Special Olympic Triathletes

Anything Is Possible

History of Triathlon in Special Olympics Florida

  • Started in mid- 2018
  • Wynne and Hector were catalysts and experts that helped to get the sport off the ground
  • # of athletes and Unified Partners have grown
  • Great relationships with local race directors to allow Special Olympics Divisions in their races 

Triathlon Distance:

Swim 750 meters, Bike 9.1 mile, Run 5k (3.1 miles)

How To Get Involved

SO Athlete Requirements: 

  • Must have a current athlete medical on file with SOFL
  • Must have approval of County Director to train/compete in sport
  • Must have a local coach AND unified partner 

SO Unified Partner Requirements: 

  • Must have a current Unified Partner form on file with SOFL
  • Must complete protective behaviors training
  • Must have previous triathlon experience 

Start a Triathlon Program Locally

Basic Requirements: 

  • Partner with a local sanctioned tri club/group (i.e. Central FL Tri Club)
    • Unified partners
    • Knowledgeable certified coaches
    • Facilities 
  • Every athlete MUST have a Unified Partner 
    • Safety 
    • Effective training 
    • Inclusion 

Coach must be USA Triathlon certified

  • Safety 
  • Insurance 

For more information, contact our coordinator:


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