OUR MISSION...

To celebrate the generous spirit and honorable character of Steve Tarpinian, accomplished athlete, author, entrepreneur, empowering coach, and passionate human being, who touched the lives of thousands of people through the sport of triathlon.

We expose students to the sport of triathlon by granting free triathlon entries to qualified student athletes who exemplify the honorable character and generous spirit of Steve Tarpinian and currently participate in the sports of swimming, biking or running.

In addition, our goal is to help fund youth triathlon programs that need financial support to sustain or expand their mission.

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Triathlon Grants

Many students do not have the opportunity to experience triathlon due to the costs of triathlon entry fees, training and gear or they simply have not been exposed to the sport. To expose more students to the sport of triathlon, the Steve Tarpinian Memorial Fund grants free triathlon entries to qualified student athletes.

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Steve Tarpinian Scholarship

Upon completing a triathlon through our grant program or any local triathlon within the last year, new triathletes are eligible for the Annual Steve Tarpinian Scholarship. The Scholarship is granted to a few inspiring student athletes that exemplify the spirit of Steve Tarpinian and plan to continue their athletic journey.

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About Steve Tarpinian

A man of generous spirit and honorable character, Steve Tarpinian was an accomplished athlete, author, entrepreneur, empowering coach, and passionate human being, who touched the lives of thousands of people, nationally and internationally, through the sport of triathlon.

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"Steve Tarpinian was an inspiring and empowering coach to many, changing people’s lives through training and triathlons. He was my friend and so many of us have been touched by Steve over his life time, hundreds through triathlons, but his life was most important because of his spirit and how he made you feel. Steve had a way of making everyone feel like they were the most important person in his life. He loved life, his family, his friends and animals. Steve made life better for all of us that were blessed to know and love him."

Kathleen King Founder, Tates Bake Shop

Triathlon Journal

Congratulations to our Two Scholarship Winners

The Steve Tarpinian Memorial Fund awarded two students with a $1000 Scholarship on August 10, 2017.  Each student completed a triathlon grant through the Steve Tarpinian Memorial Fund and then submitted a compelling application for a $1000 Scholarship.  Thank you to all of the students who applied for the Scholarship.  Each student inspired us in […]

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22 Students Completed Triathlons in 2017

The Steve Tarpinian Memorial Fund granted triathlon entries to 22 students throughout Long Island and Queens in 2017.  These students participated as individuals and relay teams in several different triathlons throughout Long Island. Richard Tarpinian and Jennifer Ross were able to attend The Northwell Health Tri by the Bay in June, 2017 produced by Race […]

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Congratulations to our Inaugural Triathlon Grantees

Congratulations to the Long Island and Queens students who applied for and were granted a free triathlon entry from the Steve Tarpinian Memorial Fund.  Here is the list of our Inaugural Steve Tarpinian Memorial Fund Grantees and the schools and districts they represent:     Daniel Raber – Three Village School – Ward Melville HS […]

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Run Tips from a Top Level Competitor & Track Coach

By Josie Piccinic, Physical Education Teacher & Track Coach I’ve been running for many years, all through high school, college and after college as well.  As a top-level competitor there are many things that I have learned which have helped to improve my performance.  As a runner there is nothing more important than being consistent […]

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The Gear You Will Really Need to Get Started

By Vicki Edwards, East End Tri The sport of triathlon can be very expensive. If you go to a tri specific store, you can be talked into so much equipment it will make your head spin. Will you need it all? No, not right away. If you decide to stay in the sport, you will […]

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MY FIRST TRY (TRI)

By Vicki Edwards, East End Tri I don’t know how it happened. It felt more like punishment for losing a bet. It felt like self-inflicted torture. Why would anyone want to swim, then bike and then run IN THE SAME DAY??? These people were crazy and I was crazier for agreeing to do it. I […]

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Swimming Freestyle Technique – Arm Cycle

The swim stroke is one continuous cycle; there is really no first or last phase in the swim stroke.  If one phase is performed incorrectly, the entire stroke suffers. However, we can break down the swim stroke into 5 phases to better understand how the stroke works to propel and accelerate your body:

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Essential Swim Equipment for Triathlon

Steve Tarpinian reviews some helpful swim training equipment.  There are 4 items that are essential for swimming and training swim suit goggles to protect the eyes swim cap to protect hair body of water to swim in Items that are very helpful for swim training and to perfect your technique include:

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Swim Training – Half Pool Sprints

According to Steve Tarpininan easy, long swims are not preferable even during the off-season and winter .  Training with easy, long runs and bike rides is preferable, but easy, long swims is not.  Your swim technqiue will become worse and you will actually get slower.  In swim training, you need to add speed all-year round […]

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