Most youth triathlon distances are designed for participation with a minimum of preparation involved for the active child. A good place to start is in the pool by determining if your child can complete the distance of the swim leg. If your child cannot swim more than a short distance without difficulty, beginner swim lessons or instruction may be appropriate. Not only will this enhance his or her fitness, but it will give you greater peace of mind for general safety in and around the water. The following is a list of local resources to help get you started.
Tyler Area Swim Facilities:
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
Tyler Junior College
University of Texas at Tyler
TISD Aquatic Center
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital