There has been a training group in Leeds as part of the centre since October 2004 where it was founded in partnership with Leeds Beckett and University of Leeds.
Since then the group has grown year on year to the point where over 60 athletes are now supported and actively training within the various squads within the centre.
The Leeds Triathlon Centre is a partnership between British Triathlon, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council. The centre is tasked with delivering against the board's aims of:
It is from these aims the centres vision was created:
To create a world leading triathlon environment that inspires and develops people who realise their potential
The Leeds Triathlon Centre and all their staff have a set of guiding principles they follow to achieve the vision. These are:
The Leeds Triathlon Centre has a number of different selected squads as well as Athletic Union Clubs in both University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University to ensure the centre caters for the needs of the elite athlete, though to offering students opportunities to enjoy the sport of Triathlon.
To give you an idea of the levels of squads and where you might fit in see the table below:
If all that sounds interesting and you are interested in how to get involved or be considered for the squads please look at the Join Us tab.