Ironhawk Juniors

Ironhawk Juniors Triathlon Club was started in 2018 to build confidence and empower girls through a free triathlon training program culminating in a triathlon.  Through our 8 week training program we teach young girls (8-14 years old ) the three disciplines of triathlon (swimming, biking and running) – to accomplish what may seem impossible.  Girls learn to honor their self and others, the importance of teamwork and to be kind throughout the summer program.  To assure there are no barriers to participation in Ironhawk Juniors Triathlon Club, all supplies required to complete a triathlon are provided free to participants who do not have them. 

You can learn the specifics of our program and register on Our Triathlon tab.

Do you want to be featured on the Ironhawk website? We love to tell stories of the girls who participate in Ironhawk Juniors.  If you have a story to share, please send it to us with a picture!

Athlete Showcase – Hailey

Before Ironhawk, Hailey was scared to ride her bike down the sidewalk, let alone her family’s driveway. She was anxious to swim in the deep end and she would have never thought to go jogging.

When her parents signed Hailey up for the triathlon and explained to her what it was and what it meant, she seemed interested and curious. She will be the first in her family to do a triathlon and that means something to her.

Hailey’s twin brother had major leg lengthening surgery last summer. She has been very supportive through it all, but she was in need something to fill HER bucket! Ironhawk practices would force her to step way outside of her comfort zone… but she did it! The ways in which Hailey has grown in the last month are astounding!

The girl who wouldn’t ride her bike just a month ago is now getting up every morning and riding 3 miles AND jogging 3/4 mile. The girl who has dealt with anxiety is now able to cope better and is feeling more confident in herself. And most importantly, she is proud of her accomplishments so far.

Ironhawk Juniors has made Hailey realize that she can push herself and achieve great things. She has been an inspiration to her family as well, and has taught them that it is okay to feel scared when pushed and through change, it’s how you persevere that matters!

Ironhawk Juniors Store Now Closed

**Items will be delivered on the last Thursday practice.

Do you love shopping? Do you like to look good while you workout? Do you want to help the Ironhawk Juniors Triathlon Club? Good news! We now have a store where you can find great Ironhawk Juniors branded gear.

We’ve got shirts, shorts, hats and even towels in a variety of fun colors. And because our athletes are all ages and sizes, we have youth, women’s and men’s cuts of most of our items.

Orders can be picked up at practice August 1! And the best news: proceeds from these items go to help fund the Ironhawk Juniors Triathlon Club and makes sure that we can continue to provide this amazing experience for free to all participants.

Let us know what other items we are missing or what you think in the comments!

Athlete Showcase – Alejandra

Embarrassed. That’s how Alejandra felt when at age 10, she didn’t know how to ride a bike. But when she looked around and saw other girls at the Ironhawk Juniors Tri Club, just like herself, learning how to pedal, she quickly gained self-confidence. Alejandra decided she wouldn’t let fear get in her way. She learned how to conquer those fears and completed her first triathlon last year.

To prepare for this year, Alejandra has already begun riding her bike every day after school to improve her skills. She can’t wait to see her coaches and friends. 

Athlete Showcase – Leila

Dyslexia and ADHD kept Leila from sticking to one sport or activity her whole life. Her mother also said Leila has always struggled making friends. That is, until last summer when she discovered the sport of triathlon and the Ironhawk Juniors Tri Club. Leila,10, said she found something she loved and has the support of new friends and adults. She has since joined a swim team and runs with her dad. This season Leila told us, “I plan on going faster and getting stronger.”


I plan on going faster and getting stronger

– Leila

Registration is Open!

Ironhawk Juniors Triathlon Club is a free, summer triathlon training program for girls ages 8-14 that culminates with a triathlon.

What this means is that girls ages 8-14 from the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area are invited to participant in our 8-week training program where they are taught the skill sets of swimming, biking and running. At the end of this 8-week program, the girls participate in their very own triathlon – some becoming a first time triathlete!

Registration closes Monday, May 13, 2019. Sign up now!

Athlete Showcase – Seraphina Ulman

Seraphina Ulman didn’t know how to swim. In fact, she had never heard of a triathlon. “She needed confidence building,” Seraphina’s mother said. So, she signed up her daughter for the Ironhawk Juniors Triathlon Club.

Seraphina, 10, learned all about triathlon and thanks to the club, and free swim lessons, she can now swim freestyle and backstroke. Seraphina crossed the finish line with her Ironhawk Juniors family and friends.

I’m proud of it [finisher medal]. I keep it in a drawer where no one else can get into it

Seraphina