YoungTri was launched on January 8th, 2011 with the intention to "connect young triathletes worldwide". The organization does so through shared stories, ways to get involved, inspiration, information and more.
The YoungTri executive board decided to work on a "YoungTri 2.0" launch the past few months in an effort to redesign the organization. This relaunch of the organization is complete with an entirely new site redesign, new graphics and new pages.
The main elements of the site now include "Why Tri?", a page filled with resources for new triathletes and those looking to learn more about the sport, "What We Love", a compilation of contributions from members on their favorite things about triathlon, a new, redesigned "Members" page complete with a forum and links to YoungTri members in the news, a "Get Involved" page with ways to get involved in the triathlon community, and more. The YoungTri Times newsletter was also relaunched as a part of YoungTri 2.0. The first new edition of this newsletter will be released in September 2012.
The new YoungTri launch is focused on members and their dedication to the sport of triathlon. As always, registration for YoungTri is free and all young triathletes (or those aspiring to be!) should go to http://www.youngtri.com/
The YoungTri Executive Board looks forward to growing and expanding the organization over the coming years, with hopes of it continuing to become a go-to resource for young triathletes all across the world.
YoungTri was founded by Harvard University freshman Caitlin Begg. As an avid triathlete of seven years at the time (now almost nine), she wanted to take her love of the sport to the next level. Through her triathlon efforts, she was recruited as a Division 1 NCAA openweight crew athlete. She is a member of Harvard's varsity women openweight crew team (Radcliffe). She has made many long-lasting friendships through YoungTri.
The YoungTri Executive Board is made up of four members - Patrick LaBrode, Aaron Lidawer, Alex Werden and Kaitlin Adams. Each have a column in the YoungTri Times newsletter and aid with various aspects of the site as well as ideas and development. The members of the Executive Board have all been a part of YoungTri for over a year.
Patrick LaBrode is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the varsity men's swim team. He has competed in over 15 triathlons, including Junior Nationals in 2011. Aaron Lidawer began doing triathlons when he was 13 years-old. He is currently a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania where he is studying business. Alex Werden is a senior at Chapel Hill High School. He is student body president, and has as been racing in triathlons since he was twelve. He is also actively involved in the Swim For Smiles organization. Kaitlin Adams is s a freshman at Boston College where she is studying business. As a South Florida native, she started competing in triathlons at age 15 with her dad.
To find out more about YoungTri, visit the site at http://www.youngtri.com/
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