Nu2Tri Program

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Our Nu2Tri Program will prepare you for your first triathlon in just 12 weeks!


2017 Nu2Tri Informational Meeting
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Spokesman Bicycles

Whether you’re new to the sport or need a refresher course in swimming, biking, or running, you need to register for our awesome coached program! Our kick-off meeting occurs January 17th, 2017 and weekly coached workouts happen from January to April!

What is Nu2Tri?

Nu2Tri is a progressive sequence of coached instruction and workouts that build from January to April. We start with an easy group bike ride and finish with a graduation sprint triathlon! Along the way, you’ll gain skills in swimming, cycling, and running that you need to complete the triathlon distance of your choice.

Coaching sessions and clinics will provide skill instruction and advice for all levels, not just beginner levels, as we recognize that each new athlete comes to the program with different strengths and experiences.


Three months of coached instruction plus annual SCTA membership for only $200.00!

Time Commitment

The more time you can commit to our program, the more you will get out of it. We typically have workouts on weekend mornings, and several weeknights per week, as well as offering specialty clinics approximately twice per month. Our clinics include; swim stroke, transition tips, open-water swimming, sports nutrition, and recovery techniques.

Basic Skill Levels and Equipment Requirements

  • Know how to swim, or be in the process of taking lessons.
  • Have a swimsuit, cap, and goggles.
  • Have a bike that you can use every weekend.
  • Be prepared to run or run/walk.

More on Gear Requirements

Wetsuits are optional and can be borrowed or rented. You’ll want to avoid surfing wetsuits as they are not as flexible in the upper torso and are not made for swimming. However, if a surfing wetsuit is what you have, it will do!

A sprint triathlon can be completed on a mountain bike, but a mountain bike will be slower than a road bike on the club rides, and it will slow you down if you want to step up to an Olympic or longer distance event later. With that said, we do not advise buying a road bike prior to the program as we have experienced coaches, mentors and sponsors that will be able to guide you to the right bike for you.

If you need advice on shoes or running form, we’ll be happy to refer you to one of our knowledgeable sponsors or coaches to help you out.

Questions about gear? Just ask one of our friendly mentors or coaches and we’ll help you get what you need.

Orientation Meeting

We hold a kickoff meeting in January to introduce you to Santa Cruz Triathlon Association and the Nu2Tri program. Nu2Tri calendars will be issued at the meeting and we’ll describe what can be expected in the upcoming months. Our discussion will include clinics, training schedules, attendance, incentives, and graduation. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Registration will remain open until the close of the Introductory Meeting. Walk-ins welcome!!

After the meeting, Nu2Tri participants will receive weekly updates and information pertaining to the program and participants will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the program.

Nu2Tri Informational Meeting
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Spokesman Bicycles

Questions? Email us!