This summer, Blue Fire Endurance and Rusty Pruden Endurance are partnering to support and produce SeaKids, a triathlon training program for kids ages 6 - 13. Kids will meet with coaches once a week, with group activities and engaging sport specific games. Every other week will be with one coach in Snohomish or King County, and the other weeks the kids will meet in a large group in Seattle. Group sessions will be held on Saturdays starting May 4th through June 15th and on Wednesdays from June 19th through July 17th. Each clinic will include two hours of triathlon training. The course will teach each student proper technique for success in the open water and on the bike, teaching students how to overcome anxiety, bike handling into corners, shift and other tactics. In addition, transition practice will be incorporated during each of these clinics.
Seward Park Seattle:
10 a.m. - Noon (May 4th, 18th, June 1st, 15th)
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (June 26th, July 10th)
Lake Tye Monroe:
10 a.m. - Noon (May 11th, 25th, June 8th)
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (June 19th, July 3rd, 17th)
Cost: $195.00 + tax for the 12-15 week program
SeaKids Training Program is sponsored by: Seafair org., Blueseventy, Snohomish Bicycles, Mr. Crampys Multisport and Speedy Reedy Multisport
For more information, questions and to get signed up, contact Rusty: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-308-8066
Meet the Coaches…
Mary began coaching kids in 2010 when she formed the Blue Fire Jr triathlon team. Before this she worked as a Police Officer, which included teaching the DARE program to local 5th grade students. Her message to the kids was to find something in life they really loved to do. This fueled her fire to start coaching kids to expose them to the sport of triathlon as maybe it would be that thing they love to do in life. In addition to coaching kids, she has coached adult triathletes of all ages, competes herself as a triathlete and is an assistant coach for the Snohomish High School track team. Mary is currently a level 1 USAT coach and has recently attended the USAT Youth/Junior Coaching Clinic, which has opened up her ability to work with kids. We are excited to put together a program that will teach kids about the sport of triathlon, help them have a fun summer and prepare them to compete at the junior level.
Rusty’s coaching philosophy states that in order for an athlete to be successful and accomplish their goals, they should be happy, well rested and pushed… this is the same with kids. He will build and manipulate the kids training program to personally fit personality needs of each kid. His ability to understand and work with kids will keep them hooked, engaged, motivated, happy, and excited for more. Everyone deserves a chance to dream big and achieve something magnificent… he will be of support and guidance every step of the way. Hard work pays off!
Rusty’s Athletic resume:
Six years’ experience coaching High School Pole-Vault
15 years in a running background - NWACC All-American in Cross-Country and Track
Six years of competitive Triathlon experience in both Short and Long course triathlon, Professional ITU and Long Course Triathlete
Seafair Sprint & Olympic distance Triathlon Course record holder.
USAT Short Course World Championships 2010; 9th overall
70.3 World Championships competitor, 2007
USAT Level 1 Collegiate recruitment coach