Healthy Habits Youth Triathlon Sanford Clinic:
July 30th at 6 PM
This clinic is free to anyone who has registered for the Healthy Habits Youth Triathlon on TBD. It will be held at the Sanford Springvale YMCA.
Come dressed for the swim and bring whatever clothing you will need to bike and run. Remember to bring your bike, bike helmet, 2 towels and swim goggles.
We will begin in the lower right corner of the YMCA parking lot.
6:10-6:20 How to setup Transition Area
6:20-6:40 Swimming Clinic
6:40-7:10 Bike Clinic
(we will complete 1 loop)
7:10-7:25 Running Clinic
(we will complete 1 loop
7:25-7:45 Q&A for kids and parents.
The clinic is designed to familiarize the participants and their parents with the sport of triathlon and with the actual course that this triathlon will be held on. We will help everyone learn what they need to know and become a bit more comfortable with the sport.
Distances by Age at Sanford:
Age Swim Bike Run
5-6 Years 25 Yards (1 pool length) 0.6 miles 0.6 miles
7-8 Years 75 Yards (3 pool lengths) 1.2 miles 0.6 miles
9-10 Years 125 Yards (5 pool lengths) 1.4 miles 0.6 miles
11-12 Years 175 Yards (7 pool lengths) 2.8 miles 1.2 miles
13/15 Years 225 Yards (9 pool lengths) 4.2 miles 1.8 miles
Required Race Day Equipment:
Swimsuit or tri suit for swim
Bike & bike helmet
Suggested Race Day Equipment:
Two towels (one to dry off one to mark transition area)
Shorts or shirt to put over bathing suit
Healthy pre race or transition snack (bananas, or a granola bar are perfect race day snacks)
The Sanford race is our mid-summer race. It is a full triathlon for youth, ages 5-15 (as of 12/31/14). The distances are all USAT-age appropriate distances. We allow kids in the 5-6 and 7-8 year age groups to use training wheels, if needed. We also allow these two groups to use YMCA-approved flotation devices for the swim.
The Sanford race is hosted by the Sanford Springvale YMCA, located at 1 Emile Levasseur Drive in Sanford, Maine.
The swim is held in their indoor pool. The bike course is on paved trails and the Sanford High School parking lot. The run course is on wooded trails, located on the YMCA's property.
Sunday, August 3rd at 9:00 AM at the Sanford Springvale YMCA