Triathlon in the South West is set up to support athletes in achieving everything they would like to from club level up to national and international representation.
The first place to start triathlon is with a local club. These have an extensive range of opportunities to take part covering all aspects of the sport from fun to high performance. Each club will operate in it's own way so it is best to contact the club itself for more information.
We have five steps in our Pathway:
Skills School – Skills School is about developing independent learners and having fun. It is a blend of all that is best about both the performance and participation arms of the sport; for more information on skills schools in the south west please visit the skills schools page.
Regional Academy is the firstly purely performance focused step and is our first selective environment for athletes who will be racing as a youth or junior athlete in the following year. There are 13 Academies across Britain: 1 in Scotland, 2 in Wales and 10 in England. More information about the South West Academy can be seen in the remainder of this section.
Home Nation Talent squads contain the best developing triathletes of each Home Nation. For more information please visit the Talent section of the website.
Podium Potential is the first rung of the UK Sport funded World Class Performance Programme and contains athletes who are around 8 years or closer away from the podium.
Podium itself is where our very best athletes reside – it is for true World leading medal winning athletes.