Our well-established and popular Junior section has now been running for over 8 years. At a time when activity levels in children are decreasing, we hope to make triathlon fun & accessible to all children in the Charnwood area.
Everyone is welcome - we will give you encouragement & help to improve/develop your skills, whether you have confidence on the bike & in the water or not. However, we do ask that children are able to swim at least 50m of front crawl without touching the sides or bottom of the pool in order to gain most benefit from the swim sessions.
Junior training sessions are held at Welbeck SFDC in Woodhouse, on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The first hour of the session takes place in the pool, where the empahsis is both on developing swim speed and endurance as well as coaching on technique. The second hour is spent outside on the bike and run activities (in summer), as well as the "transition" skills involved when moving between the disciplines. In winter, we have a monthly phased programme that combines outdoor running, indoor run performance testing e.g. bleep tests, indoor turbo cycling and core strength & conditioning.
Club Mark Accreditation
The club has achieved the Club Mark accreditation, which ensures that the club operates wihtin a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
We strongly recommend that Junior members and their parents familiarise themselves with the club policies and documentation prior to their first training session with the club.
The club is always striving to be the best that it can, and to appropriately meet the needs of its members. As such, we will always appreciate your comments and input – please keep in touch and let us know your thoughts. We are also on the look out for volunteers to support the running of the Junior section – if you are interested in joining the Club committee or volunteering in any way, again please do let us know. There is always plenty to be done and many hands make light work!
If you are interested in joining our Junior section or would like more information or to arrange a trial session, please Contact Us for more information.
Additional information for parents of Junior members is also available in the Members Area of this website.