A total of 54 athletes participated in TriPower Triathlon Club’s two-week training camp

Triathlon popular with youths

Swim, bike, run, fun! July is a busy month for Summerland’s TriPower Triathlon Club.

Swim, bike, run, fun! July is a busy month for Summerland’s TriPower Triathlon Club.

TriPower held an activity-packed, two-week training camp that focused on skills development and fitness training, hosting 54 athletes, ages six to 15 years old, in their main camp.

A mini-camp for children ages four to seven years, aimed at introducing triathlon was held concurrently.

The programs lead up to the Boston Pizza Junior Triathlon Race in Penticton on July 20, followed by the SunRype TriKids event on July 21.

“The Penticton race and ORCA’s Kids-of Steel Triathlon (Sept. 1) are the biggest races of the season for the club,” said Mike Berresford, coach and co-founder of TriPower. “We had a record 44 athletes competing, veterans and first-timers alike, racing their hearts out in Pentiction. All finished with a huge grin on their face, many climbing the podium for awards.”

Close to 150 athletes competed in the 27th annual edition of the race.

TriPower has two additional training camps planned for children in August, and a cross-country running program scheduled for Fall 2013.

In its fifth season, and focusing on family fitness, the club has grown to include training programs for adults wishing to get fit and have fun doing so.

For more information please visit www.tripowertriclub.com