Welcomes all kids into the sport of triathlon. We focus on safety, learning the fundamentals of the sport, proper technique, developing coordination, agility and character, all while having fun. Kids gain self-confidence by striving to achieve individual goals with their teammates in a positive atmosphere. The Strive Triathlon team will race as individuals, relay teams, in many of the local Try-It, Sprint, and lower distance races in the Portland area.
Athletes who show appropriate level of maturity, skill level and aptitude will be promoted to the Youth Elite Team. At this level, a road bike and wetsuit are required. Our focus is on advanced skill learning, developing proper endurance and fitness, and development of strategy for competitive racing in both non-draft and draft legal triathlons. The Youths work collectively as a team, promoting camaraderie and spirit, as well as responsibility for team and individual goals. Athletes will participate as individuals, and relay teams, in triathlons across the Pacific Northwest.
At this level athletes have mastered advanced level skillsets and are prepped for high level competition including ITU draft-legal races. Athletes will participate in competition at local, regional, national, and international levels. Athletes will work closely together in a team environment, honing their skill of group swimming, cycling, drafting, running, transitions, and race strategy.