The Kids Triathlon Club is a great way to promote a lifelong passion for physical activity. With three fun sports- swimming, biking and running triathlons offer kids the chance to learn a variety of exercise skills while gearing up for the big event! We look to enhance fitness skills with the larger goal of developing self-esteem, teamwork, goal setting, self-discipline and friendly competition. This Youth Program will be both an introduction to sport for beginners and a challenge for the serious competitor. The Kids Triathlon Club will strive to create a healthy and safe environment for kids to learn, laugh, and grow.
June 24th - August 16th
Group 1 (ages 5-10): 5:30pm-6:30pm
Group 2 (ages 8-13): 6:30pm-7:30pm
Mondays: Swim at Robert Strange Pool
Tuesdays: Run at Nir Family YMCA
Thursdays: Bike at Smith Creek Park
Tuesdays: Run at Midtown YMCA
Wednesdays: Swim at Robert Strange Pool
Thursdays: Bike at Halyburton Park
A full calendar will be provided to participants prior to the start of the club!
The Y's Tri Clinic and Mini Tri gives kids the chance to see what a triathlon is all about. There are two clinics - a 30 minute swim clinic and a 30 minute transition clinic. Then the kids will do a mini traithlon complete with the full swim distance, T1 (transition from swim to bike), a start and end of bike (total bike distance is about 40 yards), T2 (transition from bike to run), and a short run out and in (total run distance is about .25 mi).
Saturday, August 10th
9:00am - 11:00am
Free for registered Triathlon Club participants
$10 for all others. You do not need to be registered for the full triathlon to participate!
Give a tri a try! Join us as we celebrate the 17th annual Wilmington Family YMCA Kid’s Triathlon presented by Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry, DDS and Engineering Software Solutions. This year we will be offering three events in one weekend!
Friday, August 16th at 6:00pm
Join us for this special swim/run event for kids ages 3 & 4 years. Cost is just $10/participant.
Saturday, August 17th at 8:00am
This is the classic swim/bike/run event for kids ages 5-13 years. The swim takes place in the Y’s pool with the bike and run course being out and back in the Forest Hills neighborhood. With full event production by SetUp Events, the participants get the ultimate triathlon experience! All participants receive a finishers medal and tshirt with trophies awarded to the top 3 male and female in each age division. $35 early bird race entry fee.
Sunday, August 18th at 8:00am
This is our first ever swim/bike/run event for teens ages 12-17 years. $35 early bird race entry.
Aileen Sutton, Healthy Living Director
(910) 251-9622 x246