2013 Youth Triathlons

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2013 SoCal Youth Triathlon Series

A new USA Triathlon sanctioned youth triathlon race series for kids from 7 to 15 years old sponsored by the Triathlon Club of San Diego! This series will feature safe, fun, age-specific distances at high quality events supported by the national USA triathlon organization. Coach Judi Carbary, USAT Certified Coach, will offer Open Water Swim and Pre-Race Clinics to prepare your child for their race course, know USA triathlon safety rules, and have fun with friends learning everything they need to know and do to perform their best and progress their skills throughout their triathlon season. You must pre-register your child for our clinics on http://www.active.com. Series points will be given both for participation, in the races and clinics toward earning great series awards. Your child must be an annual USA Triathlon member to participate in the series. Visit http://www.usatriathlon.org to join or renew your child's annual youth membership for $15 for the current year.

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Our USA Triathlon Certified Coach will make sure your child is well prepared for their triathlons at our Pre-Race and Open Water Swim Clinics!

Plus: Food, series points earned towards great awards, and tri fun with friends!

Sign up For our Pre-Race and Open Water Swim Clinics at the Active.com links below!

Pre-Race Clinics

We will: preview your child's race course, review open water swim techniques, practice transition skills, review important USAT safety rules, and make sure your child is race ready!

Each child participating in our pre-race clinics will receive refreshments, and 1 point toward series awards

Limited to first 25  athletes registered for each clinic

Please use the links above to register on Active.com at least 1 week before each clinic

Or when 25 athletes have registered.


*There is a $10/vehicle fee to enter Bonelli Park prior to race day.  We suggest carpooling into the park for our pre-race clinic.

** There is a $15/vehicle charge for parking in the Crystal Cove Beach parking lot.  Free parking is available at the school 1 block south on the left at the first light.  Please do not park in the shopping center lot.  See race director's website for more details on parking and lodging.


Open Water Swim Clinics: We will practice beach and in water starts, sighting buoys, navigating the swim course, and pacing energy so your child feels comfortable during their open water swim.  In April  we will be in the calm bay water, and in August we will be in the ocean, close to the shore, to prepare for the Pacific Coast Youth Triathlon.  An adult is required to be with their child during the swim clinics.  A wetsuit will most likely be needed for both our open water swims.

Our open water swim clinics which we highly recommend attending to prepare for your child's triathlon swims are on:

Sunday, April 14,, 3-5p, Spanish Landing Park, San Diego

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id= 2065284

Registration closes: 4/10/13


Sunday, August 25, 2013, 8-10a, LaJolla Shores, LaJolla


Registration closes: 8/21/13


Mandatory Race Packet Pickup:  Please pickup your child's race packet prior to our Pre-Race Clinic for all races but Bonelli Park which has packet pickup race morning.

Parking: Parking is available at South Shores Park or in Mission Bay parking lots for San Diego youth triathlons and pre-race clinics.  Please do not park on Fiesta Island for pre-race clinics, packet pickup, or on race day.

Race Entry Fees: Registration will take place on race websites for races.  See race sites for entry fees.

Pre-Race & Open Water Swim Clinic Fees:

Early pre-race clinic discounts by Mar. 20:

All 5 pre-race clinics=$100

All 5 pre-race clinics and 2 open water swim clinics=$140

After Mar. 20: $25 for each pre-race clinic or open water swim clinic


No refunds will be given after payment for any reason.

Pre-race and Open water swim clinic registration will take place on Active.com.

Search for "SoCal Youth Triathlon Series Pre-race Clinics or Open water Swim Clinics" for specific dates or follow the links above.

There will be no mail in registration for these events.



Race Dates:

Series Event #1 Sun., April 7, 2013, SoCal Youth Tri at L. A. Tri Series #1 (at Bonelli Park)

Race Distances:  (SoCal Youth Tri) 7-10y: swim 150m, bike 12k, run 3.24k; (TriExpress)11-15y: swim 300m, bike 12k, run 5k

NEW FOR 2013! Kids Duathlon: Bike 12k, Run 3.24k

http://www.trievents.com, then upcoming events, then LA Series event #1, then SoCal Youth Tri (7-10y) or Tri express (11-15y)

Discounted fees: youth fee:$50; TCSD Parent Discount Code: SDTRIC2013

The bike course is 7.4 miles with rolling hills and is recommended for kids with a multigeared bike.

