British Triathlon views competition for it’s young athletes very much as a series of development opportunities. Learning and development are the key focuses through the early stages of the Performance Pathway.
Our domestic competition structure, the British Youth and Junior Super Series, is deliberately set up to support these two key objectives as are our selection policies and philosophies that surround international racing experiences. To find out more please read the following:
Our philosophies around Learning and Development and the growing number of racing opportunities for Youth and Junior athletes are briefly detailed below.
This highlights all of the relevant opportunities across the different ages and stages of development in the Youth and Junior Pathway.
To best understand the Map, and the different competitive routes it outlines through the season, please read the Competition Map explained first.
Super Series Entries Explained
The British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series provides up-and-coming athletes from across England, Scotland and Wales with the chance to compete against other high-performing athletes of their age in competitive races on a regular basis.
Athletes will compete throughout the year at individual races to earn points for the series, with the overall winners crowned at the final race of the series. 2021 will see both triathlon and aquathlon formats competed over in line with development objectives within the Performance Pathway.
School Games Explained
The School Games is a intergrated multisport event, held biennially, hosted at the world-class facilities of Loughborough University. The School Games seeks to create an inspirational setting that exposes talented young athletes to an Olympic or Commonwealth Games like setting.
For the key changes to swimming in the 2021 season, please read the following:
Racing in the heat
This document gives advice on how you can race and prepare more effectively when competing in hot conditions.
Racing in the cold and wet
This document gives advice on how you can race and prepare more effectively when competing on cold and/or wet days.
COVID-19 Training (2020)
These documents give advice on training during the current COVID 19 outbreak.