Partner Tri-Athalon


Partner Tri-Athalon

State Standard: 1, 2, 3, 4

Equipment: Scooters  Grade: (K-1 maybe) 2-5
Purpose of Event:  Cardiovascular Endurance, Simulate a Tri-Athalon, & Teamwork
Time: 15- 20 minutes
Introduction: Divide the class into two groups. One group will walk/run around the perimeter of the gym while the other group will use the scooter to simulate swimming and biking. To simulate biking, the student sits on the scooter and uses their feet to move forward or backward. For swimming, they lie on their stomach and use arms to move across the gym space. Switch every two minutes or so. I have them swim from free throw line to free throw line then bike back when they get to the line they wait and then transition to running laps while their partner transitions to swimming and then ride no bike.

Variation: You can also split the gym into halves and have 3 groups of students participating in the 3 events at a time. One half of the gym students could be “swimming” and another group could be “biking” on the other half. This is being completed as the third group is running around the outside of the gym.

Concerns: Move safely around the gym.
This idea is from: Steve Kennedy, Physical Education Teacher, Anne Sullivan Elementary School. 

About mrkirsch

Greetings from Garfield Elementary School! My name is Dan Kirsch. I teach Physical Education for students in grades K-5! Please read about what students are learning within our Physical Education program at Garfield!!

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