Triathlon Coaching

Private and small group Triathlon coaching is designed to meet the needs of individuals who compete, or are interested in competing in Triathlons, Duathlons, and other endurance races. The scope of coaching completely customized to the specific goals and needs of the individual or group. Our experienced Triathlon coach will provide the necessary guidance to make your next race your best.

Our coach, Barb Figurski has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and has been with Liberty Athletic Club since 2006. After completing 12 marathons (including the Boston Marathlon 2003, 2004 and 2006), Barb began competing in triathlons in 2003. She competed in the Lake Placid Ironman in 2005, qualified for the World Championship Half Ironman in 2006. Currently, Barb is a member of the USAT, has an M.A. in Athletic Administration, and is a Level 1 USAT Coach. Coaching and training all levels of triathletes to become seasoned athletes is Barbís passion. With her experience and knowledge she will provide her clients with tools of proper technique, instruction, training programs, and dynamic coaching. Barb is a personable and knowledgeable coach who looks forward to helping people reach their potential and ultimately their athletic goal.

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Kids Tri Training

For kids interested in Triathlons, EPIC Racesí Sky Kids Tri is an excellent experience ! Taking place on Sunday, May 15th, Sky Kids Tri gives children the opportunity to try out a triathlon and experience the thrill of a swim-bike-run combination. There are three age divisions ó 5 and 6 year olds, 7 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 14 year olds ó all competing in age-appropriate distances. The Sky Kids Tri is ideal for children of all abilities: those who have always been curious about the triathlons their parents love to do, those who compete on the junior tri circuit, and those who just want to give a new and exciting sport a shot! This five week training program will insure kids are prepared to have a fun and successful race. During the program our USAT certified coach will help kids build and expand their swimming, biking and running capabilities as well as provide all the need-to-know pieces for competing in a Triathlon. Our instructor will contact each family the week before the program begins to answer any questions. Meets in the Adult Lap Pool.

Goddess Training Program

For women who have also thought about training for a triathlon, fairly new to the sport, or looking to improve triathlon skills, we have developed an 8-week training program to prepare for the summer triathlon season. This class will meet once a week for 90-minutes and will hone the skills of Swimming, Biking and Running to help insure a successful race. Participants will also receive a detailed training program to be conducted outside of the class that is necessary for proper race preparation. Participants are encouraged, but not required to meet outside of the class to complete the supplementary training. This program is also open to women who are looking to improve or establish their triathlon skills, but are not planning to compete in the Tri Goddess Triathlon. Meets in the Adult Lap Pool and Spinning Studio.

Triathlon Conditioning: Swim Technique

This class is for participants that can swim, but seek to improve their swim stroke by learning proper technique. Each participant will receive one-on-one swim coaching that will focus on individual needs. Swimming has the distinction among endurance sports of being the most technique oriented. A 1% increase in efficiency can lead to a 25% performance gain. Meets in the Adult Lap Pool.