Masters swim photo low resSpring session starts April 21.

Registration now open!

ET Masters is a weekly swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers. USA Certified Coach Judie Refvik will provide structured workouts and stroke improvement instruction at each one-hour group session. Spring session focus will be on stroke refinement, building endurance, improving speed, and triathlon specific swim skills.

Group swim and instruction for all abilities

“ET Masters has been an amazing help to me with my swim technique…every time I swam Masters Class, the coaches were able to pinpoint one particular area for me to work on, and with those minor changes and their encouragement, I was able to take my swim to a whole new level! Thank you, ET!!”

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Tri 101 combo photos low resRegistration is now open!

Get ready to Tri with Experience Triathlon’s triathlon training class. Our USAT Certified Coaching staff will help you prepare for your first tri or improve on past performances. Both workouts and educational clinics on swim, bike, run and transitions are included in this 6-week program. This class will have a special focus for preparing athletes for the Esprit de She and the ET Batavia Triathlon.

Membership at Central Park Athletic Club is not required. Class fee includes entry to the club each week.

Sponsored by:

Naperville Running Co.

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Coach Sue bio square 2014by Coach Sue

As a swim coach at Experience Triathlon, I am constantly bombarded at our ET Masters Swim workouts by questions about why triathletes need to develop a good swim kick. Many of my swimmers express the common sentiment, “I don’t need to worry about kick training, all I have to do is put on my wetsuit and I don’t have to worry about my legs at all!” My typical response is “What happens if it’s too warm to wear your wetsuit?”, which leaves them scratching their heads in frustration. I’ll admit that I do dearly love my wetsuit, but mainly for the warmth it offers as opposed to the buoyancy. Experienced open water competitive swimmers typically don’t wear wetsuits in races even in some of the coldest of waters as they dislike the change in center of gravity that the wetsuit produces. The secret to feeling comfortable and confident in the water is to develop a flat, horizontal body position so as to produce the least amount of drag, and much of that body position comes from a strong, efficient kick.

So what does a strong, efficient kick look like? The hallmarks are as follows:

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bike repair clinic pic widerIt’s most riders worst nightmare – a problem with the bike. A flat tire, broken chain or cable, bent gear shifter, torn tire, bent rim or no spare tube can ruin your day.

We love to ride, but many of us just don’t know what to do when our bike breaks on the road or during a race. The secret to getting rolling again as soon as possible is preparation. It’s important to have the right repair items with you and know how to use them.

Learn what to have onboard and how to do the repairs at our Emergency Repair and Bike Maintenance Clinic presented by Spokes Wheaton. The expert staff at Spokes will demonstrate how to repair the most common roadside breakdowns. You also have the option of bringing a bike, practicing a repair like fixing a flat tire, and purchasing any needed items for your onboard repair kit.

Come get the skills and gear you’ll need to be ready to ride worry free this season!

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Good Samaritan tri class

It’s not too late to join! There are still 8 weeks left to train for the triathlon. Price reduced to reflect 8 week session!

Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center and Experience Triathlon are joining forces to offer the ET Triathlon Training Class in the Downers Grove area.

Spring Session: March 30th – June 5th

(No class on Sunday, April 20th)

Are you new to triathlons or are you looking to improve your splits? ET Triathlon Training Class can help you train smart and be safe all before your workday begins.

Vicky Tate, a USAT Certified Coach with Experience Triathlon, will help you go from the couch to triathlete just in time to compete in the targeted race, the ET Batavia Triathlon on June 8th.  Click here to learn more about Coach Vicky.

This 10-week program will provide you with:

  • 3 structured workouts per week
  • Training to complete a Sprint Distance Triathlon
  • Swimming, biking, running, “brick” work and transitions
  • Heart training
  • Increased aerobic base
  • Improvement to your swim/bike/run economy

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Naperville based Experience Triathlon is a leader in the endurance services industry. Our tag line, “Where being a winner is as important as being the winner,” highlights our belief that training, racing and life are about the journey, not just the end results. We provide endurance coaching services, classes, clinics, clubs, camps, race events, nutrition coaching, massage therapy and performance testing to athletes in the Chicago area and around the world. MORE

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