Why do we do triathlon training? Well yes, for our health, feeling good, friends, sharing the healthy lifestyle with others, oh yeah, and to train for races!
Well our youth athletes also love a goal for their training, to compete in youth triathlons for fun, meeting new friends, and to have a chance to try out their progressing skills swimming, biking, running, and transitioning. So we are fortunate that the Tri Club of San Diego was willing to sponsor, for the second year, our SoCal Youth Triathlon Series, organized by Youth Tri Coach Judi Carbary, to offer fun, safe, high quality youth age specific distanced triathlons for our youth athletes.
This year our focus was on promoting participation in our youth Tri series and prerace and open water swim clinics to safely prepare youth ages 7 to 15 for their youth events. Over 400 youth participated in the youth triathlon series this year. Awards were given if kids participated in 3 out of 5 youth races and 3 out of 5 prerace and open water swim clinics. Our youth Tri series began in April at Bonelli Park and ended in September at our championship race at the Pacific Coast Kids Tri.
We look forward to 2014 when we will begin our third year of our youth triathlon series and sharing our Multisport lifestyle with our next generation of triathletes!
TCSD Youth Tri Coach
USAT CERTIFIED COACH