The Hervey Bay Triathlon Club welcomes juniors from age 5. The focus for kids aged 5 to 12 is on having fun, participating, and learning about the sport of triathlon. We encourage good sportsmanship and volunteering by way of handing out water during the senior races. The kids love doing this and have a lot of fun.
The safety of your kids is our priority at all times. All juniors race on closed roads that are manned by Police and/or SES and volunteers. Water sefety is provided by the local Surf Life Saving Club. We also will have volunteers and parents if they wish can swim with the littlies. If at any time the water conditions do not appear completely safe, we will cancel a swim leg. Our "Pied Piper" Brian Harrington will often lead the kids around the course on our club scooter to show them the way, and make sure everyone is ok.
Juniors aged 12 and over, who show an interest in further training and reaching their potential in the sport of Triathlon, may be able to participate in free coaching sessions with our coach Brian Harrington. Brian is a qualified Level 1 coach, Triathlon QLD coach and also a QLD Schools Coach. He has over 30 years experience and has twice been awarded Triathlon QLD Junior Coach of the Year. Brian has coached many successful junior athletes such as Matt Hauser, Christian Wilson, Tayte Dixon, Chris Brennan, Tahlia Paskin, Brooke Willis, and Lochie Armstrong, just to name a few.
Some of our juniors achievements include 8 National School Triathlon Champions, Junior Youth Olympics selection, World Junior Elite Championships, an Australian Junior Series winner, Oceania Champions and plenty of State School Campions. For more information on junior coaching please contact us.