Earlier in the month, a three day camp took place for the region’s next generation of triathletes as they had a great time doing all things swim, bike, run.
With around 100 athletes from TriStars to Juniors taking part, the camp, which started five years ago, was a great way to bring athletes from across the region together to train.
“The idea of the camp was to build relationships across South Central for both the children, parents and coaches, so that the region would become stronger and more unified,” commented Hester Pollock, one of the coaches involved in the camp.
“We always encourage other coaches to come and join in the fun so we can all learn from each other. We had about 100 children and 10 coaches attending, additionally, we had seven athletes Youth and Junior age, some South Central Academy athletes, who are now Level 1 coaches helping as well.”
The camp was tailored to help each athlete get something from the three days, with drills and activities for them to learn from and enjoy. There were also plenty of social activities to help the group get to know one another and bond together during the camp.
“Each age group was split into groups and each group had a lead coach who was responsible for delivering the training sessions,” Pollock added.
“Sibford School has been fantastic in letting us run this camp, it’s a wonderful venue, and being able to camp at night at the school means there is a lovely festival atmosphere at night.
“The facilities are perfect for every session and having access to the 25m indoor swimming pool is the icing on the cake.”
The positive feedback from the athletes who took part, as well as the coaches and parents involved, showed Pollock and everyone involved in organising the camp how worthwhile it was.
“Everyone always has such a great time and with the Covid restrictions it was wonderful to see the children, athletes, parents together having fun and learning more about triathlon and fine tuning their skills,” said Pollock.
“The older athletes coaching loved helping to give something back to a sport they love so much. It’s a great way to engage with the youth/junior athletes to keep them retained within the sport.
“We hope next year that even more children whatever their level can come and join in the fun.”
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