Upcoming Clinics, Seminars, & Events

Open Water Swim Clinic — Sunday, August 9th 2015, 5:00pm, Rattlesnake Cove, Bartlett Lake, Arizona

Come put theory into practice in a friendly environment! This clinic is free and open to all swimmers 18 and older. We’ll meet on the beach at Rattlesnake Cove at Bartlett Lake at 5:00pm. Just look for our tent.

Due to warm temperatures, wetsuits will not be allowed at this clinic.  If you don’t feel comfortable swimming 600 to 800 yards (in smaller segments of up to 200 yards with breaks) without a wetsuit, you should wait for a future clinic.

Remember you need to buy a Tonto Pass for $6 before entering the park. You can now buy them online here or at many local retailers.

We will most likely split into two groups: those just getting used to open water and those who just want to get a group swim in. As always, everyone is welcome! For those just wanting to swim, we’ll get in the water around 5:20pm.

For everyone else, we’ll have a brief discussion prior to practicing covering the following:

  • The parts of your technique that are most important in open water
  • Sighting
  • Drafting
  • Race Strategy
  • Swimming at Higher Altitudes

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone doing Mountain Man Olympic or Half to log some open water swim time in a non-race environment.

This clinic will fill to capacity. All are welcome, but you must RSVP by emailing us here or via our Contact Us form.

Long Course Triathlon Fueling & Pacing Seminar — Thursday, August 27th 2015, 6:00pm

Tribe Multisport — 7624 E Indian School Rd #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Long Course FuelingNutrition is often referred to as the 4th discipline of long course triathlon. If you are currently training for a half ironman or full ironman this season, this seminar is a must. We’ll cover how to get the most out of your training time by determining and practicing the pacing zones and fueling requirements (with specifics for calories, hydration, and electrolytes) that you need during training to maximize your race day performance.

Coach Seth and Coach Sarah are two of only twenty Level 2 USA Triathlon Endurance Coaches in the country, a certification which specializes in the science behind long course fueling and pacing.

Learn About:

  • Zone-based training
  • Fueling requirements for long course triathlon
  • Planning and executing a race plan
  • Factors that impact your pacing and fueling

Please RSVP by emailing us here or via our Contact Us form.

Open Water Swim Clinic — Sunday, September 13th 2015, 4:00pm, Rattlesnake Cove, Bartlett Lake, Arizona

Come put theory into practice in a friendly environment! This clinic is free and open to all swimmers 18 and older. We’ll meet on the beach at Rattlesnake Cove at Bartlett Lake at 4:00pm. Just look for our tent.

Most likely, wetsuits will be allowed for this clinic, though you probably will be comfortable without one as well. If you don’t feel comfortable swimming 500 to 700 yards (in smaller segments of up to 200 yards with breaks), you should wait for a future clinic.

Remember you need to buy a Tonto Pass for $6 before entering the park. You can now buy them online here or at many local retailers.

We will most likely split into two groups: those just getting used to open water and those who just want to get a group swim in. As always, everyone is welcome! For those just wanting to swim, we’ll get in the water around 4:20pm.

For everyone else, we’ll have a brief discussion prior to practicing covering the following:

  • The parts of your technique that are most important in open water
  • Sighting
  • Drafting
  • Race Strategy

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone doing a Fall triathlon to log some open water swim time in a non-race environment.

This clinic will fill to capacity. All are welcome, but you must RSVP by emailing us here or via our Contact Us form.

Morning Ride & Kona Ironman Breakfast — Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 6:30am.

Location TBD

kona_rocksFriends and athletes of WannaTri, come join us for a 30 mile easy group ride followed by a nummy, breakfast all while watching the Pro and Age group swim at Kona Ironman live on the big screen tv.  Get yourself fired up for Arizona 70.3 and Ironman Arizona by watching all the action in Hawaii. If you just want to come for breakfast and skip the ride, that’s cool too. Breakfast will be served starting around 8:45am(ish).  Pro male start is 9:25am Arizona time.

We want to make sure we buy enough breakfast tacos, bacon, and coffee for everyone, so RSVP by emailing [email protected].

Ironman Race Plan, Strategy, and Contingency Planning — Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 6:00pm

Tribe Multisport — 7624 E Indian School Rd #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Long Course FuelingBack by popular demand…this seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of how to execute your taper and race day to have your best Ironman race.  We’ll briefly cover the science of nutrition and pacing at the long course distance (for those of you that missed our Fueling and Pacing Seminar in August).   After that…
…you’ll then learn about:

  • Taper Execution — how to maximize the benefits of taper
  • Goal Setting
  • Contingency Planning – for when things don’t quite go as planned
  • Ironman Race Plan – including fueling and zones recommendations
  • Specific details and strategy on the Ironman Arizona course, logistics, weather, equipment, and transition areas. — Bring your questions

As always, we’ll have beverages and snacks. Come out for a fun and educational evening of multisport.

Coach Seth and Coach Sarah are two of only twenty Level 2 USA Triathlon Endurance Coaches in the country, a certification which specializes in the science behind long course fueling and pacing.

Please RSVP by emailing us here or via our Contact Us form.

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Previous 2015 Clinics

Open Water Swim Clinic — Sunday, May 10th 2015, 5:00pm, Rattlesnake Cove, Bartlett Lake, Arizona

DSCN6157bCome put theory into practice in a friendly environment! This clinic is free and open to all swimmers 18 and older. We’ll meet on the beach at Rattlesnake Cove at Bartlett Lake at 5:00pm. Just look for our tent.

Most likely this clinic will be a good temperature whether you use a wetsuit or not.  If you don’t feel comfortable swimming 500 to 700 yards (in smaller segments of up to 200 yards with breaks), you should wait for a future clinic.

