Chelsea Piers Connecticut launches its first youth and junior triathlon camp this month.
Designed for children ages 6-12 years, the new Tri-Fit Camp will introduce young athletes to the fundamentals of the sport including running form, endurance, swim stroke development, pacing and race safety.
As one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, triathlon has been recognized for the athletic benefits and sense of accomplishment that comes with training for and finishing a race.
Led by veteran triathletes and certified Full Throttle triathlon coaches Caitlin Drap and Scott Berlinger, the Tri-Fit Camp will run from 3:30pm – 5:30pm on August 18 – August 22 in Stamford.
As parents to young children themselves, both Drap and Berlinger recognize the beneficial role organized sports play in building character in young athletes and understand the importance of providing a positive learning environment for youth and junior-age players. Throughout the week-long Tri-Fit program, Drap and Berlinger will apply their years of both personal and professional experience coaching and developing the skills of the young campers, focusing on proper skill instruction while emphasizing enjoyment within competition.
As coaches and members of Full Throttle Endurance Racing, the most successful triathlon team in the US, Drap and Berlinger have coached and raced alongside some of the most talented triathletes in the country.
Based out of the Chelsea Piers facilities in NYC and Stamford, FTE is a 10 year old team that is 175 athletes strong. The team has won the National title for several years running and most recently dominated and won the Stamford KIC Triathlon and took home their seventh consecutive Team Championship at the 2014 NYC Triathlon.
“Triathlon is a lifelong sport that focuses on a number of athletic skills children will use throughout their lives – biking, running and swimming. Learning these sports develops exercise habits that can form the foundation for a lifetime of healthy living,” commented Greta Wagner, Executive Director, Chelsea Piers CT.
About Chelsea Piers Connecticut is located at 1 Blachley Rd in Stamford
Tel. (203) 989-1000 The 465,000-square-foot state-of-the-art sports and recreation facility is located just off I-95 at Exit 9.