We have a junior section as part of Durham Triathlon Club.
New activities for juniors are coming soon but we only offer swim coaching at the moment as there are already excellent junior opportunities for running and cycling in the Durham area with clubs such asDurham Harriers, Durham City Velo and Hetton Hawks.Durham City Velocycling club run coached sessions for juniors on Sundays from 3pm-5pm and a few of our juniors regularly attend.
There are two junior Parkruns in the area on Sundays at 9am and many of our juniors regularly attend these:
Sedgefield - https://www.facebook.com/sedgefieldjuniorparkrun/
The juniors swim each Saturday at Freemans Quay. Sign on is in the ‘café’ area in Reception from 4.10pm and the session runs from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Coaches may recommend that your child only attends part of the session depending on their swimming ability or if they are particularly tired on a given day. Please ensure that you stay in the building if your child is not a strong swimmer. If you are swimming yourself at the same time then you'll need to end your session in these circumstances. The young ones will get too cold sitting on the poolside in wet kit and we are not able to supervise them in the changing rooms. We would much rather that they enjoyed a shorter session and look forward to coming back again.
The cost is £2 for DTC members and £3 for non-members.
We have two lanes reserved so we are able to cater for a range of abilities but it does mean places are restricted so please contact one of the junior coaches to let us know you are coming.
The Junior section caters primarily for young people in the age range 8 – 16. There is no minimum age limit but we do ask that everyone should be able to swim at least 50m (2 lengths) confidently as our coaches are qualified to develop existing swimmers rather than teach beginners to swim. Having said that, we take the view that sport should be a pleasure not a chore so all sessions do feature an element of fun.
If you do decide to come along, please can you to bring along a completed version of the Membership Form, it commits you to nothing, but provides us with all the contact details, information on any health issues and the consents we require to offer a safe and beneficial session.
Our junior section adheres to 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy' as issued by British Triathlon. You can read the full policy here.
We will add your details to our email distribution list and confirm each week's session in advance as sometimes the pool takes us with surprise with galas and other events