The mentoring program is specifically designed to help new triathletes learn about the sport and prepare for their first race. The program relies on the sharing of knowledge between those with more experience and those who are still learning. Because we are always learning, finding new races, and forever challenging ourselves, that means that at any time you are both more and less experienced that others in the group. So we invite and encourage EVERYONE to attend the events to share and learn from each other.

Mentoring in 2016 has already started with a series of clinics and now the weekly Thursday night rides. Please see below for detailed schedule. Stay tuned for updates or cancellations. All Thursday night rides/clinics will start at 6pm to give people time to get off work and allow traffic time.

Most importantly…have FUN, no…have a BLAST!

Group A: defined as the “faster, longer” group and allows opportunities for newbies to join when gaining confidence from riding. Guidance will be provided for all levels. Rides are typically out and back, or other routes decided by Group Training committee and leader.

Group B: defined as “mentoring, newbie” group starting off on the roads for a slower, shorter course. Routes will start in the Forest Park Visitor’s Center parking lot. Mentoring sessions will occur before or after the ride depending on the nature of the session or the amount of daylight that is available. Group B will be focused on bike etiquette/safety/traffic laws with a Mentoring coordinator leading most of the sessions.

Upcoming Mentoring Events

Date/Times Event Details
8:15 am - 10:00 am



Join Ironbrick’s head coach, Paul Schon, for Part 2 of “How to Design a Swim Workout”. In this session Coach Paul will be putting together a full swim workout for you to participate in. If you were able to attend Coach Paul’s first session, you will get to see what you learned put into action. If you were not able to attend the first session, come join us for a great swim workout!

LOCATION: Whispering Hills Clubhouse Pool, Creve Coeur
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ironbrick Bike Trainers and Group Ride hosted by Athletico

Join IronBrick Head Coach Paul Schon and Tri Club Gadget Guru Bill Sanders for a discussion of various types of indoor trainers and how to make use of them in your training. The focus of this presentation is the hardware and associated gadgets and programs that help make indoor training fun and effective. This is going to be a useful session for those that already own trainers or not! We will be having a group trainer ride session immediately following where we hope to have loaner trainers for those who do not own one yet.

The clinic on trainers will run from 2 PM – 3 PM. We will have a brief intermission to allow everyone to get their trainers set up, then join us for the group ride from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. Please let us know if you need a loaner trainer!

LOCATION: Athletico- Olivette Endurance and Industrial Center ,, Olivette MO
8:15 am - 9:15 am

TriSmart Swim Clinic- Whispering Hill Clubhouse


TriSmart Training Systems’ Jennifer Meyer will lead a clinic on March 11th 8:15-9:15am reviewing skills, drills and techniques you can do in a regular lane in the pool to prepare for open water swimming.

In St. Louis, much of the year we are not able to practice swimming in open water.  Sometimes we are able to setup open water swim practices at a pool by taking out the lanes and setting up buoys – that’s great when it can be done!

BUT, what about the rest of the time?

You can improve your open water swim skills in a regular lane in the pool.  Attend this clinic on March 11th and learn about ways to improve your open water swim practices in the pool.

LOCATION: Whispering Hills Clubhouse Pool, Creve Coeur