Sixty Students Run, Pedal and Swim into New School Year

Students swam as fast as they could during the Youth Triathlon held at St. Joseph’s Indian School.

To kick-off the 2019 school year, the St. Joseph’s Indian School hosted a youth triathlon at the Rec Center to help welcome back students. Our triathlon consisted of three consecutive events – swimming, biking and running. Students had the option of running all three events on their own or competing as a team of three.

Biking is a favorite pastime of students at St. Joseph’s, so students looked forward to this portion of the triathlon!

In the weeks preceding the event, the Rec Center staff went to our students’ homes to share about the upcoming event. The students hesitated at the challenge of swimming, biking and running, but this proved to be no challenge as 60 of our students crossed the finish line as triathletes!

We’re so proud 60 students decided to run, pedal and swim their hardest during this fun annual event.

The sportsmanship displayed is something St. Joseph’s will be proud of for years to come. The roars coming from students as they cheered athletes across the finish line was an awesome sight to see. Some even ran from event to event to not miss a second of the action.

The Rec Center would like to thank all the students, staff and volunteers who helped make the event possible. St. Joseph’s hopes to continue our youth triathlon for years to come.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

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