New Uniforms!     August 9, 2013

Our new uniforms are finally here! We want to thank everyone for the feedback on uniform designs, and we are proud to debut our new, one-piece 2XU Long Distance Triathlon suit. The new suits are as follows - apologies for the links, the website isn't allowing embedded images at the moment! :

Cost: $120 each

CLICK HERE for the 2XU Sizing Chart.

Interested in ordering one? CLICK HERE to order.

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Columbia Triathlon Summer Schedule     June 7, 2013


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Bassman Triathlon, May 5th     March 25, 2013

The Columbia University Triathlon team will be participating in the Bassman Triathlon on May 5th in Bass River State Forest, NJ! Transportation to and from the race will be provided, along with lodging. The team will depart on the afternoon of May 4th and return the evening of May 5th. Members can earn a 45% discount by signing up here, and the discount will apply for any distance or race type. Please fill out the form if and only if you intend on participating so we can maintain an accurate head count! Register here on the Bassman website in order to participate. 

Questions? Email club president Kevin Wisniewski at kevin.m.wisniewski@gmail.com. Look forward to seeing you there!

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NECTC 2013 Race Schedule     March 25, 2013

Posted below is our 2013 Race Schedule. Happy racing!

 Race Date Location Distance
 Cranberry Triathlon August 24th-25th Lakeville, MA Olympic, Sprint
 Lake George Triathlon August 31st Lake George, NY Olympic
 Buckman Triathlon September 15th Lebanon, NJ Sprint
 Buzzard's Bay Triathlon September 22nd Buzzard's Bay, MA Sprint
 Westchester Triathlon** September 29th Rye, NY Olympic
**Conference Championships

IMPORTANT - If you are a club member who wants to compete at the USAT Collegiate Triathlon National Championships in April 2013, according to NECTC and USAT, you must participate in at least 1 conference race in order to be eligible for Nationals. This has wavered slightly in years past, but it is best to secure your spot in the fall. 
Also, you must be a registered USAT member for Nationals as well as a few of the above qualifying races. Conveniently, being a member also comes with reduced race fees at select races, as well as the ability to track your results online. Membership lasts for one year and costs $50, and can be done easily in less than 10 minutes as www.usatriathlon.org.

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First Practice - September 16th, 9 AM at Uris Pool    September 13, 2012

Are you interested in joining the triathlon club? Come join us for our first practice on September 16th, at 9 AM in Uris PoolIMPORTANT - Dodge is NOT regularly open at this time, but if you tell them you are with the Triathlon club, they will let you in. If you're not a morning person or have a prior commitment, we will also be having a Q & A session following practice at 10:30 AM in Aerobics Room #4 (along the track, across from the rowing studio). Even if you've never done a triathlon, or are not sure about your swimming/biking/running ability, come out! We do not cut, and would love to have you. It is our job to help you get across that finish line, so if you're interested, please join us on Sunday! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Fall Weekend Practice Schedule - Rides and Swims    September 13, 2012

Saturday morning bike rides - We will conduct group rides over the George Washington Bridge every Saturday at 9 AM, time and distance will vary weekly. The group will meet at this time at 116th and Broadway, outside the Columbia gates.

Sunday morning swim & dry land - Beginning September 16th, we will meet every Sunday from 9 AM - 10:30 AM in Uris Pool. IMPORTANT - Dodge is NOT regularly open at this time, but if you tell them you are with the Triathlon club, they will let you in. Afterwards, practice will continue from 10:30 AM - 12 PM in Aerobics Room #4, along the track opposite the rowing studio. Be sure to bring both swimming and running gear for practice. The dry-land portion of training will vary throughout the year, and will benefit from the direction of our coach, Darian Silk. Coached sessions will include activities such as video swim/run analysis, open water swimming technique, conditioning for effective transitioning, interval workouts, and more.

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Columbia Racers Take On IRONMAN    August 28, 2012

A big, big congratulations to all of the CU Tri members and alumni who have competed in IronMan races across the nation this summer, including Jason Rizzi, Tyler Saas, Aaron Gingrich, and all the others. Your dedication and achievements are inspiring to all of us, and we are very proud of you. And a special congratulations to Darbi Roberts, who killed it in Louisville and qualified for Kona in her first IronMan! You go girl! We'll all be cheering for you in October!

