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Buehler Ytri Club

Who We Are

Buehler YTri is a triathlon club associated with the Buehler YMCA in Palatine, Illinois. The club was founded in January 2008. The club is open to YMCA members  and non-members. We are a club that is focused on those new to the sport of triathlon as well as experienced triathletes.  Our goal is to support you and your training at whatever level you find yourself. 

Membership will provide you with:

  • Swimming Clinics & group workout opportunities
  • Training programs for various distances developed by a USAT certified coach
  • Discounts on tri-gear at our partner triathlon related businesses
  • Clinics on training, bike maintenance, bike handling, nutrition, and more!
  • Access to online triathlon resources
  • Interaction with experienced triathletes
  • Fantastic Spectathletes to cheer you on in our Club races
  • YTri social events

Why Join YTri

Joining Buehler YTri is a great way to get started in triathlon, learn from others, train with your teammates, and have fun, all while learning to lead a healthy lifestyle.  We don't care how fast you are, or how far you go.  Our goal is to get you to the finish line.


Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact our club staff with questions or suggestions you may have.

  • President: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Kristan Felix)
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Upcoming Races

The racing season is still going strong! There are still plenty of races coming up on the calendar! Plan your weekends now to either sign up for a race, or support your teammates at these great events!  Below is a list of a few upcoming races, but please post on the group Facebook page if you are planning to race/spectate so we can get out to support you!

USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
Olympic race - Saturday, August 9th
Sprint race - Sunday, August 10th
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Naperville Sprint Triathlon
Sunday, August 10th
Centennial Beach Park, Naperville

Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon
Women Only Race
Sunday, August 10th
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Steelhead 70.3 Triathlon
Sunday, August 10th
Benton Harbor, Michigan

3rd Annual Ytri Beer Mile
Saturday, August 16th, 6:00pm
Harper College running track, Palatine

Chicago Triathlons
Sunday, August 24th
Grant Park, Chicago

Ironman Wisconsin 140.6 Triathlon
Sunday, September 7th
Madison, Wisconsin 

Bring your cowbells and YTri gear and get out to support your teammates!!

Open Water Swim Clinic - June 14

YTri and Summit Steps coach Sam Stella will be hosting an open water swim clinic this Saturday, June 14th from 9 - 11 AM. If you are inexperienced with what it takes to swim in open water then this clinic is for you! Sam will work with attendees on getting past open water anxiety, getting into wet suits, dealing with other people in the water, and sighting methods. 

Location: Jones Island Beach, Harvey Ave & N. Alleghany Road, Grayslake
Date / Time: Saturday, June 14th, 9 - 11 AM. 

If you have a wetsuit please do bring it so you can get some practice. If you don't have one that's okay too. Water temperatures have been reasonable.

Do be sure to wear a brightly colored swim cap! This will make things easier for Sam and any other volunteers there helping.

Speaking of volunteers, if you are a comfortable open water swimmer and would like to take an opportunity to pay it forward please do come out and join us! We can use help so people have swimming buddies and to have more people present to help answer questions. Shoot Sam an email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to give him a heads up that you can help out.

Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course Training Ride

Our super coach Sam and Summit Steps Coaching are hosting an Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course Group Ride on Saturday, August 23rd.  If you are signed up for this year's event, are considering signing up for next year, or just want to get a taste of those infamous SW Wisconsin hills, consider joining this ride.  The ride will depart from Fireman's Park in Verona, WI at 8:00am sharp.  Please arrive early to be ready to go.  The ride will be on the "loop" portion of the IM course.  It is a 40 mile loop and we will be riding it twice.  You have the option to do one or two loops.

To check out more information and sign up for the ride please visit the Summit Steps webpage.

June Social - Kickball!

For our next social, let's play some kickball! When's the last time you played kickball? 7th grade? 

Save the date for our June social -- Saturday, June 14 at 3 p.m. Location is still TBD, but somewhere in Palatine. If you have suggestions, let Jen Bilson know! Feel free to bring the family -- kickball is fun for all ages!

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