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The Taranaki Youth Triathlon Squad was first established in November 2016 to help provide a pathway for youth to be involved in Triathlon. The youth squad provides training and educational opportunities surrounding the disciplines of triathlon. The program considers individual capabilities and provides purposeful training in a fun environment. We do not expect participants to give up their other sports- this programme encourages participation in a variety of sports therefore we only meet once a week in peak season. 

Summer Training: (18th October- 14th March 2018)

When: Every Wednesday, 4.30-5.30pm

Where: Locations change based on skill focus, generally around New Plymouth & Bell Block.

Cost: $60 for the full duration

Focus: Developing triathlon related skills and staying connected with the sport.

Lead by our TriNZ accredited coach- Graham Park

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme the participants should:

  • Have an increased knowledge around the sport of triathlon.

  • Display smooth and efficient transition skills.

  • Improve physical & technical skills of swimming, cycling and running.

  • Have a basic knowledge around training and race nutrition

  • Understand basic training principals to ensure safe and effective training.

  • Understand individual limits

  • Set personal goals for the next season.

Mandatory Requirements

Age: Year 7 - 13 at school

Pre-Requisite: 100m competent swim, Can safely ride on the road

All participants must bring a committed attitude and willing to complete each session to the best of their ability. 


  • Swimming Togs, Cap, Goggles

  • Bike in a good running order (MTB is fine)

  • Good fitting helmet

  • Appropriate and good fitting running shoes (important to prevent injuries)

Contact: Caitlan Ogier- Summer Sports Administrator- Triathlon, 027 867 4184

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