The Junior section of Frome Triathlon Club encourage fun and game based learning and exercise, particularly focused on the sport of Triathlon, i.e. swimming, cycling and running.

We currently run a weekly session every Sunday between 3pm and 5pm at Frome Sports and Leisure Centre. This consists of swim, bike, run and transition skills / training sessions. The session is suitable for beginners to experienced junior athletes between 8 and 14yrs old. Juniors should be able to swim 25m front crawl comfortably and be able to repeat this after a short recovery.

You’ll need the following to participate:

  • A child between 8 - 14 yrs old. For younger children we like parents to stay and support for the first few weeks, so they’re familiar with the session
  • Shorts, T-shirt, hoody, etc (layers are good)
  • Trainers, daps, or runners 
  • A working and road worthy bike that fits
  • A bicycle helmet (mandatory)
  • Swimming costume / trunks
  • Goggles
  • Towel and toiletries


What we’ll provide:

  • British Triathlon Federation (BTF) qualified coaches
  • Lead coaches DBS cleared
  • A safe environment for the children (we continually risk assess and perform safeguarding assessments)
  • Enclosed space for training, which is traffic free (we do not cycle or run on the roads or pavements). We will contact parents if we plan to do something different, e.g. use a different cycle or run track.


Our aim:

  • To develop Juniors’  fundamental movement and physical literacy, e.g. coordination, balance, range of movement. We do this with engaging and fun games
  • To develop Juniors’ appetite for exercise and sport, particularly swim, bike and run (triathlon) 

Membership of the Juniors: 

Juniors are entitled to try a session before they Join the club. There is then the option to:

  1. Pay as you go at £5 per session (parents / carers will be required to pay and register their children before each session, or block book multiple session in advance). We offer a discount for more than 2 children - automatic at registration.
  2. Pay montly at £18 per month, payable by a recurring PayPal payment.

This includes:

  • Club Membership
  • Attendance at the weekly Sunday session between 3pm and 5pm
  • Swimming fees for the above
  • Coaching fees for the above
  • A number of adhoc sessions (for some there may be an additional charge).

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