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Junior Triathlon Racing Camp Comes to Pitt-Johnstown

Junior Triathlon Racing Camp Comes to Pitt-Johnstown

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     Cycling, running, and swimming are the emphasis at the Junior Triathlon Racing Camp, a unique outdoor adventure camp, being held at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  Offered in partnership with American Adventure Sports, the camp is open to children ages 11 through 16, and will be held Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13.  The Junior Triathlon Racing Camp will cultivate a love for adventure and the outdoors.

     Participants will learn about the similar foundations and disciplines of triathlon and adventure racing and uncover the importance of individual and team competitions. Participants will learn about the different aspects of the triathlon including: outdoor emergency care; road biking, road, safety, race safety, bike maintenance; running: technique, proper breathing and pacing, body maintenance and recovery; the transition area: how to set up gear and transition planning, and wellness and nutrition/body maintenance.

     Kristen Dieffenbach will be a guest instructor throughout the week.  Kristen is an assistant professor of athletic coaching education at West Virginia University.  She has a PhD in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise and sport psychology, her elite cycling coach license, and is a level two track and field coach.  She is also a professional sport psychology consultant and an endurance sport coach with Peaks Coaching Group.

     The program is being presented by Pitt-Johnstown’s Office of Community Education and Outreach.  Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  The registration deadline is Friday, July 9.  Space is limited, so register early.

     For more information about the Junior Triathlon Racing Camp, call the Outreach Office at 814-269-2099.  For additional information, visit the Outreach website at www.upj.pitt.edu/outreach and click on the Rock Your Summer link.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 7/1/2010 3:30:00 PM