Fit Fickers Summer Tri Camps kick off next week

Participants in the Fit Fickers Summer Tri Camps will swim, bike and run every day.

Participants in the Fit Fickers Summer Tri Camps will swim, bike and run every day.

Got a budding triathlete at your house?

Pro triathlete Desiree Ficker of Austin will share her expertise at week-long Fit Fickers Summer Tri Camps this month.

The skill-based camps are open to ages 7 to 16 (participants will be divided into two age groups – 7-10 and 11-16). Campers will swim, bike and run every day, and participate in a sprint triathlon on Friday. An awards ceremony will cap the week.

Kinga Parrish participates in Fit Fickers Summer Tri Camps.

Kinga Parrish participates in Fit Fickers Summer Tri Camps.

Ficker, a professional triathlete and runner, is well-known in the local fitness scene. A former University of Alabama champion duathlete, her career highlights include placing second at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and 10th in the New York City Marathon.

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Stephens Episcopal School, 6500 St. Stephens Drive. Two sessions are offered – June 8-12 or June 15-19. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards continuously, ride a bike without training wheels and run a half mile.

Cost is $350 per week, with a discount for siblings. To register go here.


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