Please see the Paratriathlon pathway model below. If you wish to progress to achieve your ultimate potential this is the model you will follow. Your position of entry onto the pathway will vary depending upon your present level of experience and performance. To find out more please read on.
British Talent Squad
The Talent Squad caters for athletes in all six male and female categories and aims to support new athletes coming into the sport who demonstrate the potential to improve their performance level and potentially become part of the Performance Squad in the future. Athletes in the Talent Squad may be selected and supported to represent the Great Britain Team if they demonstrate a current performance level which is suitable and where it is deemed that their participation will be advantageous to both their personal development and to the Great Britain team.
The squad will cater for all categories as British Triathlon wish to support the full development of the sport across all categories as the sport continues to grow and also with a view to the potential for further categories to be represented at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and beyond.
Squad sessions are residential and generally take place at the Performance Centre’s training HUB in Loughborough throughout the year. The aim is to support athletes in their home training environment and help them to develop both their skills and their physiological abilities. The athletes train together as their varying impairments allow and work together to improve their performance level across the disciplines. The British Paratriathlon Championships are often a primary focus for many of the Talent Squad where they get a chance to take on the athletes in the Performance squad.
The full British Talent Squad for 2017/18 will be shown here soon
|PTWC||Joshua Lanmann||Sophie Taylor|
Finley Jakes & Michael Taylor
|Hannah Moore & Megan Richter|
|PTS5||Philip Barker||Ciara Roulston|
Nathaniel Costigan & Oscar Kelley
Paratriathlon Regional Academies
The regional academies cater for those athletes who are very new to the sport and are developing their skills and abilities while showing the potential to improve in the future. The Regional Academies also allow athletes in the British Talent Squad to gain further coaching input on a more local basis while providing an aspirational target to those athletes not yet in the British Talent Squad.
The academy structure is based alongside the structure for the able bodied Regional Youth Academies and the programme is led by the same lead coach in each Region. This allows further collaborative working across athletes and coaching staff.
There are four regional academies at present based in the following regions:
- North West
- East Midlands
- South West
Any athletes living outside of these areas will be allocated to the nearest academy to cater for their needs; as the academies are developed it is more suitable to ensure appropriate numbers in each academy so that each athlete receives an appropriate experience rather than having a smaller academy in each region.
If you would like to find out how to become part of our paratriathlon talent squads please visit our Tri4Tokyo page.
If you are new to the sport of paratriathlon and would like to learn about future opportunities, including classification, events and performance standards or how to access the Talent Squads then please contact Alasdair Donaldson.