level 2 Certified Coach, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach, N.A.S.M. and A.C.E. certified personal trainer and a successful competitive runner and triathlete member of Team USA. She has been a USAT All American since 2003. She is a certified Swim Speed Secrets Coach and has trained personally with Olympian Sheila Taormina.


Marta Taddeo

This will be Marta’s second year coaching swimming with the Triathlon Club, but she has more than 20 years of coaching and instruction experience with swimmers of all ages and ability levels. She has coached with Connecticut swimming (year-round youth), country clubs, high school, masters (adults), and even a college club team. She is primarily a developmental swim coach, focusing on the development of technique and safe training practices, and she is currently certified as a Level 4 Developmental Coach in ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association). She maintains her USA Swimming Coaches Certification and her Water Safety Instructor Certification as well. Even though Marta specializes in swimming, she trains and competes actively in triathlon as well as Masters Swimming. She has competed in a number of sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, and she continues to push herself in both training and competitions. Outside of the Westport Y, Marta has a PhD in Biochemistry and teaches college courses at both Fairfield University and the University of New Haven.