Children and young people are the future of our sport! We enthusiastically encourage all ages (7-16) to participate in triathlon, irrespective of ability. While we encourage a fun environment, we do however expect all children to try their best to ensure everyone gets the most out of the sessions (refer to the Code of Conduct). For clarity we cater for the age groups as defined by British Triathlon (see below), where ages are based on age on December 31st in the year of competition.

Running, Cycling, Transitions

Cycling Training

Swimming Training

This will take place at Stonar School Sat 15:30 – 16:30. Please bring a well-maintained bike (mountain bikes are fine!)- brakes which work and tyres pumped up! Please wear a helmet, otherwise you won’t be allowed to join in. Please always bring a drink in a suitable container. If light rain/drizzle it will be just a run session; the session will be cancelled if heavy rain.
We encourage all members to attend the Chippenham Wheelers Young Wheelers “Go Ride” sessions (Thurs 6 – 7 pm). Youth races (Thurs 7pm) and Youth time trials (Tues 6pm) at Castle Combe from April.
Join today!
Swimming training takes place at Stonar School Sat 16:30-17:30, please contact us for further details.
It is really important to get a good swim background at a young age, so do make use of the coaching at the swim clubs.
Chippenham Swimming Club/
Corsham Swimming Club
The Club is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of behaviour and conduct at all triathlon, duathlon and related multi-sport events. The Club ‘Code of Conduct’ summarizes the essence of good ethical conduct and practice within the sport.

Individuals have a responsibility to act with integrity, in accordance with the standards set by the Club below. Any discriminatory, offensive and violent behaviour is unacceptable and complaints will be acted upon under the procedures of our Child Protection Policy (below).

Members must be aged 16+ to take part in adult sessions.

Typical Triathlon Distances

TriStars Start (ages 8)

Typical Triathlon Distances

Swim - 50m
Bike 800m-1.5km
Run 600m

Typical Duathlon Distances

Run 400m
Bike 800m-1.5km
Run - 200m

Typical Aquathlon Distances

Swim - 50m
Run - 600m

TriStars 1 (ages 9-10)

Typical Triathlon Distances

Swim - 150m
Bike 2km-4km
Run 1.2km

Typical Duathlon Distances

Run 400m
Bike 800m-1.5km
Run - 400m

Typical Aquathlon Distances

Swim - 150m
Run - 600m

TriStars 2 (ages 11-12)

Typical Triathlon Distances

Swim - 200m
Bike 4km-6km
Run 1.8km

Typical Duathlon Distances

Run 1.6km
Bike 4km-6km
Run - 600m

Typical Aquathlon Distances

Swim - 250m
Run - 2km

TriStars 3 (ages 13-14)

Typical Triathlon Distances

Swim - 300m
Bike 6km-8km
Run 2.4km

Typical Duathlon Distances

Run 2km
Bike 6km-8km
Run - 800m

Typical Aquathlon Distances

Swim - 400m
Run - 3km

Youths (ages 15-16)

Typical Triathlon Distances

Swim - 400m
Bike 10km
Run 2.5km

Typical Duathlon Distances

Run 2.5km
Bike 10km
Run - 1250m

Typical Aquathlon Distances

Swim - 400m
Run - 5km