Medical Care for Our Athletes:
The complete triathlon medical team includes paramedic and ambulance support from American Medical Response (AMR). AMR, the largest private ambulance service provider in the nation, actively involves itself in local events to serve its communities on a personal basis.
The swim is staffed with certified lifeguards on the water and on the dock to aid swimmers in need. We also have a fleet of boaters watching for medical issues in the water.
This combination of skilled medical practitioners ensures that the triathlon will be capable of responding to any medical situations that arise on race day. As with any sport, make sure you are able to participate with the help of your doctor.
The Portland Triathlon also partners with NCNM, who provides our on-site medical team. National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America. Their exceptional graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula. NCNM’s natural medicine clinics and Helfgott Research Institute are also central to the student experience. The college is located in Portland, Oregon, a haven for those seeking well–being, community, culture and natural beauty—an ideal place to study natural medicine.