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2015 Kickoff Meeting

2014 was another fantastic year for the Ytri club. We welcomed many new triathletes to the club, many of whom completed their first triathlon ever. We also watched our veteran members push themselves to new heights during 2014. We hope to continue that success in 2015!

Join us for our kickoff meeting on Thursday, January 29th at 7:00pm.

Ytri has always been a tight community of motivated athletes and we are excited to continue that tradition. We will discuss why Ytri has been sucessful and provide all the information required to join Ytri. New and returning members alike, please try to attend the meeting to meet your teammates and get the season started off right!

2015 Buehler Ytri Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, January 29th
Buehler YMCA State Room (across from the front desk)

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 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!



The Ytri Board 

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

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