Club President: Bryce Zaffarano Board Member(s): None Total Membership: 80 Club Dues: $170
Club Info: The UC San Diego Triathlon Team was founded in 1998 and has grown to more than 80 athletes. UC San Diego is uniquely positioned at one of the centers of the triathlon world and has some of the best climate and terrain for training year round. The team competes in Sprint and Olympic-distance races throughout the spring and summer against other schools in the West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (WCCTC), such as Stanford, Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Los Angeles, and Cal Poly SLO. UCSD's team also sends athletes to compete at the USAT Collegiate Nationals race each year.
Historically, the UCSD Tritons have been extremely successful, both within the WCCTC and also at the national level. In 2008, UCSD's women's team won the National Collegiate Team title, with Amanda Felder winning the overall women's race. That same year, UCSD's women swept the entire collegiate podium at the prestigious Wildflower Triathlon at Lake San Antonio, CA. In 2005, UCSD won both the individual mens and womens National Collegiate Championship. In addition to placing well in various Sprint and Olympic-distance races, UCSD athletes have also raced in Half Ironman and Ironman events, with some members qualifying for coveted spots to Ironman Hawaii.
In addition to competing at the highest levels of Collegiate competition, the UCSD Triathlon Team has sought to make the sport of triathlon more accessible to the UCSD student body at large. With that goal in mind, the team accepts all interested students regardless of athletic background. Furthermore, with the help of the Triathlon Club of San Diego, the team hosts their own sprint distance (USAT Traditional Non-drafting) race which contains a draft legal race the day before as well, known as the Tritonman Triathlon, each year (February) at Fiesta Island in Mission Bay. The race serves as the team's main fund raiser for the year and has attracted numerous students from UCSD and many collegiate teams from the WCCTC, as well as top local pros and amateur triathletes.
Additionally, there are two other hosted races during the year, the Coveskipper Aquathlon, hosted in the Fall (October). Then in the Spring (May), there is the Grove run 5k.
The team boasts success in maintaining a
"Green" label in the Tritonman Triathlon, which was labeled the very first sustainable collegiate triathlon within the WCCTC race series.
For further information regarding membership, events, and any other questions please refer to the team website, or Club Sponsors: Clif Bar,
XTraining - Sergio Borges,
Tri Club of San Diego,
The UCSD Triathlon Team would like to thank all of our sponsors who support us as we compete and strive to advance Collegiate Triathlon. Club Discounts: Discounts are offered in the form of race entry fee reduction, sponsorship discounts, and any other promotional offers through the team which varies each year. Directions to Workouts & Meeting Location(s): All workouts are located on the UCSD campus, which can be accessed between the exits of Genesee Ave. and La Jolla Village Dr. West of the I-5 freeway in San Diego, California.
Our main practices are Monday,Wednesday, and Thursday from 5PM-7PM at Spanos Track, and Saturday 10AM-11:30AM at Canyonview Pool. Club Workout Schedule: Monday: Turbo (Bike & Run) workout at Spanos Track @ 5 PM
Tuesday: Swim Practice at Canyonview Pool @ 6 PM
Wednesday: Track workout at Spanos Track @ 5 PM
Thursday: Turbo (bike only) workout at Spanos Track @ 5 PM
Friday: Long Run @ 7:30 AM; Swim Practice at Canyonview Pool @ 3 PM
Saturday: Swim Practice at Canyonview Pool @ 10 AM
Sunday: Long Bike Ride @ 8AM. Meet @ UCSD Bike Shop. Please see Bike FAQ page for more information about riding with the team.
Besides our official team practices, people also workout on their own throughout the week. The team email list is the main forum for announcing workouts and finding other people to workout with. Club Meetings & Events Schedule: Please list the schedule of any organized club meetings.
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