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Aya Sinay

Professional triathlon coach with internationally recognized highest-level qualifications and many years of experience.

Since childhood, I have been involved in various sports, envisioning my future in this domain. However, destiny led me to tourism, which I studied at the university in Košice. Despite presenting some discomfort and challenges, I managed to reconcile my passion with my job. I achieved my first world title in long distance triathlon while working as a flight attendant.

However, my path was clear, and since engaging in professional sports in 2013, I began dedicating myself professionally to triathlon and coaching. I also integrate the values from sports into my everyday and professional life. I approach tasks honestly and thoroughly, refusing to give up at the first sign of failure. Initial setbacks often serve as a catalyst, motivating me to work even harder on relentless self-improvement.

A glimpse of my journey

We discover our greatest strength in the moments when we want to give up.

The road I traveled was anything but smooth.  With each fall, I rose stronger and more determined. You can do the same.

During my first professional Ironman competition, my knee took a hit (accident), requiring surgery. It paused me momentarily, but surrender wasn’t in my vocabulary. I went back to work full time, to avoid pressure, until I was strong enough to train. I rose again, claiming more victories.

Achieving the Slovak record in Ironman distance at 9 hours 6 minutes was a success only after shoulder surgery, at a time when I was already a mother of twins.

It took me 1 year and 3 months post surgery, until I could lift my arm freely again. Throughout that time (post surgery and becoming a mother), my dreams fueled the desire to return to sports, not just as I was, but with an unwavering strength and determination.



„Never give up on your dreams! 

The strength to overcome any obstacle lies within you!“ 



My philosophy

In collaboration, I prioritize the unique, subjective perception of each of my clients. I respect the physiological differences of every individual and, based on that, I tailor the most effective training and mentoring strategy.

I design training plans to align with the athlete’s goals and, most importantly, to be time achievable alongside daily responsibilities work, school, other interests, and family life.

The number of athletes I dedicate my time to is very limited, allowing me to give each person my full attention.

The alpha and omega of working with me is your trust in me as human being, my coaching abilities, powerful determination to work on yourself, and aligned mutual communication.

Never stop learning

In nearly 20 years in triathlon, I have been learning from numerous world-class coaches, experts, and consultants.
I had the opportunity to work and learn from world-class figures in sports such as Malcolm Brown, Paul Newsome, Sebastian Webber, Luboš Bílek, Luc Van Lierde, Marcel Lopuchovský, Bella Bayliss, Mikael Eriksson, Vicent Beltrant, Tom Bennett, Jason Metters, and numerous other experts, including personal mentors, sports psychologists, nutrition advisors, and physiologists.

Coaching qualifications

  • 2023

    Triathlon Level 2 Coach (revalidation after 10 years) – World Triathlon

  • 2023

    Certificate – Coaches of High Performance Education Program (English) – WADA

  • 2023

    Athletics Coach Level 1 – Slovak Athletic Federation

  • 2022

    Talented athletes Education Program – ADEL, World Triathlon

  • 2022

    Coaching female triathletes – World Triathlon

  • 2021

    High performance physiological testing – Full metabolic profile 

  • 2021

    Physiology of Triathlon – Youth and Juniors – World Triathlon

  • 2020

    Physiology of Triathlon – World Triathlon

  • 2019

    Triathlon Coach Level 3  – Czech Triathlon Federation

  • 2019

    Swim SmoothThe Australian Swim Coaching School specializing in triathlon swimming under the guidance of the world-renowned Paul Newsome

  • 2013

    Triathlon Coach Level 1, Level 2 –  British Triathlon Federation

My history in sport

  • 2023

    The transition from professional racing career to a full time coaching-position

  • 2022

    Ironman Texas – 8th place (Continental American Championships)

    National Championships, SVK Aquabike – 1st place (3rd overall including men’s field)

  • 2021

    Ironman Finland – 10th place (European Championships)

    Challenge Gdansk – 11th place (Half Ironman distance)

    Challenge Riccione – 12th place (Half Ironman distance)

    DNF at World Championships Almere –  (calf injury during the race)

  • 2020

    2 x setting a new national record as fastest female long distance triathlete:

    9hrs 29min Slovakman (with unlucky puncture) – National Champion (August)

     9hrs 6min –Podersdorf Triathlon (September)

    Vialleman – National Champion in Half Ironman Distance

    Czechman Triatlon – 1st place (Half Ironman distance), September

  • 2019

    Comeback after a 2-year break – post shoulder surgery and having given birth to my twins (the most emotional period for me)

    2nd – Triathlon Podersdorf (Half Ironman distance) 

    3rd – Triathlon Belgrade (Half Ironman distance), 4h34min

    2nd – National Championships at Cross Triathlon, Banská Štiavnica

    2nd – National Championships at Half IM distance, Bátovce

  • 2016

    5th PRO  Challenge PoznaňETU European Long Distance Championships 

    5th  PRO Xterra Malta

    1st  PRO Nutricross Triathlon, Lanzarote

  • 2015

    15th  PRO – XTERRA World Championships, Maui, Hawaii

    5th   PRO – ETU European Championships in Ironman Distance Triathlon, September – Challenge Weymouth

    6th  PRO – European Championships – XterraEngland

    5th  PRO – IM 70.3 Budapest

    4th  PRO – Slovakian Championships MTB Marathon – Horal

    6th  PRO – IM Switzerland

    7th  PRO – IM 70.3 Luxembourg

    7th  PRO – Ironman Taiwan 

    1st  Female – Tri YAS Marina Olympic Distance Triathlon (UAE)

    1st Female – Hatta MTB Endurance Challenge (UAE)

    2nd  Female – Liwa Cycling Challenge Championships (UAE)

  • 2014

    11th PRO – Challenge Fuerteventura

    7th  PRO – Triathlon Portocolom 111


    Highlights of racing as an Age Grouper: (until 2013)


    IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Kona HAWAII – 2 x participation a National SVK Female Record holder

  • 2013

    1st Female – SLOVAKMAN – IM distance in Slovakia


    1st Age Group – ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON (Long Distance Triathlon)

  • 2011

    1st  Age Group – IRONMAN WALES, UK 

  • 2010

    1st  Age Group – IRONMAN KOREA

My work and education 

  • 2013 - Present   

    Triathlon coach, Swimming Coach, Cycling Coach, Athletics Coach

  • 2014 – 2022

    Professional Triathlete

  • 2012 – 2014

    GlobalJet, Luxembourg, London

  • 2011 – 2012

    Freelance VIP Flight Attendant, London 

  • 2010 – 2011

    Presidential Flight, Abu Dhabi

  • 2008 – 2010

    Execu Jet Middle East, Dubai

  • 2007 - 2008

    Royal Bahrain Air Force (Ministry of Defence), Bahrain

  • 2004 – 2006

    Gulf Air, Bahrain

  • 2003 – 2004

    PensionVilla 69, Slovak Republic

  • 2003

    Technical University Košice, Faculty BERG  – Tourism and Hospitality

  • 2003

    Tour guide in Turkey, FERROTOUR Košice, Slovakia 

  • 1996 – 2003

    Ski instructor – downhill skiing   Sapul – coaching License