BAM Camp is the ultimate immersion in triathlon training for every triathlete who attends; from first-timers, to Kona hopefuls, to professional triathletes - there will be a place for you at BAM Camp. Our Camps provide planned sessions full of direct coach-to-athlete instruction in all areas of the sport. Every athlete benefits from the supported training, education, community building, and fun that BAM Camp offers! Each Camp has something unique to offer and presents different experiences with options. Come and experience BAM Camp for yourself - you'll be glad you did!
We always strive to provide:
Valuable feedback in swim technique, bike handling and run biomechanics
Camaraderie and team dynamic with fellow athletes
Open learning environment to encourage athletic and skill development
Athlete-specific training sessions with planned recovery time
Bike maintenance & repair clinics
At every camp, you can count on:
Group sessions coached by USAT L1 & L2 coaches
Venue and race-specific training
SAG during rides & brick workouts
Proper recovery time and access to tools like foam rollers and boots
No facility fees! We handle park fees, lane rentals, etc. so you can focus on training
It's up to you! There are many options including camping, AirBNB, hotels and resorts. As a convenience to meeting locations, we may suggest a hotel central to camp activities. If spots are available in home(s) rented for camp staff, they will be listed among the ticketing options. Check each camp's ticketing page (links below), find the event on Facebook or contact us with questions. We're happy to help.
2019 Camp Lodging Partners
Red Mountain Resort - We are thrilled to partner with Red Mountain Resort, a premier destination for all of southern Utah, nestled right at the mouth of Snow Canyon. After registering, you will receive info on a generous rate available to campers.
Vacation Resort Solutions - We are also pleased to offer a camp rate for properties listed by Vacation Resort Solutions. Again, after registering, you will receive information on how to book with a generous camper discount.
Most campers will drive to camp or rent a car if they fly in. If you'd like to carpool or make other arrangements, find the camp Facebook event and post in the discussion.
What if I'm not doing the big race that everyone else is?
Great question! We host camps in locations where many of our coaching clients come to race later in the season. We'll ride the course. We'll run the course. And if the weather is right, we'll swim the course. For many campers, this venue-specific preparation is an important component of their training arc. But camp isn't just for them. At every camp, we have athletes with a wide array of race schedules. Everyone comes to build volume, to invest concentrated focus on skill development, and to grow in a performance environment. Because our coaching philosophy is about the individual, you can rest assured that no matter what your goals are, you can attend BAM Camp and get the individualized attention you need to progress.
Saint George, UT
This camp features breathtaking red rock scenery, venue-specific training, and open water specific swim training in the pool to provide ample preparation for anyone racing IRONMAN St. George 70.3 in May, or any other race with an open water swim! This camp also includes bike rides along the scenic gunlock loop and the St. George 70.3 bike route, as well as course recon for the swim and run. If you are new to the sport, embarking on your first 70.3 distance race, looking to set a new PR at St. George, or just looking for an awesome tri camp experience... This camp is for you!
Main Camp: January 31 - February 3
Main Camp: March 21 - 24
Full-Week Option: March 17 - 24
Thursday, March 28 - Monday, April 1
Join us in paradise! BAM founder and head coach, Wes Johnson is co-coaching this camp with Kris Swarthout (USAT L2, USAT Youth & Junior coach, USAT L1 race director) of Final K Sporting Services. It is produced by Tempo Sports Marketing with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and Lighthouse Pointe Resort at Grand Lucayan.
Departing from West Palm Bach, FL with days on the Grand Bahama Island, it will be an unforgettable adventure in triathlon.
Kris Swarthout: Kris has been a competitive presence in triathlons since 2001. First as an athlete now as a coach. Kris is currently the North Central Lead Regional Representative for USA Triathlon. Between 2010 and 2014 he served as the Official Age Group Coach for Team USA and accompanied them to the ITU World Championships around the globe. Kris is also a co-founder of the Leanda Cave Foundation helping to empower women through triathlon.
Kris has coached athletes ranging from professional to first time amateurs. He strives to help people achieve the ultimate balance of family and sport in their lives. Fun fact: Kris is a retired police officer.
Wes Johnson: BAM Founder and Head Coach Wesley "Wes" Johnson officially organized Balanced Art Multisport in 2013. BAM's roots however date back to 2008 when Wes first started coaching with a unique philosophy and a dream. Wes's coaching methods rapidly gained a reputation of success as his athletes took over the podiums on the local and regional triathlon scenes.
The BAM Fam expanded to include multiple USAT coaches, certified personal trainers, an expert bike fitter, and a team bike mechanic. It wasn't long before BAM became a recognized name across America, and with a growing roster of athlete appearances on national, international and Olympic podiums.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is a cruise line that operates two-day voyages out of Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island.
Lighthouse Pointe Resort: The island authenticity of the Bahamas meets the ease and affordability of an all-inclusive resort. Guests enjoy spacious, stylishly appointed guest rooms and exclusive access to four new restaurants, as well as all recreation, entertainment, meals and some premium-brand beverages, gratuities, taxes, service charges and more. For amenities, seed the slides below.
4 nights: two-night cruise (departing from West Palm Beach, FL) + two nights at Lighthouse Pointe
Wednesday 5p: Leave Port of West Palm Beach
Thursday 8:30a: Arrive in Freeport, Bahamas and ride to the hotel
Thursday: Training all day
Friday: Training all day
Saturday: Training until 4p, ride back to the ship
Sunday 8a: Arrive Port of West Palm Beach
Options: Double Occupancy from $985 and Single Occupancy from $1,335 (includes port taxes)
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Our camp last week in Henderson, Nevada was one we will never forget! We did what we love with people we love who inspire and build each other up who came from all over the country. Yes we love warm weather, swimming, biking, and running outside. However, it’s the coaches and athletes attending the camp who make it what it is. We had several first time “bam campers” as well as several “bam camp veterans”. Everyone fed off the energy and stories from each other to give it their best each day. Our next camp will be in St. George on March 22-24. Check our website for registration or send us a message with any questions you may have! This camp is for ALL levels so PLEASE come join us! Thanks to @f2cnutrition for your support! #bamcamp2018
Best weekend ever!!! Successful weekend down in St. George with 3 packed days of training. Huge gains, mental and physical breakthroughs, and strengthened friendships. Take me back!! So proud of all these athletes and thankful for their trust in me as a coach. #bamfam #bamcamp #bamcamp2018 #stgeorge #sandhollow #stgeorge70point3 #imtraining #ironmantri #swimbikerun