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USAT Invites Juniors to Camp

May 27, 2008, 12 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 27 2008) USA Triathlon invites junior triathletes (ages 15-19) from the Pan American Region (PATCO) to a junior development camp June 30 – July 6 in San Antonio, Texas.

The camp, which is seven days and six nights, will feature instruction from expert junior coaches as well as the opportunity to train with top caliber juniors from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

The camp will focus on preparing athletes for international draft-legal junior competitions. The fundamentals of junior triathlon will be addressed. PATCO athletes will be joined by U.S. athletes and coaches participating in a Junior National Select Camp occurring at the same venue.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for all participants, athletes and coaches alike, to gain a greater appreciation for the international nature of junior triathlon,” said Steve Kelley, USAT athlete development coordinator. “We look forward to hosting our friends from the PATCO region and hope that this camp will form new friendships and inspire greater collaboration within the region.”   

Applicants should be nationally ranked junior competitors in their countries. PATCO or world championship experience is a plus. Participating PATCO athletes must attend with a coach, as the camp is intended to be a learning experience for both athletes and coaches. 

USA Triathlon has secured a special grant from the United States Olympic Committee to provide scholarships and travel stipends to support participation by PATCO athletes and coaches. Additional details are at or Completed applications are due no later than June 28, 2008. Athletes who have received a formal letter of invitation may apply at

For more information, email camp director Shelly Campbell.