When I was young, I loved going to summer camp. I still have so many unforgettable moments from my many camp experiences. As I grew older, my summer camp experiences were replaced by swimming......lots and lots of swimming. There were swim practices, swim meets and even swim camp (aka "hell week"). Regardless if I was attending summer camp to improve my life skills or attending swimming camp to improve my fitness, there are so many benefits of attending a camp:
- Trying new things
- Stepping out of the comfort zone
- Discovering new strengths
- Building friendships
- Discovering the value of hard work
- Learning to take healthy risks
- Setting goals
- Being responsible
- Being attentive
- Improving decision making skills
- Overcoming obstacles
Every time we plan a triathlon training camp, we look forward to providing our campers with all the benefits of a training camp, like improving fitness, learning new skills, breaking bad habits and making training fun, but also providing our athletes/campers with the opportunity to escape the day-to-day responsibilities, stressors, distractions and excuses so that they can put all energy, time and focus into training. By creating good habits at camp, there's a great chance that our campers/athletes will bring those habits back home to their familiar environment in order to make better, faster and bigger gains in fitness while keeping the body in good health. And above all, we want our athletes/campers to enjoy this sport for many years to come so we hope that our training camps remind our campers/athletes how much fun the sport of triathlon can be and why all that solo training is "worth it".
Before I start my recap of camp, I'd like to send a HUGE thank you to the following companies who provide products for our campers at the 2018 Trimarni Greenville All-Levels Triathlon training camp.
- Amrita - bars
- Base Performance - bars and hydro
- Veronica's Health Crunch
- Mg12 - balm and roll on
- Clif Bar - blocks, Luna Rice bars, gels, hydration, recovery
- Pjuractive - anti-chaffing cream
- Klean - recovery protein, BCAA, hydration
- INFINIT - sport drink
- Carbo Rocket - half evil 333 and hydration
Also a big thank you to Canari for shipping our team kits in time for camp, Furman University for letting us use the pool and track, Sidewall pizza for our Friday camp pizza party, BOCO gear for helping us design the coolest backpacks ever and to Greenville, for providing us with the perfect triathlon playground for our training camps.