We will need adult volunteers with bikes on the bike course.


Pre-race clinic: Sat., April 6, 2013, 3-5p Bonelli Regional Park*, South Shore, San Dimas

Register at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id= 2065283

* Park entry fee not included in clinic fee.

Registration closes: 4/3/13


Series Event # 2 Sun., May 5, 2013 Spring Sprint Triathlon-Duathlon Youth Tri Series

Race Distances: (Itsy Bitsy) 7-10y swim 100m, bike 3m, run .75m; (Mini Sprint) 11-13y swim 200m, bike 6m, run 1.5m; (Sprint) 14-15y swim 400m, bike 10m, run 3m

http://www.kozevents.com, then Triathlons, then Spring Sprint, then Registration, then click on Register (youth tri)

Discounted fees: TCSD members only $5 off for Sprint/Mini Sprint mail in only




Pre-race Clinic: Sat., May 4, 2013, 3-5p, South Shores Park, San Diego

Register at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id= 2065281

Registration closes: 5/1/13


Series Event #3 Sun., May 19, 2013 OC Youth Aquathlon

Race Distances: 7-10y: swim 100-150yd., run 1.5m; 11-15y: swim 300 yd., run 1.5m

http://www.OCtriseries.com/octriregistration.html. Click on Register, then OC Aquathlon

Discount code: TCSD13 ( $10 off for TCSD adults); TCSD2013: $20 off for TCSD adults if registering for OC Tri AND Pacific Coast Tri for adults). Mail in option available to save registration processing fee!


Pre-race Clinic: Sat., May 18, 2013, 3-5p Lake Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo

Register at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2065280

Registration closes: 5/15/13


Series Event #4 Sat. Aug. 10, 2013,  Chula Vista Challenge Youth Triathlon

Race Distances: 7-10y: swim 100yds., bike 3m, run .5m; 11-13y: swim 200yds., bike 6 m, run 1m; 14-15y: swim 300yds., bike 9m, run 5k.

Register at: http://www.active.com/triathlon/chula-vista-ca/chula-vista-challenge-2013

Discount code: KIDS2013 (TCSD youth members only $10 off); TCSD2013-adult TCSD discount code


Pre-race Clinic: SUNDAY, Aug. 4, 2013, 9-11a, Bayside Park, Chula Vista

Register at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id= 2065279

Registration closes: 7/30/13


Series Event #5 Sun., Sept. 8, 2013, Pacific Coast Super Sprint/Kids Triathlon! Series Championship Race

Race Distances: 7-15y: ocean swim 150- 200m (tide dependent), bike 6 m, run 1.25 miles

http://www.octriseries.com/pacificcoasttriduathlon/pctregistration.html, then click on Register, then Super Sprint/Kids

Discount Code:TCSD13 ($10 off for TCSD adults).  Mail in option available to save on registration processing fee.

This race requires strong swimming skills with experience in the ocean.  Our Aug. 24 ocean open water swim clinic (see below Open Water Swim Clinics) is highly recommended.  Although the swim is in a protected cove, near to the shore, if the surf conditions warrant, at the race director's discretion, the kids will do a duathlon.

Series awards ceremony will take place after the Championship race.


Pre-race Clinic: Sat., Sept. 7, 2013, 3-5p Crystal Cove**, Newport Beach

Register at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id= 2065277

**Beach lot parking fee or free parking 1 block on left at school lot free.

Registration closes: 9/4/13


Race Limit:

Limited to first 100 youth athletes registered for each race.

Must be an annual USA Triathlon youth member age 7-15 years old (age on birthday for this series)


Go to http://www.usatriathlon.org to join or renew your child's membership prior to race or

Pre-race clinic registrations.


Race Series Award Points: Youth annual USA Triathlon membership required to participate and be eligible for series awards.

1. All youth who participate in a race will receive 1 point toward awards for the series.

2. To be eligible to receive an award for the series, a participant must complete 3 out of 5 races and prerace clinics in the series.

