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New course teaches sport conditioning to students

A new sports conditioning course offered at Riverside secondary in Port Coquitlam teaches students how to train like elite athletes. - FILE PHOTO
A new sports conditioning course offered at Riverside secondary in Port Coquitlam teaches students how to train like elite athletes.
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A new sport conditioning academy will start enrolling Grade 9 to 12 students at Port Coquitlam's Riverside secondary after the Tri-Cities' board of education approved the program Tuesday.

The new four-credit course will provide 100 hours of instruction under the supervision of a Riverside teacher and Twist Sport Conditioning Centre, a PoCo business.

According to a report to the board, students will learn how maintain a fitness typical of a high-performance athlete. The cost will be $628.96 because the district is allowed to charge fees for special academies but the money will enable students to participate in the high-level program using state-of-the-art fitness and exercise facilities, the board of education was told.

Information about the course is available on the district's website, www.sd43.bc.ca.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

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