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USAT CEU Program - January 13, 2007
West Newton, MA

Presented by Breakwater Sports and hosted by Fast Splits. This full-day program provides 7.5 USAT CEUs (continuing education units), and is limited to 20 students. The cost is $95 for USAT certified coaches, or $115 for non-certified coaches. Bottled water will be provided, but attendees should bring their own lunch. There will be three presentations (see below).
During the 90-minute lunchtime period, there will be a round-table discussion.
Lunchtime Discussion: Alternative Paths to Coaching Expertise - Mentoring, interning and certifications in individual disciplines or related fields. Discussion led by Bill Steele, USAT Level 2 coach and founder of Breakwater Sports.

Date Saturday, January 13, 2007
Time 9 AM to 5 PM
Location Fast Splits, West Newton, MA. Click here for location and directions.
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Barbara Hummel

1: Building a Triathlon Swim Program

You know how to train and coach on land, but the pool is another universe. Coach Barbara Hummel describes how you can build a swimming program that's a magnet for triathletes as well as potential triathletes. Her New Hampshire team has nearly tripled in size since 2003 by catering not just to triathletes but also to Masters swimmers, fitness swimmers, and tri wannabes who need lots of hands-on instruction. Barbara will talk about the drills, the sets, and the philosophy that seem to make all these groups happy, and that has brought more people into the sport of triathlon.

Barbara Hummel is a USAT Level 1 coach, head coach of a Masters swim team, a marathoner and triathlete, and a Masters national champion in swimming. She writes, edits, and produces videos for GoSwim.tv, and has directed swimming clinics and week-long triathlon training camps.


Pascale Butcher

2: Take a Triathlon Vacation!

No, we're not talking about a month of just doing nothing at the end of the season. Coach Pascale Butcher has taken her Connecticut based triathlon training group on a training, travel and racing expedition to France. She'll tell you how it's done.

Pascale Butcher is co-founder of Trifitness LLC, a multisport fitness and event management company. She is a USAT Level 2 Coach, N.A.S.M. and A.C.E. certified personal trainer, a successful competitive runner and triathlete, and a member of Team USA. She has been a USAT All American since 2003.


Jason Gootman
Will Kirousis

3: Real-Life Training for Real-Life Triathletes

A thorough discussion and workshop on designing safe and effective training plans for working adults. Emphasis will be on designing and adjusting training plans based on age, lifestyle, experience level, ability level, response to training, and special circumstances.

Jason and Will are the Co-Directors of Tri-Hard Endurance Sports Coaching. Jason and Will are USA Triathlon Level 1 Coaches and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (NSCA-CSCS). Will is also a USA Cycling Certified Coach. Jason and Will have over 20 years of coaching experience, are frequent speakers to both groups of coaches and athletes, and have authored numerous articles for Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, New England Sports, the Ironman website, and other publications.

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