Triathlon Ontario Partners with The Tandem Project to Offer Sighted Guide Training Clinic

Triathlon Ontario Partners with The Tandem Project to Offer Sighted Guide Training Clinic

August 24, 2016Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced a partnership with The Tandem Project to offer a sighted guide training clinic on September 24th in Milton, Ontario.

The partnership was formed to offer an introductory clinic in the GTA after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback on The Tandem Project’s recently produced Paratriathlon Guide Manual. The clinic will teach the basic principles of how to become an effective guide for an athlete living with vision loss.

Becoming a sighted guide truly gives new meaning to blind trust. Triathlon is usually an individual sport, but, for guided athletes, it’s a two person team sport; a partnership of one brain, two bodies. It is a bond between you and your athlete.

Guiding a Blind or Visually Impaired (“BVI”) athlete in a big event can give you a different kind of high, one that you will take with you and remember long after you have removed the swim cap, parked the bike, and hung up the running shoes.

Space is limited to 30 registrants so sign up today to take part!

For additional information or questions, please contact contact Jan Ditchfield, Executive Director of The Tandem Project at jan@thetandemproject.org. Full day’s schedule on teh registration form.

Register Here

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Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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