Our junior section is open to children aged 8-16 and offers fully coached training sessions in all three disciplines. Juniors need to be either family or junior members of the club to attend sessions (following an initial "taster" session). All the coaches are a minimum of level 1 qualified and are fully DBS checked.
The Swim session is held Saturday 08:15 till 09:00 and is open to juniors who can swim a minimum of 4 lengths of a 25 metre pool using front crawl. Prior to juniors first sessions with the club we will normally ask the junior to attend a short swim assessment session (time and date confirmed with lead junior coach) to ensure the minimum swim standard is attained. Swim sessions are held at Aireville Pool. The aim of this session is to develop participants swimming skills (especially front crawl) and swim endurance (whilst having fun). The Bike session is held (weather permitting) on Saturday morning 09:30 till 10:30 meeting at HML Car Park. Participants are asked to ensure that their bicycles are in proper working order prior to attending any session. Participants are required to wear a safety helmet and gloves (suitable clothing for cycling and the expected weather conditions will make the session much more comfortable for participants). The aim of these sessions is to develop participants’ bike skills and cycling endurance (whilst having fun). The Run session is held on Tuesday evening 18:30 till 19:15 at the UAK track Keighley, this session aims to help develop participants running style and endurance (whilst having fun).
Participation in the Skipton Park Run (5km) on a monthly basis, this is aimed at developing participants run endurance. This is held on the last Saturday of each month (NB separate free Park Run registration is needed, click Register to sign up for park run
Junior section monthly social cycle ride; various distances and locations, this ride is held on the first Sunday of each month and is open to juniors and their parents (again please note roadworthy cycle is required and safety helmet, gloves and appropriate clothing). This ride is usually held on quiet public roads (we try to use those with little motor traffic) and therefore participants need to follow the Highway Code and be confident handling their bicycle on the road. Level 2 Bikeability proficiency is desirable, see Bikeability for more info.
The basic structure of our sessions remains however, we try to include more race orientated sessions such as mini duathlons and transition training sessions to prepare juniors for their events.
Throughout summer we also offer open water swim training at Raygill Lake in Lothersdale. Please note that a swimming wetsuit is required for this session due to the cold temperature of open water even in the highs of our normal summers. The club have a loan/hire scheme for juniors to ensure they have access to appropriate wetsuits at minimal cost.
Session attendance, please ensure that juniors are at the appropriate venue and have the appropriate sessions clothing and equipment approximately 15 minutes before the start of each session. There are fees to pay to participate in each coached session and details of these can be obtained from the coaches.
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