3. Individual  Race Awards will be given for the top 3 finishers for each male and female in each age group as follows:

7-8yrs., 9-10yrs., 11-13yrs., 14-15yrs

This year series points will not be given for age group placing.  The focus of our series is on participation, good sportsmanship, developing triathlon skills, and having a healthy long lasting committment towards exercise.

4. 1 point will be earned for participating in each pre-race or open water swim clinic.

5.  All participants are eligible to do the Series Championship Race.

6.  You must be present to receive your award as they will not be mailed.

Individual Race Awards:

1st Place in age group-male & female

2nd Place in age group-male & female

3rd Place in age group-male & female

Race Series Awards ceremony will take place after the Championship Race at Crystal Cove, Newport Beach!


SoCal Youth Triathlon Series Club Challenge

In addition to individual youth awards, the youths' from the triathlon club with the most total points in the series will receive a special trophy for their club.  It is the responsibility of each youth or youth club coach to send your youth team's race results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as the race director's do not identify the club the youth is associated with.


Approximate Race Distances: (See specific race information for each race)

Youth Triathlon

Swim.        Bike.       Run

7-10yrs.            100m.         4m.        .5m

11-13 yrs.          300m.        6 m.        1m

14-15yrs.           500m.        9m.        3.1m


Disclaimer: Race series management reserves the right to make any changes to events that may be needed for the safety or for any reason necessary, of all participants, with no refunds granted.




Series Title Sponsor: Triathlon Club of San Diego

Other Series Sponsors: Clif Kid; Trader Joe's Pacific Beach; Einstein Bagels, Solana Beach; Nytro; Jimbo's; Twistband; Brian Long

See each race website for sponsors you can help to support!


Race Goodies:

Tshirts at each race, goody bags, refreshments


Volunteers: See race websites to volunteer!  Help us give your kids support and safety!


Series Coordinator and Pre-Race Clinic Coach: Coach Judi CARBARY, USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Triathlon Club of San Diego Youth Program Coaches




USA TRIATHLON SERIES Kids Aquathlon events!

2013 San Diego Kids Splash & Dash & Pre-event Clinic


2013 San Diego Kids Splash & Dash Pre-event Clinic

Kids get ready for your beach party!

Date: Sat., Sept. 21, 2013

Time: 3-5p, Check in 2:45p with a parent, photo ID, and youth USA Triathlon membership card  ( Packet pickup from 1-3p)

Go to usatriathlon.org, then membership to sign up as a youth annual member for only $15.

Where: Spanish Landing Park, San Diego Bay, San Diego

What: Our USA Triathlon Certified Coach will prepare your child age 7-15 for everything they need to know and do for their San Diego Splash & Dash event.  Healthy refreshments after the clinic for all participants!  This clinic is USA Triathlon sanctioned so all kids must be annual USAT youth members to participate.

Register by Sept. 11, at: http://active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2065275

Look for the special combo discount if you sign up for Splash & Dash WITH the Pre-event Clinic!

Sponsored by USA TRIATHLON, TCSD, CABOT CHEESE, Einstein Bagels Solana Beach, Clif Kid, Jimbos, and Nytro.

Email us for any questions:

Coach Judi Carbary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kids you're invited to a beach party!


Date: Sun., Sept. 22, 2013 ( Packet pickup Sat., Sept. 21, 1-3p at Spanish Landing Park)

Time: 6:30a Check in with your parent, photo ID, and your youth USA Triathlon membership card

Go to usatriathlon.org, then membership to sign up as a youth annual member for only $15.

Where: Spanish Landing Park, San Diego Bay

What: A fun, new, USA Triathlon sanctioned youth Aquathlon (swim and run) just for kids ages 7-15 years old!

Event Distances: ages 7-10: swim 100 meters, run 1k; ages 11-15: swim 200 meters, run 2k

The swim will be in San Diego Bay off Spanish Landing Park by the whale playground.  The run will be on a bike path from the beach!

Park in the Spanish Landing parking lot.

Event Amenities: All participants will receive a tshirt, finishers medal, and healthy post event refreshments.

Register by Sept. 14, at: http://active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2065274

Look for the special combo discount if you sign up for Splash & Dash WITH the Pre-event Clinic!

Sponsored by USA TRIATHLON, TCSD, CABOT CHEESE, Einstein Bagels Solana Beach, Clif Kid, Jimbos, and Nytro.