Sidcot Triathlon Academy

Sidcot are pleased to announce the introduction of a new Triathlon Academy for children aged 8 to 14 years old

What is Triathlon? Triathlon is regarded as one of the toughest and fastest growing sports in the country. It involves a combination of swimming, cycling and running of varying distances depending on your age. There is an important 4th discipline called ‘Transitions’ which is what happens between the swim and bike section and again between the bike and run section. Taking part in a Triathlon can be the hardest, but one of the most rewarding experiences you can do.

The sessions will focus on speed, endurance and the technical skills required across all 3 disciplines, plus the all-important skill of the transitions. The run and cycle sessions will be held on the grounds of Sidcot playing field while the swimming will take place in our very own 4-lane, 25m pool.

The children will be coached by Martin Rogers who has been competing in Triathlon for over 30 years and represented Great Britain 7 times in both Triathlon and Duathlon. He has been coaching Triathlon for over 15 years and was recently voted South West Junior Triathlon Coach of the year in 2021. His coaching has contributed to a number of athletes who have gone on to represent the South West in the Inter-Regional Championships over the past 10 years

Equipment needed:

  • Bike. Must be roadworthy with working brakes and gears
  • Helmet
  • Running top, shorts/leg-ins and shoes
  • Swimming costume/Tri Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim hat (optional)

Attendance criteria:

  • Must be able to swim 25m (1 length) on your front
  • Must be confident in deep water
  • Able to ride a bike with control. (cycling WILL NOT be on road)
  • Be able to have fun and work hard


Where: Sidcot Sports Centre

Saturday afternoons

Time: 1.00pm – 2.15pm For children born 2012 to 2014

           2.30pm – 3.45pm for children born 2008 to 2015

Cost: £6.50 per session (payable termly)

Places: 16 children in each session


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