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