Swim Clinics with Karlyn Pipes

Our Premier Sponsor the JCC of Central NJ is offering some great swim clinics offered by Hall of Fame Swimmer, author and World Master’s Record Holder Karlyn Pipes in the month of May. A great opportunity to learn or improve your swim technique from a masters champion.

Additional details on swim clinics with Karlyn Pipes

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Reminder: Nav-e-Sink or Swim – Saturday June 1st

Event: Nav-e-Sink or Swim
Date: Saturday June 1st, 2013
Time: 1.2 mile @ 7:30am, 2.4 mile @ 8:15am
Location: Victory Park, Rumson, NJ

Our next major club event is upon us at the Nav-e-Sink or Swim Festival. Come out and have a great time at Victory Park in Rumson, NJ. The 1.2 mile swim kicks off at 7:30am and the 2.4 mile swim will start at 8:15am, followed by a kids swim at 10am. Please arrive early as parking is limited to side streets in the area.

We will have bagels, cream cheese, coffee and juice for club members after the race. In addition to it being one of our major club events, Dr. Todd and his crew from All-Pro Health will be on site just for CJTC members to give post race workups.

It should be a fun event and we hope you can make it.

See you there!

Club Event : Nav-e-Sink or Swim

Event: Nav-e-Sink or Swim Distance Festival
Date: June 1st, 2013
Time: Race events start at 8:00am
Location: Victory Park, Rumson, NJ

Just a reminder to our members that June 1st, 2013 is our next major club event, the Nav-e-sink or Swim Distance Festival. This is a great opportunity for you to get an open water swim into your training and workout regiment and test all your pre-season pool work prior to doing your first triathlon for the year. Come out and join the club and earn some more points for the club challenge. In addition this is a great opportunity to throw on your club T-shirt and get some photos for the Presidents Challenge.

See you there!

Free Swim Clinic for CJTC Members – IS NOW FULL!

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL!! Thank you for everyone who showed interest in the program. See you at the pool!

Tri 4 Fun Training and RWJ Fitness & Wellness are sponsoring a Swim clinic to help Central Jersey Tri Club members get a better understanding of what is involved in having an efficient freestyle stroke. This clinic is great for all levels of swimmers who want to learn more about swimming efficiently.  You must be able to swim at least 50 yards to attend the swim portion of the clinic.

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center
2120 Lamberts Mill Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Sunday, March 10th from 4-6pm
Classroom discussion from 4-5pm
Pool time from 5-6pm

Max number of participants: 25 for classroom part and 12 for pool session

Cost: FREE but must register by March 9th to attend.

Register: by Contacting Coach Thea at Thea@tri4funtraining.com.  Please indicate if you want just classroom or both parts of clinic.

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Full New York Ironman is a GO!

I’m sure it has been a long a suspenseful day for many a triathlete who have been waiting for the results.  But it is official, the New York Ironman U.S. Championship will take place in its entirety which will include the swim.

New York Ironman Swim Will Proceed After Sewer Break Repaired

Now that it is over and done with, lets all hope that the weather holds off and doesn’t rain on our parade. Right now there is a 60% chance of rain at 5am with it tapering off to around 35% by 5pm.

Weather Forecast for Fort Lee, NJ

Upcoming events for CJTC that we have planned and we hope to add more in Sept and Oct.

CJTC has only a few events and activities planned for the month of August due to many members being on vacation at this time.

Here is  a list of two group events we have planned for August;
Friday 8/10 9:45am open water swim at Spruce Run State Park
Weds 8/15 6:30pm a group interval workout in the Great Swamp for “A” & “B” level riders.

Group Activities For September;
Saturday 9/8 at Group Bike ride at Round Valley Reservoir with a BBQ after in the park provided by CJTC. Time is TBD.  We will ride the Buckman Sprint Tri bike course. There is a cue sheet listed under the biking file for bike routes.  This would serve as our meeting for this month.

9/16 is Buckman Sprint Triathlon. CJTC will have our tent set up to support and cheer our members on.

Group Activities For October;
10/7 is the Covered Bridges ride out in Bucks county, PA. This such a beautiful bike ride. I was hoping to get a large participation from CJTC to do the 50 mile ride. These are what we like to call these Bike & Eats not races. It is all about having fun riding and eating!!!  To make this more interesting and entertaining,maybe a some club challenges to go with it!  Keep an eye out for more details.

10/21 Fanwood 5k

For November:
Our end of season party… place and date to be determined!!!

Happy Training!!
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The Countdown has Begun!

Greetings CJTC Members,

The countdown has begun and it is nearly five more days until our largest CJTC event of the year. You have all been swimming smooth, pedaling fast and running hard to get yourselves in shape for the event. Now is the time to dial it back just a bit and rest up for a long weekend of racing and cheering on your fellow club members.

Don’t forget to go to our Yahoo Group and volunteer to contribute an item or two for the weekends events. It should be a fun and exciting weekend for everyone involved. We plan on having our club tent setup in the same location as last year with snacks, a grill for burgers and hot dogs and various drinks for those attending.

Come on down and join us if you are racing, cheering on your friends or just there to lend a hand.

Have a great week and rest up, it should be a fun and exciting weekend.

Swim safety is just as important as road safety

As triathletes, we spend a lot of time in the water training and
racing. At the Patriot Half last weekend a friend of CJTC saved a “silent
drowning victim”. This article explains how “Drowning doesn’t look like
drowning” and what to do if you come upon an unresponsive swimmer. Take a
minute to read the article and educate yourself about what drowning really looks

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Keep an eye out for each other and be safe out there!!

Nav-E-Sink or Swim 2012 Race Result

Congrats to everyone who completed the Nav-e-sink race today, what a beautiful day we had!!!!  So glad to see so many members out and wearing their CJTC gear, we had a great
showing today! And thanks to all the members who came to cheer us on and help
out at the table!

Special Congratulations to Kacie who placed 3rd, Jaime who placed 5th, Jen who placed 10th and our very own club president Thea who placed 6th in their age groups in the 1.2 mile swim.

If there are any others who placed please submit their names to be included in the above list.

Results are posted here..

Lost and Found Announcement: If anyone is missing a pair of women’s black shorts with a flower on the right side, a pair of white flip flops, 1 white sock with blue stripes and their t-shirt from the race, it was left by our picnic table and I picked it up at the end. Let me know if it’s yours and I can get it to you.