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As participation levels in the sport of triathlon continue to grow, so does the need to properly educate, motivate and physically prepare these new audiences. This sport may be a bit more complex than others, but it does not have to be intimidating.

For these reasons, Life Time is proud to provide a wide variety of resources dedicated to helping you meet all of your triathlon goals — whether it be finishing your first race or setting a long-standing personal best. We love triathlon and are committed to sharing this passion with the hope that you will love it, too. From complimentary educational sessions and first-timer clinics to full-fledged group training programs and race simulations, we cover it all.

Swim Clinics

The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is proud to introduce the 5th Annual Open Water Swim Clinic Series! These clinics are designed to help new triathletes safely enter into, and properly prepare for the sport of triathlon. Separate swim instruction will be offered for both new and experienced swimmers and swimmers will be placed into groups with similar experience levels and goals.

Clinics will cover: 

  • How open water swimming differs from the pool
  • Rules of the triathlon swim
  • Swim etiquette at Ohio Street Beach
  • Properly wearing / removing a wetsuit
  • Common triathlon swim issues (hyperventilating, breathing, sighting)

2016 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon Open Water Swim Clinic Schedule
Location: Ohio Street Beach
Start time: 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 28: Open Water Swim Clinic #1
  • Tuesday, July 12: Open Water Swim Clinic #2
  • Tuesday, July 26: Open Water Swim Clinic #3 + Aquathlon 
  • Tuesday, August 9: Open Water Swim Clinic #4 + Aquathlon 
  • Tuesday, August 23: Open Water Swim Clinic #5 + Aquathlon 

The Open Water Swim Clinics are complimentary, although we recommend a $5 suggested donation. Wetsuit retailers may ask for a separate cash donation (on-site) for those who plan to rent a wetsuit. Wetsuit reservations cannot be scheduled in advance. 100% of ALL proceeds will be distributed among all Transamerica Chicago Triathlon charities. 

Registration for each clinic will open the day after each previous session. Visit the “Events” section on the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon Facebook page for the registration link. Don’t delay! These events, much like race day, sell out quickly.

Tri 101 Webinar

Join us for a beginners look at the world’s largest triathlon, the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon. Learn more and gain an insider’s perspective into this classic event during our special, one-hour free webinars.

Topics include:

  • 2016 course review
  • Race-weekend logistics
  • Preparing for a triathlon
  • 2016 Open Water Swim Clinic Series dates
  • IRONMAN partnership
  • Training tips from Grit Endurance Coach, Jacob Fraser
  • Complimentary International and Sprint training programs
  • Q&A session with race organizers and Coach Jacob
  • And more!

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Tri Coaches

Are you thinking about participating in a triathlon or have you already registered but are overwhelmed at the thought of how to prepare? Life Time Tri Team coaches are here to help. Whether your goal is to compete for a podium spot or simply to finish your first race with a smile on your face, our coaches have the knowledge, experience and passion for the sport to help you succeed.

Life Time Tri Series events enjoy a healthy partnership with Life Time Fitness and their certified coaching experts, led by world famous athlete and coach, Troy Jacobson. Life Time Fitness has long been at the forefront of personal training and endurance coaching excellence, and a quality coach should offer the perfect balance of guidance and support as you prepare for your event.

Visit to find a coach or program that works for you.

Indoor Triathlon

Indoor_Tri_4cIf you’ve ever wanted to try a tri, this is where to start. The 60-minute indoor workout will feature a 10-minute pool swim, 30-minute spin on a bike, 20-minute treadmill run and is the perfect way to kick-start your triathlon training. The indoor triathlon is based on time rather than distance — meaning you receive points for going further in a specific period of time, not going faster over a fixed distance. Participants are graded on a curve.

All Indoor Tri participants will receive:

  • “Triathlete” Indoor Tri lifestyle shirt
  • Race bib
  • Swim cap
  • Additional great offers from Life Time for members and guests
  • Results posted after on

Athletes of all abilities from beginner to experienced are invited. Indoor Tri events are open to both members and non-members of Life Time Fitness.


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About Athletico

AthletiCo-LogoAthletico Physical Therapy provides physical therapy, occupational/hand therapy, work rehabilitation and fitness services throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. To demonstrate our commitment to quality care and service to both our patients and referring physicians, we measure functional patient outcomes and patient satisfaction with national data comparison using a third-party outcomes system.

Since the mid 1990s, Athletico has developed and has been integrating its services into the endurance community. Aside from the onsite pre- and post-race stretching provided at various events, Athletico’s staff also provides numerous lecture and clinic topics related to the health and well-being of the endurance athlete. We are proud to be the Official Provider of Physical Therapy for the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon.

Complimentary Injury Screenings to Keep You in the Race!
When training for a triathlon, your body needs to be more than OK. If you experience an ache or pain, Athletico Physical Therapy offers complimentary injury screenings — your chance for a licensed physical or occupational therapist or certified athletic trainer to evaluate your injury, answer questions and recommend next options.

Athletico’s Complimentary Injury Screenings offer:

  • Free assessment by a licensed medical professional
  • Convenient and easy scheduling
  • Personal attention to your health
  • Education of potential injury
  • Injury care plan or physician referral, if needed
  • Peace of mind

Athletico understands that in your sport, it’s about starting lines and finish lines, not sidelines. Call today to schedule your free screening at a convenient location near you.

Prior to Race Day
Remaining healthy throughout your training for the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is the key to crossing the finish line on August 30. Athletico offers various tips and information on common injuries that you may encounter leading up to race day, as well as treatment for these types of injuries. Learn more about how Athletico can help you maximize your performance potential.

Athletico at the Chicago Multisport & Fitness Expo
Athletico will be on-hand for the Chicago Multisport & Fitness Expo. While you’re there picking up your participant packet, feel free to stop by our booth where our staff will be happy to assist you with any injury prevention or other health-related questions you may have just hours before the whistle blows. We also plan to offer contests, giveaways and a create-a-sign station for fans to create their own posters in support of family and friends running the race.

Athletico on Race Day
Athletico’s highly trained staff will be there when you cross the finish line to offer post-race stretching to all race participants. After finishing a triathlon, your muscles are sure to tighten up. Stop by our tent and allow one of our experienced physical therapists or certified athletic trainers to stretch you out in order to help prevent soreness or injury.

Video Gait Analysis
Whether you’re a first-time runner or an experienced veteran, Athletico is here to help. Athletico offers Video Gait Analysis to endurance athletes of all calibers to enhance running performance and to help prevent injuries. In addition to the expertise of highly trained Athletico staff members, Athletico also uses software developed by industry leader, Dartfish, to make assessments of your running style.