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Training Camp for 2016 will be posted soon….. below was our 2015 camp



Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2015
Lke Texoma, Lighthouse Resort and Marina

Tri Life Racing TRI Camp – All athletes and guest welcome!

Join us in hilly and beautiful Lake Texoma for an opportunity to train in 2 states, enjoy a team cookout, and sunset dinner cruise, with kayak supported open water swims and training, bike rides of varying lengths and run courses as well.

Kayak Supported Open Water Swim Practice and Training... beach view

Kayak Supported Open Water Swim Practice and Training

Triathlon Camp fee includes:

  • ~ ~ Triathlon, Cycling, and Training workshops on a variety of topics hosted by guest instructors. Topics include Power Meters, Metabolic Effiency, Race Day Nutrition, and more.
  • ~ ~ Open water kayak supported swims and training sessions that are 2 hours and 20 minutes at length, the time cut-off for a 140.6 swim
  • ~ ~ Multi-distance scenic sag supported bike rides including a ride that crosses the Texoma Dam into Oklahoma
  • ~ ~ Running workouts
  • ~ ~ SUNSET DINNER CRUISE Saturday night (while space is available … book early to secure your spot)
  • ~ ~ Team cookout on Friday night (pot luck for sides, desserts, and appetizers)


Cost per camp attendee- (active USAT membership required)

  • ~ ~ $250

Discounts are awarded as follows:

  • ~ ~ $25 discount for team members
  • ~ ~ USAT Coaches desiring to attend or bring athletes should contact Coach Sean
  • ~ ~ Family discounts available.  Please contact Coach Sean.
Refund Policy:

  • ~ ~ Participants who cancel on or before 3/15/15 will receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for any cancellations after 3/15/15. A minimum number of attendees will be required for the camp to proceed. If this minimum is not met, a full refund will be given to the registered attendees.

You will need to provide:

  • ~ ~ Lodging – Cabins, RV hook ups (not full services), and nearby hotels are available.
    We are recommending that you quickly book a cabin at the Lighthouse Resort & Marina, http://lighthouseresort.com/cabins/.  A quick call to 903.361.5070 will help you find the best cabins for your group, family or self.  Coach Sean and staff will stay in Cabin 36.  The Valks have booked Cabin 35.  Melissa highly recommends “Homeplace- # 30” because it was really cute, with a great view and porch and sleeps 6.  There are 42 cabins there!  A few miles down the bike course you could book cabins at Paradise Cove Resort, but things are little more rustic out there.  http://paradisetexoma.com/.  If you prefer a higher class place to lay your head, consider nearby Tanglewood Resort,  http://tanglewoodresort.com/.

    Cabins are rented on your own.

    Cabins are rented on your own.

  • ~ ~ Self supported nutrition and materials for the swim/bike/run– there are gas stations with facilities every 8 to 7 miles on the bike course.  Please bring your own tubes, nutrition and water on those rides or be prepared to stop at gas stations for more water and nutrition.  Wetsuits will probably be needed for the swims.
  • ~ ~ Breakfast and lunch on your own-  Our campgrounds are connected with a marina and they have breakfast tacos and such available early as well as food throughout the day.  Cabins have full kitchen facilities so you could certainly make your own breakfasts and lunch at your cabin.  Team members will be asked to bring potluck appetizers, sides or desserts for Friday nights meal.   Grilled chicken will be provided.   BYOB… for the whole weekend.  Feel free to bring adult beverages.   The Saturday night cruise is BYOB if you want something with alcohol.  Water and tea only are provided on the cruise.

    Sunset dinner cruise

    Sunset dinner cruise on Saturday night included while space is available

Athletic levels:

Attendees of this camp should have some experience with open water swimming.  Bike courses are leveled at 3 distances.  Running is multi-level.   Workshops will be geared toward experienced triathletes.  Athletes will include long course and short course athletes.   Elite youth athletes could participate under the close supervision of their parents as modifications in safety or distance cannot be made to fit the ability of all youth.

Family attendance at campgrounds:

Since lodging is at your own expense, we do encourage families to attend together when desired.  The marina offers some paid trainings and rentals on kayak and paddle boarding.  You could check with the marina to see if there are any activities that would appeal to your spouses and family.   We also always appreciate it when spouses volunteer to kayak.  Contact Coach Sean if your spouse has experience with supporting open water swims in a kayak and would like to volunteer during our swim sessions or to help provide sag support for bike rides.


Coach Sean Gassman  – Tri Life Racing ~~ Click for Bio

– – – – – – Metabolic Efficiency and Fueling

Coach Richard Wharton Cycle Center ~~ Click for Bio

– – – – – – Training and Racing with a Power Meter for Triathletes

Trent Nix – Tri Shop  ~~ Click for Bio 

– – – – – – Bike Fit and Aerodynamics

Sample schedule –

Friday, May 15

1:00 pm – check into cabins

3:00 pm- meet up for schedule, weekend discussion,  and enjoy a short run

6:00 pm- FISH FRY!!!   at the two red cabins #35 and 36 included in Price (Please bring a side and any beverages)

 Saturday, May 16

7:00 am –  course set up

7:20 am – open water swim  – buoys will be dropped off shore to create an open water course that you could loop mutiple times to create the distance you desire.  Support will be provided for advanced athletes for up to 2 hours and 20 minutes.

9:40-11:00 break (lunch on your own)

11:00 am- somewhat hilly bike ride – meet at Baptist church parking lot at intersection of FM 406 & State Hwy 289.  The course options will  include a 16 mile out and back course, a 30 mile intermediate ride, multi-state ride 🙂 crossing the dam into Oklahoma with the turn around at 75/69 for 42 miles.

2:30 pm- 6:00 pm –  workshops 1 , 2, 3 – TBA

6:00-7:00 Break

7:00-9:00 pm –  Sunset Dinner Cruise – Oasis (board at the Lighthouse Marina) and BYOB (included in price)

Sunday, May 17

7:00 am – course set up

7:20 am – open water swim – if conditions are right we plan to practice running entries similar to Ironman Florida 140.6*, Buffalo Springs Ironman 70.3*, and Disco Tri* (sprint, olympic or x-50) and also practice more physical swim starts in close proximity which is great for athletes entering more heavily attended open water swim races including 70.3 and 140.6 wave and mass start races.  Total swim time- must be out by 9:40am

10:15 am – LONG RUN

noon-   check out of cabins

10am- 2pm – optional brunch served on floating/ docked boat at the marina.  BYOB. (on your own)


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