June 10, 2019
Tuesday June 11th at 5 PM is our first practice/ orientation for new members! Meet near the Foster Beach parking lot near the bike rental shack. Note that the lot has meters and they do ticket. There is free parking to the south along Simonds Drive.
The current practice schedule is below but these may change due to staffing,weather etc.
Weather: we will practice in rainy or cool weather. We will not in storms. Watch your phone for notification in the late afternoon of practice days. If you don't hear from us then assume we are at practice. We always swim in guarded areas and are sometimes limited by waves/water temp.
Please sign up for “SMS” (text alerts) under “my account profile” on our web.
Practices: 6/18, 6/27, 7/2, 7/9, 7/18, 7/23, 7/30, 8/8, 8/13, 8/20, 8/22 (picnic and last practice)
We will meet at 5 PM for our first practice (and 4:30PM for all practices after that) and stage the kids gear according to their assigned groups- GREEN (7-8 year olds), RED (9-10s), BLUE (11-12s) and BLACK (13 Ups). Group assignments and descriptions are below. There may be need to move a member up or down a group on occasion. All members will do the Chicago race at the age they are on Dec. 31st of 2018- so if your member's birthday will change their possible grouping (esp. 10 turning 11 in the fall) please let the staff know. We practice each discipline at each practice with varying emphasis and order depending on group assignments.
There will be magnet boards for each group (list is below) please have your member move your child's magnet to “IN”when you arrive and park their bike and gear in their group area, we have colored bike “racks” that correspond to their group assignments. While members head out for our warm-up routine we will answer parents questions on practices, gear, races
Gear: For every practice bring goggles, wear swim suit under bike/jog clothes and bring a water bottle with water already in it. Don't forget helmet and closed toe shoes. We will hand out race shirts (included) and most kids like to wear a boys' jammer (like a boys swim trunk- it works well for biking) available at on Iguanas website homepage “Team Store” tab. We will provide race # belts (explained at a later practice) and YANKZ elastic laces (highly recommended for $10).
Parent notes and parent helpers/pickup: we encourage parents to help out by watching gear and bikes in the transition area, acting as transition area volunteers, or walking/ jogging the run course along with the groups. Please allow your child to make mistakes they can learn from :) Parents can leave and pick up at any practice . Plan on 6:15 PM pick up but please make sure your child's group is completed . Parents must move the magnet to OUT. For early pickup please see the group coach on that day!!
Sign up for races: parents must do this at the race websites. August 24th www.chicagotriathlon.org at Foster Beach. Register early ! Every year we have families procrastinate and get left out. The Chicago race may fill by the first week in August (1000 kids)
USA Triathlon Membership: a youth membership is $15. Although it is not required - it is great to get one- includes a mag with lots of tips and info on the sport. If you don't get the membership you will still need to purchase a 1 day license for your racer ($10).
Bikes/ tune-ups- On The Route Bikes offers quality new bikes in kids sizes and tune-ups (and 10% off for Iguanas members on all work and gear). You don't need a special bike but we recommend the largest wheel size the member can ride and getting it early in the practice season.
TEAM RULES: Safety and Sportsmanship.
Full attention to coaches
Strict adherence to safety rules in each discipline
Support and encourage teammates
Challenge yourself and have a good time
Tri- Club Group Assignments (can change)
GREEN Group (7-8 y/o) 100 meter Swim, 4k Bike & 1k Run (race distance).
01 Joanna Coates
02 Olivia Dube
03 Zachary Palsgrove
04 Gray Thornborough
05 Hue Thornborough
06 Quinn Kelly
07 Yang Schieleit
08 Waylon Petrini
RED Group (9-10) 100 meter Swim, 4k Bike & 1k Run
21 Charlie Casper 29 Winnie Nutkowitz
22 Jonathon Coates 30 Kate Kelly
23 Alon Cohen
24 Lucille Kelly
25 Jonah Lattin
26 Daniel Matesanz-Rodriguez
27 Derin Suer
28 Gus Nutkowitz
Blue Group (11-12) 200 meter Swim, 8k Bike & 2k Run
41 Courtney Beatty 50 Jorie McGowan
42 Cate Casper
43 Nathan Coates
44 Madeline Dube
45 Olivia Martinez-Mohabir
46 Molly Chochola
47 Aiden Palsgrove
48 Ellie Sanderson
49 Ella Schieleit
Black Group (13 Up) 200 meter Swim, 8k Bike & 2k Run
61 Decklan Barnabas
62 Elizabeth Barrett
63 Matthew Barrett
64 Daria Foster
65 Jack Sanderson
66 Lydia Schieleit