Sunday, January 26, 2014

Welcome!

BATES TRI CAMP
June 20-22, 2014
Bates College
Lewiston, ME 


Our philosophy is simply to kick start your training while offering outstanding coaching by a motivated and energetic staff whose sole mission is to take every step possible to better your stroke, sharpen your transitions, and focus your goals so you can reach your absolute potential.  All the while having a tremendous experience on a beautiful college campus in "Vacationland!"

This camp is appropriate for all levels of adult triathletes (18+) and will focus on Olympic to long-course distances with an emphasis on swim technique.

Camp registration (see link on the right-side menu) will include 2-3 training session per day, above and below water video analysis, elite level skill instruction, three meals a day at the 3-star certified green - nationally recognized - Bates cafeteria, and optional housing provided by Bates College.

We are hoping to create the perfect experience for those that like to train hard and play hard!

Sample Schedule

Friday
- Front Crawl Stroke Lecture
- Pool workout focusing on Drills and Technique
- Above and Below water video taping
- Trail Sunset Run
- Opening night barbecue!

Saturday
- Stroke Analysis
- Indoor Swim Workout
- Transition Instruction
- Ride through Vacationland!
- Evening Lecture- How to face the dreaded BRICK!

Sunday
- Open Water Swim!
- Training Tips and Gear Talk
- Track Workout
- Debrief / Celebration at Gritty's Pub






Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sun Journal Feature!

Bates College triathlon training



DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL
Debbie Morin-Ouellette, center, of Poland practices a mass start during the Bates Tri Camp on Taylor Pond in Auburn on Sunday. Participants of the three-day camp trained for triathlon races, which include the endurance disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. Bates College swim coach Peter Casares, two-time Ironman finisher David Baker and collegiate swimmer Kata Baker directed the first-year camp. "Having people from all abilities has made (Tri Camp) a lot of fun," David Baker said. Visit www.batestricamp.com for more information.

DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL
David Baker, a two-time Ironman finisher, works with Angela Doxsey of Gorham during the Bates Tri Camp open-water swim on Taylor Pond in Auburn on Sunday.

DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL
Bates Tri Camp athletes, from left, Linda D'Alessandro of Lewiston, Debbie Morin-Ouellette of Poland, Angela Doxsey of Gorham and Brooke Hackett of Bangor take time to chat at Taylor Pond Yacht Club on Sunday. 

DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL
Peter Casares of Auburn practices a mass start exercise during Bates Tri Camp on Taylor Pond in Auburn on Sunday. Participants of the three-day camp trained for triathlon races, which include the endurance disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. Casares, who is Bates College's swim coach, two-time Ironman finisher David Baker and collegiate swimmer Kata Baker directed the first-year camp. "Having people from all abilities has made (Tri Camp) a lot of fun," David Baker said. Athletes, from left, are Angela Doxsey of Gorham, Debbie Morin-Ouellette of Poland, Brooke Hackett of Bangor, Casares and Linda D'Alessandro of Lewiston. Visit www.batestricamp.com for more information. 

DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL
Linda D'Alessandro of Lewiston exits Taylor Pond during a Bates Tri Camp transition exercise on Sunday. "It is really important that you can transition between all three," co-director David Baker said. Triathlons involve swimming, biking and running with transitions between each discipline. 

DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL
Frederick Garneau of Glastonbury, Conn., swims across Taylor Pond during the Bates Tri Camp in Auburn on Sunday.

DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL
Brooke Hackett of Bangor gives Peter Casares of Auburn a high five during Bates Tri Camp on Taylor Pond on Sunday.