Youths

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 youths@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk 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.)

Triathlon consent form_STD_2018

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 Scotstoun: Run & Swim

Glasgow Club Scotstoun, 112 Danes Drive, G14 9HY (map).

 

6pm-7pm: Run Session

7pm-8pm: Stroke Development Session

7pm-8pm: Swim Session

These session are open to all abilities and can be booked as a block – please email jnrlist@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk for more information.

 

Monday Woodside: Swim

Glasgow Club North Woodside

6pm-7pm: Swim only

7pm-8:30pm: Swim only – Advanced

These sessions are for existing members to improve technique and endurance.

 

Tuesday Maryhill: Swim & run

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

6-7pm: Swim session.

7-8pm: Run session.

These session are open to all abilities and can be booked as a block – please email jnrlist@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk for more information.

Tuesday Scotstoun: Swim & run

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

6-7pm: Swim session.

7-8pm: Run session.

This session is for Improvers/Advanced members.

 

Thursday Maryhill: Run & swim

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

6-7pm: Run session.

7-8pm: Swim session.

These session are open to all abilities and can be booked as a block – please email jnrlist@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk for more information.

 

Thursday Gorbals: Swim & Run  – NEW!

Glasgow Club Gorbals,  Ballater Street, G5 0YP (map).

6-7pm: Swim session.

7-8pm: Run session.

These session are open to all abilities and can be booked as a block – please email jnrlist@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk for more information.

Saturday Sessions

Our Saturday sessions are for all members and can be booked a week in advance (from Sunday) by emailing jnrlist@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk

From after the October school holidays until the Easter school holidays we are based at Glasgow Club Maryhill:-

Saturday Maryhill: Gym/Run & Swim

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 Session

From Easter school holidays until October School holidays we are based at Glasgow Club Bellahouston for a swim session followed by a cycle/run/transition practice.

Saturday Bellahouston: Swim, Cycle, Run

Glasgow Club Bellahouston, 31 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

1-2pm: Swim Session

2-4pm: Cycle, Transition and Running.

How to book & pay

Please contact jnrlist@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk in the first instance to receive details of our sessions and availability.  Once a place has been offered, the sessions must be paid for online at www.entrycentral.com on a block by block basis.  Please contact youths@glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk for more information.

Essential kit

Swim suit, goggles, swim cap for children with long hair (mandatory), running kit and a pair of running shoes.  To attend the Saturday Bellahouston Sessions 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

Children must be members of the club to be able to participate in any of our training sessions.  The first session is free of charge when you do not need to be a member but if your child wishes to contintue training with us we ask you to join them up for membership.  It costs £15 to be a member of the club.  Training sessions for youths cost £4.50 per two-hour session and £6.75 for a three-hour session 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.

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: Jennifer MacPhee.

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 welfare@triathlonscotland.org

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

Swimming, Cycling, Running. We do it best!