Glasgow Triathlon Club

Swimming, Cycling, Running. We do it best!


Waiting List

The GTC youth section is very popular therefore we have introduced a waiting list.

Waiting List

Youth Calendar

GTC operate an online booking system for the junior section.

Youth Calendar

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.)

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), front crawl with their head in the water 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: Swim Session

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


Monday North Woodside: Swim

Glasgow Club North Woodside

6pm-7pm: Swim only

7pm-8:00pm: Swim only


Monday Bellahouston: Swim

Glasgow Club Bellahouston, 31 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

7pm-8.30pm: Swim only: 2 lanes 1 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 for more information.


Tuesday Scotstoun: Swim & Run

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

Group 1: 6pm-7pm Swim then 7pm-8pm Run

Group 2: 6pm-7pm Run then 7pm-8pm Swim

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 for more information.


Thursday Gorbals: Swim & Run

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 for more information.

Saturday & Wednesday Sessions

Our Saturday & Wednesday sessions are for all members and can be booked online via the booking system at: –

Saturday Maryhill: Gym/Run & Swim

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

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

1pm-2pm: Swim (block booking for beginners)

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

3pm-4pm: Swim Session

Saturday Bellahouston: Swim, Cycle, Run

After the Easter school holidays until October School holidays we are based at Glasgow Club Bellahouston for cycle/run/transition practice.

Glasgow Club Bellahouston, 31 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

12.30pm-1.30pm: Swim (block booking for beginners)

2pm-4pm: Cycle, Transition and Running.

Wednesday Cycle or Open Water Training

During the summer months we offer additional cycling/run sessions at bellahouston and some open water training at Pinkston Watersports Centre.  Dates for each training event will be issued to members at the start of each season. 

After the October holidays until the Easter holidays we offer Spin classes to children aged 10 (by 31st December) and over who are a minimum height of 145cm.


How to book & pay

You need to be a member of the club to book our training sessions.  Our Saturday and Wednesday training sessions are booked via our online booking facility.  For mid week training sessions, please contact 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 on a block by block basis.  You will be advised via email when a block is open and ready for booking.

Essential kit

Swim suit, goggles (plus spare), 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.

Youth News

Keep up to date with the youth news including race results and training events.

Youth News

Codes of Conduct

We take welfare and transparency very seriously, these are the guidelines.

Codes of Conduct

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 £17 to be a member of the club.  Training sessions for youths cost £5.30 per two-hour session.  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 qualified coaches, who have experience 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 and a lot of our administration is done by volunteers.  We would welcome any new offers to help with this.

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

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

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