To all the parents who attended or were unable to attend the meeting on Wednesday, May 22, please see the information reviewed below:
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.
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
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!
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.
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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 itSeraphina