By ITU Admin on 10/03/04 at 12:00 am
Cayman Islands Triathlon Association Picks up Speed
One of the Cayman Island’s fastest growing sporting associations in the Cayman
Islands, the Triathlon Association has contracted the placement of a Technical
Director to facilitate in the CITAs goal of taking the sport to the next
After an extensive and comprehensive recruitment process lasting more than five months, Robert Pozo of Miami Florida has accepted an offer to become the first Technical Director for the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association. As the owner/race director of the Toyota Prius Miami Tropical Marathon and a Level II Certified Expert Coach, Mr. Pozo brings to the Cayman Islands considerable experience and expertise in race management, athlete development skills, business development skills and sponsor relationship management. He is one of the inaugural coaches of USA Triathlon, and has played a role in forming the fledgling sport into the increasingly popular pastime that it is today.
Mr. Pozo earned his Masters in Accounting Information Systems in 1997 and then earned a second Masters in Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami. Robert has parlayed his business skills and sports interests into a successful event production company that as the owner of the Miami Marathon has developed the race into a 10,000 participant event with national network television coverage in only two years. Mr Pozo still manages the responsibilities of President to PR Racing, Inc., President and Founder of Swim-Bike-Run Inc. Multisport Production Company, as well as President of the USAT Florida region board and no less than ten other committees and races. His vast coaching experience is evident in his history as head coach of the AARP Tri-Umph Classic, National Duathlon /Triathlon Camp assistant coach, USAT Juniors Camp assistant coach, the Leukaemia Team in Training Triathlon coach for Dade/Broward counties and the head coach for the Joints in Motion (Arthritis Foundation) Marathon.
Blair Brinkley, President of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association, extends a warm welcome to Robert. It was a big decision to hire a technical director for our Association, but the number of people actively involved in the sport here, the number of events we are hosting and the quality of Cayman representation at competitions overseas, left the Board with only one choice. Our development could not be sustained with a strictly voluntary leadership, so the Board of Directors resolved to recruit an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit that could help take the sport to the next level. With an immediate focus on developing the Milo CayKids program and the Butterfield International Triathlon, the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association is looking to build on the future for the sport and develop the significant potential of the sport tourism market.
Speaking further on the sport tourism element, Mr Brinkley confirmed, The demographics of a typical triathlete indicate a high disposable income and an interest in combining travel with their competition. In light of these demographics, we see that the Cayman Islands have a very marketable product in the Butterfield triathlon and up to now the only ingredient missing was the expertise to ensure a smooth and sustainable growth. With Roberts contacts and expertise, we see no reason why the Butterfield triathlon could not develop from a 200 person event into a 750+ person event over the next couple of years.
Mr. Pozo is expected to begin his tenure with the Association at the end of
March, after he returns from competing at Ironman Malaysia.The Cayman Islands
Triathlon Association is the national governing body for multisport in the Cayman
Islands and operates as a not for profit entity. With a limited population of
only 40,000, the triathlon association has more than 250 regular active participants
participating in more than 25 different events annually, including the DHL Duathlon,
the Amstel Light Stroke and Stride series, the Bank of Butterfield Triathlon
and the Milo CayKids Tryathlon program. Its members represent the Cayman
Islands internationally in numerous competitions and has won medals at the past
two Island Games. For more information, to become a member of the association
or to receive the fortnightly e-newsletter, log onto www.caymantri.com.ky
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.For
further information on this press release contact Denise Gower, Tower Marketing
email@example.com, tel: (345) 946 6000.