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2012 USAT Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium


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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012

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, 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, Preparation for Competition to Maximize Performance, 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.

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 (more information below).

A complete schedule of events can be found here (PDF) (subject to change). 

Symposium Details
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.

This Symposium will feature breakout sessions as well as a vendor expo.

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).

The Hyatt features several dining options and numerous restaurants are within walking distance.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla - San Diego, California
3777 La Jolla Village Drive 
San Diego, California

Cancellation Policy
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

San Diego International Airport (Lindberg Field) is approximately 10 miles from the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Ground Transportation
The San Diego International Airport offers an Express Shuttle or Cloud 9 Shuttle for $15 one way per person to the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

For local San Diego and La Jolla attractions, visit the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau or the San Diego Sports Commission.

Keynote Presenter Diana Nyad

In the 1970’s, Diana Nyad inspired the nation as she set long-distance swimming records around the world and through her actions spread the word that women could accomplish feats men hadn’t even tried. Her final achievement, the world record of 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida was set in 1979.

Since retirement from the sports world, Diana has been inducted into many Halls of Fame, such as the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. She also dived into the profession of sports journalism with the same passion she used to swim across oceans.

For 10 years Diana was an announcer for ABC Sports, covering many Olympic Games and World Championships. She hosted the US Open Tennis Championships for USA Network. She was Fox Sports’ lead investigative reporter, exposing drug use at the Tour de France for 5 years. She had her own interview show at CNBC. And she has delivered a column for National Public Radio for more than 20 years. 

Diana has also written three books, speaks three foreign languages fluently, has a fitness company called…..but her recent Quest has captured the world’s imagination.

After not taking a single stroke for 30 years, last summer Diana returned to her lifelong dream, which we all know now as the Xtreme Dream, to swim from Cuba to Florida, a long, long 103 miles. This outrageous swim will take perhaps 60 non-stop hours of continuous swimming.

Twice, once last August, then again in September, she tried. And the effort was valiant. It took incredible courage to battle the potential fatal stings of the Box Jellyfish. 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 60’s, that it is never too late to chase a larger-than-life dream, that to live life boldly is to live an inspired life. She remains a magnificent storyteller, just last fall bringing a seasoned crowd to their feet at the recent TedMed conference and honored by Huffington Post as one of the 100 "Game-Changers of the Year."



Event Type: International
Entry Fee: $499 USAT Certified Coach; $525 USAT Member; $550 Non-Member
Event Date: Oct. 25 - 27, 2012
Location: San Diego, CA

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