Bob Hepler has announced the first-ever EMU Women's Triathlon Clinic, set for Saturday, June 22. The free half-day clinic, presented by Eastern Mennonite's new program along with USA Triathlon, is open to females ages 12 to 18.
The purpose of the clinic is to create an educational platform for females interested in competing in triathlon at the collegiate club and NCAA varsity levels.
The day includes an overview of the sport of triathlon, brief videos, and timed running and swimming trials. Check-in starts at 8:30am on EMU's University Commons and activities conclude at 12:30pm at Westover Pool in Harrisonburg. Check-in for an optional bike clinic starts at 7:15am.
Attendance will be capped at 30 for the free clinic.
"This is an exciting opportunity for young women who are new to the sport of triathlon to receive coaching in swimming, cycling and running from top athletes and coaches," explained Hepler, himself a seven-time IRONMAN. "USA Triathlon has provided the resources to make the event free. This is truly an amazing opportunity. I'm pleased that USA Triathlon has given me the opportunity to promote EMU'S NCAA Women's Triathlon program and to give back to a sport that has given me so much."
Hepler has already been utilizing the cross training benefits of swimming and biking with his athletes in EMU's cross country and track & field programs.