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Youth Development Triathlon Program

Palmetto TRIbe YOUTH triathlon programs are offered in multiple 6-week sessions running throughout the triathlon season (March to September). Each week consists of 3 coached practices – a swim, bike and run – in a group-style setting. Practice format includes: dynamic warm-up and neuromuscular activation, safety review, specific skills training, speed work, cool-down, and signature Palmetto TRIbe closing.

This program is designed with the beginner to intermediate youth athlete in mind – an individual that enjoys active, physical movement and is motivated by the challenge and novelty of practicing multiple sports. Throughout the season, participants will develop both as individual athletes and as members of a team, mastering skills and discovering their athletic talents. A program highlight includes watching our athletes compete in local youth triathlon races  – racing as individuals, but as part of team Palmetto TRIbe! Race-day experience provides our athletes (and their families) an opportunity to see practice efforts across the 3-sport disciplines fuse and love of triathlon ignite!

Each Palmetto TRIbe session includes:

6-week program, 3 coached practices per week

Practices led by experienced Certified Coaches.

Including the only USAT Youth & Junior certified coach in the State of South Carolina (as of 12/2017).

All swim practices held at The I'ON Club, heated Junior Olympic saline pool.

10% session discount provided to The I'On Club Members.

Participation as team Palmetto TRIbe all season long in local youth triathlon races.

- Team tent for athlete/family meet up, cheering and gear storage.
*Race registrations and travel expenses are not included with session registration.

FREE team t-shirt, water bottle, transition towel & triathlon bag provided for each registered athlete.

3x Per Week Group Practice Schedule:

Swim practice - Mondays: 4-5pm (beginner), 5-6pm (advanced) @ The I'On Club
Run practice - Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm* @ area parks in Mt Pleasant
Bike practice - Thursdays: 6-7pm*(beginner) or 7-8pm* (advanced) OR
Saturdays: 8-9am (advanced), 9-10am beginner @ Hampton Park
*indicates later summer hours practice times (Session 3 & Session 4)

Mini training groups at practices, based on combination of age and ability.

Palmetto TRIbe team TRI suit available for purchase separately.

Talent I.D. pipeline for application to USAT High Performance Team.

Multisport Explosion, USAT Southeast Region team based in Atlanta, GA.

Access to discounts on triathlon services & gear via our local sponsors & partners.

Athlete prerequisites:

Must be able to swim a continuous 50M - freestyle preferred.

Must be able to ride their bike with control.

No training wheels. No tri bikes allowed for youth athletes.