Club Spotlights

The USA Triathlon Club community has come together in a new nationwide initiative to drive multisport forward. The inaugural Tri Club Challenge, running from April 1 to June 30, makes an impact toward specific projects in three vital areas:

Below we are shining a light on some of the amazing clubs that are supporting the 2023 Tri Club Challenge. Learn about how these clubs are living out their mission and making an impact in their own communities across the country.

LA Tri Club, Los Angeles, California

For athletes in Los Angeles and across the globe, LA Tri Club provides a network of information, support services, training and racing activities, friendship and fun for all ages and abilities; and in doing so, they strive to create an environment that provides Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity & Accessibility for everyone.

Learn more about LA Tri Club.

TOWER 26, Los Angeles, California

TOWER 26 provides customized triathlon coaching to enthusiasts of all levels. With over 35 years of professional coaching experience, Gerry Rodrigues founded the entity based in Los Angeles, California. 

Consistently and with purpose, TOWER 26's staff of 15 experienced coaches successfully train and prepare triathletes across the globe, from beginner to professional, to “Be Race Ready.”

Learn more about TOWER 26.

SelecTri, Woodlands, Texas

SelecTri is a youth triathlon team comprised of athletes ages 6 to 18 that train in The Woodlands, Texas. The athletes work collectively in a team atmosphere promoting camaraderie and spirit as well as accepting the responsibility of working towards individual and team goals.

The club is committed to building lifetime athletes - youth who are passionate about sport and support them competing to the level that they want.

Learn more about SelecTri Team.

SLAP Tri Team, Central Florida

Swim Like A Pro (SLAP) is a USA Triathlon team located in Central Florida with the goal of providing first-class services to athletes of all ages, speeds, and experience. Their philosophy is rooted in longevity in the sport and creating a healthy lifestyle that can become a life-long passion.

The #miniSLAPPERS is a youth team that offers 7+ hours of weekly training sessions for kids 6-17 years old. Coach Sara McLarty says, "Our goal is to make triathlon training and racing as easy to get involved with as any other youth sport—through professional coaches, organized training, team camps, and race participation. Learning to balance multiple sports helps with each athlete's confidence, skill, and time management for their future."

2023 USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador Sue Reynolds shares that the SLAP Tri Team encompasses a give-back attitude and participates in give-back projects all year. What would #SLAPPERS say to those thinking of getting into triathlon? "What are you waiting for? Get healthy, have fun, meet awesome people, explore your area, and do things you never thought you could do!"

Learn more about SLAP Tri Team.

Clermont Tri Club, Clermont, Florida

Clermont Tri Club make multisport activities accessible and affordable for the community so that individuals of all ages, abilities, and income levels can enhance personal health, elevate performance, and establish meaningful relationships.

Learn more about Clermont Tri Club.

Bucks County Triathlon Club, Pennsylvania

The Bucks County Tri Club (Bucks County, PA) is dedicated to bringing like-minded adult and youth triathletes together to train and race the sports of triathlon, duathlon, Xterra and trail running.

With over 150 members, the club provides many opportunities for races, group training, social events, and community give-back activities. BCTC welcomes new members of all ability and skill level.

Learn more about Bucks County Tri Club.

Turnagain Training, Anchorage, Alaska

The mission of Turnagain Training (Anchorage, AK) is to encourage multisport athletes of all abilities and ages to become more active in triathlon in a fun, team-oriented, supportive, and inclusive environment.

With help from the USA Triathlon Foundation and their local community in Alaska, Turnagain Training athletes were able to experience the fun and excitement of Zone3 Youth & Junior Nationals in 2022! Turnagain Training was also a grant recipient in 2018, supporting Alaska Splash n’ Dash races, youth equipment needs, and other local programming.

Owner and Certified USA Triathlon Coach Heather Helzer says, "I love the positive energy our youth triathlon team brings to practice every week. They work so hard, never complain and always give their full effort. Our triathlon program has grown and expanded from our local races with 20‐40 kids to now 150‐500 kids per race. It's so awesome to see the growth, passion and positivity the sport has brought our community."

Learn more about Turnagain Training.