Two women riding a tandem bicycle.

Chicago, IL

Learn2Guide

Overview

Free three-part series for volunteers to learn how to be a sighted guide.

Registration Closed
Overview

Free three-part series for volunteers to learn how to be a sighted guide.

Registration Closed

About this program

Dare2tri’s new Learn2Guide Clinic is a three-part series that will teach participants how to be a sighted guide for a triathlete who is blind or visually impaired. 

Athletes with visual impairments perform every stage of a triathlon with a sighted guide beside them. During the swim and run portions, a sighted guide may be tethered to the participating athlete. During the bike segment, athletes with visual impairments must ride a tandem bicycle piloted by a sighted guide.

Over the course of these three sessions, you’ll learn proper techniques for guiding an athlete in swimming, cycling, and running.

No previous guiding experience is required, however, participants should be skilled in each triathlon discipline of swimming, cycling, and running. Open to all ages!

Schedule

DateTimeLocation
Running Session Saturday, April 29 9 – 10:15 a.m. Montrose Beach Track
Cycling Session Saturday, May 13 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wilson Ave Parking Lot (Dare2tri’s Home Base!)
Swimming Session Tuesday, May 16 6:30 – 8 p.m. Fosco Park

Session Info

Running Session: During this session, participants should be able to run consistently for a minimum of 10 minutes. You will learn the skills of guiding an athlete through pacing, turning, and avoiding obstacles.

Cycling Session: Participants should be confident in their bike handling skills. During this session, you will learn how to ride a tandem bicycle and the different skills it takes to mount, dismount, turn, and communicate.

Swimming Session: Participants should be confident in their swimming abilities as they will be responsible for guiding a tethered athlete in the water. We will discuss types of swim tethers as well as practicing communication, pacing, sighting, turns and in the water.

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