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Welcome to The TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon.  Whether you are signed up to race in this year's Kidz Triathlon or you have participated before, TriColumbia has a training clinic
just for you!  Develop all the skills needed for success on race day.

Join us on June 4th for a fun filled half day focused on introducing the triathlon lifestyle to kids & teens ages 6-14. This clinic offers skill based training, and provides the building blocks to be successful in all phases of the sport. Personalized instruction is provided in a small group setting. Ages 6 to 14 divided by age group.

All aspects of competing in a triathlon are covered, including proper swimming and running technique, as well as bike handling and transition area skills. Other topics will include safety, nutrition/healthy habits, dynamic exercising and race day tips.

Upcoming clinics for all ages and skill levels include:  

TriColumbia Kidz & Teens Triathlon Skills Clinic - June 4, 2011
TriColumbia Open Water Swim & Transition Clinic (for all levels) - June 5, 2011
TriColumbia Iron Girl/Sprint Triathlon Skills Clinic - June 18, 2011

There is limited space so sign up today, and see the difference our clinics can make for you!

Celebrate Life,

Robert Vigorito and The TriColumbia Team 

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TriColumbia Coaches

Anne Johnson, Director of Triathlon and Wellness Training, has a passion for helping athletes achieve fitness goals. She has a unique blend of operations and marketing experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. In addition, she has played key leadership roles in the Junior League of Baltimore and Howard County Tourism. She is an Ironman finisher and has competed numerous times in the Ironman EagleMan 70.3, Columbia Triathlon and Iron Girl.  Anne has a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coaching Certification, and an IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist Level 1 Coach Certification.

Margaret "Mei Mei" Connor learned at an early age that water is a haven, and to be respected.  As a former High School All-American swimmer, Mei Mei continues to embrace her passion for any body of water - pool, lake, river and ocean.  Over 15 years ago, as a swim instructor and coach, it became evident to Mei Mei that many people struggle to swim in the water.  She coaches all levels of swimmers- beginner to Ironman - to help them achieve their desired goals. Mei Mei is a Masters swimmer, and a Level II Masters Swim Coach.

Suzy Serpico teaches Elementary P.E. for the Howard County School System.  Suzy is energized by the opportunity to educate people of all ages about the importance of living a healthy and physical lifestyle. She does this through teaching and mentoring the triathlon lifestyle. This is her passion.  According to USA Triathlon, Suzy is ranked 2nd overall female in the Mid-Atlantic Region and 1st age group female. Suzy is also ranked by USAT as 6th in the USA for females 30-34.

Pam Williams was a Division II All-American Swimmer, and 3 year collegiate All-Conference Swimmer - Division II.  She has over 15 years as a swim instructor specializing in Adult Fitness Swimming and Technique Instruction (Total Immersion Swimming).  Pam is recognized for her ability to help athletes at all levels become more efficient swimmers resulting in a more relaxed swimming technique which translates into significantly improved times. She has competed in numerous triathlons, and understands the unique challenges faced by the triathlete.  Pam also has competed in open water swims including the Bay Bridge 4.4 mile swim.

Charity Fundraising & Awards          

Joanna M NicolayAs participants in The TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon and the Maryland Youth Triathlon, kids have the unique opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the Joanna M. Nicolay Melenoma Foundation, through personal fundraising made easy by creating your very own online fundraising page. And there are some great incentive gifts built in.  By recruiting donors, you can earn baseball tickets for the Frederick Keys, Bowie Baysox or Aberdeen Ironbirds AND with a little extra effort, a $50 Dicks Sporting Goods gift certificate or family sun-shade canopy!

Click HERE for more information or to set up your own fundraising page.
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TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon & The Maryland Youth Triathlon Series
TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon on July 24, 2011 will be part of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series, the first of its kind youth triathlon series in Maryland, promoting sun-safe practices, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through multisport, and showing kids that winning is finishing what you start!
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Kids, come get your swim, bike and run on! With four premier youth triathlons all within an hour of each other, there has never been a better time to try a triathlon - or add a second, third or fourth to your race calendar!  Hunter Lussi, teen spokesman for the MYTS will be present at each event, and all children competing in participating events will receive a copy of Hunter Lussi's book, America, Get Off The Couch.  All children completing two or more Maryland Youth Triathlon Series events will receive a certificate of recognition from the State of Maryland. Do three or more and get a sun safe MYTS hat. Receive an entry for each race completed to win a cool raffle prize worth $40. The more events you complete, the better your chances and the more fit you become! Individual event registrations are now open and space is limited, so sign up now.

And we have the training clinic to help every child cross the finish line with confidence.  Sign up for the  TriColumbia Kidz & Teens Triathlon Clinic on June 4, 2011 today!

Register for the TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon  

Our Sponsors

Howard County Board of Education   PNC Bank   Road Runner Sports   Howard County General Hospital 

Columbia Association   ASI Photo   David's Natural Market   EnduraFit 

Fitness-Concepts   Gatorade   Hammer Nutrition   Maryland Public Television 

Princeton Sports   Subaru   Tyr   XTerra Wetsuits 


event_schedule2011 Event Schedule
May 22, 2011 - Columbia TriathlonGeneral Registration is now closed.

June 12, 2011 - Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon  General Registration for the triathlon is now closed, but there are limited additional Charity slots  available.
**The EagleMan 2011 Aqua Velo has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2011 Regional Championship for 2011. Registration is still open for EagleMan Aqua Velo.

June 26, 2011 - Celebration Sprint Triathlon  Registration is open.

July 24, 2011 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon   Registration is open.

August 21, 2010 -Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon
General Registration is now closed, but there are limited additional Charity slots available.

September 24, 2011 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6", Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, and Aqua Velo, and The Bugeye Sprint
** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2011 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship. Registration is open.

September 24, 2011  -Make-a-Wish Triathlon

Columbia Triathlon Association is now on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Please join us on these site for daily updates, special offers, and race reports.

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Frequently Asked Questions & ResourcesFAQ's Question Mark
If you're not sure about some of the rules & regulations for CTA's races or if you're just looking for answers to commonly asked questions, download the FAQ  

Nutrition is a key component to proper training and racing. TriColumbia sponsor, Hammer Nutrition, has an extensive resource page 

If you still have questions about specific races, feel free to email us