Kids Tryathlon 2015 & Buddy Swim
Kids Tryathlon 2015
Well what we we say that has not been said already and photographed. Well done to all the NWTC junior members on their fantastic achievements on Sunday morning past. The "good" weather in the week prior to Sunday proved a challenge on the bike course especially but not for our juniors, you all dug deep and did exceptionally well. The feedback from the pool deck was also very impressive whereby all junior members performed outstandingly well which just goes to prove you do actually listen to Alvaro, Gerard & Paddy. Some of the running was amazing people who shall remain nameless had excellent runs as other fell away due to lack of training or fitness all the juniors came to the fore and stormed through the field. So well done to all the juniors enjoy your holidays and we will see you all back in the pool in early September.
It goes without saying but we must also thank the parents, without your sacrifice each and every Sunday morning to bring the juniors to the club we wouldn't have a club. When asked to help out you all do it willingly and with a "what can I do" attitude this make the running of the club easy for everyone involved. Let me say this to be clear this is YOUR CLUB you should feel like you own it and share even glow in the success of it's performance. what do I mean by performance simply look at the photographs any of the 1000+ that are on facebook etc. see all the smiling faces that is the REAL measure of success. fit and happy lifestyle activity held in a friendly, supportive and fun environment.
The take away for me and what makes me most proud was the support, the children standing around the course (ok mostly under the firmus tent) cheering on their fellow members, friends and school mates as they made their way around the course and onto the finishing straight.
So everyone take a bow, take a breath and let that smile slowly leave your face. Enjoy your summer :-)
Quick one on this. in conjunction with the senior club this thursday 11th June we will be holding a practice swim for the adult triathlon in the foyle. As part of this we encourage any young members to come along and join in. We will have a 100 and 200 mtr fully supervised course (canoe, land based support and swimmers in the water) with the juniors. We only ask one thing the child must wear a wetsuit. If you want to swim with your child that great bring your wetsuit also, if you (the adult) don't want to swim that ok also we will assign some senior members from the club for your child to swim with ie the Buddy.
The children will either go into the water 1st of last depending on tide and the number of adults that sign on for the practice swim.
If you want a good vantage to watch your child swim locate yourself behind the council office along the railing facing the foyle marina. that will give you the best viewing position.
See you Thursday night Sing on from 5.30pm to 6.15pm
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