STRIVE WITH US!
STRIVE empowers youth to develop a healthy lifestyle by providing access to resources such as free camps, youth-friendly races and a junior triathlon program as fun ways to combat childhood obesity.
Founded in 2011, STRIVE has developed programs that provide youth the tools to live an active lifestyle. The Nelson’s have been strong advocates of being fit and has completed many races individually or as a family. Our Daughter began training for youth events and we saw the direct benefits triathlon training had for her adolescent development. STRIVE was formed to deliver a scalable program with the emphasis on having fun while learning the skills involved to complete an aquathlon or triathlon.
We are the first youth focused USA Triathlon Club in Prince George’s County Maryland, and have been creating multi-sport opportunities for athletes ages 7 to 15 through our team, clinics, camps and events since 2011.
Look at the videos from last season in Bowie, MD & College Park, MD where over 150 youth performed a swim then transition to run in an encouraging environment. These events are open to all ability levels where participants can earn a medal for completing this fun race in the community.
Registration for the STRIVE Splash N Dash Race Series COMING SOON.
STRIVE Camps are foundation programs which teach the importance of nutrition paired with an active lifestyle. These programs range from 4 – 6 weeks that offer basic water safety skills, multi-sport training and can include an academic component while delivering measurable metrics our camper output. Through the award of grants, sponsors and donors we provide a structured program at no cost to the campers within under-served communities.
STRIVE Splash Camp. Strive has partnered with the University of Maryland Triathlon Club to hold a 4-week swim program where 20 campers will learn the fundamentals of water safety.
STRIVE Splash N Dash Camp – This comprehensive 6-week swim & run program will be provided exclusively to our partner Prince George’s County Public School. Students from Barnaby Manor Elementary School will receive tutoring services and then transported to Allentown Splash Park for camp in preparation for their 1st STRIVE Splash N Dash Race. Students’ academic reports, behavior, and fitness levels will be monitored in this camp which is a pilot program this season.
Lastly our STRIVE Splash Camp will be providing a 3-week aquatic program to 40 youths in the Park Forest Apartments located in Oxon Hill, MD. These youth will be offered basic water safety classes in the pool located within their complex in partnership with the Community Services Foundation.
Whether your young triathlete is new to the sport or interested in competing at a high level, STRIVE has the coaching staff to meet their goals. Our USA Triathlon coaches have extensive experience with developing triathletes (7-13) interested in participating in fun, youth triathlons in the region. STRIVE also has a triathlon club which challenges youth with a structured program which encourages their athletic ability as a competitive athlete.