Life Skills 4 Kids and Forster Tri Club will hold a kids triathlon

The event is open to all children from kindy to year six, and all children who are from a support unit can enter from kindy to year 10.
The event is open to all children from kindy to year six, and all children who are from a support unit can enter from kindy to year 10.

Life Skills 4 Kids and Forster Tri Club are holding an all abilities kids triathlon on November 12, 2017.

The event is open to children from kindergarten to Year 6 and children from kindergarten to Year 10 who are from a support unit.

The triathlon will take place at the YMCA in Forster.

The event will be a great opportunity for kids to have fun and get some exercise.

A swim in the pool, a bike ride out the front of the YMCA, and a run on the field are the three legs of the event.

Lake Street will be closed to traffic out the front of the YMCA on the day. 

The event will open for signing in and bike drop off from 6.45am-7.15am, and will begin at 7.30am, with kids starting the event in class groups.

Children participating should bring along swimmers, goggles, a towel, bike shoes, helmet, and shirt for the run and bike stage of the event.

Each child will be encouraged along each leg of the course, and can take part to the best of their ability.

There is no timing in the event, and each child who completes the course will receive the following:

  • • a finisher’s hat and voucher, thanks to McDonalds;
  • • a sausage sandwich, thanks to Aldi;
  • • an ice block and a drink, thanks to Saxbys.

Change up your Sunday morning, and come along!

Mark the date on your calendar, put a reminder on your fridge, and come down to enjoy a non-competitive morning of fun outdoor activities for kids of all ages and abilities.

Each child will also receive a ticket for lucky dip prizes from a number of local companies.

Forster Tri Club holds a variety of events throughout the year, including reverse triathlons, double triathlons and aquathons which are encouraged to be fun for all.

Most of the club’s races are handicapped and are graded from A-grade to F-grade.

E-grade is a bit shorter in distance to entice beginners and to ease the transition of juniors to the senior ranks.

The club also holds junior races prior to senior races which are held over varied distances depending on the children’s age and ability.

Life Skills 4 Kids is an organisation that is passionate about helping youngsters.

They understand the struggle of watching children battle with concentration, relaxation and simple behaviour management.

They provide access to a number of practical and easy to understand strategies to combat these issues. 

With a strong focus on sharing knowledge and expertise, Life Skills 4 Kids works towards understanding why children have these difficulties, helping them to overcome them.

The entry fee for the event is $20 per child, register on the website

Life Skills 4 Kids was established by Forster occupational therapist, Deb Hopper.

As an occupational therapist I am truly passionate about helping children overcome sensory and emotional issues, and empowering their families to deal with the stresses of their day-to-day lives, Deb wrote on the Life Skills 4 Kids website.

“I want to see every child achieve their full potential.

“As the mother of two energetic boys, one of whom struggles with learning difficulties and sensory processing issues, I totally get the challenges faced by families who find themselves in similar situations.”