That depends on the age, interest, level of competitiveness, and your family schedule. All are factors. We offer three different teams to support the growth of our triathletes.
  • Sparks Development Team is a great way to be introduced to the sport of triathlon in a relaxed environment to build confidence with the sport. Members must be able to swim 50 yards, bike 2 miles and run without stopping 1/2 mile.
  • Thunder Competitive Team is for those who want to improve skills and compete with others from the region. Members must be able to swim 400m freestyle, bike 4 miles, and run 2 miles
  • Storm Elite Team will be competing at the highest level of competition. The customized training is designed to help perform at the highest levels. (Time benchmarks required)
Sparks (Development)Thunder (Competitive)Storm (Elite)
Ages7 - 137 - 1813 - 18
FocusFun and SafetyFun, Safety, Skills Development, and Age Group CompetitionFun, Safety, Skills Development, and Elite Competition
SkillsLearningExperiencedHighly Developed
PracticesTeamTeam and Individualized*Team and Individualized*
Events**LocalLocal, Regional and National Age GroupLocal, Regional, National Age Group and Draft Legal

*Individualized-very specific workouts along with team workouts to maximize the athlete’s skills **See Race Schedule for 2020 (click here) http://lightningwarriors.org/events/ Races are age appropriate with skill level