The 4th Annual Atlanta Kids Triathlon is just weeks away -- and right now, local YMCA locations are making sure the young competitors are ready to do their best.
The Atlanta Kids Triathlon will be held at the West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center in Norcross on August 23rd. The event is open to kids ages six to fifteen years of age, and as with any triathlon, includes swimming, cycling, and running (and transitions). In the Juniors race (ages 6-10), competitors swim 100 yards, bike three miles, and run a half mile. Seniors (ages 11-15) swim 200 yards, bike six miles, and run one mile. Well over one-thousand kids are expected to take part in the event, and many have taken advantage of free training offered at local YMCA locations.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning at the Forsyth County Family YMCA in Cumming, getting a look at how coaches are motivating young triathletes ahead of the big day!