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Doug Stern's Triathlon Training Camp, Curacao, Dutch Antilles. January 19 - 28 2001.

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Flamboyant Swim Coach Doug Stern.
It’s the perfect setting, the perfect time of year, and the perfect way to get out of winter weather and train with some fun people. (Click to enlarge)

The beach outside our hotel.
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Our 50 meter training pool.
For years flamboyant New York swim coach Doug Stern has held his triathlon training camp on the Island of Curacao. Located 35 miles North of Venezuala in the the Southern Caribbean, Curacao has beautiful sunsets, excellent ocean swimming, a fine 50 meter pool and good cycling and running. The camp is based at the Lion’s Dive Hotel. The hotel is a large SCUBA diving resort complex with complete dock, beach, SCUBA rental and instruction, pool, fitness club and restaurant facilities. (Click to enlarge)

There is always something going on during the camp.
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Sunrise Caffeine kick-start with Doug and Sheila.
Clients for the Doug Stern Triathlon Clinic range from experienced athletes to leisurely recreational exercise enthusiasts. Whether you like to train from sun up to sun down, or kick back on the beach, the camp has a flexible, fun itinerary with something always going on. (Click to enlarge)

Olympic Gold Medalist Sheila Toarmina.
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Time to stretch.
Olympic Gold Medalist Sheila Toarmina helped with the coaching during the past two years and hleped with video stroke analysis and instruction on open water swimming and land based swim training. (Click to enlarge)

Video analysis with Doug.

Happy campers 2000.

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View from my hotel room.
The camp is the ideal way to get out of the winter weather and back into shape for the coming season. The mix of participants is always fun and evenings are as lively as the day time training sessions. A beach barbecue at the end of a long bike ride across the island is just one of the week’s highlights. (Click to enlarge)

Doug leads an open water swim.
  The 2001 trip will be held in the last week of January and is 10 days long.  
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Morning swim practice.
The focus is on fun and flexibility (you can do as little or as much as you want- there is always something going on). (Click to enlarge)

Two mile open water swim

To Register for Curacao 2001 Contact:

Doug Stern Swimming
700 Columbus Ave. 9J
New York, NY 10025

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