Information for Parents
Joining the Club - Minimum Requirements
The British Triathlon age categories for competition are as follows:
These ages apply as at 31st December of the year the athlete is competing. As an example therefore, if a child turns 7 on the 31st December 2016, he or she could compete as a 7 year old in the TriStars Start category for the whole of 2017.
We welcome new members from the age of 7 provided they are able to:
- swim 100m of a single stroke without stopping
- run 800m without stopping
- ride a bike confidently and under control.
Athlete safety is our primary concern and we would therefore ask you to respect the judgement of our experienced coaches as to whether your young athlete is ready to join us. If you are thinking about joining us we'll invite you along to a trial session - if we feel that he or she is not quite ready we will gladly signpost you towards appropriate teaching/coaching to help develop their ability to a safe and competent level.