Save the Date – 2016 USAT Florida Region Race Director & Coaches Symposium


2016 Race Director & Coaches

USA Triathlon Florida Region Race Director and Coaches Symposium is the industry leading opportunity for race directors to meet and network with peers across the region, engage with the USA Triathlon regional and national staff, speak one-on-one with the risk management team, and interact with regional trendsetters.

Become current on a host of issues and trends facing the multi-sport industry. Key topics include marketing, risk management, youth event execution and profitability challenges, Paratriathlon inclusion, safety and liability case studies that drive event management decision-making and our keynote speak Susan Daniels from the St. Anthony’s Triathlon.

CEU’s will be accredited towards coaches and race directors.

Save the date: December 10, 2016

Location: Rosen Inn 9000 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Registration will open August 15, 2016


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2016 USAT Florida Region Hall of Fame Nomination



The  Florida Region is actively seeking nominations for the USA Triathlon Florida Region Hall of Fame. Certain individuals and contributors over the years have demonstrated excellence in every aspect of multisport in the Florida Region. They have inspired others to elevate their performance, participation and involvement in multisport. Now is your chance to recognize them.

To nominate a male and female age-group athlete, a male and female elite athlete and an individual or entity that has made a unique contribution to multisport in the Florida Region, you should email Hector Torres, Florida Region Chair, at, and request a 2016 Florida Region Hall of Fame Nomination Form and the Criteria for Eligibility for Nomination.

We all know someone that has inspired us to become involved with the exciting world of multi-sport… someone who motivated us to do things we never dreamed were possible. Help to reward and honor those people with a nomination to the Florida Region’s Hall of Fame.

Don’t end up with a DNF because you forgot to nominate an age-group male and female, an elite athlete male and female, and a unique contributor that deserves to be considered for the Florida Region’s first annual Hall of Fame. They did their part—it’s time to do yours!

The Florida Region’s Annual Hall of Fame celebration will be held in Orlando on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Nominations open from July 30 – August 30, 2016
Committee meets: September 10, 2016
Announcement made on October 1, 2016
Hall of Fame Induction – December 10, 2016.
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Deb Peters appointed new USA Triathlon Florida Region youth coordinator!


Contact: Deb Peters


Telephone (cell): 813-731-8767

July 18, 2016




Orlando, FL – July 18, 2016: The USAT Florida Regional Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Deb Peters to the position of Florida Region Youth Coordinator.

Hector Torres, the USAT Florida Region President says, “We are excited about Deb taking on the position as the new Youth Coordinator. She will be educating and empowering youth and their families throughout the state about the benefits of a multi-sport lifestyle.”

Deb is eager to share her initiative towards youth programming for the Florida Region. “I am excited to have been appointed the new Florida Region Youth Coordinator.   When I started my fitness career, I knew I wanted to focus on family fitness, not knowing then that triathlon would be the way I would do that. I participated in my first triathlon at the age of 47 and was hooked. I quickly incorporated triathlons as part of my toolbox to help people get in shape. In 2014, I took my passion for the sport to the younger generation, and have been showing children how being active can be fun and exciting. Not only are these kids learning a sport that can last them a lifetime, they are learning some core life values.   Swim, bike, run are the basics of triathlon, but through the sport, commitment, discipline, adversity and dedication are also learned. The outcome is a confident, healthy child that will always remember crossing the finish line for the first time! I am passionately dedicated to growing youth triathlon in our Florida Region.”

At the end of July, Deb will be representing the Florida Region at the 2016 Youth Nationals in West Chester, Ohio. She will be on hand throughout the weekend and act as the liaison for the Florida athletes. Deb will be there to answer any questions and to help facilitate this amazing experience for all the Florida athletes and their families.

USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Deb Peters at USA Triathlon Florida Region at 813-731-8767 or at



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USAT – Florida: Regional Club Championship Series


July 13th, 2016, revised Club Standings
For Immediate Release by the USAT Florida Region Club Committee:

Congratulations to the Stellar Triathlon Club of Saint Augustine on 1st Place scoring 182 points in the third race of the USAT Florida Region Club Championship Series on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at the Jacksonville Triathlon in beautiful Fernandina Beach, the first in a three-race series put on by DRC Sports. Stellar narrowly beat out the Hammerhead Triathlon Club of Jacksonville, a strong 2nd Place challenger and local area club with 159 points who was closely followed by Gulf Winds Triathletes of Tallahassee in 3rd Place with 132 points and the PRS Triathlon Club also of Jacksonville who scored 128 points taking 4th Place.

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Congratulations are also due to the 5 other USAT registered triathlon clubs competing in this third Club Series Championship Race which included the G3 Gainesville Triathlon Club (96 pts), the Total Fitness Triathlon Club of Tarpon Springs (21 pts), the Lakeland Land Sharks (10 pts), TRI (9 pts), and the Seminole County Triathletes (7 pts). The race included 9 actively registered USAT Clubs who had a combined 103 athletes competing with another 4 Clubs and 23 athletes ineligible for scoring because of expired USAT Club or Annual Membership registrations.

Next up in the popular USAT Florida Region Club Championship Series is the Grand Finale, the Annual USAT Florida Region Club Championship being held at the Huntington’s Disease Triathlon in Miami, FL on July 31, 2016, for more information, please click

Clubs competing at Huntington’s in Miami in late July will be eligible for both individual race awards as well as the overall Club Series Region Championship which will combine points from all 4 races in the Series.

For more information about the USAT Florida Region Club Championship Series, feel free to email or call Club Program liaison Roger McVeigh at or 305-394-7555.



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Long Run / Endurance Intervals – Workout #3

For those of you training for long course you can integrate some race pace intervals into a longer run to get a little more out of that run without necessarily have to go as far.

90 min run: 15-20 min warm up, 4 x 10 min @ goal race pace for 1/2 marathon w/5 min recovery, remaining time is cool down.

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Paratriathlon Regional Championship


USAT Florida Region is proud to announce the 2016 Navy Seal Sprint Triathlon (honoring the “Men of Extortion 17”) will take place on Sunday, August 21st at Sand Key Park in Clearwater, Florida. The race has been designated as the official 2016 Paratriathlon Regional Championship and triathletes with a range of physical disabilities will be competing for Sunshine State bragging rights.

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All proceeds from the event will go to The Brian Bill Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt national non-profit charity dedicating to protecting and preserving the health and welfare of Navy Special Warfare Operators, families, veterans and Gold Star parents.

To register or for more information click on the website:

To learn more about the Florida Region’s Paratriathlon program:




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Florida Regional Championship Bidding has Opened!


Attention all Race Directors! Enclosed you will find the Regional Championship Bids for the Florida Region.. Please complete the form electronically. Open biding begins at July 5 – August 5, 2016. Decision making will take place on August 15, 2016. We will contact the Race Director by August 20, 2016.These are the list of races that we plan to hold in 2017:

  • Regional Olympic Distance (1500 m swim / 40k bike / 10k run)
  • Regional Long Course (1.2 mi swim / 56 mile bike / 13.1 mi run)d
  • Regional Aqua Bike (1.2 mi swim / 56 mile bike )
  • Regional Duathlon Standard (10k run / 40k bike / 5k run)
  • Regional Duathlon Sprint (5k run / 20k bike / 2.5k run)
  • Paratriathlon (.25 mi swim/ 12 mi bike / 3.1 mi run)
  • Youth (7-10-year-olds: 100m swim, 5k bike, and 1k run / 11-15-year-olds: 200m swim, 10k bike, 2k run)
  • Junior (.25 mi swim/ 12 mi bike / 3.1 mi run)

If you currently hold any of these races and is interesting in becoming a Regional Championship, please complete the following form:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Race Director Liaison, Linden Fenton at 

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Kids get their “feet wet”with Splash & Dash series

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A Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming and  is open to athletes ages 7-15. It is a great introduction for kids into triathlon and the multisport lifestyle.

