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The purpose of the Recreational Triathlon certification levels is to introduce people to the sport of triathlon in a structured, fun and informative way. Each level focuses on a set of technical and knowledge skills, ensuring participants get the most out of their training and progress at a reasonable pace.

All Recreational Triathlon levels have to be run and supervised by a current Alameda Triathlon Coach.

Level 1

To obtain the Level 1 membership card, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify all elements of a triathlon

  • Identify basic equipment and kit needed to participate in a triathlon

  • Name the main triathlon organisations and their respective activities

  • Swim non-stop a minimum of 50 metres unassisted

  • Show basic proficiency in riding a bicycle

  • Run/jog a minimum distance of 400 metres

  • Perform a basic bike to run transition

Level 2

To obtain the Level 2 membership card, the participant should be able to:

  • Be a current Level 1 member OR take the Level 1 theory test

  • Identify bicycle gears and understand their correct use

  • Understand swim training tools and how to use them

  • Swim non-stop a minimum of 100 metres unassisted

  • Ride a bicycle for a minimum distance of 2 kilometres non-stop on the road OR ride 2 km in non-straight line if in a confined environment (to show handling skills and correct gear selection over the distance)

  • Run/jog a minimum distance of 800 metres

  • Perform a basic bike to run transition

Level 3

To obtain the Level 3 membership card, the participant should be able to:

  • Be a current Level 2 member

  • Understand basic race nutrition and hydration needs

  • Understand basic muscle functions and muscle cramps

  • Identify correct swimming technique

  • Identify correct cycling technique

  • Identify correct cycling etiquette

  • Identify correct running technique

  • Perform a bicycle tire change unassisted

  • Show mastery of bike handling skills

  • Understand swim training aids and their use

  • Understand cycling training aids and their use

  • Understand running training aids and their use

  • Show correct use of swim training aids

  • Show correct use of cycling training aids

  • Show correct use of running training aids

  • Swim non-stop a minimum of 400 metres unassisted

  • Ride a bicycle for a minimum distance of 5 kilometres non-stop on the road OR ride 5 km in non-straight line if in a confined environment (to show handling skills and correct gear selection over the distance)

  • Run/jog a minimum distance of 2 kilometres

  • Perform an advanced bike to run transition

Level 4

To obtain the Level 4 membership card, the participant should be able to:

  • Be a current Level 3 member

  • Understand race registration process

  • Understand basic ITU Competition Rules

  • Understand race day process (according to distance)​

    • Short distance

    • Mid distance

    • Long distance

  • Understand race day nutrition (according to distance)​

    • Short distance

    • Mid distance

    • Long distance

  • Complete one triathlon competition​

    • Short distance

    • Mid distance

    • Long distance

  • Designation will include the distance as per longest race distance completed

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