Youth Development Program

With triathlon becoming an Olympic medal sport in 2000, the sport has since matured to become a highly successful collegiate coed club sport with over 100 college teams across the country today. USA Triathlon hosted their first USAT Collegiate National Championship back in 2002. Then in 2024, this year, after 10 years as an NCAA Emerging Sport, triathlon officially became a full NCAA scholarship program for women at all three division levels - 1, 2 & 3. This now means that both young men and women have the opportunity to race collegiately and potentially earn scholarship and NIL money. Some who are talented enough could go on to represent Team USA at the World Triathlon and Olympic Games level. My goal is to help find and train the next generation of competitive multisport athletes.
Jay Ridgeway
PacWest Head Performance Coach

The new PacWest Youth Development Program is focused on all levels of athletes in the sports of triathlon and multisport in the Greater Reno-Lake Tahoe Region.

The overall goal of the program is to introduce triathlon and other multisport disciplines – aquathlon, aquabike, duathlon, off road and winter triathlon – to kids ranging in age from 13 to 22 years. Within the program there are two two clear areas of focus: Multisport/Triathlon 101 and Youth, Junior & U23 High Performance.

The program will launch this summer in June and continue through to September 2024.

The PacWest Annual Membership is FREE to all athletes. The core program will offer coached group workouts each week to all youth members in the Greater Reno-Tahoe Area. Workouts will include outdoor group bike rides and runs. For workouts that incur additional costs like pool rentals, a nominal per workout fee will be required to help cover facility rental costs.

PacWest will additionally host it’s first youth development training camp, Friday and Saturday June 21-22, 2024. The camp venue will be staged from the beautiful Sparks Marina and include instructional clinics for swim, bike, run and transition as well as a fun “Splash & Dash” aquathlon on the final morning. Click here for full camp details.

For athletes and parents looking for professionally structured programming, special discounted 1on1 coaching services (50% off adult rate) is offered and includes a host of benefits.

To learn more about the program details, please contact us directly.

Multisport/Triathlon 101

The Multisport/Triathlon 101 program is designed for the novice athlete who is at the early stages of learning how to swim, bike and run. The programming is non-competitive in nature and designed to be supportive and fun.

The summer programming with help teach the basics of each aspect of the sport and encourage athletes to participate in local and regional races ranging in distances from super sprint and sprint triathlons to aquathlon, aquabike and duathlons. This year’s target race will be the Pyramid Lake Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, July 20.

Youth, Junior & U23 High Performance

The PacWest Youth, Junior and U23 High Performance Program is designed to support young athletes who wish to seriously compete in both draft and non-draft legal racing.

Athletes will be encouraged to participate in the USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Triathlon Development Race Series in an attempt to qualify for the annual USA Triathlon Youth & Junior (Draft-legal) National Championships each year. We will also encourage participation in local and regional races to help build experience and confidence in one’s race abilities. Training together as a team truly makes the experience better too.

Donate to Support the Program

Please help support and grow the NEW PacWest Endurance Youth Development Program. Your generous contributions will help young people find a way to unlock their athletic and leadership potential through participation in multisport. All kids deserve a chance to participate in sports.

Unfortunately, many families do not have the resources or access to basic swimming, biking and running activities. Your donation will help PacWest Endurance reach more families and provide the funds to help secure the resources necessary to give them a fun and enriching experience. Resources include facilities rental (e.g. lap pool), equipment (e.g. bikes and bike trainers) and gear (e.g. watches, helmets, swim goggles, shoes and clothing).

Thank you again for your generosity!

Online Workout Calendar

Click on CALENDAR on the main navigation menu above to see all scheduled PacWest group workouts (adult and youth programs).

Group Swim Drop-In Registration*

Punch Card Package – 5 Workouts
$50.00 – PacWest Annual Member ($10.00/workout)
$62.50 – Non-PacWest Member ($12.50/workout)

* For 1on1 coached athletes, all swims are included with your monthly fees.

Youth/Junior Coaching Package

Ideal for young athletes and their parents looking for professionally structured programming that includes a proven scientific approach to help educate and develop to one’s greatest potential.

PacWest has partnered with European-based INSCYD. INSCYD is the most advanced software tool to analyze physiological performance in athletes. INSCYD enables coaches to create highly individual and laser focused training programs. INSCYD gives you access to metrics that otherwise available only elite trainers and high-end institutes – such as the only tool to provide maximum glycolytic power (VLamax) for any kind of sport.

Required electronic device training equipment: GPS smart watch (Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Apple watch, etc) with heart rate monitor. For participation in the PacWest online performance cycle studio program a smart indoor bike trainer (Wahoo, TACX, Saris, CycleOps, etc.) along with cadence and heart rate sensors are required.

Coaching Services

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Youth coaching rates are 50% off all adult coaching rates. This discount is extended with the understanding that the parent(s) help assist and support the overall success of the youth development program during the period that their child is a part of the program.

Youth Program


Per month

*Annual Member Rate