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You may LOVE doing it. You may HATE doing it.

By John Carlisle
5/29/2014 2:50pm

LA Tri Club Members and Friends:

You may LOVE doing it. You may HATE doing it.

But the ability to SWIM is a precious gift that someone once shared with you.

Now you can share this gift with disadvantaged and at-risk kids, for whom swimming skills can make a better and much safer life.

Last year, the Coast-to-Coast Swim Challenge raised enough money to provide 300 under-served kids in LA with FREE swim lessons. Members of LA TRI CLUB were there in strength as volunteers, organizers, and fund-raising swimmers. And this year on June 1st in Culver City we are determined to blow last year’s results out of the water! (We’re sorry…that water pun was just sitting there begging for it.)

This year, 100% of the funds raised by C2C swimmers will again provide FREE lessons to both disadvantaged kids and recipients from One With The Water - an organization that teaches disabled and/or critically ill children and adults how to swim.

It’s an amazing event - so amazing that the World Triathlon Corporation and Ironman Foundation have joined the C2C Swim Challenge cause this year. Notable coaches will also be on the pool deck to provide free pointers, and sponsors will be on-site with complimentary food and beverages.

No matter whether you love swimming laps, hate swimming laps, or just want to see a lot of gorgeous Los Angeles athletes in Speedos, your personal contribution is both valued and needed

Please visit coast2coastswim.com to find out more and register to participate.

Tri Talks - Ocean Swimming

By Liz Hamm
5/5/2014 2:17pm

Tri Talks presented by LA TRI CLUB is pleased to host OCEAN SWIMMING with experts: Tower 26, Gerry  Rodrigues  and our own Ocean 101's, Tim Bomba

This special FREE seminar will include, but is not limited to: 

Ocean 101: Understanding how the ocean works. Three of the more common reasons that people are not comfortable in the ocean. Basic race techniques. How to finish your first ocean race vertical and smiling.

Tower 26: The 4 important components to improve your triathlon swim. Why a weekly open water session is important. Skills needed for open water. The correct wetsuit for YOU. How many, and what kind of, swim sessions a week should I do?

LA Tri Club Members: Please RSVP on our website at latriclub.com

Non-Members: Please RSVP here.

Tri Talks - Year ONE in Triathlon

By Liz Hamm
3/14/2014 2:03pm
Please join us >> Never-Evers and Newbies. Open to all, bring a friend. Q&A will follow the address. Thurs March 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Year One in Triathlon
Santa Monica Library 
MLK Multimedia Room
601 Santa Monica Blvd. 90401
Members, RSVP in our RSVP/Polls section. 

2014 Spring Training Camp

By Liz Hamm
2/24/2014 7:55am

It's the world-famous LA Tri Club/TTS Coaching SPRING TRAINING CAMP! Thursday April 10th, check-in that evening... and camp ends on Sunday, April 13th.

Have some big race plans in 2014? Doing your first Ironman? 
Or, do you just want to focus on your training for a few days, with experts and triathletes surrounding you? 
Then this Camp is for you!

From Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 pm, through Sunday, April 13th at 11:00 am, the 2014 camp will be held at Lake San Antonio Resort/Lake Nacimiento -- outside Paso Robles - homes to WILDFLOWER triathlons.

SPACE IS LIMITED

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

You'll check in at 6:00 pm or after (per your schedule, YES, it's okay to arrive Friday Morning)... and, you'll check out after morning workout and a meal on Sunday. You should be on your way home by lunchtime (after you've eaten, of course!).

Members their Guests are welcome to attend. 

Purchase your Slot under our MEMBERS tab, in our RSVP/Polls.

CABIN STAY Slot: $395

CAMPING STAY Slot: $135 

top tier COACHING by Ian Murray and Jamie Silber 
workout fuel 
sports or restorative massage session 
training course support (sag) 
Sponsor goodies 
Daily Led- restorative stretch & yoga session
Daily training suggested schedule for swim / bike / run by TTS Coaching 
Group gatherings for lunch and dinner 
Wildflower BEST PERFORMANCE & Survival Clinic 
S.W.A.G. (Stuff We All Get) 
car passes  
More!

MEALS 
Saturday Night Group Dinner is included with the slot purchase. 

Further Details, Itinerary and Directions will go out to participants about 10-days prior to Camp. 

Fun Run SCAVENGER HUNT

By Liz Hamm
2/21/2014 8:24am
LATC and its new sponsor Road Runner Sports, is hosting the BEST FUN RUN OF THE YEAR!

DESCRIPTION: We all meet at Road Runner Sport's new store in Santa Monica. Then you'll be grouped into random teams of 4 and go out for a SCAVENGER RUN!
Teams will receive a sealed envelope containing their first clue. Your team with work in concert to solve, locate and collect items sending you all over the immediate area.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A FAST RUNNER, TEAM WORK AND YOUR SENCE OF ADVENTURE WILL PREVAIL! 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and did I not mention the RAFFEL?!

Everything from a Rudy Project Helmet, RRS Gift Certificates and much much more! 

Friends and Family are welcome! And remember, all LATC'ers can SAVE UP TO 20% while shopping at RRS!

