Conchman Participates in International ‘TRI’ Training Camp
Freeport, Grand Bahama – In May, two trainers and ten camp participants arrived aboard Bahama Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) Celebration cruise ship to begin an intensive three-day Triathlon training camp, based at Lighthouse Point, The Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island.
They were met at Freeport Harbour by ten local triathletes who rode from the Harbour, along Grand Bahama Highway, over the new bridge, and back via Casuarina Bridge to The Grand Lucayan. The Group was led by Kris Swartout and Wes Johnson, both USAT Level 2 Coaches who held the triathlon camp at Lighthouse Pointe. Swimming sessions took place at the YMCA pool, where swimmers were filmed under water to determine how their swimming actions needed to improve. Running instruction took place at the Grand Bahama Athletic Track, where useful tips were given on how your body should perform on the run. The camp also included tutorials on diet and nutrition for all athletes.
“We really enjoyed the cycling on the island” noted trainer Swartout. “The lack of traffic and hills made it one of the best locations we ever held a training camp.” The Camp was organised and coordianted by Lou Cantin of Tempo Sports Marketing with the assistance of Lionel Pirotte, Director of Sales , BPCL.
The Camp is returning to the island on October 26th for their second training camp, the week before the 33rd GBPA Conchman Triathlon on 2nd November 2019, with most expected to participate in the event. Training Camp coach, Erinne Guthrie of Full Circle Coaching noted “As part of our program, we offer our triathletes to use their training with us and apply it to a race situation. Being on Grand Bahama at this time will make it perfect for them to put it all in to practice at Conchman.”