July 29th 2009
Kids of Steel triathlons were once some of the biggest youth events in the Ottawa area, over the past 3 years many of those events had been canceled due to community or facility problems but two groups in the Ottawa area are determined to bring back the best Kids of Steel Triathlons in the country.
Kids of Steel is a National Program developed through Triathlon Canada, events that are sanctioned through provincial triathlon bodies are able to use the Kids of Steel name. Ottawa Kids Triathlon and The Bytown Storm Triathlon Team are working together to re-establish youth triathlon in the Ottawa and surrounding area.
“Our club has three of Canada’s top Junior-level triathletes, all of whom came up through the Kids of Steel program” says Bytown Storm Head Coach Greg Kealey, “these events allow kids as young as six to develop the skills and passion for a sport that encompasses an active lifestyle and variety in training.” Kealey has seen first hand just how the sport has transformed a number of the athlete’s that have gone through his program.
There are two more Kids of Steel events scheduled in Ottawa during August.
The Westboro Kids of Steel Triathlon – Westboro Beach Saturday August 15th
Dunrobin Kids of Steel Triathlon – YMCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre 1620 RR#2 Dunrobin Ontario. (Regional qualifying event for 2010 Ontario Summer Games)
Information on both of these events can be found at
www.bytowntriathlon.com or http://ottawakidstri.ca/.
Help us get the kids out to one or both of these events.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The Bytown Storm Triathlon Team has arranged an opportunity to meet and speak with Ottawa’s 2008 Ontario Games Gold Medalists Joanna Brown and Tristan Woodfine, and meet some of the local athletes who will try to qualify for the 2010 Ontario Summer Games on Wednesday August 5th between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at The YMCA – YWCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre 1620 R.R.# 2, Dunrobin, Ontario.
For More Information please contact
Director / Coach Bytown Storm Triathlon Team
Vice President Ottawa Kids Triathlon
CT'S NOTE: a huge thank-you to all of the people who volunteer their time and work so hard to organize and host KOS events.