Triton Mixer — Friday, January 14th, What’s your 2011 Triathlon Resolution?

TRITON MIXER
Stop by Anytime, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, January 14th
The Big Table @ Sola Cafe

This fun “open house style” mixer is open to all current and prospective Triton members, and informally serves as the Club’s annual meeting. Join the Club. Get psyched for the 2011 Triton training program and area races. Bring your questions, suggestions, and other ideas. Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering to serve the Club in some capacity, please bring it on. Support the Club. Train, race and volunteer. We hope to see you at Sola Café!

2011 TRITON PROGRAM – DRAFT

2010 Bozeman Tritons Triathlon
Long Course Event – Bridger Canyon Ride

Triton Programs
MultiRider Indoor Cycling – Starts January 18, http://bit.ly/fAwdmH
Powder Hound Winter Triathlon & USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship – January 30, http://bit.ly/euLhGt
Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon – May 10, www.somt.org
Bozeman Tritons Triathlon – Sprint, Long Course, Junior, Youth Races – July 30, 31, http://bit.ly/er3l5X (soft launch, work-in-progress!)

2009 Triton Triathlon Camp
USA Olympic Coach Michelle Blessing
Yellowstone National Park Group Ride

Triton Partner Programs
Bozeman Masters Swim Club – Ongoing, www.bozemanmasters.org
Big Sky Wind Drinkers (Bozeman Running Company) – Tuesday @ Track (awaiting confirmation from BRC), www.bozemanrunningcompany.com
Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club – Thursday TTs (New this year, still tentative, awaiting confirmation from GVBC), www.gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org

Grizzly Triathlon is only 16-weeks away!

Triton Team Racing
Grizzly Triathlon – April 23, Be sure to register at 8:00 AM on January 10!. Race filled in 3-hours in 2010, www.grizzlytri.com
Spring Meadow Triathlon – July 10, http://bit.ly/fgjDJR
Coeur d’Alene Triathlon & USAT PNW Region Championship – August 13, www.cdatriathlon.com

Bozeman Triathlon Club (Bozeman Tritons)
Over 50-members strong and now entering its fifth season in 2011, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. The Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to this growing sport and healthy lifestyle. According to USA Triathlon, no matter what level of experience, from newbie to pro, your triathlon experience will be enhanced by joining a USAT club. Members will train smarter, harder and have more fun with people of a like mind. USAT Clubs are where fun happens, where you can get together to train and party. USAT actively promotes clubs. www.bozemantritons.org.

USA Triathlon (USAT)
Fueling the Multisport Lifestyle
USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 3,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon’s 130,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport. Triathlon participation in the United States is at an all-time high, following unprecedented growth over the past decade. USA Triathlon can easily track the surge through its membership numbers, which approached 135,000 annual members in June 2010. To put that into perspective, annual membership hovered between 15,000 and 21,000 from 1993-2000. www.usatriathlon.org.

Club Wolverine Training Camp – Awesome Swim Technique Day Tips!

Club Wolverine recently trained at the USA Olympic Training Center. As part of their training regimen, Head Coach Mike Bottom drilled his swimmers on a sequence of exercises designed to improve their freestyle form and power. This excellent, progressive series of freestyle drills starts with a proper high elbow catch, adds a body roll and shoulder rotation, and ends on shoulder driven freestyle, with additional emphasis on a high kick and hand speed. Practice these swim drills, and you could be swimming like former Club Wolverine swimmer Michael Phelps! Right on.

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CLUB WOLVERINE TRAINING CAMP: HIGH ELBOW DRILL

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CLUB WOLVERINE TRAINING CAMP: BODY ROLL

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CLUB WOLVERINE TRAINING CAMP: SHOULDER ROTATION FOR FREESTYLE

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CLUB WOLVERINE TRAINING CAMP: SHOULDER DRIVEN FREESTYLE

About Head Coach Mike Bottom – http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-swim/mtt/bottom_mike00.html

Swim Tips by Dave Scott, Summer OWS Program

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Open water swimming at the pond is right around the corner. Hooaaaaah! As we wait for the water temperatures to warm, here are a few swim technique tips to practice at the pool from Ironman Dave Scott.

As a reminder, the Bozeman Masters Swim Club (“BOZE”) will be offering open water swim sessions at the Pond every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM, beginning June 2nd, weather and water temperature dependent.

After years of informal, sporadically scheduled, hey let’s swim at the pond tomorrow! Open Water Swims at the East Gallatin Recreation Area and Hyalite Reservoir, the BOZE OWS program is now structured , representing an even greater commitment to this swim format, and to community triathletes and open water swimmers. There’s a pre-set Monday & Wednesday evening schedule, offering numerous triathlon swim and open water swim training sessions this summer.

For this inaugural year of the program, Tritons, local triathletes, and others may swim with the new, summer-long BOZE OWS program simply by joining United States Masters Swimming (“USMS”). No other separate BOZE membership fees are required.

