Junior Tri Club


Welcome to Swim-1st Junior Tri Club, we pride ourselves on our great coaches and facilities. We use Brambletye School in East Grinstead for our Tuesday evening club and Handcross Park School in Handcross for our Monday and Wednesday evening clubs. Both have stunning grounds and an indoor swimming pool where we are able to deliver fun, professional coaching by our excellent coaches. With enthusiasm and dedication we see vast improvements and have already seen from our 80+ juniors a number of victories, amazing results, triathlon england representaiton and loads of SMILES smileysmileysmiley.

"Just to say thanks for arranging last night. Stephanie really enjoyed the session and "can't wait until next week". I have to say your coaches were really lovely - extremely professional but also very aware of the age group and whilst putting them through their paces they were extremely encouraging and kind in their approach - you clearly have a great team".

We have the following junior triathlon clubs:

Monday Junior Tri Club, Handcross Park School 18:30-19:45             

Group 1 (8-10yrs), Group 2 (11-12yrs), Group 3 (13-15yrs) Book in for Mondays

Tuesday Junior Tri Club 18:50-20:05    

Group 1 (8-10yrs), Group 2  (11-15yrs) Book in for Tuesdays

Wednesday Junior Tri Club 6:45-8pm    

Group 1 (8-11yrs), Group 2  (12-15yrs) Book in for Wednesdays

We deliver triathlon training to juniors every week during term time and throughout the summer. Our training sessions normally consist of two disciplines per week. We cover everything to do with swim, bike and run but also cover other specific skills and information such as transitions, nutrition, race day tactics, bike maintenance etc. During the winter training there is less bike training due to the outside training taking place on 3 floodlit tennis courts, when we get back to lighter evening we take our training back to the glorious fields of Handcross where we are able to train a lot more on our bikes.

Useful Information

Our Junior Triathlon Club Welfare Officers are Lee Basset & Josephine Wilson

Kit requirements:


  • Swimming costume
  • Swim goggles
  • Water to drink
  • Towel


  • Road worthy bike – any bike will do to start, mountain or road bike.
  • Bike helmet (no helmet, no training)
  • Tight fitting clothes – no baggy trouser bottoms that could catch on the chain
  • Cycling glasses (optional)
  • Water to drink

Run and Strength & Conditioning

  • Shorts and t-shirt
  • Trainers
  • Water to drink
  • Beanie Hat
  • Hoodie or tracksuit top
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Gloves for fitness training

Normally the clothes for cycling and running will be the same but it is good to dress in layers so as to take some off when running. The kit is also weather dependant as you dont have to wear gloves in the summer.

Minimum Requirements
1. Minimum age – 8 years by 31st December
2. Maximum age – no older than 16 years on 31st December
3. Each member must be able to continuously swim 50m front crawl, although we do give lots of teaching points and coaching we recommend that children continue with swimming lessons or swimming club to compliment their training. We will be delivering swim coaching which will involve stamina, speed and some technique improvements.

Please click on the link below for the Triathlon England code of conduct for juniors, parents and further information.


Maximum Junior Race Distances - The distances below are the maximum recommended distances for children in each age group by British Triathlon. Depending on the event you may find your child competes over shorter distances.



Swim Open Water

Cycle Grass

Cycle Tarmac



(age 8)


50m - 100m




Tristars 1

(age 9-10)






Tristars 2

(age 11-12)






Tristars 3

(age 13-14)