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Webinar: Taming the Imperfect Storm: Controlling Emotions During Open Water Triathlon Swims


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Topic: Taming the Imperfect Storm:  Controlling Emotions during Open Water Triathlon Swims

Topics covered in this webinar:

  • Review the up-to-date data about swim deaths in triathlon, and discuss the potential connection to anxiety.
  • Explore the nature of open water triathlon swims and identify the environmental, interpersonal and intrapersonal factors that make open water triathlon swims, fertile ground for anxiety and panic attacks.  Address the risk of open water swimming for people with underlying medical conditions.
  • Discuss the neurophysiology of anxiety to understand how anxiety affects triathletes in open water race conditions.
  • Present five practical measures that will help triathletes to recognize,  cope with and overcome open water swimming related anxiety.

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Dr. Jeff Anders

Dr. Jeff Anders has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1995.  He serves on the University of Wisconsin Athletic Board, teaches a class on Sports Psychology for Athletes, and works with NCAA student athletes with psychiatric issues.  He has written various articles for national publications, and has been interviewed in the media about various sports psychology topics.  He is a competitive masters triathlete winning the USAT age group Sprint National Championship in 2008, and has competed in three age group World Championships for Team USA.  He recently served on the USAT expert panel charged with reviewing triathlete swim fatalities. 





Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Dec. 13, 2012
Start Time: 3:00 PM MST

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