So Why Triathlon ?
Medical studies have proved conclusively that, as a nation, our children need to do much more to improve their physical health and participating in sports is one of the best ways a child can improve their levels of physical fitness.
Sport of one kind or another is something which the majority of children naturally tend to enjoy and nurturing that in the most appropriate way will not only enable your child to learn new skills but will also help to keep them fit, active, healthy and happy, no matter what their level of sporting ability is.
As well as being beneficial, there are also a few drawbacks to children participating in organized sports. For example, they might devote so much time to one particular sport that they never get the chance to experience other sports which they might enjoy even more. Triathlon is the perfect solution to this dilemma. Children have the opportunity to pursue three sports simultaneously.
Triathletes tend to be physically fit, and many amateur athletes choose triathlon specifically for its fitness benefits. Because all three events are endurance sports, nearly all of triathlon training is cardiovascular exercise. In addition, since triathletes must train for three different disciplines, they tend to have more balanced whole-body muscular development than pure cyclists or runners, whose training emphasizes only a subset of their musculature.
Injuries that are incurred from long hours of a single activity are not as common in triathlon as they are in single sport events. The cross training effect that athletes achieve from training for one sport by doing a second activity applies in triathlon training.