The Tarpon Triathlon originated in 2010 as a way to fund the Bayou Black Tarpons Swim Team, a public recreational swim team. Since then, the proceeds have allowed the team to purchase necessary equipment, timing systems, & a storage shed, while keeping the cost to families at a minimum. The team, which consists of more than 200 kids from age to 4-18, is the current reigning SCSA champions!
This is a 150 meter pool swim with a staggered start. Racers are seeded according to their approximate swim times to improve the flow & safety in the pool.
This is a 10 mile out & back bike course on Southdown Mandalay Rd. The road has gentle curves & is along the tree lined Bayou Black.
The 3 mile run course proceeds partially along a small track around the Bayou Black Park, then onto Southdown Mandalay Rd. Again, with its gentle, tree lined curves, it makes for nice scenery during your race!
Some of the Bayou Black Swimmers in a fun group picture from a swim meet in 2016.