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US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Partners With Bow Down Training

Portsmouth, R.I. (May 5, 2009) –US SAILING and Bow Down Training announced today that Bow Down Training has signed an agreement to become the Official Physical Trainer of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics consists of 66 athletes who are training for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth, UK. Bow Down Training is a fitness training program geared specifically towards sailor athletes.

Under the partnership agreement, Bow Down Training will become an Official Bronze Level Supplier of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and the Official Physical Trainer of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics.

"It's no surprise that two of the fittest athletes on the Team in China won medals last year," said USSTAG's High Performance Director Kenneth Andreasen. "It's extremely essential for the Team's success to have such an invaluable tool available to them as they compete and win in major international regattas across the globe."

Said Dr. Chris Herrera, President and Head Trainer of Bow Down Training: "Bow Down Training is made up of performance trainers who have tremendous experience either as top athletes themselves and as trainers working with athletes. Based on these experiences, we have developed our program to push our athletes' peak performances. For the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, this will ensure more podium finishes."

For more information about the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, please visit http://sailingteams.ussailing.org.

About Bow Down Training
Bow Down Training provides comprehensive individualized training programs derived from a sports medicine model that is based on scientific research, injury prevention, and fitness enhancement. Programs are geared specifically geared towards sailors and take into account over ten individualized characteristics (such as age, training experience, sport, position, schedule, injuries, focus, goals, etc) to specifically tailor the program to each athlete. All programs are reviewed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy who will take in consideration all information and injuries to adjust and complete programs. For more information about Bow Down Training, please visit http://bowdowntraining.com.

About the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and US SAILING
The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top three boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. US SAILING supports these elite athletes with funding, coaching and training. The title sponsor of the team is AlphaGraphics; other sponsors include Rolex, Atlantis WeatherGear, LaserPerformance, Harken, Team McLube and Bow Down Training. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country. For more information about US SAILING, please visit: www.ussailing.org. For more information about the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org


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