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Note - Mainiac Traithlon     August 14, 2012

Important note to all athletes enrolled in the Mainiac Sprint Triathlon on September 9th - due to distance restrictions, we will no longer be participating in this race. If you have already enrolled and would like to enroll in a difference race instead, please email our president, Kevin Wisniewski (kevin.m.wisniewski@gmail.com).


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - IronMan NYC 2012     June 28, 2012

IronMan is coming to New York City this August, and they need our help! The Columbia Triathlon team has been assigned to the bike special needs area 1 mile from the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey. The volunteer shift will be from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and if you are in town and want to help out, we would love to have you. Our goal is to have 20 volunteers on race day, so if you're interested, follow the steps below. Also, volunteers receive a guaranteed registration slot in the 2013 NYC IronMan race. If you have questions, feel free to contact president Kevin Wisniewski (kevin.m.wisniewski@gmail.com).

  1. Visit    http://www.doitsports.com/volunteer2/join-protected-group.tcl?event_id=213418
  2. Find our group, "Columbia Tri Team", from the drop-down list. Make sure you are aware of which shift you are volunteering for!
  3. Enter the group password, "columbia" for the shift you have selected.
  4. Fill out all of the required information, and submit.
  5. See you there!


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NECTC 2012 Race Schedule     May 24, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The NECTC, or Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference, summer race schedule is below, links to races included:

 Race Date Location Distance
 Park City Triathlon August 26th Bridgeport, CT Olympic
 Lake George Triathlon September 1st Lake George, NY Olympic
 Mainiac Sprint Triathlon September 9th Biddeford Pool, ME Sprint
 Buzzard's Bay Sprint Triathlon September 16th  Buzzard's Bay, MA Sprint
 MightyMan Olympic Triathlon** September 30th Montauk, NY Olympic
**Conference Championships

IMPORTANT - If you are a club member who wants to compete at the USAT Collegiate Triathlon National Championships in April 2013, according to NECTC and USAT, you must participate in at least 1 conference race in order to be eligible for Nationals. This has wavered slightly in years past, but it is best to secure your spot in the fall. 
Also, you must be a registered USAT member for Nationals as well as a few of the above qualifying races. Conveniently, being a member also comes with reduced race fees at select races, as well as the ability to track your results online. Membership lasts for one year and costs $50, and can be done easily in less than 10 minutes as www.usatriathlon.org.
As the season nears, keep checking your email for developments on group travel plans and lodging. Happy racing everyone!

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New E-Board     May 24, 2012

Out with the old school year, and in with the new! Congratulations to all the members of Columbia Triathlon who graduated this year, and with that, we bid farewell to our former club president and vice president. Many, many, many thanks to Michael Enciso and Ada Rubin for all your hard work and dedication, and we wish you much success in the future.
The E-Board for the 2012-2013 year will be a mix of returning board members and fresh faces, and they are already collaborating to make this year even bigger and better than the last. The board is as follows:

President - Kevin Wisniewski
Vice President - Mackenzie Gloven
Associate Vice President - Nora Wixom
Treasurer - Laura Selfridge-Black
Secretary - Veronica Jove

Stay tuned with the website soon to see more changes regarding the coming year, including on-campus summer plans, NECTC races, and much more!

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1/24/12

Super Sunday this Sunday, January 29th!

Come join us and our coach, Darian, for a full on 3-event workout!  We'll be meeting and starting in the pool at 9:00am, then heading up to the track and aerobics room for a brick workout.  Bring your bike, gear for all three events, some food and drink, and your New Year's resolutions!  This workout is free, i.e. dues aren't required, so come check us out and fall in love with the Tri club either for the first time or all over again!



9/26/11

Congrats to Westchester participants!

Everyone did an amazing job this weekend.  A big congratulations goes out to Darbi Roberts, who won 1st place overall for the women, to Sally Briggs, who completed her first triathlon ever, and to Chris Young, who completed his first olympic distance triathlon ever!  Also, a big thank you to Jason Rizzi and Jason Look for coming out and supporting the team.  And of course, a big thank you to our coach, Darian Silk, for his instruction at the race.  There are pictures from the race soon to come in the gallery section of "about us".


Go Lions!


