ACHIEVE - Youth Triathlon Summer Camp

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What is a Triathlon?

What is a Triathlon?

According to USA Triathlon, “the reasons people want to get involved in triathlon or multisport vary. For some it is a chance to challenge themselves physically or spiritually. For others it is the opportunity for healthy competition on race day. And countless others are choosing multisport to enhance their quality of life by partaking in a healthy pastime.” Regardless of your reason, ACHIEVE Kids Tri and USA Triathlon are a great resources to encourage you on that journey.

In essence, triathlon is a competition of Swim, Bike and Run. Triathlons vary in distances and range from ACHIEVE Kids Tri Mini Triathlon to the full Ironman.

What is USA Triathlon?

USA Triathlon (USAT) is the governing authority for the sport of triathlon. USAT is based in Colorado, and is supported by 140,000 members, including athletes of all ages, as well as coaches, officials, parents and fans.

USAT sanctions more than 3,500 races and events nationally, ranging from local junior races to elite Olympic-qualifying races. USAT encourages local growth in triathlon by sanctioning camps, clinics, races and education, including youth development programs such as ACHIEVE Kids Tri.

USAT aims to encourage, support and enhance the multisport experience in the US, and to engage every American in the multisport lifestyle.

Achieve Kids Tri Distances

Swim: 100 meters (4 laps)
Bike: 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)
Run: 1.5 kilometers (Just under 1 mile)


Sprint Distance

Swim: 750m (approximately ½ mile)
Bike: 20km, (12.5 miles)
Run: 5km (3.1 mile


Olympic/International Distance

Swim: 1.5km (Just under a mile)
Bike:40km (24.9 miles)
Run:10km (6.2 miles)


Half-Ironman Distance

Swim:1.9km (Just over a mile)
Bike:90km (56 miles)
Run:21.1km (Half-marathon, or 13.1 miles)


Ironman Distance

Swim:4km (2.4 miles)
Bike: 180km (112 miles)
Run:42.2 (otherwise known as a marathon or 26.2 miles)