TRI-ing at Wheeler

The Wheeler YMCA had two fantastic days of TRI-ing! This past Sunday the Wheeler YMCA Tri Club finished off their winter season with their final indoor triathlon. 47 racers swam a 1/2 mile, biked 13 miles and ran a 5K. We ended our 5th season in style with a brunch, raffle and awards!

It was another amazing season with some dedicated and determined athletes whom some are just learning how to swim and are participating in a program to help them challenge themselves. Other members are seasoned athletes and use our indoor triathlons for conditioning purposes! Time to bring the racing outdoors!

Then last night we kicked off our Kids Triathlon Program at the Plainville High School.  Over 30 junior triathletes signed up for this program ranging from ages 4 – 11.  Our little athletes swam in the lap pool and then biked and ran around the high school track.

The smiles on the children’s faces were priceless and they could not wait to come back and TRI again!  Little Sarah just took the training wheels off her bike and was very scared to bike alone.  While running alongside Sarah while she biked and cheering her on she was able to  build enough confidence in herself that we could not get her off the bike.  James was so excited to be at the triathlon that he kept shouting “I’m on my first lap!” or “I’m done biking!” and “I’m almost finished, yeah!”.  Madison TRI-ed last year and decided not to continue BUT came back this year and raced with the biggest smile on her face.  She was so excited that she actually swam, biked and ran and had FUN!

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Congratulations racers!  You are ROCK STARS!



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