The USAT Art and Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium will feature a dynamic lineup of international and national experts in triathlon and a keynote presentation by Diana Nyad.
Presenters include: Dr. Joe Vigil, Monique Ryan, Barrie Shepley, Robbie Ventura, Dr. Istvan Balyi, Dr. Genadijus Sokolvas, Scott Schnitzspahn, Melissa Mantak, Dr. Massimo Testa, Ian Murray, Bob Seebohar, Sage Rountree, Bobby McGee, Brad Carlson, Gordo Byrn, Dr. Duston Morris, Julie O'Neill, Hunter Kemper, and more.
Two presentation tracks based on coaching experience will be available. One track will focus on experienced coaches working with advanced and ITU athletes while the other track will focus on coaches working with beginner and youth athletes. Topics will include Sports Nutrition, Run Mechanics and Drills, Yoga, Paratriathlon Classifications and Training, Secrets to Speed on the Bike, Youth Participation and Research, Mental Skills, Periodization, Advanced Swimming Techniques for Elite Athletes, and Testing, Interpretation and Application, and many more.
USAT Certified Coaches earn 15 CEU's for attending the entire conference.
Price of the Symposium is $499.00 which includes two lunches and snacks (Friday and Saturday). All meals will be served at the Symposium site. The Symposium fee also includes the group run and yoga class, vendor expo, Friday night reception, the keynote presentation and a limited edition complimentary cycling jersey.
The host hotel for this event is the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a discounted rate. A link for online reservations will be provided after registration. The discounted rate will be available until September 25, 2012 or until the block has been filled.
Overnight guests of the La Jolla Hyatt, will also have free access to the heated outdoor lap pool, StayFit 24 Fitness Center, and The Sporting Club and Spa, a 32,000 square foot deluxe fitness center and spa (10.23-10.28 only).
Cancellations after July 25, 2012 result in a $50 penalty
Cancellations after August 25, 2012 result in a $150 penalty
Cancellations after September 25, 2012, no refunds, no exceptions
In the 1970s, Diana Nyad inspired the nation as she set long-distance swimming records around the world. Her final achievement, the world record of 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida was set in 1979.
After not taking a single stroke for 30 years, Diana returned to her lifelong dream to swim from Cuba to Florida, a long 103 miles.
Twice, once last August, then again in September, she tried. And the effort was valiant. It took deep resolve to persist for 39 hours, then 41 hours the second time, Mother Nature winning each time out.
1.3 million Twitter fans followed Diana, rooted for her, and applauded her as she showed the world, in her 60s, that it is never too late to chase a larger-than-life dream.
Event schedule and times
Schedule of Events
Check-in for the Symposium will begin on Thursday, October 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The Symposium will begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 26th and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 27th. A reception will be held on Friday, October 26 for all conference attendees at the host hotel.
Keynote presentation will be held Friday, October 26 at 3:30 PM featuring Diana Nyad.
A complete schedule of events can be found on USAT's event page.