Solihull Triathlon Club is proud to have a high percentage of members that are Junior athletes. Our club has a British Triathlon Federation Bronze award which shows our strong approach to welfare. All coaching is run by BTF Coaches who are DBS checked.
Junior athletes can start training with us as soon as they will be eight years old by 31st December in the year they are applying. Confused? A Junior that is aged seven on 1st January, but eight by 31st December can train with us.
Junior swim training is at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre where we have capacity for 24 Junior athletes:
- 1700-1800 Lane A – 8-11 depending on ability
- 1700-1800 Lane B – 9-16 depending on ability
- 1800-1900 Lane A – 8-16 depending on ability
Previously, the charges for swimming have been £36 per quarter. For a Junior athlete to swim train with the club they need to be able to swim 200m. If they can’t then it’s best if they attend swimming lessons before they start swimming with the Club – they are still welcome to come along and bike and run train with us.
Junior bike training takes place on the Tudor Grange Cycle Track. There is no requirement for a fancy bike, but it should be roadworthy and set up for your size. Athletes will also need a well fitting cycle helmet.
There is usually one bike training session a month on a Sunday. Check out the Junior Training Calendar to see when the next Junior Track Session is. Sometimes the session is a Brick (Bike and Run) Session.
Junior run training occurs every Saturday morning in combination with the Adult session. This means parents can take part in run training at the same time as Juniors are training. Sessions always start with warm ups and finish with stretching and a warm down.
All you need is some trainers, and a drink usually helps.