ACHIEVE - Youth Triathlon Summer Camp

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Achieve Camp Sample Schedule

8:30 am Arrive at camp and Breakfast
9:00 am Coaches go over the day’s plan
9:15 am Warm ups and strengthening exercises
9:45 am Swim, bike or run session
11:00 am Stretching exercises and cool down
11:30 am Recap of what was learned and reflection with journals
Noon Lunch and home

ACHIEVE provides youth ages 9-14 with a fun, life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon.

Headquartered in Washington, DC and acting in partnership or collaboration with local governments and private organizations, ACHIEVE takes kids through a 6-week instruction and training program, provided free of charge, insured and monitored by experienced and trained coaches. The ACHIEVE program helps kids master the fundamentals of swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon racing, as well as the essentials of proper nutrition, stretching, strength-training, and flexibility. The ACHIEVE program concludes each season with a timed short-course triathlon race, certified and sanctioned by the USA Triathlon Association (USAT).

ACHIEVE was founded in 2007 by Charles (Chuck) Brodsky, founder of The Nation's Triathlon™ with the support of former Washington, DC Mayor, Adrian Fenty, an avid triathlete, and Washington, DC's Department of Parks and Recreation.  The program was launched at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in the summer of 2007.  The success of the initial year led to camp location expansion in DC and nationwide. Currently ACHIEVE has expanded to five camp locations in Washington, DC, one in Houston, TX, one in Atlanta, GA, and Chicago Southland, IL.

In order to remain all-inclusive, ACHIEVE is a free camp that provides youth with all of the equipment that they will need during the program; including bicycles, helmets, swim fins, pull buoys, goggles, kickboards, a one-of-a-kind ACHIEVE  cycling jersey, as well as training from experienced coaches.

A major component of the ACHIEVE program is to expose kids to the many benefits that come from participation in endurance sports. Training and racing in endurance events teaches athletes how to be disciplined, goal-oriented and focused, and helps to foster respect for self and others. In the long run, endurance athletes tend to be more successful in their careers, more community-involved, and are healthier than many of their sedentary peers. ACHIEVE aims to inspire these traits in its camp participants and to realize our motto of “Enriching Lives Through Sport.”