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Contact

Email Hector Torres at hector.torres@usatriathlon.org for clinics and more information.

Documents

ParaTri Benchmarks

ParaTri Assessment

Please download, complete and email to Hector Torres at hector.torres@usatriathlon.org

PC Triathlete Categories

TRI 1 – Handcycle: Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, Polio, Double Leg Amputee.  Must have a minimum of 20% impairment of any one limb.  Must use handcycle for the bicycle portion and racing wheelchair for the run portion.

TRI 2 – Severe Leg impairment: Above-knee Amputees. Must have a minimum of 20% impairment of any one limb.  Athlete must ride bicycle and run with approved prosthesis for the affected limbs (as identified during classification) or crutches.  Racing wheelchairs are not allowed.

TRI 3 – Les Autres:  Includes athletes with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Double Leg Amputee (runners) or Paralysis in multiple limbs. Must have a minimum of 20% impairment of any one limb.  Must ride a bicycle or tricycle and run. May use cane, braces or prosthesis during run portion.  No racing wheelchairs.

TRI 4 – Arm impairment:  Including Above and Below Elbow Amputees or "impairment" in one or both upper limbs. Must have a minimum of 20% impairment of any one limb.  Athletes may use prosthesis, brace or sling on the bike and/or run.

TRI 5 – Moderate leg impairment: Below-knee amputees. Must have a minimum of 20% impairment of any one limb.  Athlete must ride bicycle and run with approved prosthesis for the affected limb (as identified during classification) or crutches.

TRI 6 – Visual Impairment: Legally Blind.  (20/200 vision with best corrected vision). It is mandatory that only one guide of the same sex may be used throughout the race. Athlete is tethered during the swim portion, must ride a tandem bicycle, and may choose an elbow lead, tether lead, or run free.

Program Goals

To grow the development of ParaTriathletes within the Florida Region by:

  • increasing participation,
  • developing ParaTri High Performance Team
  • evolving current events
  • building profile.

Objectives and Strategies

  • Athlete Recruitment
  • Funding
    • CAF
    • Tampa VA - Handcycling and prosthesis
    • Other VA Hospitals
    • Wounded Warriors
  • Target Races
    • Paratriathlon Nationals - Austin, Tx - May 28, 2012
    • Paratriathlon WCS - Auckland -  October 20, 2012

Athlete Recruitment

Athletes who are interested in getting involved within the Triathlon sport will be provided the following at no cost:

  • USAT Certified Coach
  • Bi-Weekly Training Plans
  • Training Peaks Account
  • Monthly Clinics

Athletes Responsibility

As the athlete will be provided the following services, they will be responsible to:

  • Follow the Training plans
  • Attend monthly clinics
  • Participate at the USAT Florida Regional Championship
  • Participate at the USAT National Championship

Coaches

USAT Certified Coaches will be recruited within the region to coach these athletes at no cost - ‘pro bono’ work.

Coaches will:

  • Evaluate athletes progress
  • Assess Athlete
  • Provide Bi Weekly Training plans
  • Attend Monthly Clinics, if they are in their area.

Monthly Clinics

Click here to view the current schedule.

2-Day Special Skills Camp

USA Triathlon Florida Region
presents:
2nd Paratriathlon Camp
Enjoy a weekend of training, education and coaching with all accredited USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, USA Swimming, USA Track and Field Coaches. Train how to race smart and get better at all three sports.

Click here to view the agenda for the weekend:

USA Triathlon Florida Region: 2013 Fall Paratriathlon Camp
March 1 – 3, 2013
Location: 433 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Registration is only $15.00.

Register Now!

Race Registration
by ACTIVE Network

All sessions will be hosted and coached by USA Triathlon Certified Coaches, USA Cycling Coaches, USA Track and Field and USA Swimming Coaches.

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