Coaching is an art and a science. It’s about seeing potential in someone and being able to teach and push them just the right amount. It’s about knowing an athlete’s weaknesses and strengths and developing that athlete to their potential. We aim to provide an organized culture that is positive and high performing. The key elements of our successful youth team are: positive energy, support, motivation, life-lessons, creativity, and FUN.
There are so many benefits for children to be involved with the sport of swimming and triathlon…have fun, make friends, healthy exercise, no single-sport-specialization, build confidence, and so much more! We like to make it a family affair too…many of our parents are involved in triathlon or swimming, as well as volunteering with the Youth Team.
We offer multiple levels of coaching services based on age, ability and competitive vs. non-competitive. There is a place in SLAP for everyone! Browse through the “Youth” section our website for more details or just reach out to get more information. We will respond to your email (use the contact form below) and set up a phone call to answer all your questions.
Training sessions will be regularly scheduled and reoccurring. This will allow families to get in a rhythm and provide the athletes with a constant environment for improvement. Many of the SLAP coaches work with the youth group to provide multiple coaching styles.
SLAP coaches are USA Triathlon Certified Coaches with years of experience working with athletes. We maintain CPR/First Aid and Red Cross Lifeguard certifications. Our professionalism and knowledge sets us apart from the rest!
We will offer multiple opportunities during the year for the youth athletes to train together at camps. All of the SLAP Intro camps in 2021 are FREE thanks to a generous donation! The SLAP Coaches will also support our athletes at many of the local races during the season.
The SLAP Youth & Junior team is located throughout Central Florida! We host training sessions and camps throughout the area. Please click on the team training calendar to find the next training sessions or camps in your area.
We offer private lessons for swimming, cycling, running, & transition skills. If your child is graduating to new equipment (ex: cycling shoes), diving into swimming for the first time, ro struggling to run...a couple private sessions to work on skills and technique can be scheduled!
The SLAP High Performance Squad is for athletes 12+ who have shown excellence in racing and want to make a “full-time” commitment to the sport. The HPS team is by application only (the 2022 application will be available in September).