FREE one-day clinic in North Charleston on October 30, 2021. All ages and abilities welcome! Come for one sport or all.
USAT Level II Paratriathlon Coach John Rhodes will lead athletes of all ages and abilities in an introduction to the sport and disciplines of paratriathlon on October 30, 2021 at the North Charleston Aquatic Center.
Learn about the sport of paratriathlon, from first steps to Olympic-level competition.
Instruction and clinics in swimming, cycling, running/wheelchair pushing and triathlon transition.
Learn about and test adaptive equipment, wetsuits, handlers/guides, etc.
Q&A Session with USAT Level II Certified Paratriathlon Coach and other high-level experts & coaches.
October 30, 2021, 8:30am - 2:00pm | North Charleston Aquatic Center
8:30 - 9:00am: Athlete Check-in at North Charleston Aquatic Center at 8610 PATRIOT BLVD, North Charleston, SC.
9:00 - 10:00am: Introduction to paratriathlon swimming
10:00 - 10:30am: Break (change clothes)
10:30 - 11:30am: Introduction to paratriathlon cycling
11:30 - 12:30pm: Lunch break
12:30 - 1:30pm: Introduction to paratriathlon running
1:30 - 2pm: Question and answer session with coaches/experts
Eligible disabilities include but are not limited to amputation, visual impairment, cognitive impairment, and spinal cord injuries. We welcome injured service members and vets!
First introduced at the IPC’s Paralympic Games at Rio 2016, paratriathlon is the participation of individuals with physical difficulties in the sport of triathlon. Athletes compete with a wide variety of disabilities, such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation(s), multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and visual impairment. Paratriathletes compete in different categories according to the nature of their physical impairments and the variation needed to compete. There are currently nine sport classes for athletes with an impairment competing over the sprint paratriathlon distance of 750m swim, 20km bike (hand bike/tandem), 5km run (racing wheelchair) at all World Triathlon-sanctioned paratriathlon events.
Paratriathlon, which is poised to become the fastest-growing sport in the Paralympic Movement, offers a unique and inclusive global opportunity for athletes with recognized types of impairments to perform at elite levels in a modern, exciting and dynamic sport. Paratriathlon is a recognized sport in 37 countries around the world.
USA Triathlon offers extensive information about paratriathlon in the United States on their website at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Athlete-Resources/Paratriathletes.
If you have a physical disability and would like to speak with John about getting involved in paratriathlon, email: [email protected].