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Running, Biking, Swimming, Training, & Having Fun...That's What We Do!

Whether you are planning to do your first sprint triathlon or tackle your first Ironman, we can help you achieve your dream. The YMCA National Capital Triathlon Team (YTri DC) is a premier training program for aspiring triathletes as well as seasoned veterans in the Washington Metropolitan area. Our coaches and members span from first time newbies to award-winning triathletes with decades of experience.

The proven program has helped hundreds of people successfully completed and competed at triathlons. Regardless of your previous experience and ability to swim, bike, and run, YTri DC's supportive and experienced coaches will take you to the next levelJoin YTri DC for 19 weeks of triathlon training, special clinics, team happy hours, and events to reach your goals in 2014.

If you'd like to learn more, please go the the About page for 2014 Training Program Description. Registration for the 2014 program is closed and we are in full training mode. Come back for updates and be sure to sign up in January 2015 to be part of this amazing program for triathletes.


Upcoming Events 

Open Water Swim Clinic

Mar 8 - Join YTri for an Open Water Swim Clinic at the YMCA pool. The YTri lead swim coach will go through open water simulation drills in the pool and cover what to expect to prepare our triathletes on race day. 6:00am @ YMCA National Capital Swimming Pool.

Bike Maintenance Clinic

Mar 13 - Got a new bike for your first triathlon or just want a refresher on how to properly maintain your bike? YTri is hosting a free Bike Maintenance Clinic. While you're there, pick out some accessories and schedule a tune up at a discount. 7:00pm @ the Bike Rack on 1412 Q Street, NW. 

Outdoor Bike Clinic

Mar 22 - Spring is near and we are ready to ride! We will be meeting at Rock Creek Park for the first Outdoor Bike Clinic of the season. The head couch will go through techniques, tips, and we'll go for a 25-mile bike ride to get you ready for the race. 9:00am at Pierce Mill


Why We Love YTri DC!

YTri is definitely the best tri program in the DC Area! The group provides structured classes at a great facility (with a pool!) and lots of peer motivation. Once you join the program, the triathlon part is a given. You WILL be prepared!

~ Jessica G. 

I had a big birthday and decided to get fit. This step by step program, wonderful instructors, and encouraging group of people made it possible for me to complete a Sprint and then an Olympic distance triathlon in one season. Thanks YTri!

~ James B.

I've tried other tri training programs and YTri is definitely the best fit. Structured training schedule with dedicated coaches who know their stuff give you confidence reach your goal. Training with a group gets you out of bed in the morning to be part of a team of truly wonderful individuals.

~ Jessica W. 


The information, advice, and opinions on this site are provided as-is by volunteer coaches and amateur triathletes. There is absolutely no substitute for the professional advice of a doctor or physical therapist. This site is also volunteer-run independently of the YMCA and any comments, opinions, and information on this website do not represent the YMCA organization.