Kids Triathlon Training Program

CrossFit Kids member, JP Roberts (and son of Teri and Ryann Roberts) competed in his first triathlon last year.

CrossFit Kids member, JP Roberts (and son of Teri and Ryann Roberts) competed in his first triathlon last year.

CrossFit Fury is proud to be partnering with our friends at Arizona In Action as well as Arizona Kids Triathlon to host a 5 week training program to prepare our West Valley Youth for the 2013 Arizona Kids Triathlon in April. Through Arizona in Action, we are able to offer the training program for FREE to all residents of the West Valley. The program consists of one class a week over 5 weeks. Each session lasts for 90 minutes and will focus on one aspect of the triathlon. We are lucky to have CrossFitter and avid triathlete, Shonda Bokamper, helping us with the training program. Fury will focus on the endurance and nutrition preparation while Shonda will help us with race transitions, swimming and biking techniques.

Kids Triathlon Arizona LogoThe 2013 Arizona Kids Triathlon course is meant for first time athletes. Ages 5-10 will swim 100 yards; bike 3 miles and run 0.5 miles and ages 11-15 will swim 200 yards; bike 6 miles and run 1 mile. The event will take place at Kiwanis Park with the swim at the Kiwanis pool and the bike and run course will be on the area roadways and paths with no vehicle traffic. Safety is the number one priority. You can register here for the race.

We hope by the end of the 5 weeks, every athlete will be prepared both physically and mentally to complete their first triathlon on April 28th in Tempe. Please note, however, this is not a learn how to swim or ride a bike program. All participants should be competent in swimming and riding. There will be a swim test during the first week and participants will be asked to swim 2 laps at the YMCA pool. If they can’t do this then we might suggest they take a few swim lessons before attempting their first triathlon.

JP Roberts takes on his swim portion of his first triathlon.  Athletes will be allowed to stop and rest during the swim portion of the race.

JP Roberts takes on his swim portion of his first triathlon. Athletes will be allowed to stop and rest during the swim portion of the race.

For the training program, we will offer 3 (with the possibility of a 4th on Sunday if there is a demand) individual classes per week. Since the same information will be covered in each class each week, we ask that you register for a specific day of the week and attend the same day every week. Classes will begin March 11th and will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4pm. If we fill up all three classes, we will open a Sunday time slot.

CrossFit Fury is excited about the opportunity to partner with these two great organizations and we welcome anyone who wants to give their first marathon a try or child who wants to improve on their last one. Please call Aimee at 623-932-4338 to sign up for the training program. Check out the Kids Training Program Brochure.Kids Tri - Ariz Training Program#9 (1)