Event Date: 4:30 PM, Sunday, February 23, 2014
Event Cost: Free 
Location: Road Runner Sports 1338 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 90mins of FREE PARKING: Next Door in Lot

Year End Party

By Liz Hamm
1/29/2014 11:47am
Each year we hold a special YEP (Year End Party & banquet) at which we look back over the last season and celebrate. In January, we celebrated the 2013 at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Blvd. A few hundred members and guests came together for an evening of dinner, awards and dancing. For those who were not able to join us, here are some of the awards highlights.

Click Here for photos by member-shutterbug GO SHIGGY GO, Shiggy Ichinomiya.

New Club Kit "hive" Design Offered

By Liz Hamm
11/11/2013 2:06pm
Pactimo and LA Tri Club team up and introduce new "hive" designs for 2014. 

The 2013 current club-kit design will continue to be offered in our online store with Pactimo throughout 2014. We are now additionally offering the new "hive" design in all items and in two color combinations -- the "club" colors and a pink (replacing red) version. 

Pactimo offers LA Tri Club members anytime/on-demand ordering of the size and style garment they wish, with an 8-week turnaround. The garments are made after the order is placed, so please allow 8-weeks for delivery. 

HOLIDAY ORDERS should be placed by November 19 to ensure delivery. CLICK HERE to shop the Pactimo store. If you have trouble placing an order, please contact our rep: Julie Grove

To shop for other LA Tri Club accessories including TIMEX IRONMAN watches, doggie tee shirts, hats & visors -- and more - Visit the LA Tri Club online store HERE

CPR & First Aid Certification Class Offered

By Liz Hamm
10/23/2013 12:47pm

Athletes - Get CPR & First Aid Certified!! Open for Members + Guests. Please RSVP in our rsvp/polls

DAY: Sunday, Nov. 17

TIME: 10am. Class is 4-hours with breaks, so allow for 10am-2:30pm at least.

COST: $55 per person.

LOCATION: DISC Sport & Spine Center in Marina del Rey at 13160 Mindanao Way #325 Marina del Rey, California 90292.

LUNCH: Bring snacks/lunch for yourself. Breaks will not be long enough to leave building.

CERTIFICATION COVERS: 
--Adult, Child, and Infant CPR. 
--Choking Procedures (Heimlich Maneuver) 
--Prudent Heart Living 
--Recognizing and treating Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Seizures. 
--Pediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS) 
--Standard First-Aid. 
--Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Heart Attack, and Stroke. 
--Emergency Response Training 
--Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-C) 

Please let me know if you have any questions. liz@latriclub.com 

RACE Life Time Tri Oceanside & RSVP for Andy Potts Meeting

By Andy Potts
10/14/2013 9:12am
Hey LATC! Who’s heading south next month for Life Time Tri Oceanside?
Racing in Oceanside has always been a special way for me to kick off  my season and now with the LT Tri Series event in October, it could be a great place to end your year too!  

This race is a brand new race in the Life Time Tri Series, the team who produces the CapTex, Minneapolis, Chicago and now the NYC Tri. Life Time focuses on Sprint/International courses, and knows how to put on a quality race- I know as I raced in every race in the series in 2011.
 
Oceanside is perfect for anyone looking to wrap-up their season with a bang. It’s also perfect timing for anyone preparing for IMAZ or even Oceanside 70.3 (nearly identical course).
 
If you don’t care to race, come and check out some of the best pro's compete for the Elite Series Championship. The elite championship race features 60 pros competing for $250,000 in prize money, including last year's series winners Cam Dye and Sarah Haskins as well as some perennial favorites such as Ben Collins, Alicia Kaye and Hunter Kemper. There’s also a $50K bonus awarded to their new Toyota Triple Crown equalizer competition. That’s huge! **REGISTER HERE: http://www.oceansidetri.com/** 

Last thing, if you do not make it down to Oceanside, come see me on Monday(Oct 21st) at 6:30pm at the Santa Monica Library.  LATC has always been such a great host and I hope to spend some time answering questions, sharing war stories and getting to know each of you better. -- Open to Everyone! Members, please RSVP in our rsvp/polls. 6:30 PM >> Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, MLK Multi-Media Room.

Newbie, Noobie - The Experts

By Konrad Ribeiro, Jennifer Kramer
9/23/2013 9:31am
Hi. We're Kramer and Konrad. We're the LA Tri Club "Newbie Advisors." Not only that, we're the only Newbie Advisors the club has ever had. In fact, we're the first Newbie Advisors the club has ever had. Because we invented the position so that we could be on the board. Um. Trying again: "Because we love newbies!" 

Kramer has been in the club since 2006 and Konrad, since 2001. We were newbs once, too, and we remember how exhilarating but sometimes intimidating LA Tri Club can be. So we figured we would help newbies and newbies-at-heart get the most out of this great club. 

So we figured we'd make a list.

People love lists. And people love triathlon. And we love newbies. So we figured what better premise for an article than a list specifically for newbie triathletes. 

But first...

What is a newbie? We get asked that a lot. Does it mean...

* Someone who is new to endurance athletics? Yes
* Someone who has done athletics but is new to triathlon? Yes
* Someone who is an accomplished athlete but new to LATC? Yes
* Someone who isn't quite sure how they got to this website or what a triathlon is and is completely confused but also strangely intrigued? Most definitely.

So unless you are a veteran triathlete who has been in the Club for years, this article is for you. And if you are, you'll probably still learn something. We're just that good.

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