While Racine is a big race for the team, we also have two local races this weekend that are HUGE! Plan your weekend now to support your teammates at one, or both, of these great events! This is a split weekend, with the Schaumburg Triathlon and Lake Zurich Olympic both on Sunday. We have a ton of athletes doing both events and it's always great to have a cheering squad! Here are the details for both races:
Schaumburg Splash, Pedal, Dash Sprint Tri
Sunday, July 13
Meineke Recreation Center, Schaumburg
6:30 a.m. Start Time
Lake Zurich Olympic
Sunday, July 13
Paulus Park, Lake Zurich
7:00 a.m. Start Time
Bring your cowbells and YTri gear!!
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.
Race season is about to begin for many of us, and we know that you may have questions about what to expect. This may be your first triathlon, or your first in a while, or maybe first at a new distance. We understand that you have questions and may be feeling a little anxious about your event. We want to help assure you that you are ok, and address any questions you have.
Please come to our First Tri Forum onin the State Room at Buehler YMCA. This will be an open forum for anyone who wants to stop by. Come by anytime, talk with some of the experienced members, get your questions answered and your nerves calmed.
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!