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.


Go to http://www.usatriathlon.org to join or renew your child's annual youth membership for $15 for the current year.

Like us on our SoCal Youth Triathlon Series Facebook page to share the Fun with your friends!

2013 Registration is NOW Open!

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!


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

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

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3-5p, Spanish Landing Park, San Diego


Register closes: 4/10/13


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


Registration closes: 8/21/13


Pre-Race Clinics

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

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

SIGN UP EARLY! Limited to first 25 athletes registered at each clinic

You can click on the Active.com links below to register for each clinic. Registration will close 1 week before each clinic or when 25 athletes have registered.


• There is a $10/vehicle charge to enter Bonelli Park. We suggest carpooling into the park.

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


Mandatory Packet Pickup: Please pick up your child’s race packet prior to our Pre-Race Clinic for all races, but Bonelli Park which has packet pickup race morning. A parent must present photo ID and their child’s USA Triathlon membership card.

Parking: Parking available at race sites, and in 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.

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

Pre-race 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


Pre-race clinic and Open Water Swim Clinic registration will take place on Active.com, search for “SoCal Youth Youth Triathlon Series Pre-race Clinics and Open Water Swim Clinics” for specific dates or click on 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 TriExpress (11-15y)

Discounted fees: Youth entry 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 parents with bikes to help volunteer 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

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 400m swim, bike 10m, run 3m

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

Discounted fee for TCSD members $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 300yd., run 1.5m

http://www.OCtriseries.com/octriathlon/octriregistration.html, then 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.  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 6m, run 1.25miles

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 is in a protected cove, close to the shore, however, strong swimming skills and experience in the ocean is highly recommended.  We are offering an ocean open water swim clinic on Aug.24 which we also highly recommend (see Open Water Swim Clinics below).  If 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

Registration closes: 9/4/13


Race Limit:

SIGN UP EARLY! Limited to first 100 youth athletes registered for all races.

Must be an annual USAT Youth member age 7-15 years old (age on 12/31/2013) for our youth tri series participation and awards.

If not an annual 2013 youth USA Triathlon member yet, prior to race registration, go to http://www.usatriathlon.org/ to join USA Triathlon as a youth member, and pay $15 youth annual membership fee. Print out your child’s temporary USAT Youth Membership card to bring with your parent and their photo ID to race packet pickup and pre-race clinic pre-registration.


Race Series Award Points: Youth 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:

7-8y, 9-10y, 11-13y, 14-15y

Series points will Not be given this year for age group placing.  Our series focus is on participation, good sportsmanship, developing triathlon skills, and having a long lasting healthy commitment 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 engraved trophy for their club. This trophy will rotate each year to the club that wins the current year series club challenge.  It is the responsibility of each youth or youth 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 youth club each youth is associated with.

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

Youth Triathlon                Swim                Bike                 Run

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

11-13y                            300m                  6m.                 1m

14-15y.                           500m                  9m                3.1m


Disclaimer: Race series management reserves the right to make any changes to events that may be needed for the safety of, 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 Joes, 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 Coach

Email us for any questions:

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


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: Sun., Sept. 15, 2013

Time: 9-11a, Check in 8-8:30a with a parent, photo ID, and youth USA Triathlon membership card (Event Packet pickup 11:30a-12:30p)

Go to usatriathlon.org, then membership to sign up as a youth annual member for only $15 prior to registering if not already a youth member.

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 participating must be annual youth USA Triathlon members.

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

Look for the special FREE CLINIC FOR YOUTH USA TRIATHLON MEMBERS 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

Time: 9-11a, Check in 8-8:30a with your parent, photo ID, and your youth USA Triathlon membership card (Packet pickup Sun., Sept.15, 11:30a-12:30p, Spanish Landing Park OR Sun. Sept. 22, 7:30a-8a ONLY)

Go to usatriathlon.org, then membership to sign up as a youth annual member for only $15 prior to registering if not already a youth member.

Where: Spanish Landing Park,  San Diego

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

Park in the Spanish Landing Park 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 FREE CLINIC FOR YOUTH USA TRIATHLON MEMBERS if you sign up for Splash & Dash WITH the Pre-event Clinic!