The juniors attend two coached sessions each week during term time for swimming, cycling and running. Older juniors (Year 7 and above) are also offered a weekly indoor cycle session on spin bikes.
All club sessions are led by British Triathlon qualified coaches who are are all DBS checked. We have five Level 2 coaches, five Level 1 coaches, 1 BTF activator and an ASA swim coach. This is a community club and all coaches are volunteers. We also encourage parents to get involved helping at coaching sessions and with the general running of the club. We encourage our youth members to join the adult club when they become 18 and some of the juniors and youths have gone on to become BTF coaches.
Swimming sessions are held at the Westgate Leisure Centre in Chichester every Tuesday during term time for 8-14 year old. There are two sessions from 4.30-5.15pm and 5.15-6.00pm juniors can attend either session depending on spaces available.
Swim sessions focus on technique, speed and endurance. The sessions include individual stroke analysis, drills using pull buoys, floats and fins to help improve technique and open water swimming skills practice.
Swimmers need to bring a drink, goggles and swim hat to these sessions. All other equipment is provided. Juniors should be proficient in front crawl and able to swim 2 lengths of the Westgate pool before joining the club. All prospective members will be asked to attend a trial swim session before joining.
Bike/Run/ Strength and Conditioning
During the summer our bike and run sessions for the juniors take place in a variety of locations, including Oakwood School, Centurions Way and Chichester College field, venue details will be communicated by email.
For winter sessions we usually meet at Chichester University Sports Centre .
Communication is via weekly emails and the club Facebook page.
Please ensure the bike is well maintained and roadworthy, and that your helmet adheres to national safety standards. Check brakes and tyre pressure prior to sessions, and bring either a spare inner tube or £5 to pay for one in case of puncture. Helmets MUST be worn.
For younger juniors, a hybrid or mountain bike is suitable as they will be cycling off road – however any kind of bike, so long as it’s well maintained, is fine.
Those 14 years old or over will be cycling on the road in a group session and therefore a road bike is required.
The club owns a small number of road bikes which we hire out to junior/youth members for an annual fee of about £60-£80.