9/18/11


 Team Meeting


Our first official meeting of the semester will be held Sunday, September 18th at 10:30am (after the swim practice). We will be meeting in Aerobics Room Four, towards the rear of the Dodge track, and will be collecting club dues and distributing waivers. In addition, we will also be selling loads of apparel and discussing workout formats and upcoming races. We hope to see you all there!



8/22/11

First Super Sunday!

Come out for our first official workout on Sunday, September 11th.  We'll meet at 9 am on the deck of the Uris Pool (in the Dodge Fitness Center).  This workout is open to all current and prospective members, i.e., there is no need to pay dues before this workout.  Come, work out out, meet the coach, and see if it's right for you.  I'd be shocked if it's not!




8/17/11

Last Call For Lake George!

If you are interested in racing in the Lake George Triathlon, please fill out this quick survey to let us know asap!  We will be registering you on Friday the 19th, so get those in to us soon!  Note:  We are only racing the olympic distance race as a team.

If you have any questions please just ask.



8/9/11

Swimming in August

Due to the closing of the Dodge Fitness Center for most of August, there have been many questions about where to swim.  Here are two possible answers:

Riverbank State Park Pool: Very close to campus at 145th and Riverside, and it's 50m!  Offers lap swim for $3 a day.  More info on the facility and prices here, and the schedule for the pool here.

Lasker Pool:  Located on the north side of Central Park, you've probably run by it hundreds of times.  It's free!  They have morning and night lap swims.  More info here.


8/7/11

Congratulations NYC Triathlon racers! 

You raced well, you represented your city well, you kept the Ivy League Championship right here where it belongs, and you looked dang good doing it!  A big thanks goes out to all those who showed up to cheer on your teammates as well, there were poster boards, cow bells, and even body paint (you know who you are)!  Click here to see the results of the race.  An especially big congratulations to all the triathletes who finished their first triathlon ever today.  Another big congratulations to Meghan Newcomer, James Defilippi, Cameron Hummels, Richard Hastings, and Sean Halpin for scoring for the club!  And congratulations to Ben Collins, a Columbia grad, for finishing 1st overall!!!

Way to go everyone, this is a great start to what will be a great season.  Please send us any pictures from today so that they can be put up here for everyone to see!



7/25/11

Last call for Westchester!!

If you're interested in racing in the Westchester Triathlon (Olympic distance), then please fill out AT LEAST your personal information and your decision on Westchester on this survey if you have not done so already.  We need your decision on Westchester by Thursday July 28th!!


Sad news! Quakerman is no longer on the schedule for NECTC races this Fall. 

It has been decided by the NECTC that the Lake George Triathlon will replace Quakerman as opposed to having Lake George be an addition to the schedule.  If you had signed up for Quakerman on this survey then it will unfortunately just be disregarded.  If you now want to sign up for another race in response to this sad loss, feel free to fill out the above linked survey again, filling in ALL information, and we will only take your most recent registration.  If you have any questions, as always, just contact us.



7/22/11

Announcing the "first annual" Nautica NYC Triathlon Pre-race Pasta Dinner on August 5th, from 6-9pm in the Lou Gehrig Lounge of the Dodge Fitness Center.  

This is open to everyone who is participating in the race and everyone who is in town and wanting to root on their teammates!  Our coach, Darian Silk, will be present and will be answering questions and providing general pre-race tips and pointers.  Therefore, this is a great opportunity to meet the coach (if you have not already done so), to meet the other members of the club, to have your last minute questions answered, to eat free (!!) pasta, and to have some good times.  In order to provide full disclosure, we will also be welcoming donations of any kind.  I must emphasize that donations are by no means necessary, and you will not get dirty looks for not donating.  They are, however, greatly appreciated, and if you're interested in helping out the club, this would be a great opportunity to do so.  Either way, come for the good times and the free pasta!  Those are mandatory :)


Please RSVP (asap!) by emailing Michael Enciso with "Pre-Race Dinner" (or something similar) as the subject line, a simple "yes" and whether or not you're a Dodge Fitness Center member.  If you're not a DFC member you can still get in, we'll just have to get you on "the list". 



7/20/11

Fall race registration is under way! 

If you have not already done so, please fill out this survey (asap!) and let us know which NECTC races you're interested in so that we can get you signed up!