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Triathlon Training Programs, Recreation Services

biking transition area for triathletesLongmont Recreation Services offers both on-going classes and specialized training programs that all work to prepare tri athletes of all experience and ability levels for triathlon success.


Triathlon Series

Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St, Longmont 80504, (303) 651-8406

Planning on trying your first triathlon or getting ready to gear up for next season and need some help? Centennial Pool is the place to be!

Classes are created to give you a quality workout, increase strength,endurance, improve both running and biking technique,and will provide guidance toward a systematic approach to training.

Classes are designed to compliment each other, however, can be taken separately as your schedule and goals allow. Please call Centennial Pool with any questions: (303) 651-8406



Centennial Pool Fitness Classes:
Pure & Simple Stretch: Tue/Thu 8-8:45am
Core Plus: Mon 12-1pm
TRX Plus (drop-in): Thurs 12-1pm
TRX (nominal fee): Mon/Wed 9-9:45am & 6:15-7pm, Tue/Thu 6:15-7am & 5:45-6:30pm

Place: Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St

Bike Opportunities

Cycling: Indoor Technique & Intensity Workouts
High-level pedaling technique with focused muscle generation, drills, moderate to high-varied intensity innovative and energetic workouts. Learn how to apply forces and repeat and improve efficiency with former USA Triathlon head coach Marc Evans. Bring your own bike and trainer.
Adults: Thurs, 5:45-7am, through April 24

Indoor Cycling Classes:
Centennial Pool - Sunday, 10:15 - 11:15am
Longmont Recreation Center – Mon/Wed/Fri 6-6:45am & 4:30-5:15pm Tue/Thu 5:30-6:15am

Swimming Opportunities

Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St:
Advanced Adult Swim Lesson, Sun, 11am - 12pm
Adult/Senior Swim Lessons, Sun, 2:15-3pm
Masters Swim, Mon/Wed/Fri 6-7:15am, Sat 6:45-8am
Beginning Masters Swim, Tue/Thu 7:30-8:30pm
Swimming Technique for Triathletes (extra fee), Wed 12-1pm

Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd:
Masters Swim, T/Th 12-1pm
Adult/Senior Swim Lessons, Sun, 8:30-9:15am

Swim Technique Training
Not sure you're ready for a Masters workout? Try Swim Technique Training! Individualized instruction to improve your stroke and breathing technique. For adults and seniors looking to refine their stroke, improve endurance, join Masters or train with other adults in a smaller group setting. Register online.

Youth Opportunities

Tri Peaks Youth Triathlon Team
It’s not too late to join our Spring season! The goal of the Youth Triathlon Club is to develop swimming, cycling and running abilities while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle – all while having fun!
7-17: Mon/ Tues/Thurs, 5:30-6:30pm, Fri 9-10am
Dates: June 9 – Aug 1, 326400.1
Fee: $120 resident/$150 non-residents

TRX for Teens
Build strength and develop good core to help you improve in a sport or just everyday activities. By utilizing your own body weight, the TRX Suspension Trainer is accessible for all fitness level.
11-16: Tues/Thurs, 11:15-12 noon
Dates: June 10-26, 323531.1
July 8- July 24, 323531.2
Fee: $15 resident / $24 non-resident
Location: Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St

Bike Rodeo -GEAR up for the Kids ONLY Triathlon

CARA Stroke Clinic

Pre-Requisite: Swim 25 yards Freestyle breathing to the side without stopping, 25 yards Backstroke without stopping, 15 yards Breaststroke, 15 yards Butterfly.
This is a great opportunity to fine tune already existing strokes. Clinic will be technique and drill driven, focusing on a different stroke each day, run by CARA Swim Team Coaches. April 29-May 8, 2014. Register online.

Specialized Training Programs

Intro to Triathlon Clinics -- Save the Dates!

These clinics are designed to introduce you to triathlons, answer all your swimming, biking, and running questions, and get you ready to race the Longmont Triathlon! You’ll not only get an overview of swimming, biking, and running, you will learn about necessary gear, nutrition, training, and even ride and run the Longmont Tri course so you know exactly what to expect on race day. Each Saturday has a different emphasis, so you are encouraged to attend all 3 sessions.

Day/Time: Saturday, 2pm-4pm (new time from that printed in Summer Brochure)


April 12 – Intro to Triathlons: Overview of triathlons; discussion of the 3 disciplines; what to expect on race day; what to eat/what to drink; what gear you need and what gear you can skip.

May 3 - NEW DATE– Swimming, Biking, and T-1:Learn the proper swim etiquette when racing in a pool (circle swimming, pacing and passing); bike basics (changing a flat, eating/drinking on the bike); how to set up your transition area and what you do/don’t need. Practice swimming techniques and learn drills that will prepare you for the swim leg of the race.

May 10 – Biking, Running, and T-2: Class will include a brief classroom discussion before heading outside to set up a transition area. Once we get set up, we will ride 1 loop of the bike course (~4 mi), do a quick simulated transition, and then run 1 loop of the run course (~1 mi).

Where: Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St

Fee: $25 for one date; $40 for any two dates; $50 for all three dates

Bike Rodeo - GEAR up for the Kids ONLY Triathlon

Put your mind at ease and prepare your racer for riding the streets during the Kids Only Triathlon. Learn how to safely maneuver around corners and through the race course. Parents attendance encouraged. A bicycle safety check performed by a bike shop is a required prerequisite. CPSC approved bike helmets are required. Register online

6-14 years: Fri, May 30

6 & 7 year olds: 2-3:15pm 326026.1
8-10 year olds: 3:30-5pm 326026.2
11 & older: 5-6:30pm 326026.3

Instructor: Buzz Feldman, LCI – Certified Bicycle Safety
Location: Clark Centennial Parking Lot
Fee: $10; $5 off for siblings




updated 4/14/2014 -- (303) 651-8406

web page author S. Dabney, (303) 774-4827