Some of the Bayou Black Swimmers in a fun group picture from a swim meet in 2016.
The Tarpon Triathlon originated in 2009 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 consists of more than 200 kids from age to 4-18.
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!