As many of you know, it has been proposed that the indoor Portsmouth Pool be shut down. There has been an outpouring of support from both residents and local swimmers. A group has developed to support the effort to save the pool. Below is a flyer with more information on what you can do. Please check it out!
I've been involved with triathlon for a little over 7 years now. I've also participated in bike races, running races and team sports. While all of the athletes that participate in sports seem to have an affinity for fundraising, in my experience, triathletes are just a little bit more active in this area and willing to donate their time, talent and resources to social causes.
The Vento Triathlon Club is no different. We'll be supporting two organizations this year, Northeast Passage and Team Trevor. I've included information from each organization's website below so you can learn about each organization. Feel free to support either organization (or both!) on your own, but also stay tuned for opportunities to help your other Vento teammates support these fantastic organizations.
The mission of Northeast Passage is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can recreate with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers.
We do this by developing, delivering, and evaluating innovative barrier-free recreation and health promotion programs. Our guiding principles are promoting client independence through education and problem solving, creating opportunities, and collaborating with others to create a strong network of accessible recreation.
Team Trevor is made up of Trevor's family and friends and all of the good, kind, generous people who recognize the need to change the future for those people affected by cystic fibrosis. Trevor is an inspirational child whose big, brown eyes speak volumes about his love of life, his curiosity, and his kind nature. Team Trevor is going to help find a cure or management tool for CF because of Trevor.
We do this through local, grass roots fundraising efforts. We organize different fund-raising events throughout the year that are fun for the whole family. Some of these events are done in conjunction with the Northern New England Chapter of the CFF and some are done solely by us. 100% of the proceeds from Team Trevor efforts go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
If you are interested in putting an order in for Vento gear you need to get moving!
Olivia will be placing the order early in the week of 3/22. We'll be ordering a few extras but to insure you get the size and gear you would like please get your order forms in ASAP.
As a reminder we're getting high quality Craft gear at great prices. You can see the gear here and download the form here.
First off I would like to thank you all for your support and membership of VTC! I am excited for a great new tri season with a great new club, thanks for being part of it!
Here’s a little info about your membership and upcoming events.
Current Training sessions:
As the inaugural VTC group you have the benefit of our ‘new-ness’! The gear will be ordered within the next two weeks so now is the time to order what you want! The basic pieces are the tri short and top and the bike jersey, however we only need 5 pieces to make an order so check out craftcustom and look over their list, if there is any specific piece that you want please let me know, if we can rally 5 pieces I will be able to order it. The gear design will be up on the website soon but until then the posters are in the store, feel free to swing by and get a closer look. Then let me know asap what you would like so I can complete the order. There will be a few extra pieces ordered but I can’t guarantee you will get what you want unless I receive your order.
To get a copy of the order form, please fill out the Contact Us form. Payment can be made when gear arrives.
I think that’s it for now, remember to check the website for regular updates, the Facebook page and the forum for training sessions (planned and spur of the moment!).
I look forward to getting to know everyone!
Karen and Olivia unveiling the club kit
You know that feeling when you walk into a room and there is an energy you can feel but not quite describe?
That's what the Vento Tri Club launch party felt like tonight. Imagine 50 or so triathletes, race directors, product representatives from companies like Blue Seventy and Oakley and one legendary pro triathlete, Karen Smyers. It's no surprise there was such a buzz in the room!
Needless to say the launch party was a huge success in that we jump started our membership with lots of seacoast area triathletes with great attitudes looking for like minded athletes to train and socialize with.
In case you missed it - keep an eye out on the website for registration forms and information. You can virtually experience the party by checking out our multimedia page which includes photos and Karen Smyers talk to the Vento crew.