Triathlon fun and fitness for all kids

The aim of GTC youth section is to offer triathlon training and racing in a fun, friendly and inspiring way.

If you are eight or older and enjoy sport, triathlon is a great way to meet new friends and take part in GTC’s Youth Training Programme.

Please email for more details. A parental consent form will need to be completed before you can take part in training session. (We have paper copies at the sessions.)

Please note that we don’t provide traditional swimming lessons. Children must be able to swim two lengths of the pool (50m) to participate in our coached training sessions.

We ask that parents stay in the centre for their child’s first session.

Youth training sessions

Monday Maryhill: Swim & run

Glasgow Club Maryhill, Gairbraid  Ave, Glasgow, G20 8YE (map).

5-6pm: Meet in the foyer for swim session

6-7pm: Run Session

This session is open to all abilities and can be booked as a block.


Monday Woodside: Swim

Glasgow Club North Woodside

7-8:30pm: Swim only.

Email Wendy for more information:


Tuesday Maryhill: Swim & run

Glasgow Club Maryhill, Gairbraid  Ave, Glasgow, G20 8YE (map).

6-7pm: Meet in the foyer at 6pm for the swim session.

7-8pm: Run session.

 The Maryhill session is aimed at beginners/improvers

Tuesday Scotstoun: Swim & run

 Scotstoun Leisure Centre, 72 Duncan Avenue, Glasgow, G14 9HD.

6-7pm: Meet in the foyer at 6pm for the swim session.

7-8pm: Run session.

*  This session is for Improvers/Advanced.


Wednesday Maryhill: Turbo/Roller session & Aerobic run.

Glasgow Club Maryhill, Gairbraid  Ave, Glasgow, G20 8YE (map).

5pm: Roller/Turbo session

6-7pm: Aerobic run

This session is only available to Tristar 2 and above.

Thursday Maryhill: Run & swim

Glasgow Club Maryhill, Gairbraid  Ave, Glasgow, G20 8YE (map).

6-7pm: We meet at 6pm in the foyer for a run session.

7-8pm: Swim session.

*  This session is for beginners, improvers and advanced.

Saturday Summer Timetable

During the summer months we follow the timetable below to ensure all athletes get well rounded access to cycling, swimming and learning functional strength.

Saturday Maryhill: Swim & gym

Glasgow Club Maryhill, Gairbraid  Ave, Glasgow, G20 8YE (map).

2-3pm: Agility, Balance and Coordination and Functional Strength in the sports hall.

3-4pm: Swim focussing on open water skills.

Saturday Bellahouston: Swim, Cycle, Run

Glasgow Club Bellahouston, 31 Bellahouston Drive, Glasgow G52 1HH

1-2pm: Swim

2-4pm: Cycle, Transition and Running.

Sunday: Development Squad Session

Development squad sessions run from 12:00-15:00 and are open to athletes in their second year of Tristar 2 who are interested in further development of their triathlon skills and ability.


How to book & pay

The Tuesday sessions and the Thursday session must be paid for online at by invite only.  Please contact for more information.

To confirm a place on a Saturday you can pay for the full eight-week block in cash or cheque at the first session.  We understand that children and parents have busy lives and cannot always commit to a regular Saturday slot so we also allow drop-in.  This operates on a first come, first served basis.

Essential kit

Swim suit, goggles and a pair of running shoes for Tuesday and Thursday nights and a bike of any sort (providing it is safe and roadworthy) and a bike helmet for the cycle sessions.

Note: You cannot participate in cycling training or races unless you are wearing a helmet.

GTC costs

It costs £15 to be an annual member of the club.  Training sessions for youths cost £4 per two-hour session and £3 at Bellahouston.  Lots of the training and support is free and delivered by a group of enthusiastic coaches and helpers who all volunteer their time to the club. See join the club.

On joining GTC, you will receive a technical t shirt with club logo and also receive a 10% discount on our Triathlon Training Camps.

Note: Youths can come along to training for four weeks before they need to decide if they want to become a member so there is no pressure to join the club straight away.

Who will look after my child?

The youth training sessions are led by a qualified triathlon coach, who has experience in working with children and young adults. All coaches have been through the appropriate checks and the club is affiliated to the sports governing body, Triathlon Scotland.

My child is new to triathlon

If children have an interest in sport and have the ability to swim two lengths of a 25m pool and they can ride a bike safely then we can help with the rest.

Events and races

Youths can take part in various events and races throughout the year and that involves transport and time commitments by parents and helpers. Once you get involved you’ll find many people car share and support each other.

Do I need to help out?

We encourage parents to get involved and support their children. Many senior members have children in the youth section.

Child Welfare

Should you have concerns about the welfare of a child, poor practice or possible abuse, please contact the Club Welfare Officer Jill French .

If this is not appropriate contact the Equality and Welfare Officer at triathlonscotland,  Jill McIntyre  or National Development Officer, Callum Reid. You can also contact

If a child is in need of medical treatment, take them to hospital or call an ambulance.

Swimming, Cycling, Running. We do it best!