There will be forty five (45) events across the US but the best are hosted in the Sunshine State!


For more information on the Splash & Dash series – Click HERE

To register for upcoming aquathlons in Central Florida (July 9th, August 13th, September 10th) – Click HERE

To register for upcoming aquathlons in South Florida (July 30th) – Click HERE



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Florida Region Rankings – Where do you stand?


Enclosed you will find the current standings in the Florida Region as of June 30, 2016. You can review your rankings at:

Top 3 in each Age Group:


  • Male Age Group 0 – 15
    • Reed Legg
    • Lawson McLeod
    • Carson Kruger
  • Male Age Group 16 – 17
    • Luis Ortiz
    • Chester Cooper
    • Jared McFadden
  • Male Age Group 18 – 19
    • Anthony Rufrano
    • Daniel Ambrose
    • Michael Von Rumohr
  • Male Age Group 20 – 24
    • Francisco Centeno
    • Gabriel Zimeri
    • Sean Durkin
  • Male Age Group 25 – 29
    • Jeremy Richardson
    • Ross Lenehan
    • Todd Sukolsky
  • Male Age Group 30 – 34
    • Chad Siple
    • Ignacio Lopez Mancisidor
    • Guido Perez
  • Male Age Group 35 – 39
    • Jesse cookson
    • Andrew Heideman
    • Charlie Johnson
  • Male Age Group 40 – 44
    • Yacceri Leal
    • Mark Coleman
    • Michael Nunez
  • Male Age Group 45 – 49
    • John Repack
    • Patrick Sirois
    • Jerry Gisclair
  • Male Age Group 50 – 54
    • Bill Picciano
    • Andrea Ugazio
    • Don Packard
  • Male Age Group 55 – 59
    • Paul Corban
    • Bruce Geise
    • Richard Jansik
  • Male Age Group 60 – 64
    • Steve Gallagher
    • Robert Brockett
    • Hywel Jones
  • Male Age Group 65 – 69
    • Kevin Simmons
    • Don Utsinger
    • Bill Helfferich


  • Female Age Group 0 – 15
    • Mikayla Apicella
    • Angelina Apicella
    • Hannah Fowler
  • Female Age Group 16 – 17
    • Reagan Quilty
    • Stephanie Hernandez
    • Hannah Rothfuss
  • Female Age Group 18 – 19
    • Alma Campiani
  • Female Age Group 20 – 24
    • Savannah Dearden
    • Christie Rutledge
    • Kalina Paunovska
  • Female Age Group 25 – 29
    • Lorraine Fuentes
    • Cristina Ramirez
    • Mandy Twardowski
  • Female Age Group 30 – 34
    • Rebecca Thome Ledesma
    • Kristell Acosta
    • Yova Borovska
  • Female Age Group 35 – 39
    • Katie Corbin
    • Kimberly Grogan
    • Yelena Maloney
  • Female Age Group 40 – 44
    • Dana Dambrauskas
    • Stephanie Liles-Weyant
    • Julie Kress
  • Female Age Group 45 – 49
    • Jill Kralovanec
    • Jennifer Hutchison
    • Elyse Sitomer
  • Female Age Group 50 – 54
    • Kerry Simmons
    • Karen Tamson
    • Kay Carver
  • Female Age Group 55 – 59
    • Kim Miller
    • Amy Wilson
    • Laurie Copeland
  • Female Age Group 60 – 64
    • Jeanne Fine
    • Kathy Black
    • Debi Marine
  • Female Age Group 65 – 69
    • Gail Lohman
    • Kathleen Tittle
    • Donna Maguire


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Club Regional Championship Series – Finale!


Florida clubs….On Sunday, July 31st, USA Triathlon – Florida Region will host the Club Regional Championship as part of the 25th annual Huntington’s Disease Triathlon in Miami.

This will the finale of a three part series and the points are worth DOUBLE!

Register before July 17th before prices go up. 100% of your money will go directly to research to help find a cure for this inherited degenerative brain disorder.


Click HERE to register and be sure to indicate the USAT club you are affiliated with.




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