Friday, September 27, 2013

Olympic Training Facility

Colorado Springs has one of the 3 Olympic training facilities in the US.  The other 2 being Lake Placid, NY and Chula Vista, CA.  So we went to check it out today.  We joined a free tour and had a very interesting and informative visit.

10 to 15 percent of the top future Olympic hopefuls can reside at these facilities.  Some of them living there for 4 to 6 years!  Training 4 to 8 hours a day 6 days a week.

countdown to the next Olympics!

these young men are here for a week hoping a resident coach will see a future Olympian in them

Our tour guide, Jay, is a weight lifter.  She has a personal coach and does not live on campus.

shooting range

wrestling gym


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