I think of the Woodruff Family YMCA Tri Club as a kind of gateway drug. We give you your first taste for free, and after that, you have to pay.
Case in point: last year, I think we had seven members in the Club. This year, two of them hired professional trainers to try to go further in the sport.
I think that's great, but it leaves me looking to again expand the club and find more folks to introduce to the sport. To that end, I wrote the following for the folks at the Y to circulate to members and maybe to some of the local schools:
Are you looking for an activity for your High School or College age student?
Triathlon is a terrific offseason sport for teenaged and young adult athletes. And the Woodruff Family YMCA Triathlon Club is a great place to learn the basics of the sport. We have members of all ability levels who are ready and eager to help new triathletes learn the ropes. Plus, the Woodruff Family Y is home to the Y-Tri, coastal Connecticut’s premier early season race and a terrific first race for aspiring triathletes.
The Y’s Tri Club meets twice a week: Wednesdays at 6:45 for swim practice and Saturday’s at 9:00 am for either riding or running.
You don’t have to be a great athlete to give Tri a try. But whether you are or you aren’t, we’re prepared to help you be the best athlete you can be.
To learn more, you can visit our Facebook Group. Just search for “Connecticut Triathletes.” We’d love to hear from you.
Beyond that, I'm not sure how to get the word out, but I sure would like to. I mean, if folks know about the Club but aren't interested, that's one thing. But if we're just not on the radar, that to me is an actual problem.
So. What are your thoughts. How do we tell people that Triarhlon club is here, and that we'd love to help them learn more about our sport?