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Wilton's Riverbrook Regional YMCA Seeking Young Triathletes

Wilton's Riverbrook Regional YMCA is seeking young triathletes
Wilton's Riverbrook Regional YMCA is seeking young triathletes Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- Children can have fun this summer and grow muscles at the same time by taking part in the Riverbrook Regional YMCA "Race4Chase Youth Triathlon" program, named in honor of Chase Kowalski, a boy from Newtown who loved to run, swim and bike.

Race4Chase strives to empower kids ages 6 to 12 to reach their full potential and to promote healthy, fun, community activities for local youth.

The program provides youth with a fun, skill building, life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon. This free program is for six weeks, from Monday, June 27, through Saturday, Aug. 6.

Program times are from 8:30 a.m. to noon weekdays.

Training will take place at Silvermine Elementary School (the same location that Norwalk YMCA Camp Sunrise takes place). Daily field trips will take place to the Wilton Family YMCA and other locations for training.

An extended care option at Norwalk YMCA Camp Sunrise is available to parents who need full-day coverage for child care.

Race day is the culmination of the program for the eight YMCA Race 4 Chase programs at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington at 1000 East St., Southington, on Saturday, Aug. 6. All participants will compete in a youth triathlon on this day.

Applications can be picked up at the Wilton Family YMCA branch or online . Please contact Mary Ann Genuario with any questions at magenuario@riverbrookymca.org or 860-762-8384 Ext. 282.

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