GR Youth Triathlon Camp In Partnership with Mary Free Bed YMCA

This 6 week Youth Triathlon Training Program hosted by the Mary Free Bed YMCA is a great opportunity for athletes aged between 9 and 18 to train for and compete in their very first triathlon. The program will guide participants through open water swimming, road riding, running and ultimately racing. We will build on existing knowledge in these areas as well as develop any skills that are not yet present in order for the participant to successfully complete the Tri Del Sol on Sunday, July 19th, 2020. With over 20 years combined experience in Triathlon, our coaches will ensure that Triathlon becomes a sport for them to enjoy.

  • Participants will compete in one of the following distances: SUPER SPRINT: 200M Swim, 10K Bike Ride & 3K Run or SPRINT: 750M Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run. Child must be able to swim 25 yards UNASSISTED before starting this program.
  • Athletes will be coached by USAT Certified Coaches
  • Participants may complete the race as part of a team relay
  • Each participant will receive an Athletic Mentors t-shirt, water bottle and swim cap
  • Race registration will be handled by the host site, Mary Free Bed YMCA

    Program Information:

    Length:    6 weeks on Tuesday evenings
    Time:       6:15 – 7:45 pm
    Who:        Boys or Girls Ages 9 – 18
    Cost:        $165.00 for members/$175.00 for non-members 

    Training Dates & Schedule:

    Tuesday, June 9th – Intro & Run Forms – Mary Free Bed YMCA
    Tuesday, June 16th – Pool Swim – Mary Free Bed YMCA
    Tuesday, June 23rd – Bike Safety & Run Transition – Ada Park*
    Tuesday, June 30th – Open Water Swm & Run – Camp Manitoulin
    Tuesday, July 7th – Mini Triathlon (Swim/Run/Bike) – Mary Free Bed YMCA
    Tuesday, July 14th – On Course Preview – Camp Manitoulin
    Sunday, July 19th – Tri Del Sol Race Day – Camp Manitoulin
    *Ada Park is location at 1116 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301.  Meet at the second parking lot along Grand River Drive on the southeast side of the park (the other parking lot is many times full due to baseball games)

    Equipment Needed:

  • Bike
  • Swim Googles
  • Bike Helmet
  • Running Shoes

2020 TriDelSol Race Details:

Location: Camp Manitoulin
Date: Sunday, July 19th, 2020
Time: 7:45 am – 11:00 am

Registration Opening Soon

Parent Testimonial:”Thanks for offering such a wonderful program for kids. I am just amazed at the support you have from fellow athletes to mentor the kids. You’ve got some amazing athletes that you work with that have such a passion to give back. Hope to do it again next year and will likely pull in the younger siblings.” –Jennifer