TYB Announces a Partnership with Southern Wesleyan University!

TYB Coaching is proud to announce a partnership between Southern Wesleyan University and TYB Coaching.  With the sport of Women’s Triathlon granted an “emerging sport” status by the NCAA, Southern Wesleyan will become the 13th NCAA School to compete in the sport of triathlon.  Starting to recruit now, Southern Wesleyan will begin racing and competing in the 2017 – 2018 school year.

TYB and Coach Jamie Church, will coach the Women’s Triathlon Team. We are excited to continue to work with ALL athletes via TYB Coaching – along with helping to build the triathlon program at SWU and working with collegiate varsity athletes.

TYB has always believed that endurance sports are a “lifestyle.” And, TYB is looking forward to starting the lifestyle early for the future collegiate athletes at SWU.  TYB is looking forward to providing ways to create synergy and community with the current TYB Team and the future SWU Triathlon Team through clinics, group workouts, community events and more!

“While continuing to work with our age group athletes via TYB Coaching, we are excited for the opportunity to work with the student athletes at Southern Wesleyan University.  It is an honor to be able to be on the ground floor with the start of the womens varsity program at SWU.  While we are ecstatic about coaching the team, we are even more excited about sharing in the vision of SWU while engaging with the student body and the community through the sport of triathlon.”

 

2017 Augusta 70.3 Starts NOW!

Earlier than ever, the crew at the Augusta 70.3 will open registration for the 2017 Augusta 70.3 tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18th at 12:00pm.

To register, proceed to the Augusta 70.3 site and click HERE

Always a great race – and a perfect race for the first time Half Ironman athlete OR the athlete looking to PR at the 70.3 Distance, Augusta 70.3 is one of the biggest races in the world – with it being the largest Half Ironman in North America.

With a typical (although not this year) Wetsuit Legal Swim, then a rolling and quick bike ride (back to the normal bike course) and a flat two loop run course through Downtown Augusta, the race sets up well for all levels of athletes – and also offers a great vantage point for your family and friends to spectate.

Over the past few years, TYB has had over 30 athletes cross the line at Augusta 70.3.  Some first time 70.3 athletes and some working hard towards their Personal Bests!  Along with the fun finishes, TYB has also hosted an Augusta 70.3 Preview Weekend in late August each of the past three years – and are looking forward to the 4th Preview Weekend in 2017!

Typically, Augusta 70.3 does not cap out in a day – or even a week.  But, if you are considering racing Augusta 70.3 in 2017, we would encourage you to sign up now and secure your spot on race day for 2017!

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Time for the Dam Tri!

After the Historic Hurricane Matthew made its ways up the Atlantic Coast and through the Carolinas, the team at Set Up Events made the smart move to postpone The Dam Tri, originally scheduled last weekend, to tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th.  Always a great race and the last race in South Carolina Triathlon Series – a great way to end the year with the team at Set Up Events!

Because of the postponement of the race, the TYB Crew originally scheduled to race now shakes out a bit differently to the current race ready crew!

TYB Athletes Sandy and Jennifer both race with two things in mind – securing their overall wins in Open and Masters Open respectively – and keeping the legs open and ready to roll for next weekend at Ironman North Carolina 70.3.  TYB Athlete Frankie keeps the racing going as he does throughout the year and looks forward to a great race while TYB Athletes Ashley and Vicki open in up in their first race of this distance and first open water swim.  Finally, TYB Athlete Kimi keeps it going and looks to continue her string of podium appearances in the Aquabike – and then maybe time for some triathlon racing next year!

Enjoy the day, have fun, and race YOUR race!