Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Triathlon Clinic to be held at San Jose State University

Welcome novice, veteran and all those in between triathletes. Whetheryou are training for your first tri or your 5th Ironman, please comeand join us for a day long triathlon training session which will focusprimarily on skill development, progressions and techniques in all 4of the disciplines, swimming, biking, running and transitions.Workouts will take place at San Jose State University. We will haveaccess to the entire 60M pool and will have an underwater camera onhand to analyze your stroke mechanics with you. All training sessionswill include full workouts. The expert coach to athlete ratio will besmall providing you with personalized, directed feedback. If you haveany questions about the training day, please feel free to contact jay at

Please RSVP before November 21st to reserve your spot

The training day is Sunday November 23rd starting at 9:30 and ending at approximately 3:30pm.
The cost to SJSU triathletes is free
SJSU alumni $25
Community members $50

Alexis Smith (formerly Waddel), B.Sc., M.A. –in progress- completedher first triathlon at age 9. A pro since 2001, she races well at all distances. She placed 13th in the 2004 Olympic Trials, took 5th atthe Ironman USA National Championship in Lake Placid, NY in 2005 whereshe qualified and competed in the Ironman World Championships in Kona,Hawaii. Competing in Kona was a dream of hers since she saw herparents compete there in 1986, when she was 12 years old. In 2007,her first year with Team Sport Beans/NTTC, Alexis won the prestigious Tri-California Pro Series (she also won the series in 2004,2008). In 2008,she placed 5th at Vineman 70.3, 2nd at Pacific Grove Triathlon and 2nd at Tinley's Triathlon.In addition to competing, Alexis co-owns Monterey Bay Multisport, a coaching business. She has worked numerous camps and clinics for adults and children for over 10 years, is a guest speaker at high schools and triathlon clubs and volunteers for Sea Otter Classic Cycling Event and the Big Sur Trail Marathon. Alexis has a B.S. in Kinesiology from San Diego State University, is a USA Triathlon Level II (Expert) Coach and is currently attending San Jose State University, pursing a Master's degree in Kinesiology, Sport Psychology.

Dr. Jay Johnson (B.A., B.Ed., M.Sc., PHD.) originally from Canada now an Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology Department at San Jose State University, continues to be an active participant in the triathlon and running communities and has been a member of both the Canadian national age group triathlon and duathlon teams. In addition to co-founding and coaching the University of Toronto triathlon club, and more recently the triathlon club at San Jose State University, he coached the middle distance running team at SJSU. jay has coached all level of triathletes including children, juniors and Ironman competitors. He is NCCP Level 1 certified in triathlon in addition to several other sports, a Triathlon Master Learning Facilitator for Competition Introduction for Triathlon Canada, responsible for facilitating, instructing and certifying coaches triathlon coaches in Canada. He has been the FISU (The International University Sports Federation) Team Manager and assistant manager for the games in Nanao,Japan and Erdek, Turkey, as well as the head coach for the OAT(Ontario Association of Triathletes) Kids of Steel camps in 2006, 2007 and 2008, responsible for the development, implementation and coaching of the week long camps. Jay was also an assistant coach to Mr. Craig Taylor, the Ontario Provincial Development Coach, working closely with him for two years with the provincial Junior triathletes coordinating,coaching and running training days and camps in both Canada andArizona.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will this clinic be offered again? I may not be available on the 23rd.