Go Tri Sports is excited to announce the 2014 Hilton Head Island Triathlon Camp. This year we are partnering with the professional coaches from the Conviction Training Facility to produce a Triathlon Camp focused on Mechanics and Functional Strength in the swim and run disciplines. The Tri Camp includes many measurable benefits that will have an immediate impact on making you a better triathlete – including, video analysis of your swim and run mechanics to assist our professional coaches in honing and developing your skills. It will also include real-time training in the two disciplines to offer our coaches the opportunity to teach and demonstrate proper techniques necessary to succeed in Triathlon (see full itinerary below). Please contact us with all inquiries – and, if you are seeking a group price discount – we will be happy to work something out with you and your members. We look forward to working with you to make you the best triathlete you can be. GOTRISPORTS_acens


USAT CERTIFIED COACHES = Professional and Experienced Triathlon Coaching



You will leave this Triathlon Camp a better triathlete. Below is a brief outline of just some of the benefits of this Camp:


  1. Initial and post video analysis on individual run mechanics
  2. Skills and drills to improve efficiency, power and speed
  3. Strategies to prevent running injuries (such as, plantar fasciitis and lower back pain)
  4. Routines and tools to enhance recovery including warm ups and cool downs


  1. Individual stroke analysis by professional, experienced, and certified swim coaches.
  2. Receive a detailed video analysis of your stroke as well as drills specific to your needs.
  3. A fifteen minute follow-up consultation with the Coach within 30 days of the camp.
  4. Learn drills that will help you move through the water with less effort.
  5. Reduce the risk of injuries and training time by learning to train effectively.

Registration / Fees

Full Camp $85 RegisterOnlinex100 Hardcopy Registration * Group or Club discounts available – starting at 4 members – contact us with inquiries.
** Partial Refunds available up to 2/22/2014

*** We will provide Hammer HEED energy drink and Hammer energy gels all day


<> 7:30am – Run Clinic ( Location – Island Recreation Center  – MAP )
– What you need to bring – run gear, run shoes

7:30 – 7:45 Initial video – Run mechanics, foot strike and gait

7:45 – 8:15 Lecture – Efficient running mechanics 

8:15 – 8:45 Drill Session – Posture and pulling 

8:45 – 9:15 Video review – Initial mechanics 

9:15 – 9:30 Recovery – Warm up Strategies 

<> 9:30am – Nutritional Break

<> 10:00am – Swim Clinic (( Location – Island Recreation Center  – MAP )
– What you need to bring – swim suit, goggles

White Board talk. (Swimming terminology, physics and philosophy)

Group assessment (Balance, breathing drills and videotaping)

Break off into groups (Continue to work on areas of body position, balance/breathing, catch & pull)

Swim workout with drills to hone form and technique in the water

Video analyses (Work in groups of 3 for individual attention)

Coaches tips and Swim QA

<> 1pm Lunch Break

<> 2pm – Run Clinic
– What you need to bring – run gear, run shoes

2:00 – 2:30 Drill Session – Falling and cadence 

2:30 – 2:45 Post video – Run mechanics, foot strike and gait 

2:45 – 3:15 Video review – Post mechanics 

3:15 – 3:45 Run workout – Pacing strategy

3:45 – 4:30 Lecture – Injury prevention and cool down strategies 

<> 4:45pm – Summary

Meet the Coaches

Michael Lane
Mike is a third generation competitive swimmer who has over 15 years of club and college coaching experience. Mike has worked with swimmers on almost every level of the sport, ranging from beginners to some of the best swimmers in the world. On the club level he has worked with multiple Olympians, World champions, NCAA champions, American Record Holders, Olympic Trial Finalists, Senior and Junior National champions. His age group swimmers have included multiple national top 16 athletes, age group champions, and New England record holders. On the college level he has worked with Olympians, NCAA Qualifiers, Ivy League team and individual champions and Big East Qualifiers.

Mike is a multiple recipient of the American Swim Coaches Association Coach of the Year for New England Swimming and was selected as an assistant coach to coach the US National Team Distance Select Camp. As a swimmer, Mike has over thirty years of competitive swimming experience. During that time he was a 16 time All-American and a 5 time national individual and relay champion in collegiate and masters swimming. In the summer of 2006 at the Fina Masters World Championships he took 3 individual top 5 places and 3 relay top three finishes including a World and American record breaking finish in the 200 medley relay. In recent years Mike started competing in triathlons and in 2009 and 2010 qualified for the Iron Man 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater Florida this past year placing in the top 30 in his age group and was a USAT All-American.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and  attended Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale FL. In 1999 he was inducted to the BCC Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted to the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Athletic Hall of Fame. This past year he was inducted to the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame. He graduated from Martin High School in Arlington , TX .

Jeffrey Ford

Background :  I am a 25 year old young professional who discovered a gift for running and triathlon late in life. I used to be the Fitness Director at Hilton Head Health the #1 Weight-Loss Spa in the country rated by Fox News. I have recently given up my title to put all my focus in pursuit of my passion for Coaching and Training. I am a full time trainer and coach at Conviction Training Facility as well as the Bluffton High School Cross Country Assistant Coach. I work with Brian Mackenzie and the rest of the CFE team leading seminars and training endurance coaches all over the country. Between all of this, I have personal goals for long distance triathlons and I am working my way thru running a marathon in all 50 States. In a nutshell, I can’t sit still, love life, enjoy pushing myself to my full potential and I have the best girlfriend in the world who works along my side and supports me throughout all of this.

Coaching Philosophy : Training commitment and consistency beats out raw talent any day of the week. If you’re willing to apply effort, identify a terminal goal and take the action steps, you will get there. Inspiration is always around. We simply have to imbrace it.

Certifications :

  • BS Marketing Health Services, Clemson University
  • CrossFit Endurance Seminar Staff
  • CrossFit LI Trainer, Endurance, Mobility and Cycling Coach
  • ACSM PT and Wellness Coach
  • USAT LI Triathlon Coach
Dan Condell


Background : Prior to moving to Hilton Head Island in 2000 I lived Michigan, where I was incredibly fortunate to be trained by and coach under a four time state and two time national coach of the year Rick Edwards. I started swimming competitively at the age of ten and continued to the age of eighteen. I was the head coach of Grand Ledge swim club for five years and assistant for two. As head coach, I designed training programs for abilities ranging from, beginner to national level athletes. In addition, I was the Okemos high school assistant/conditioning coach for both the men’s and women’s water polo teams. For the past, thirteen years I’ve been a supervisor for the Hilton Head Is beach patrol. Some of my duties as supervisor included; organizing and overseeing our general staff training and our local competition. I also coached and competed on our regional competition team. More recently I’ve been work with triathletes of all skill leaves. Teaching them how to get more out of their training time as well as reduce the risk of injury.

Coaching Philosophy : In a word, Kaizen. Kaizen is a Japanese term which means continuous improvement; specifically it denotes incremental improvement through cleverness, patience, and diligence. I believe it is important to be mindful and fully aware when you are learning. Striving for your goals is a great way to keep motivated, but being fully aware during the process is where the magic happens. Finally, it is to remain humble and continue to learn, to test what I've learned and share that knowledge with as many people as I can


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