Why choose one sport when you can get involved in all three ?
We aim to make your involvement in triathlon fun, friendly and inspiring. If you are over 8 years old and enjoy sport, Triathlon is a fun way to meet new friends and take part in Stirling Triathlon Club's (STC) Junior Training Programme.
Here are the top questions our new junior members asked us
When can I come along to my first Triathlon Training Session ?
Please email before attending and complete a parental consent form - waiting list in operation
We recommend that you start by coming along on a Saturday morning to the swim training session. Please note that we don't provide swimming lessons - you must be a competent front crawl swimmer to participate - able to swim 50m front crawl, non-stop, face in the water, breathing to the side. If you feel up to it you can take part in the run training session straight afterwards. We ask parents to remain at The Peak during the first few sessions.
How long will it be before I'm ready to take part in my first race ?
We encourage our junior members to get started taking part in events straight away. Triathlon is a very inclusive sport and you'll find it great fun to get along to other events to take part.
How long will it be before I'm ready to have a crack at the Olympics ?
The road to sporting stardom is long and hard and you'll need to be very committed to your sporting goals. The good news is though that Stirling Triathlon Club is an ideal environment to start your sporting career.
Can you help me win a gold medal ?
Absolutely, we actively encourage people to aim high. We have had lots of world class athletes come through Stirling Triathlon Club, all of them started their sporting careers in a club environment and may of them are now full time professional athletes competing all over the world. If you work hard and show talent all this is achievable. In time you may be invited to join our GSB Training
Here are the top questions your parents asked us !
Who will look after my child ?
Every coached session is led by a qualified Triathlon Coach who has experience in working with children and young adults. All coaches have been through the appropriate checks and the club is registered with Active Stirling and affiliate to the sport governing body - Triathlon Scotland.
What special kit do they need ?
Swim Suit, goggles, a bike of any sort providing it is safe and roadworthy, a bike helmet and a pair of running shoes. You cannot participate in cycling training or races unless you are wearing a helmet.
How much will all this cost ?
It costs £20 every year to become a member of the club. Training sessions for junior swimming cost £2 each time. We try and keep costs to a minimum particularly for our junior members. Lots of the training and support is free and delivered by a group of enthusiastic coaches and helpers who all volunteer their time to the club.
My child doesn't know anything about Triathlon how will they get on ?
If they have an interest in sports and have the ability to swim a length of the pool and can ride a bike safely then we can help with the rest.
How often do they need to attend training sessions ?
Most of our junior members come along on a regular basis. Most of our swim sessions are full at the moment so if you get entry and have a place we would expect regular attendance to keep the slot open in the pool.
How often do I need to take them to events and races ?
Juniors can take part in various events and races throughout the year and that involves transport and time commitments by parents and helpers. Once you get involved though you will find car sharing and cooperation with other parents can help out.
Do I need to help out ?
We encourage parents to get involved and support their children, lots of our adult members have children within the clubs junior section.
My child is a member of other sports clubs can they still join in ?
Absolutely, we encourage children to explore all sorts of sport and club environments. Many of our junior members are involved with Central Athletics and Stirling Bike Club.
Can I get involved in Triathlon too ?
Yes, lots of our junior members parents come along and take part in the main weekly training sessions. We are also always looking for people who are prepared to take on more formal roles within the club helping to run our three races during the year.
What do I need to do now ?
If your child is under 16 you need to complete a parent consent form. Additionally the coach will need to know a history of relevant exercise/ medical/ injury. Your child can come along for three weeks before they decide if they want to become a member so there is no pressure to join the club straight away.