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Spring 2012 
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Council 2012Welcome to 2012! The USAT Mideast Council has been busy planning a tremendous year for you. Several initiatives are well under way, such as our Youth Development Program. Many more are gaining speed to launch later this year, such as our Special Qualifier, Triathlon and Duathlon Regional Championships, Club Racing Series, and the Race Director Consortium. The Mideast Council wishes you a fun and successful year in all your multisport pursuits. Feel free to contact us at usatmideast@gmail.com and be sure to visit our NEW website.

In This Issue
New Website
Regional Events
Women in Multisport
WEBSITE

CHECK OUT OUR NEW USAT MIDEAST REGION WEBSITE!

 

A new year. A new look. The USAT Mideast website has been given a face-lift for 2012.  Visit us to stay up-to-date on the latest in the Mideast Region including announcements, links, resources, and photos.

 Craig Clayton IMLP

 
SPECIAL THANKS to Web designer and triathlete, Craig Clayton (left),
 for our new site.

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MARK THE DATES FOR 2012!

 

JUNE 23

Mideast Special Qualifier

South Beach Triathlon 

 

AUGUST 12

Mideast Regional Championship

Sylvania Triathlon

 
USAT Certified Retailer 

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Quick Links

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Regional Events

 

MIDEAST REGION CLUB RACING SERIES 2012 (MERCRS)

 MERCRS 2012

Registration is OPEN for all clubs in our annual Club competition April 14th through October 31st.  Visit our website for Registration and information. To begin scoring points for your club in April, submit rosters by April 1st.

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USAT MIDEAST REGION SPECIAL QUALIFIER, JUNE 23, 2012, SOUTH BEACH TRI, SOUTH HAVEN, MICHIGAN

 Special Qualifier

Top 33% in each Age Group in the Olympic Distance qualify for the 2012 Age Group Nationals in Burlington, Vermont. Special awards to be distributed by the Council.

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USAT MIDEAST REGION REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 12, 2012, SYLVANIA TRIATHLON, SYLVANIA, OHIO

 RC 2012

Top 33% in each Age Group for the Olympic Distance qualify for the 2013 Age Group Nationals. Special awards to be distributed by the Council.

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USAT MIDEAST RACE DIRECTOR CONSORTIUM, DECEMBER 1ST, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Race Director 2011 

Last year, this event was a raging success. Check our website for more information as it becomes available for this year's conference. 

 

 

 

 

Women in Multisport

Out of the Transition Area, the Women's Wave Leads in Triathlon

Lindsey Cook, USAT Mideast Council and Women's Committee

 Lindsey at IM Louisville

More than ever before, women are jumping into the sport and lifestyle of triathlon. Balancing the training for all three disciplines is a fun challenge, met with discipline and integrity that the sport requires. As the sport grows, women are also jumping into leadership roles as race directors, coaches, USAT Committee Members, Regional Council Members, and beyond. These women are paving the way for future generations to become involved on the business- and governance-end of the sport. The USAT Women's Committee (WC) and regional WC Council representatives have the goal to harness that enthusiasm; to empower women in the sport to positions of leadership and provide resources for women in all stages of their lives for better performance in the sport.

 

The national WC was revitalized in 2010. As a young committee, positions are still being filled with women who bring diverse business experience as well as personal athletic experience in triathlons.

 

Webinars, matching reimbursable grants for women-specific educational opportunities, and a column in the national quarterly USAT Triathlon magazine, are just a few accomplishments within the first couple years. New to this year's agenda is a seminar that will be held on April 30, in conjunction with St. Anthony's Triathlon in Florida. The speakers are a dynamic group successful business women and well-known athletes who have transitioned from successful careers in the sport to successful careers in a chosen field. They will present their own experience to encourage, teach and promote leadership and a desire to participate.

 

Locally, the Mideast Regional Council is the first regional council in the country that has created and filled a WC council position to create women-specific events. The Council is looking forward to planning for events and/or a clinic in 2012 that encourages women and moms to participate in triathlon.   

 

USAT has a commitment and responsibility to serve its women members in a way that meets their needs and provides for development in the sport. The WC is a conduit to help make that happen. Questions or interest in the WC locally or nationally, email: lindsey.cook6@gmail.com

 

Pictured above is Lindsey Cook finishing Ironman Louisville, 2011.