Oak Park Tri Team

Oak Park Triathlon Team

The Oak Park YMCA proudly offers triathlon teams for both adults and youth. All skill levels are welcome as training is separated into various groups. Our training program begins each January and runs through the end of May.

Contact our Aquatics Director Tasha Mills or Head Coach Craig Tait for additional information.

Tasha:  email - tmills@ymcaoflansing.org     phone – 517-827-9697

Craig:   email – usatcoachcraig@gmail.com


2020 Tri Season Details

Registration for the 2020 season will open on November 20, 2019. Triathlon Team Training runs for two 10-week sessions. Session 1 will run Saturday’s from January 4 through March 7, 2020. Session 2 will run March 14 through May 23 (no class April 4 for Spring Break). You will be able to register per session or take advantage of our Team Bundle and get both sessions at a discounted rate.

Oak Park Tri Team Calendar


Class Times:


6:15am-10:00am      Advance Tri – Long Course                 with Coach Alexa

7:15am-10:45am      Advance Tri – Short Course                with Coach Ashley

8:15am-11:10am      Intermediate Tri                                with Coaches Chris

9:15am-12:00pm      Beginner Tri (Try a Tri)                       with Coach Craig

10:15am-1:00pm      Intermediate Tri                                with Coach Todd

11:30am-1:00pm      Junior Tri                                          with Coach Aaron



6:30-7:30pm             Tri Strength & Conditioning              with Coach Alexa



6:00-7:00pm             Competitive Swim/ Yardage              with Coach Craig

7:00-8:00pm             Competitive Swim/ Strokes               with Coach Craig




Competitive Swim/Yardage: This class is designed to improve overall body position in the water to create a greater sense of efficiency allowing you to swim faster and further.

Competitive Swim/Strokes: The goal of this class is to help swimmers improve stroke technique and teach drills that will enable the continued refinement of the strokes.

Junior Triathlon:  For children 6-16 who are interested in the sport of triathlon, train with our coaches, be part of a team and prepare to complete a local kid’s triathlon. Children should be able to swim 50 yards continuously. The class will consist of swimming, running, cardiovascular training, and as weather permits biking.

Tri Advanced Long Course:  For experienced triathletes looking to train for an Olympic distance, 70.3 or full Ironman? Train with like-minded individuals who will help you reach that goal. Our USAT certified coaches are there for you. Prepare to swim/bike/run for 60 minutes each. Long course athletes will have the option of completing a 2 hr long ride in place of the bike plus run. You will need to bring your own bike and trainer.

Tri Advanced Short Course: Workouts in this class will focus on heart-rate and perceived exertion to ensure your workouts are highly effective. Your coach will be a highly experienced and motivating triathlete. You must be competent in all three disciplines and be able to complete at least 60 minutes of continuous and rigorous physical active. Bike and bike trainer are required.

Tri Intermediate:  Have some experience in triathlons? Continue working to improve your overall performance with our USAT certified coaches to prepare for the upcoming season. Train with other motivated athletes ready to step it up as your coach helps you improve your form and speed, while sharing their experience with you. Intermediate athletes should be able to complete 60 minutes of continuous cardio. Biking takes place in our cycling studio and you'll run outdoors in the nearby neighborhoods.

Tri Beginner (Try a Tri):  A class designed from the ground up to welcome beginners interested in their first triathlon experience, or for those who may be looking to build confidence in any discipline. Your coach will mentor you to help you build endurance and strength, along with the confidence and experience you need to make your first triathlon successful and enjoyable. Prepare yourself by being able to complete 45 minutes of continuous cardio.

Triathlete Strength & Conditioning: Get a total body workout that focuses on strengthening the body in preparation for competing in a triathlon.


Oak Park Tri Team Mission

Oak Park Triathlon Team is an inclusive community dedicated to the preparation of local triathletes of all ages and ability, instilling confidence and skill focusing on positivity, encouragement, fun and healthy competition.

Oak Park Tri Team Vision

To be the Lansing area’s premier triathlon training group, continually enhancing training opportunities offered to our athletes via best-in-class skills development and expanded offerings for experienced athletes, while maintaining and promoting options for emerging athletes.