Youth Triathlon Program

The Race4Chase Kid’s Triathlon program is aimed to provide children aged 6 to 12 with a safe, healthy non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon.  It brings together kids from all different backgrounds and educates them on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, coaches them to develop a foundation of athletic skills, and inspires them to aim high in sports and in life.

Program Details

Designed as a six-week goal oriented summer program, the program provides kids with expert instruction in swimming, cycling, running, strength training and flexibility, and also teaches them the fundamentals of good nutrition under the supportive guidance of coaches, lifeguards and instructors. Implementing a custom-designed training program, the coaches provide the youth athletes with all the equipment, knowledge, and one-on-one support they need to become triathletes.  At the culmination of the training camp, all the youth athletes come together to compete in a USAT-sanctioned triathlon race.

  • Program is offered Monday through Friday (Minimum of 3 hours per day) during a six-week summer session to train youth in the sport of triathlon.
  • Each program is run by a trained head coach and coaching assistants (Ratio of one coach per 8 athletes)
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided to the athletes every day of the program (optional based upon need and availability)
  • At the end of the program, all the athletes in each community compete in a short course USAT-sanctioned youth triathlon race.
  • All athletes are instructed in swimming, biking and running and are also taught the fundamentals of good nutrition, strength and flexibility
  • Guest coaches and athletes share their experiences on how participating in the sport of triathlon and being fit and healthy has helped them succeed in life.
  • The program is free for all participants.
     
Two young kids walking with their bicycles at the Race4Chase event

Apply for the Race4Chase Program

Program applications will be available in the spring, for more information, please contact Patti Flaherty.

Email Patti

203.754.YMCA X112