Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Triathlon Swim / Bike / Run your thing? Drop in our new triathlon forum for the latest in training & gear. From beginner to expert, and sprint to ironman.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-04, 02:34 PM   #1
pbenson
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
triathlons and kids

My 9-year-old daughter is interested in doing a triathlon. she swims with a Y swim team 3-4 days a week for an hour and a half. she loves to run and can run 2 miles at the track, sometimes after a swim practice. bike riding is her weakest event, but she's ridden 10 miles on her own. she's interested in being a triathlete, and i have no idea how much is too much for a kid this young, or if there are even events for children. how can i help her get started? this is coming from her, not me. i'm looking for resources, events, advice. we live in the los angeles area
pbenson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-04, 08:27 PM   #2
swimbikerun_boy
Can i get a WOOT WOOT
 
swimbikerun_boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brampton Ontario Canada
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale R700
Posts: 165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the only advice that i can think of right now is try and find a triathlon club in our area

I'm only 14 and just started december 2003 and i think that, joining a club was the best thing i could have done

You can also check out a few books (I'm not sure if there are any geared towards kids) but there are triahtlon books

As for races I'm not too sure about what runs down in the U.S. But in Ontario (Canada) we have a race series specifically for kids. It is called the "Kids Of Steel" and the age groups range from 4and 5 year olds - 16 and 17 year olds. THey changed the distances t suit each age group and you get a participants medal and T-Shirt and all the little goodies

Anyways Just thought id put a word in


Peace
Tyler
swimbikerun_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-04, 11:46 PM   #3
Kristofferson
Triathlete
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Burlingame, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm 16 in the San Francisco area, and if you search Tri California on google, their official website hosts clubs, events, and camps for the little kids.

Its mainly for younger kids (10 and under) the distance is suited perfectly for them.

If your child can already bike 10, run 2, and swims regularly, then she could sign up for it right now and be fine.

Hope that helps.


P.S. the camp is designed to be fun so your child won't burn out, if that's a concern for you
Kristofferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:31 AM.