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Clinics and Trainings


From the first time triathlete to the competitive racer, we want everyone to feel safe, supported and have fun.


NEW to triathlons? Read this document to help you better understand how the transition area works, what to wear and to see what the rules and regulations are to avoid a time penalty.



Swim Video Taping

Gain confidence and improve your swim form at the swim videotaping clinic hosted by the Bluff Busters Tri Team. The Bluff Busters will tape you from multiple directions, review your form, and offer pointers and drills to help you improve your swim technique. 



February 27th 6-7 PM at the Houser Y

February 28th 5:30-6:30 PM at the Dahl Y




Are you looking to train with other local athletes and practice biking and running on the course before race day? The Bluff Busters Tri Time will be leading Bike to Run brick workouts every Saturday starting at 8:00 am and most Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. No registration required, meet at Swarthout park in West Salem. For more information visit



Information: Our triathlon swim clinic is designed to help you reach your goals, whether you are an experienced or aspiring triathlete. The goal of this clinic is to refine swimming skills through swim stroke development and building endurance to improve your triathlon experience.


YMCA swim coaches are on the pool deck during the program guiding participants through swimming drills and workouts while offering helpful suggestions. Start training for your triathlon with the Y's triathlon swim clinic.


Please contact Brenda Maxwell if you have any questions regarding the swim clinics.



Program Dates: Ongoing Monthly Program


Family/Adult Member Fee: $35 Per Month


Masters swimming is for any and all people that are interested in swimming with a group. The workouts will be flexible enough to allow new swimmers (who can at least make the length of the pool) to those who are looking to compete in meets. Masters swimming is a great training tool for tri-athletes looking to take their swimming portion to new heights, or for open water swimmers that are looking for training during the winter months


Dahl YMCA Swim Clinic

Program Dates: Spring 2 (begins in May) Tuesday and Thursday Nights 7:30-8:30

Registration opens April 24th.


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From the first time triathlete to the competitive racer, we want everyone to feel safe, supported and have fun.


These clinics are aimed at providing valuable information to anyone and everyone. Please review the description and information regarding each one and attend whichever session would be of most benefit to you. Please email the Race Director, Shawn McClone, if you have any questions about these clinics.



Date: June 13th, 6:00 pm

Rain date: June 15th, 6:00 pm

Location: Swarthout Park Main Shelter, West Salem, WI

Information: This is a great opportunity to gain insight on how the park will be set up on race day. There will be a discussion about how the transition area will be set up, where the swim start and finish areas will be, helpful hints regarding rules, equipment and race day set up will be covered. If you plan on staying for the Fix a Flat session, please bring your own bike.


Please call River Trail Cycles at 608-519-5757 to reserve a spot.



Date: Wednesday June 14th, 6:00 PM


Location: Lake Neshonic, West Salem, WI

Information: Gain confidence in open-water swimming and preview the water course in the clinic hosted by YMCA Aquatics Director Brenda Maxwell.