Hong Kong Triathlon Association 香港三項鐵人總會
Regional Squad
The Regional Squad training program (RS) is a stepping-stone for candidates towards eventual promotion to the National Squad. Upon selection into this RS after passing the Regional Squad Qualifying Times, a period of intensive regular training will be provided for these junior athletes. Regional Squad members are entitled to certain benefit and obligation. Athletes who perform well will have an opportunity to get promoted to the National Squad. You are welcome to meet our Regional Squad athletes by clicking here.
Should you have questions on Regional Squad Training programme, Please feel free to call us at 2504 8282
A.       Training Arrangements
Regional Squad regular trainings are as follows: 1 day on weekdays and 1 to 2 days on weekends.  Detail training schedule will be announced through email and TriHK website. Apart from members’ regular training from their own swimming clubs or TriHK affiliated clubs, members could join the Wan Chai Swimming Training held by the TriHK in order to raise and strengthen members’ swimming technique and level. Wan Chai training are provided and instructed by experienced coaches from TriHK. RS members are exempted from the related training fee. Due to the limited quota, priority will be listed by the nomination from coach. Below shows the training schedule of Wan Chai Swimming Pool as reference:
Wan Chai Swimming Training Schedule (Schedule updated every 2 months)
 Wan Chai Swimming Training Pool
1700-1830 Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Except Public Holiday) 
Additional Training
During school holidays, e.g. Christmas, Chinese New Year, Easter and Summer Vacation; there will be 2 to 3 days additional weekday trainings or training camp offering to RS members. Pre-race familiarization training will be taken part before the race, in order to let members familiarize with the route and gain excellent results in competitions.   
B.       Training Attendance
RS members are expected to attend RS training sessions organized by TriHK and attaining attendance rate of 80%.

In addition to the RS training sessions organized by TriHK, RS members are expected to be doing other coached sessions of swim (minimum three) and run during the week, information of which are to be made available to the RS coach.
C.     Race Participation
All RS members are required to compete in all races organized by TriHK, except those that are held in Pat Sin Leng Country Park.  The latter races may be entered provided that adequate cycling proficiency is affirmed by the RS coach.
D.     Squad Fee
The Squad fee is $200 per month.  All RS triathletes have to prepay 3 months or 6 months of the Squad fees.  Training fees should be sent to Hong Kong Triathlon Association, either by cheque payable to “Hong Kong Triathlon Association Limited” or transfer directly to TriHK HSBC account at #502-118-375-838 and fax the receipt to TriHK Secretariat for confirmation.
E.     Conduct
Whenever undertaking triathlon-related activities, all athletes are required to behave in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner.  Foul language or rude behaviour directed at race officials will not be tolerated and will be considered as a failure to comply with these obligations.
Athletes are not allowed to speak with the media regarding triathlon or TriHK without prior consent from the RS coach or TriHK.
Athletes are forbidden from making derogatory remarks regarding TriHK or the Hong Kong Sports Institute in any media, including on-line forums, such as Facebook.

F.      Resignation Notification
You are required to submit a resignation letter at least 2 weeks before leaving the squad.  E.g. if you submit the resignation letter on 1 Oct, the effective date should be on 15 Oct as Squad fee is on a monthly basis, you are required to pay the October Squad fee as well on this basis.
Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at 2504 8282.

Last Update: 26 Jun 2013
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