Coaches - Celia, Alan, Paul

Meet Your Coaches

Coach Celia Dubey
Coach Alan Graff
Coach Paul E. Smith, P.E. & Captain

Coach Celia

I have always loved being active and playing sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, & tennis. It was not until after college in 1995 when I ran my first 5K that I found my passion for running. In 1999 after a knee injury my orthopedic surgeon recommended, I take up triathlon as the cross training could benefit me and I have been hooked ever since. I love the social aspect the most of training as I have made life long friends in this sport who inspire me every day to be a better athlete and person.

After many years of working sales and management in the wireless communication industry, I left corporate America and used my entire 401K savings as a down payment to buy Total Fitness Health Club & Spa. After 15 years of owning and managing Total Fitness In December 2021, I sold Total Fitness Health Club. Currently, I am training students of all ages whether their goal is to lose weight, do their first triathlon or become a world champion triathlete. I am also coaching coaches in The WSLA program sponsored by The International Olympic Committee.

I won the husband lottery, as my husband, Joel is my biggest supporter and is there for me every race cheering me on and helping me in any way he can.

Coach Celia


USAT Triathlon Coach

Certified Personal Trainer AFTA since 2005

CPR & First Aid Certified since 2000

MADD Spinning Certified since 2000

Leukemia Society Certified Running Coach by Jack Daniels since 2001

Former Owner of Total Fitness Health Club & Spa
since 2006- 2021

Diamond Fitness Owner & Head Coach for Triathletes of all ages from 6 and up since 2006.

Personal Triathlon Coach for 12 USAT All Americans &
3 ITU World Champions

Rotarian Volunteer Race Director of The Tarpon Springs Triathlon raising $35k annually to award college scholarships

Race Announcer for many events such as The Halfathon Series & Tampa Bay Triathlon Series since 2003

Personal Trainer for prime time ABC show,
“The Extreme Make Over, Weight Loss” 2010-2011

Fitness Expert appearing on ABC’s show, “Great Day Live” monthly since 2019

Sponsored by

Boston Bill Sunglasses & Chainwheel Drive Bike Shop

Titles & Accomplishments

2015 ITU Duathlon World Champion,
Adelaide Australia Bronze Medalist & 6th overall female

5 time USAT Duathlon Masters National Champion,
40-44 winner, AND 2nd OVERALL Female 3 times

2013 ITU Duathlon World Champion, Ottawa Canada &
2nd overall female of all age groups :0)

2013 & 2014 USAT Duathlete Of The Year

2013 USAT Duathlon National Masters Champion &
2nd overall female of all age groups, Tucson Az

2011 ITU Duathlon World Championship Silver Medalist,
Gijon Spain

14 time age group USAT Duathlon National Champion
as recent as 2023

3 time age group USAT Triathlon National Champion
as recent at 2023

USAT Regional Club Champions 2012 & 2013

USAT All American Duathlete every year 2003 through 2023

USAT All American Triathlete every year 2004 through 2023

Team USA Duathlon 2003 through 2023

Team USA Triathlon 2013 through 2023

References Training Partners and Students

Christina Noordstar 813-817-6019

Roberta Klar 727-799-5420

David Morrow 727-641-7773
David is an All American in both Triathlon & Duathlon

Coach Alan

Coach Alan

USAT Triathlon Coach
Plant Based Nutrition Certificate Cornell University

I am first a proud father to my daughter Morgan. It all starts with family and everything else falls into place. I am a USAT Certified Coach and have been coaching with Diamond Fitness for five years. I have competed in triathlon and duathlon and race run races up to the marathon distance. I coach to all distances of multi-sport and running. I am a current member of Team USA Duathlon and finished ranked 2nd and 3rd (age group) in the country for the last two years respectively.

I have 25+ years of professional talent and learning & development experience in the corporate environment. My coaching style is built on a solid background, education, and experience. Where I excel is identifying what my athlete desires from many different aspects and coach to that to meet and exceed expectations. It’s about constant communication between coach and athlete.

I love coaching & racing!

Coach Paul

U.S. Masters Swimming Coach, Level 2
Adult Learn-to-Swim Certified Instructor

Coach Paul Smith is a native of Florida and resides in Tarpon Springs with his wife Gloria. Coach Paul is a licensed professional engineer and his day job is as Public Services Director for the City of Tarpon Springs. Coach Paul enjoys triathlon and trains regularly with the Diamond Fitness team.

Current coaching includes leading the masters swimming program at the YMCA Palm Harbor facility. He also coaches open water workouts and provides private lessons on request. He is a certified U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Coach, Levels 1 and 2 and a U.S. Masters Adult Learn-to-Swim Certified Instructor. Coach Paul enjoys working with swimmers of all levels and specializes in bringing a lifelong love for swimming to those new to swimming for exercise and fun (former runners, etc.).

Applicable Qualifications

  • Swim coach and swim instructor since 2012.

  • Provide individual instruction to triathletes, Masters swimmers, and beginning swimmers of all ages.

  • Have facilitated numerous high school and pre-high school aged swimmers to develop skills and conditioning for success on high school and college swimming teams.

  • Have worked with triathletes to improve their swimming, including repeat national USAT champions.

  • Successfully guided and developed former non-swimmers to become thriving participants in the masters swim program and lifelong swimming for enjoyment, camaraderie, and fitness.

  • Currently coaching 3 ITU Triathlon World Champions, and 6 USA Triathlon National Champions.

Coach Paul

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