The people behind Capomasters
Belinda "Bee" Eschewald
Belinda “Bee” Eschenwald combined her skills in business and talent as an athlete to build a career helping other athletes reach their greatest potential.
Bee started coaching multi-sport athletes in 2002 when she joined The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT). She has been helped many athletes achieve some very impressive goals.
For years Bee coached swimming at Irvine Novaquatics were she trained and developed kids in the 8 and under division. While there, she studied under Dave Salo, Head Coach of Nova and the USA Olympic Coach in 2000 & 2004, where she learned that every workout must have a purpose and that in order to get results, you don’t need to do excessive yardage.
Currently she is the owner of Capo Masters swim club in San Juan Capistrano which consists of a group of mainly triathletes of all different levels training year round for upcoming races. She also Head Age Group coach for Azot swim club for the 12 and under groups and Assistant Swim Coach at J Serra Catholic School.
In addition to her BA in International Business from California State University, Fullerton, Bee has several certifications including ASCA (The American Swimming Coaches Association) Level One Coach, CPR, Water Safety, and Spinning Instructor by Johnny G.
Bee was coached by Joe Friel associate, Gordo Byrn, for 3 years. As a pupil of Mr. Byrn, Bee learned that through hard work, persistence and a progressive approach to training, breakthroughs in performance are inevitable. Her Ironman race results prove that with the right plan and attitude anyone can achieve their goals
Bee’s athletic career began at St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware where she built a reputation as a star volleyball player. She was named to the All-Catholic and All-State teams and she was selected MVP in both her junior and senior years. She went on to play volleyball for Wilmington College where she was also named MVP her sophomore, junior and senior years and to the All-American team her senior year.
Bee’s running career started in 1991. She has competed in countless 10k races, ½ marathons and marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 1999. She completed a few sprint triathlons in 1990 & 1991 and got back into racing in 1999 when she signed up for the Vineman ½ Ironman. She was hooked. After 15 Ironmans and knee injury Bee started competing in cycling where she raced Semi-Pro for La Grange’s Elite Women’s Team. She has won State Championship cycling titles in 2008, 2009, 2012 & 2013 and finished in the Top 10 numerous times at local Pro races. She has now transitioned into Mountain biking and is obsessed!
Scott is a former high school and collegiate water polo player and swimmer who has been teaching children and adults how to swim since he was 14 -years-old. He is 22 year masters veteran who was named a USMS All American. Scott has been involved in marathon swimming for several years. He was the 90th person to swim from Catalina Island to Pt Vincente, the 4th person to swim from Anacapa Island to Ventura and the 1st person to swim from one channel island to another (Anacapa to Santa Cruz). He has also swam around Manhattan Island (28.5 miles) and was a member of a relay which recorded the first swim from San Clemente Island to San Clemente….a distance of 60 miles. In 2007, Scott and 5 teammates circumnavigated Catalina Island in under 24 hours.