Of all the events I have the privilege of photographing for the Bartlett Recreation Center I have to say the Small Fry Tri probably is my most favorite. These little athletes range in ages from 2 years to 6 years and compete in individual age groups. They run and bike and “swim” as hard as they possibly can. Some are a little timid racing with their peers, so parents give encouragement by running along side their children. The best part is watching the kids, and often parents, in the “swim” leg of the triathlon. A large sprinkler called the “rainmaker” is setup for the swim part and competitors run through the drenching spray of water to the finish line! Everyone in this triathlon wins and receives a medal for their gallant effort. Hopefully, these young triathletes will one day participate in the Bartlett Kids’ Triathlon and go on to race in the Bartlett Splash and Dash.