TRAINING TIPS AND SAFETY
Here are a few ideas to make you child’s experience at the SYT fun, enjoyable and safe, with just the right amount of competitive spirit:
- Check the Equipment List: Make sure you have everything you need – here is a handy checklist.
Training: This can look very different for a child compared to how an adult will train for a triathlon. Please do not train with your child as you would as an adult. Children should be able to complete the distance in each event comfortably.
- SWIMMING: Your child can work with a swim coach as well as have plenty of mess around time in a supervised pool; both are great ways to train and have fun.
- BIKING: Your child will need be comfortable with safely biking on the trails around Brennan Park. Training for your child can be with an accredited bike coach or can be as simple as regular rides with friends or parents. Include safe bike handling skills and road safety in your training.
- RUNNING: Your child should be able to run, walk or jog the running distance in the SYT. The run will be mostly on grass. Please explore of variety of running, skipping, hiking, jogging options with your child during their training. Find what is right for him or her and most importantly keep it fun and light.
SWIMMING SKILLS AT BRENNAN PARK
SQUAMISH PIRATES SWIM TRAINING
Dates and registration detail will be announced as they become available.
ORIENTATION AND RACE TRANSITION
OTHER YOUTH TRIATHLONS
While you're already getting ready for the Squamish Kids Triathlon, why not try another race too? It's a good way to check out how you're doing and have fun at the same time. There are lots of great youth triathlons pretty close by. You can check out the full youth race calendar on the Triathlon BC website (www.tribc.org). These are a few of our favourites:
Delta Triathlon and Kids of Steel - April
Whistler Kids of Steel - May
Kamloops Kids Triathlon - June
Vancouver Exceleration Youth Tri - June
Tri Kids Okanagan - July