During summer, kids are very active to do various kinds of activities for them to learn and have fun before classes start. Some parents want their kids to engage in arts and academic summer classes. Others are sports clinics and team building activities. But have you ever let your kids compete in a hard Adult sport like aquathlon?
Alaska IronKids Philippines is an annual sporting event that aims to promote the healthy and active lifestyle among children through the winning combination of proper nutrition and physical activity. The Alaska IronKids Race Series is just one of many sports development programs that Alaska conducts yearly to engage children to come out and play.
Pioneering athletic programs like the Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon has managed to take children away from their video game consoles, cellphones and cable TV remotes and out into the sun to swim, bike and run in triathlon races. Alaska’s sports programs hope to encourage children to get into organized sports while learning positive values like hard work, discipline, determination and teamwork.
This summer, Alaska Ironkids Philippines has opened an Aquathlon Series last April 19 at The Village, Paranaque City. The kids ages 6-14 years old competed in different categories:
> 6-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-12 years old, 13-14 years old
This might be the event you don’t want your kids to take part. But there’s a lot of good benefits that this sport has to offer.
FROM THE STARTING LINE
From the starting line of the race, you can already see the enthusiasm and determination of the kids to compete and play. Everyone was cheering especially the parents who’re supporting their children and to make sure that they are doing good.
The kids in terms of their physical movements are in very good shape as they did some swim lapses. The strokes of these kids are so gracious as if they’re trained professional swimmers already. Swimming is a good cardio workout for everyone since it makes the body muscles moves. It can develop the agility and strength of your kids.
Running for kids is a good exercise as well. It builds the endurance and conditions the body towards good posture and muscle build up.
TO THE FINISH LINE
Here is the finest moment of every Aquathlon kids. Entering the finish line while their friends and family cheering words of encouragements is a great affirmation every child wants. These gestures develop self-esteem and confidence in kids character. Making them feel loved and secure towards everyone.
The Aquathlon was indeed a success. I saw kids from different walks of life, stepping out of their comfort zone to be different and limitless to what they ca do. These sports indeed can develop the well-being of the kids especially their self-discipline and personality development. Alaska IronKids really know how to play it. And with the help of our Professional Triathletes (like Ani De Leon-Brown), and with the overflowing support of parents to their kids, I truly believe that these kids will be successful not just in this sports, but also in life.
For general information about the Alaska IronKids please visit www.ironkidsphil.com;
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