Remember you need to buy a Tonto Pass for $6 before entering the park. You can now buy them online here or at many local retailers.

We will most likely split into two groups: those just getting used to open water and those who just want to get a group swim in. As always, everyone is welcome! For those just wanting to swim, we’ll get in the water around 5:20pm.

For everyone else, we’ll have a brief discussion prior to practicing covering the following:

  • The parts of your technique that are most important in open water
  • Sighting
  • Drafting
  • Race Strategy

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone doing Tempe International, Mountain Man Sprint, or DeuceMan to log some open water swim time in a non-race environment.

Open Water Swim Clinic — Sunday, April 19th 2015, 4:00pm, Butcher Jones Recreational Area, Saguaro Lake, Arizona

Come put theory into practice in a friendly environment! This clinic is free and open to all. We’ll meet on the beach at Butcher Jones Cove at Saguaro Lake at 4:00pm.

Remember you need to buy a Tonto Pass for $6 before entering the park. You can now buy them online here or at many local retailers.

We will most likely split into two groups: those just getting used to open water and those who just want to get a group swim in. As always, everyone is welcome! For those just wanting to swim, we’ll get in the water around 4:20pm.

For everyone else, we’ll have a brief discussion prior to practicing covering the following:

  • The parts of your technique that are most important in open water
  • Sighting
  • Drafting
  • Race Strategy

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone doing Spring events to log some open water swim time in a non-race environment.

70 Mile Morning Hill Group Ride — Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 6:00am.

Northsight Park, 8400 East Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Are you participating in a hilly half Ironman or bike tour this Spring or Summer? Need to get some course specific practice?  Join Coach Seth for a 70 mile hilly group ride.  Work on your fitness and climbing, descending, and drafting skills with other athletes. This ride will include two stops to refill bottles.

Here’s the route (with approximately 3200 feet of climbing).  There are a few good spots to turn back early if you’re not planning on doing the full 70.

Note:  We will distribute a turn sheet at the beginning of this ride.  This is NOT a no-drop ride.  If you are riding a tribike or are uncomfortable drafting, you may get left if you are unable to keep up with the groups.  This ride definitely allows for variable pace riders but if you’re highly inexperienced in groups or have not completed a ride of similar distance, we advise you wait for an easier event.

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55 Mile Morning Hill Group Ride — Saturday, March 28th, 2015, 6:30am.

Northsight Park, 8400 East Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Are you participating in a hilly half Ironman or bike tour this Spring or Summer? Need to get some course specific practice?  Join Coach Seth for a 60 mile hilly group ride.  Work on your fitness and climbing, descending, and drafting skills with other athletes. This ride will include two stops to refill bottles.

Note:  We will distribute a turn sheet at the beginning of this ride.  This is NOT a no-drop ride.  If you are riding a tribike or are uncomfortable drafting, you may get left if you are unable to keep up with the groups.  This ride definitely allows for variable pace riders but if you’re highly inexperienced in groups or have not completed a ride of similar distance, we advise you wait for an easier event.

Here’s the route. This ride will include one stop to refill bottles.  Come join the fun!

Open Water Swim Clinic — Sunday, March 15th 2015, 3:00pm, Butcher Jones Recreational Area, Saguaro Lake, Arizona

DSCN5372cCome put theory into practice in a friendly environment! This clinic is free and open to all. We’ll meet on the beach at Butcher Jones Cove at Saguaro Lake at 3:00pm. Look for the WannaTri tent.  This clinic will be CHILLY so wetsuits are REQUIRED and we will be spending a shorter time in the water than we usually do for our clinics.  However, if you’re doing Lake Havasu or an early season travel race like Oceanside 70.3, this clinic is perfect for you!  If you are doing a triathlon later in the season, please check out our other (warmer) clinics in April and May.

Don’t have a wetsuit?  Don’t like your current wetsuit?  Stop by the Scottsdale Tribe Multisport (not the Mesa store) in the week prior to this clinic to get a FREE rental wetsuit for you to “tri” (har har) just for the clinic.  A HUGE thank you to Tribe for the help!

It’s highly recommended you bring your running shoes and trisuit, so you can take a 10 minute jog prior to the start of the clinic (so you’re extra warm and toasty when we swim).

Remember you need to buy a Tonto Pass for $6 before entering the park. You can now buy them online here or at many local retailers.

This clinic will just be one smaller group.  We’ll get in the water around 3:20pm.  We’ll have a brief discussion prior to practicing covering the following:

  • Adapting to cold water swimming
  • The parts of your technique that are most important in open water
  • Sighting
  • Drafting
  • Race Strategy

55 Mile Morning Hill Group Ride — Saturday, February 21st, 2015, 7:30am.

Northsight Park, 8400 East Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Are you participating in a hilly half Ironman or bike tour this Spring or Summer? Need to get some course specific practice?  Join Coach Seth for a 55 mile hilly group ride.  Work on your fitness and climbing, descending, and drafting skills with other athletes. We will provide a turn by turn sheet and map at the beginning of the ride. The group may break up into smaller groups based on the average pace of riders. Here’s the route. This ride will include one stop to refill bottles.  Come join the fun! This ride departs Northsight Park – wheels down – at 7:30am, so don’t be late.

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50 Mile Morning Hill Group Ride — Saturday, January 31st, 2014, 7:30am.

Northsight Park, 8400 East Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Are you participating in a hilly half Ironman or bike tour this Spring or Summer? Need to get some course specific practice?  Join Coach Seth for a 50 mile hilly group ride.  Work on your fitness and climbing, descending, and drafting skills with other athletes. This ride will include one stop to refill bottles.  This ride departs Northsight Park – wheels down – at 7:30am, so don’t be late. Check out the route here.