Visually Impaired Athlete & Guide Techniques by Aaron Scheidies Webinar

2 modules



Course Length
60 mins

Hope Graham

04 Mar 2020



Learn everything you need to know about visually impaired athlete and guide techniques, equipment, and relationships from the most decorated VI paratriathlete in the world, Aaron Scheidies.  You will gain knowledge of the specific techniques it takes to be a paratriathlon guide, as well as how to coach a visually impaired athlete.  Take a deep dive into each aspect of the swim, bike, run, and TA, as Aaron lays out all of his expert knowledge on the subject.

This presentation was recorded January 2020. 

Aaron Scheidies
Beginning with sprint triathlon and continuing up the triathlon pyramid, Aaron is now a eight-time triathlon World Champion and nine-time National Champion, having traveled around the globe competing in over nearly 200 triathlons. In 2005, Aaron teamed up with four other blind individuals to conquer the world’s single most grueling event, the Ironman triathlon (2.4mi Swim, 112mi Bike, 26.2mi Run) on the legendary Couer d’Alene course.  Just as he is a multi-dimensional athlete, he also excels in all aspects of life. At Michigan State University Aaron had a perfect 4.0 GPA, was the president of the MSU Triathlon Club, volunteered over 100 hours helping other students with disabilities and was inducted into the Athletes with Disability Hall of Fame. He graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from MSU and in July 2008 completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington going on to work as a therapist for Rehab Care.  In 2011, Aaron continued to be honored for his excellence as he was a finalist for an ESPN ESPY Award for Best Athlete with a Disability.  He was also selected by the president of Michigan State University as a Distinguished Young Alumni at the Grand Awards Ceremony.  Both of these honors rank at the highest level in their respective areas.  Aaron continues to excel and positively impact the lives of others through his passion and positive spirit.


USA Triathlon Coach Webinars
USA Triathlon offers a variety of webinars designed specifically for triathlon coaches. Each webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length. Webinars can be purchased for $34.99 each and come with the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and a 10 question webinar exam. Coaches earn 1 USAT CEU upon passing a webinar exam. A passing score is 80% or higher. Please note, webinar purchases are nonrefundable.

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Added about 2 months ago, by Lawrence
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Added 6 months ago, by Xavier
Everything was true. Hope next time you can give some advice for PTVI B1 solo swimming since not allways there is a guide.

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