Kids That Tri Cleveland

Kids that Tri (KTT) Cleveland is a partnership between the USA Triathlon Foundation and the YMCA of Greater Cleveland. This program helps teens gain athletic skills, improve their health and achieve skills in a safe, empowering and nurturing environment.

KTT pairs students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District with local volunteer coaches, who include USA Triathlon Foundation ambassadors Jerry and Tove Shere. Coaches work with teens monthly to build swimming, biking and running skills. They also focus on setting achievable goals and celebrating together.

Throughout 2021, close to 20 teens from Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School learned to swim, built their running endurance and mastered riding a road bike safely.

After 10 months of hard work and dedication, four KTT members achieved their goal of racing a triathlon—the Tri CLE Rock Roll Run on Aug. 21!