Webinar: Engaging Paratriathletes in Your Multisport Club
Topic: Engaging Paratriathletes in Your Multisport Club
Join two seasoned individuals, Mike Lenhart, current chairman of the USA Paratriathlon Committee, and wheelchair athlete, Brad Smith, USAT Southeast Council member as they present the value of incorporating paratriathletes into your club's annual programs.
Pros and cons of an integrated multisport program with disabled athletes
Myths and realities of working with paratriathletes
Special considerations for your club's programs when including paratriathletes
Examples of integrated training programs, racing and other events
Realizing the value to your clubs.
In December 2006, Mike Lenhart founded The Getting2Tri Foundation (G2T) with the goal of integrating individuals with physical disabilities into their local communities. G2T uses the sports’ disciplines of swimming, cycling, running, racing wheelchair, and hand-cycle as the vehicles for accomplishing this mission.
Mike is a 1990 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (NY) and earned his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia State University in Atlanta in 2001. He spent seven years on active duty as an Infantry officer in the US Army highlighted by a company command in the historic 82nd Airborne Division. Mike held several management and sales positions for prominent companies over a period of nearly 12 years since leaving the military. Mike’s current “day-job” is as an IT Business Consultant for Turner Broadcasting Company in Atlanta. Mike is also the current national chairman of the USA Paratriathlon Committee.
In his role as president of Getting2Tri, Mike leads the foundation’s vision of extending the organization’s reach to a world-wide audience through its annual national paratriathlete training camp, online resources, and the connecting of disabled individuals with skilled resources in their local communities. Mike leads the foundation’s continued efforts to empower individuals with disabilities to make smart decisions about their own health and wellness.
For 10 years, Brad competed in running races, cycling races, and triathlons until he suffered a spinal cord injury on June 1st, 2010. Now Brad continues to live a physically active lifestyle by competing in paratriathlon. Brad and his wife Carrie have started the Atlanta Triathlon Club – Paratriathlon Program to help encourage others with physical disabilities to be active. Brad Smith has a BS in exercise physiology from Ohio University and a MEd in physical education from Ohio State University. He has worked as an exercise specialist/personal trainer and a physical education teacher, and is currently working on a MEd in school counseling at Georgia State University. Brad is also a member of the USAT Southeastern Council and helps the region focus on Paratriathlon development activities.Sanctioning Status: USAT SANCTIONED
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $14.99
Event Date: Feb. 13, 2013
Start Time: 1:00 PM MST
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