Youth Triathlon

Triathlon Scotland has a budding and lively youth section and with the increasing popularity of the sport as well as an increase in youth sections in our clubs, more and more kids are getting in to triathlon.

Youth Membership

Triathlon Scotland membership for young people (Under 16) is £10 for one year.  Joining gives them the opportunity to take part in the Legends Ranking Series and Scottish Championship Youth Events, as well as receiving a welcome pack and free gift!  Membership can be purchased online here.

Year of Young People 2018

YOYP_Logo_RGB copyThe Year of Young People 2018 aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. For more information, click here.

Keep an eye on this page as we will feature events linked to the Year of Young People throughout the year. To find out how to get involved in triathlon now, check the information below.

Find A Club

Clubs are at the heart of triathlon in Scotland and a number of the clubs around the country have recognised that providing opportunities for young people to take part is key to the future of our sport. Clubs with youth sections normally have youth specific training sessions and dedicate youth section coaches. Use our club finder page to find a suitable club in your area.

Event Opportunities

There are a lot of opportunities out there for the most seasoned young triathlete to the absolute beginner, including the Legends Rankings Youth Series – combining swimming and running – and the annual Scottish Youth Triathlon Championship.

Youths and juniors compete in set age group categories as below:

  • TriStar Start – Age 8
  • TriStar 1 – Age 9-10
  • TriStar 2 – Age 11-12
  • TriStar 3- Age 13-14
  • Youth A – Age 15-16

Age is taken as per 31 December of the year of competition.

Scottish Schools Championships

The Scottish Schools Championships returned in 2015 as an aquathlon held during the school day.  Racing is open to all pupils in S1 to S6 and features both individual races and a mixed team relay.  Race distances are as follows and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are available in each category for both boys and girls:

  • S1/2 = 300m swim, 2km run
  • S3/4 = 400m swim, 3km run
  • S5/6 = 500m swim, 4km run

The Mixed Team Relay will be contested over a 200m swim and 1km run per athlete in a girl, boy, girl, boy format.  Entries are only available through schools.  Further information on how to enter can be found on our Scottish Schools Championship page.

Area Skills School

Area Skills School is about working towards being your ‘BEST’. Area Skills School is a new initiative based around athletes having fun and developing skills through creative and innovative sessions.

Area Skills School is a chance to:

  • learn new skills
  • have fun
  • meet other athletes

and ultimately…

  • work towards being your BEST

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Our Partners

Triathlon Scotland is proud to work alongside the following partners and sponsors.

  • Equality in Sport
  • British Triathlon
  • sportscotland
  • University of Stirling
  • Winning Students Scotland
  • Cashback for Communities
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Legends S
  • ImacImages Photography
  • Yonda
  • MPH
  • Knockburn
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