Starting in 2012 will be a brand new youth triathlon series, the SoCal Youth Triathlon Series sponsored by the Triathlon Club of San Diego, in Southern California, with five races in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties between April and October. The series will feature safe, fun, age-specific distances at high-quality events.
The USA Triathlon-sanctioned series is for kids aged 7 to 15 years old. Each race is limited to the first 100 youth athletes registered, and each athlete must be a USAT Youth member. Each race will also feature open-water swim and pre-race clinics, offered by USAT-certified coaches Andy Concors and Judi Carbary, to teach about the race course and safety rules. (Athletes need to be preregistered for clinics through active.com.)
Series points will be given both for participation (in races and clinics), as well as age-specific race performance toward earning series awards. Visit the websites below for more information.
Bonelli Park Youth Triathlon: April 15, 2012, San Dimas, Calif., trievents.com
Spring Sprint Youth Triathlon: May 6, 2012, San Diego, Calif., kozenterprises.com
OC Youth Aquathlon: May 20, 2012, Mission Viejo, Calif., octriseries.com
Pacific Coast Youth Triathlon: Sept. 9, 2012, Newport Beach, Calif., octriseries.com
2012 Chula Vista Challenge Youth Triathlon (Series Championship Race): Oct. TBD, 2012, Chula Vista, Calif., chulavistachallenge.com
Approximate Race Distances: (See specific race information for each race)
Swim Bike Run
7-10 years 100m 4 mi 0.5 mi
11-13 years 300m 6 mi 1 mi
14-15 years 500m 9 mi 3.1 mi