THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO GET INTO SWIM, BIKE, RUN

Whether you’re dreaming of the Paralympic Games or simply want to have a more active lifestyle, triathlon can be the sport to get you there. With plenty of opportunities to get involved, you’re just a swim, bike and run away from where you want to be.

Interested in taking the next step? Find out more about our Paratriathlon Talent Identification and register your interest through the button below.

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GETTING STARTED

We know getting started with an active outdoor lifestyle can be daunting, that’s why we’re here to help every step of the way.

For those of you ‘New To The Game’, our monthly Swim, Bike, Run newsletter will give you tips, quick wins and all the information you need to take those first steps. You can sign-up to our free newsletter below.

For those of you a bit further ahead in your development, you may well be ready to begin a GO TRI journey.

Get involved with Active Sessions and Events, all of which are tailored to beginners in the sport; meaning that whilst it may be a race, the main goal is to cross the line. As GO TRI Events are smaller in number, they can also be a great place to get used to participating with any modified equipment or additional assistance you may need.

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TIPS FOR GETTING INTO PARATRIATHLON

1. TAKE ON AN EVENT

There are over a thousand triathlon and multisport events to take part in throughout the year. Whilst the majority of these aren’t specific disability events, Event Organiser can be contacted in advance to discuss any additional requirements you may have and how they can be accommodated.

There is also a number of specific Paratriathlon Events, includings our British Paratriathlon Championships and British Paraduathlon Championships. 

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2. FIND A CLUB

Clubs are full of people wanting to swim, bike and run and are a great way to get active and make friends at the same time, plus with coaches and experienced triathletes, are a great way to develop towards your goal.

If you want to know more about a club before going along and how they can support you and accommodate any additional requirements, get in touch with the club and they’ll be able to help you get involved.

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3. TALK TO SOMEONE IN YOUR AREA

If you want to talk to someone about how to get involved in your local area, our Regional Development Managers can offer advice on clubs, coaches and events for your county.

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4. GET A CLASSIFICATION

Everyone and anyone can compete in triathlon regardless of their level of ability or impairment. However, if you want to compete in the Super Series Events, such as British Championships, or have ambitions of being a Paralympian then you will need to be classified to determine the classification you will race in. 

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5. FIND A COACH

British Triathlon run a comprehensive coach education programme, helping to qualify and develop triathlon coaches across the country.

The Level 1 Coaching Course covers considerations for coaching paratriathletes, meaning that every qualified coach receives education on how to support participants with a disability. 

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READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL?

Find out more about our paratriathlon pathway and see the variety of routes to entry depending on your experience and journey so far.

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Meet the elites

Get to know some of British Triathlon’s elite squad and hear about how they got into triathlon.

VIEW ELITE PROFILES

For Tokyo 2020, the following classifications have been selected to form the Games competition: Men PTWC, PTS4, PTS5 and PTVI; Women PTWC, PTS2, PTS5 and PTVI. To find out more about each of these classifications, please click here.

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