The Athletic Club At Chelsea Piers Connecticut Is Now A Recognized USA Triathlon-Certified Training Center

Joins The Sports Center At Chelsea Piers To Become The Only Two USA Triathlon-Certifired Training Centers In The Northeast

(Stamford, C.T. – February 2, 2016) – The Athletic Club at Chelsea Piers Connecticut is proud to announce it has been certified as a USA Triathlon Certified Training Center, joining The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers as the only two USA Triathlon-Certified Training Centers in the Northeast.

The Athletic Club at Chelsea Piers Connecticut achieved this important certification by reaching a number of standards set forth by USA Triathlon.  Certified Training Centers must provide USAT- certified coaches, nutrition consultants, Dartfish technology, bike fitting capabilities, VO2 and Lactate testing, and a recovery center, among other requirements.  There must be a minimum of 2 USAT Certified Coaches and 1 USAT Level II Certified Coach on staff. Additionally, facilities must have a minimum of a 25-yard pool and provide discounts to all USA Triathlon members.

The Athletic Club has been known as a premier training facility for triathlon in Stamford since its opening in 2014 and the Stamford Full Throttle Endurance Racing Team trains out of the center. Team members compete in triathlons ranging from the 140.6 mile Ironman distance to sprint triathlons. Certified USA Triathlon coaches Scott Berlinger and Caitlin Drap, nationally ranked amateur triathletes in their divisions, lead the triathlete team. The Club also offers a Triathlon Summer Camp open to young multi-sport athletes. Campers learn the fundamentals of the sport of triathlon, including running form, endurance, swim stroke, bike handling skills, race preparation and most importantly, safety.

“The Athletic Club is excited to join the Sports Center as one of the two Certified Training Centers for USAT in the Northeast,” said Greta Wagner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “The sport of triathlon is expanding – particularly in the Northeast.  Since we’re one of the only clubs in the region with all of the triathlon-specific offerings and facilities under one roof, we are in a unique position to service the triathlon community better than any facility in the area. These amenities include an indoor track, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a cycle studio, USAT certified coaches and trainers, as well as the latest in strength training and recovery facilities like sports massage and physical therapy.”

“The team we have built at the Athletic Club has grown from a few dedicated triathletes to a nationally recognized winning team,” said Scott Berlinger, head coach of Full Throttle Endurance Racing and a USA Triathlon-certified, Level II coach and USAT- certified race director.  “The team and individual athletes continue to win and place in races all over the country. The Chelsea Piers Full Throttle Endurance Training program offers a variety of triathlon training options designed for athletes of all levels, from amateur to elite. Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced triathlete, our coaches are ready to help you achieve your individual goals.”



Erica Bates 212.336.6870
Chelsea Piers Connecticut