Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool | August 9, 2021
The TOSA Youth Tri is less than
2 weeks away!
Hello, TOSA Youth Tri Families!
FIRST THINGS FIRST: We have over 140 athletes signed up for this event, but we are still looking to fill 30-40 volunteer positions. Parents and older siblings - we need your help to make this event fun and safe. You will be able to watch your athlete on the course when it is their time to go. Please consider signing up HERE to help. All volunteers will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Landing.
The 2021 TOSA Youth Tri will take place in two weeks, on Saturday, August 21st. Please review the following items with your athlete:
1.   Map Course: There will be volunteers along the course to guide your athlete, but athletes are expected to understand the course.
2.   Supplemental Youth Rules: Follow this link and scroll down to the last 3 pages. The rules are in place to keep the course safe and fair. 
3.   Most Common Rule Violations: We will have race officials on the course to ensure compliance.
Check your equipment now: Be sure your athlete has a swimsuit and goggles that fit. Check that their bike is in good working condition. Their helmet should fit well. Ask them to practice putting on their shoes. Be sure they are comfortable biking and running in these.
Athlete Check-In and Packet Pick Up is Friday, August 20th. Please come to the Grand Hall at TOSA Pool any time between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Each athlete needs to come with a parent or guardian with ID. DO NOT bring your bike and helmet until race day on Saturday.
Athletes will receive a race T-shirt, a numbered bib with matching stickers for their bike and helmet and a TOSA Youth Tri BAG. Please attach the bib to the FRONT of the T-shirt and take the stickers home to place on your bike and helmet. Your athlete will also receive a race “tattoo” with bib number and age on both arms and one leg. 
ON RACE DAY: Athletes, wear your swimsuit, goggles and optional swim cap. Bring your bike and helmet with stickers applied, your T-shirt with the attached bib and your shoes. A small towel, shorts, and socks are optional. Don’t bring anything you don’t plan to use on the course, including flip-flops. Everything must fit inside the bag.
Our transition area looks different this year. Parents, hold onto your athlete’s bike in the grassy area behind the Adirondack chairs while your athlete completes the swim. Head to the transition area by the umbrellas while they change into their shirt and shoes. Hand the bike to your athlete and take their bag as they head out the back gate towards the parkway to complete the bike. Bike racks will be positioned near the gate so that athletes may store their bikes while completing the run. 
PARKING: Parking for athletes’ families will be available in the parking lot at Hoyt Park. The Menomonee River Parkway will be closed to traffic. Enter the pool area at the west gate, nearest to the parking lot. 
TIMING: Athletes will wear an ankle bracelet with an embedded chip timer.  These will be handed out at the information booth. There will be timing wires throughout the course keeping track of athletes’ times spent in each area: swim, transitions, bike and run. These split times will be reported, but only the START and FINISH times are used to determine place. Time spent in transition counts towards the total finish time. This is standard for triathlons.
STAGING: FUN athletes will run first, youngest to oldest. CHALLENGE athletes will run next. Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled warm-up time. Each athlete will have their own lane for the swim.
Spectators are reminded to stay off the course.  This is a USAT rule. Parents are invited to watch their athletes swim from the grassy area behind the Adirondack chairs next to the pool. Then, exit from the pool area and go to the Landing to wait for your athlete’s finish. 
BIKE PICK-UP: Please retrieve your bike from the racks near the transition area as soon as your athlete has completed the run. Bring your tattooed athlete or their bib to claim their bike. We ask that you take the bike back to your vehicle in the parking lot, walking around the south side of the pool (by the train tracks) to avoid athletes still completing the course.
AWARDS: Medals will be awarded to the top three CHALLENGE finishers in each age/gender group. Results will be posted for all athletes at the conclusion of each wave. An awards ceremony will take place at the conclusion of the race at The Landing.
This event is meant to be FUN - for our athletes, their families and for our volunteers. Be prepared on race day. Be positive and PLEASE be courteous to the athletes, our volunteers and to each other. 

-The TOSA Youth Tri Committee
Thank you to our 2021 TOSA Youth Tri sponsors
FOHPP: Who we are
Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool operates TOSA Pool without tax dollar support.
Your tax-deductible donation helps ensure these facilities remain open and maintained for members and guests for years to come. Donations can be sent directly to Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool by mailing a check payable to FOHPP to: 1800 N Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Or you can donate through Paypal or credit card by clicking on the DONATE button below.
The nonprofit Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool, which operates TOSA Pool, The Landing and the Grand Hall, raised money to build the pool, which opened May 28, 2011.. FOHPP has a 55-year lease with Milwaukee County and does not receive taxpayer support. The pool is named in honor of the project's lead donor: The TOSA Foundation.
TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park offers affordable memberships for families and individuals with daily admission rates that welcome visitors from across Southeast Wisconsin. Our strong focus on health and wellness is enhanced by swim lessons for children and adult fitness classes provided by our partnership with Wauwatosa Recreation.
In 2013, the Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool opened a new seasonal beer garden, The Landing at Hoyt Parkto both create a supplementary revenue source for pool operations and to create a new space for fellowship that enriches the vibrancy of our community. People of all ages come together and build the relationships that make our neighborhoods strong.
In 2015, the historic Grand Hall was renovated to preserve and build on its 1930s-era craftsmanship and extend The Landing beer garden usage. In addition to public gatherings, like Packers and Badgers viewing parties, the hall is available to rent for family celebrations, class reunions, birthday parties, business meetings, club banquets and weddings.
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