The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a world leader in creating athletic opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities, has announced its third Dodge Paratriathlon Camp to build interest and participation in the sport of paratriathlon, an event that was recently placed on the program for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero.
Known as the ‘Camp of Champions’, the CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp in San Diego provides the most comprehensive and in-depth paratriathlon training on the US West Coast.
The two-and-a-half day CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp, an official technical training camp of USA Paratriathlon, will be held on 25-28 August 2011 in San Diego, California. Headquartered at the Deni + Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center, the camp is open to amputee and wheelchair athletes in classes TRI 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Participating athletes will receive nutritional guidance, personal bike and handcycle fittings, expert classroom and hands-on technical instruction, personal swimming evaluation and other tools that will help them achieve their paratriathlon goals. Athletes will have access to top-quality coaches including Mark Sortino and John Murray, USA Triathlon Level 1 coaches from the Multisport Performance Institute (MPI) in Pensacola Florida; Peter Harsch, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Chief Prosthetist for Naval Medical Center San Diego; and four-time Ironman Handcycle Division World Champion, Carlos Moleda.
In addition to the team of elite coaches, participating paratriathletes will be able to draw upon the expertise and experience of world-class challenged athlete mentors Willie Stewart, Melissa Stockwell and Mike Johnston.
At the recent Accenture US Paratriathlon National Championships in New York, 8 of the 18 podium spots were won by alumni of CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camps.
“We congratulate all the finishers of the Accenture US Paratriathlon National Championships, and especially our camp alumni,” said Roy Perkins, Senior Director of Programs at the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
“We hope the comprehensive approach we take at our ‘Camp of Champions’ helped put those athletes on the track to success and we look forward to helping more paratriathletes reach their goals in the future.”