This year's Youth Triathlon Series is underway with races scheduled around the Tampa Bay area.
Organizers are particularly excited about the June 13 race in Carrollwood, featuring a car-free closed circuit.
The bike course will run from the Bob Sierra YMCA on Ragg Road around the Gaither High School parking lot, which will be closed to outside traffic. No law enforcement will be necessary.
Several other races are scheduled for later this summer, concluding with a Sept. 26 event at the Gills Family YMCA in Trinity.
The races are calibrated for young competitors: Ages 5-6 do a 25-yard swim, a 1-mile bike ride and a quarter-mile run. Ages 7-10 do a 100-yard swim, a 2-mile bike ride and a half-mile run. Ages 11 and up do a 200-yard swim, a 4-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run (although competitors 16 and up compete in a different division).
For information, contact Suzanne Henslee at (727) 226-7223 or e-mail Zanna@tampabay.rr.com. For schedules, maps and registration, visit IamTri.com/profile/YTS.
BASEBALL: WCAA Baseball is seeking players for AAU Travel Teams in the following age groups: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U. Teams are being formed for the upcoming fall season. For information call (813) 994-6633 or e-mail Baseball@wcaafla.org.
BASKETBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will present a four-day basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 15. Danny Delgardo, the head basketball coach at Trinity College, will lead the camp from 8 a.m. to noon June 14-17. Cost is $75 per child. For information call (813) 929-1220.
GOLF: Professional swing coach Ray Cisbani will offer a summer golf program for children of all ages at The Links in Hudson. The program runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and will be available several weeks during June and July. Cost is $150 per student. Call (727) 514-0985 for information.
MORE GOLF: The Republican Party of Pasco will hold its third annual golf tournament on Aug. 14 at Lexington Oaks Golf Club. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golf and dinner is $75; dinner only is $25; sponsorships available. For information call Fred Manno at (813) 838-3556 or Peter Hanzel at (813) 907-6614.
SOCCER: Gulf High School will host a Buccaneer Soccer Camp June 29 to July 2 for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The camp will be held from 6 to 8 each night at Des Little Stadium, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey. The cost is $60, payable to the GHS Athletic Booster Club. To register or for information, contact coach Steve Emerson at (727) 243-4248 or send an e-mail email@example.com, or contact coach Shari Schau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOFTBALL: Registration for the fall season of adult softball will be held at 1 p.m. July 8 at Holiday Recreation Complex. The registration is for men's, women's, co-ed and church leagues. The cost is $375 per team, plus a one-time fee of $25 for any teams not already registered for 2010. For information call (727) 942-7439 or (727) 934-4198.
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