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Last Call for 2014 Photos

Our photography coordinator, Deb Hassman, is putting togther a slideshow for the holiday party. If you have photos that you haven't uploaded to our Smugmug page that you would like to have included please do so now! If you need an upload link please contact Deb via Facebook or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2014 End of the Year Party

We will be having our season end party on Saturday, December 13th. Jim and Sandy Bollenbacher have graciously offered to host this great time again! Please RSVP via the Evite you received in November. This helps us have an accurate headcount for ordering food. We hope to see you there!

Fitness Specialists Open House

As we transition from the racing season to the offseason it is a great time to add strength training to our regimen. However, for many of us the weight room is an intimidating, if not scary place to be. Luckily our community partner, Bill Phan of Fitness Specialists has offered to host Ytri members on Saturday, October 18th at 2:00pm for an informative open house to discuss strength training for endurance athletes. Bill Phan will also have information about the strength training clinics and massage therapy services that he offers throughout the year.

Bill Phan - Licensed Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer
240 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
847-431-6424
www.fitnessspecialists.net

2014 End of Season

Dear Ytri friends,

We have had one incredible season, and we can't believe that we are already beginning to plan for next year!  The 2014 season saw many new members successfully compete in their first triathlons, an incredible number of veteran Ytri members reaching for and achieving new goals including faster times, longer distances, and achieving personal best times.  As a club, we also watched and celebrated along with our friends as they became Ironmen for the first time.  One of the missions of this club is to build, sustain, and foster a community of individuals who have a passion for triathlon and in supporting each other as we learn and grow in the sport.  Thanks to all of you, we were more than successful in doing just that this season!  

Although the triathlon season has come to a close and as we turn a corner toward the 2015 season, we still have opportunities for you to take advantage of!  Be sure to check out the group swim workouts, Fitness Specialists open house, and be on the lookout for news of our 2014 Ytri end-of-year party, among other events.

As you know, Ytri operates solely on volunteer power.  As we look forward to 2015,  we're looking for a few individuals to help out in Key Volunteer roles! Key Volunteers will execute a variety of duties that keep the club running smoothly. We sincerely hope that you may be willing to volunteer a little bit of your time!  If you have thought about taking a little more active role in Ytri, and would be interested to hear more about what opportunities are available, please contact Kristan, Ytri club president, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Don't forget- all Key Volunteers receive a free Ytri membership for the 2015 season!!!

Thank you so much for being a part of this group- you are what makes this a truly special and unique club!

 

Sincerely,

The Ytri Board 

Group Swimming Beginning Soon!

2014-2015 Ytri Group Swimming Workouts:

-Monday evenings at Buehler YMCA lap pool. Beginning Monday October 27th.
-Time: Group 1 @ 7:30pm, Group 2 @ 8:30pm*
-Written workouts will be provided and Ytri coaches will be on deck to offer stroke correction advice and swimming tips.  No registration is required for participation, just show up at the pool ready to swim with swimsuit, goggles, and a water bottle. If you have a pull buoy or other swim training tools, bring those too. Non-YMCA members must pay the daily YMCA facility access fee at the Front Desk

*Due to lane constraints at the YMCA we have to split into two groups. The idea behind the different groups is to combine all the swimmers of similar abilities and paces so that we can fit into as few lanes as possible. It is difficult when we have many swimmers of different speeds trying to share the same lane. So, Group 1 (aka: Team Shark) is for those whose swim pace tends to be on the slower side. Group 2 is for those who are more intermediate/advanced swimmers. Don't worry If you are unsure of which group to join, it may take a few weeks to get everyone where they need to be. Just show up to either group and we will make it work.

If you have questions you can email Kevin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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