Eleven Caribbean Triathlon Federations met recently in Miami with the intentions of implementing the first ever CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathon Championships. After voting, it was unanimously decided that Barbados would be the host nation for the 2017 games.
The event is set to take place the weekend of October 7th and 8th, 2017 at the Barbados Aquatic Center and Gymnasium Complex. Twenty-nine (29) countries are invited to participate in the event, with an expectation of 50 to 70 competitors in age groups ranging from 11-12, 13-15 and 16-19.
The CARIFTA Championships will include triathlon, aquathlon and mixed relay triathlon formats, with distances varying based on age groups. Each country will determine their own qualifying standards. Barbados will host a qualifying event and release qualifying criteria at a later date.
By having this event, the best youth and junior triathletes in the region will have the opportunity to showcase their talent and compete against each other. Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) President Darren Treasure speaks about the importance of the event; “Significant for development of the sport in the region and critical to the development of young triathletes who aspire to represent their country and compete at a high level.”
BFIT is the governing federation for triathlon and triathletes in Barbados. BFIT sanctions and organizes multi-sport events, which include Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon. For more information on future events and the sport of triathlon contact firstname.lastname@example.org.