Kiwanis Kids Training
Triathlon is a sport that encompasses three individual events into one single event. Participants should plan to train to be able to successfully complete all three events safely.
This program is designed for the beginner in an effort to allow them to have a base before they compete in their first event.
Swimming Goggles, swimsuit
Cycling Bicycle that fits the participant
Properly inflated tires
No broken spokes or cracks in the frame
All nuts and bolts should be tight
Helmet that fits on top of the head and fastens
Shoes that cover the entire foot (no sandals)
Running Shoes, Hat, Sunglasses, Comfortable clothing
If the participant can’t swim the distances required, contact the nearest YMCA about taking organized swim lessons.
Participants who are members of swim teams don’t need a workout schedule because they should be doing the yardage that will allow them to complete the course.
Beginners who can swim and don’t belong to a swim team:
Participants can use bricks to help prepare for their events.
A brick consists of doing two of the three events back-to-back.
Another good idea is to do all three events in your preparations to better prepare for the actual event.
Safety in Training:
Due to the age of our participants, we recommend that adults attend training sessions. We also encourage training groups, where participants work and train together and provide safety in numbers. Parents should know training routes and participants should provide parents with departure and return times and whom they might be training with.
Swimming – neighborhood recreation pools, YMCAs, fitness centers, city owned pools.
Running – local high school tracks and park running trails.
Cycling – design a route that starts and finishes from the home. Check streets for crossings, traffic count, and safe houses/businesses along the route.