The Atlanta-based Tri Stars kids triathlon training program started in 2015. In 2019, Tri Stars will have a team in Atlanta (ATL Tri Stars) and a team in Peachtree City (PTC Tri Stars). The ATL Tri Stars will practice three days/week from May 14 - September 15. The PTC Tri Stars will practice two days/week from May 29 - August 28. Monthly membership fees are available and you can join or drop out at any time during this period. The target age for the program is 6 to 15 years old. The minimum requirements are that each participant must be able to swim one lap in the pool unassisted (any stroke). Also, each participant must be able to ride a bike without training wheels.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
Workouts prepared by USA Triathlon Level 1 Youth and Junior certified coach
8:1 maximum kids to coach ratio
Target kids triathlons with team tent and snacks
Weekly e-mail newsletter
Phone and e-mail support for questions
New members packet
Team uniforms available for purchase
HOW FAR IS A KIDS TRIATHLON?
SWIM – between 50 meters to 300 meter depending on age and specific race
BIKE – between 2-miles to 8-miles depending on age and specific race
RUN – between ¼-mile to 2-mile depending on age and specific race
PTC SWIM/RUN PRACTICES - SUNDAY from 1:30-3:00 PM
ATL SWIM PRACTICES - SUNDAY from 4:00-5:00 PM
Swim sessions will work on speed, endurance, form (drills), and race specific skills (snake swimming and passing).
ATL BIKE PRACTICES - TUESDAY from 5:45-6:45 PM
PTC BIKE/RUN PRACTICES - WEDNESDAY from 5:30-7:00 PM
Bike sessions will work on speed, endurance, and technique (braking, shifting, climbing hills).
ATL RUN PRACTICES - THURSDAY at 5:45 PM
The run sessions will work on speed, endurance, and ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination).
Transitions will be practiced at bike sessions. Also, monthly performance benchmark testing will be performed to measure progress.
Peach Kids Triathlon – June 9, 2019 https://www.active.com/alpharetta-ga/triathlon/races/peach-kids-triathlon-2019
Peachtree City Youth Triathlon – TBA (likely July 13, 2019)http://www.tri4gold.org/youth-tri.html
Atlanta Kids Triathlon – August 25, 2019 https://www.kidstriathloninc.org/atlanta-kids-triathlon.html
Bootlegger Youth & Super Sprint Triathlon – September 8, 2019
IronKids Alpharetta – September 15, 2019
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