Triathlon is a multi-discipline sport consisting of swimming, cycling, running and transitions. From individual participation through to team relays, it encourages children to get active via sports they are familiar with.
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What is triathlon?

Triathlon has been involved in the School Games since 2017 and the sport provides an inclusive exciting challenge for every child. 

Triathlon can be a combination of any of the three main disciplines, and it can take place outdoors or indoors using gym equipment. Triathlon events can be run for individuals or as part of a mixed team.

Find out more about how to run triathlon formats.

Equipment needed

  • Bikes and helmets
  • Cones / floor markers
  • Access to a swimming pool
  • Stopwatch
  • Bibs

Get involved

The School Games is inclusive to all young people and provides opportunities for everyone to get involved, either within school, against other local schools, or at county or regional level.

School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGO) help schools coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club.

Sign up to find your local SGO

Quick and easy triathlon activities

Be it 10-minute or lesson-length activities, we have a range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities to encourage young people to stay active throughout the day.

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