USMS Memberships are available online for $32 at http://www.usms.org/reg/. Please list your Club affiliation as the Bozeman Masters Swim Club, and your Workout Group as None. The Club abbreviation is BOZE.

If interested, full memberships to the complete BOZE program, providing access and privileges to all BOZE swim training opportunities at the pools AND the pond, are separately available at www.bozemanmasters.org.

Let’s support this new BOZE OWS program, and this renewed commitment to triathlon swimming and open water swimming in our community!

As a final comment, with respect to the triathlon swim training and open water swimming experience and the visibility of this swim format at the Pond, for the near term, I personally would love to see permanent swim course buoys and an open water swim event during Sweet Pea weekend, on Sunday, the day after the Bozeman Classic. Call it a “broken” duathlon, too. Support the buzz. Chat up BOZE coaches, members, and others, and may be this ball will start rolling!

Cycling Starts Thursday, It’s a SwimFest!

QUICK NEWS UPDATE
Outdoor Cycling Starts Thursday! A SwimFest of Opportunities!

Triton Outdoor Cycling – 5/6, Bogert Park. Starts this Thursday! Meet at Bogert Park @ 5:45 PM. Every Thursday, thru 6/24. Check the Club Twitter channel on ride afternoon for possible session changes.

Special Olympics – 5/12, MSU. Unified Sports Triathlon program is now available on the Triton blog. Special Olympics volunteer meeting is set for this Thursday, 5/6. MSU Student Union Building, Ballroom D. 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Bozeman May Swim Classic – 5/14-16, Bozeman Swim Center. Great time trial opportunity on Friday evening. 1500 meter freestyle. Other events, too! Entry form deadline is tomorrow.  Entry form is available here – http://bit.ly/dkItyz.

Open Water Swimming – Starts 6/2, weather permitting, the Pond. BOZE Open Water Swim training season. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 PM. East Gallatin Recreation Area.

AquaRoc 5K – 6/13, Bozeman Swim Center. Test your long distance swim endurance. Solo, or share this fun experience with a team. Entry forms should be available on the BOZE blog soon.

Triton Ironman CDA BBQ – 6/25, Coeur d’Alene, ID. A Triton tradition is cooking. Chat with Carrie & Lawrence Sampson.

Triton Uniform Order – Be Incredible! We have about a half dozen orders for these top shelf Sugoi tri unis. Need 12. Final deadline this Sunday, 5/9. Check out the unis here – http://bit.ly/dx6UG6.

Triton Running – Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM, MSU Track. Rain or shine. Program available here — http://bit.ly/9cOS8l.

Triton Indoor Cycling – Back-up plan only. Tritons can MultiRide indoors in the event of inclement weather. Open to all Tritons. $5 per session drop-in. $20 per month. Scheduling available here — http://bit.ly/dkzSxY.

Congratulations – To Tritons Jeremy leFeber, Ben Fisher & David Ellenberger on their recent races! Awesome. Check the Triton Tweets to learn more.

STAY UP-TO-DATE VIA THE TRITON NETWORK
Website — www.bozemantritons.org.
Blog – For current news and information, https://bozemantritons.wordpress.com.
Opt In, Triton Email News – Email subscriptions to the blog are now available. Sign up via the Club blog.
Twitter — Follow the Tritons for the absolute latest news! Tweets at http://twitter.com/BozemanTritons.
Email — bozemantritons@yahoo.com.

TRAIN ON

IMPORTANT East Gallatin Recreation Area Survey!

Hey Tritons! Please take two minutes to complete this quick, six question survey. Your response is IMPORTANT to our triathlon training and open water swimming future at the Pond! I have added a few survey suggestions for members to consider below. If you would like, please feel free to copy and paste the suggestions, AND please feel free to have family members and friends respond, too. Hopefully, we can get a major league, viral-like response. Thanks, and have a terrific holiday weekend, train on, Art

To respond to the survey, click here — www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=5u7PNiE_2b4puwKMtGvIBvvw_3d_3d
Additional information, or if the above link does not work, click here – www.bozemansunriserotary.org

Question 4.
From the list of activities below, please select the one in which you would most likely participate.
Suggestion: Check OTHER, and add “Triathlon Training, Triathlons, Open Water Swimming, and Open Water Swimming Competitions”.

Question 5.
From the list below of possible “minor” improvements to the park, please rank them in order of importance to you.
Suggestion: Check OTHER, and add “Priority #1 – Permanent open water swim buoys for the pond, planned and placed in a manner to provide a wide variety of precisely measured, long distance triathlon swim and open water swim courses. Priority #2 – Lifeguards.”

Question 6.
From the list below of possible “major” improvements to the park, please rank them in order of importance to you.
Suggestion: Check OTHER, and add “Priority #1 — Two or more, LARGE floating docks, placed mid-pond, separated by a precisely measured, long open water swim distance of approximately 200 meters-plus (as long as possible, depending on what distance is reasonably available) and connected by lane rope(s) or floating cable(s). Swimmers can swim between the docks and get coached/gather/rest/sun/etc at the platforms.”

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