Triathlon Canada Community Update
Paris Test Event!
Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic triathletes are busy test driving plans for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games this week in Paris where the test events will be held. This will be the first real look at the Games courses as well as a qualification opportunity. The test event is a significant milestone in preparation for the 2024 Games. Join us in cheering on our athletes August 17-20!
Women’s race – Thursday August 17, 8am CEST
Men’s race – Friday August 18, 8am CEST
Para races – Saturday August 19, 8am CEST
Mixed Relay – Sunday August 20, 8am CEST
National Development Camps
The triathlon community descended on Montreal in June and July for a long block of racing, camps, education and more! This was particularly important for our development athletes who took on two weeks of camps led by Olympic coach Kyla Rollinson. The developing athletes trained primarily out of Parc Jean Drapeau and the Institut National du Sport du Quebec (INS). We are very excited to have had the opportunity to work with specialists from within Montreal’s amazing sport community to offer an extensive program of both training and professional development to these two groups of up-and-comers from across the country.
Thank you to everyone who made these camps a success and congratulations to all of the athletes who put in some amazing work during our time there.
2023 National Technical Official (NTO) Course
Canada has a new contingent of National Technical Officials! Congratulations and welcome to the National Team to:
- Brent Chan (BC)
- Alison Rose (BC)
- Lisa Gordon (AB)
- Stephanie Murray (AB)
- Kate Okany (MB)
- Jen Onyskie (MB)
- Debbie Cass (ON)
- Murray Cass (ON)
- Teresa Pitek (ON)
- Marc Gravel (ON)
- Sylvie Vicaire (QC)
- Anastasia Polito (QC)
- Natacha Lord (QC)
- Jackie Crowell (NS)
- Jenn De l’Eveille (NS)
Triathlon Canada’s program is accredited by World Triathlon, which means our successful TOs will not only receive their NTO certification, but also their World Triathlon Level 1 designation.
The event season rolling right along!
We had a busy few weeks in Montreal with our Junior and U23/Elite National Championships held over two weekends. Age Group National Championships in Toronto and Magog have also happened with Montreal (Multisport) and Cumberland (Cross Triathlon) set to round out our Age Group program in September.
National Development Series
Our first few National Development Series races have rolled out (Kamloops, Montreal, & Gatineau). Summerside (PEI), Edmonton (AB) and Welland (ON) are lined up next with the series finale back in Montreal with the Esprit. Good luck to all of our young athletes chasing series points this season!
Age Group World Championship Qualifiers
Age Group World Championship Qualifiers are happening across the country, Lots of racing opportunities remain on the calendar to qualify this season, so make sure you check the calendar. Congratulations to all those who have already secured a spot at next year’s World Championship events; Townsville (AUS) or Malaga (ESP), and good luck to those still on the hunt!
Another huge thank you is extended to all of our outstanding organizing committees across Canada who are delivering these events.
Please visit the calendar for a full list of races.
2023 RACE CALENDAR
2023 Discounts and Promotions
Triathlon Canada some exciting new partnerships to announce along with our 2023 Member Benefits program! These are exclusive discounts and offers available to all annual members.
We have created a new “Members Only” section of our website to provide easy access on offers from our partners along with discount codes. If you’re already a member, keep an eye on your inbox – we will be sending out a link shortly! If you’re a new member, please check your confirmation e-mail when you register and bookmark the page.
Tribe Solutions has created an online store of custom clothing from Champion System and headwear from BOCO just for the Triathlon Canada community. Check out the available items here.
WestJet is offering discounts on flights for our National Championships, National Development Series and our two World Triathlon events in Montreal this summer!
ZiZU, Outway Performance Socks, Training Peaks, SCICON, and FulGaz are all also offering member discounts on their products!
Team Canada off to a Medal-Winning Start
Canadian triathletes at all levels of the performance pathway have been achieving their early season performance goals, and for some, that means standing on top of the international podium this spring.
Canada’s veteran athletes including Tyler Mislawchuk, Dominika Jamnicky and Martin Sobey are all rounding back into top form with strong finishes on the World Triathlon Championship Series, World Cups, and at Americas Triathlon Cup races. Development level athletes including Mathis Beaulieu and Sophia Howell are also making an early mark racing against the elites – both contributing to Canada’s bronze-medal winning relay team at the Huatulco World Cup.
Canada’s top Paratriathletes continue to prove they are one of the top nations on the circuit with Stefan Daniel, Jessica Tuomela and Emma Skaug, along with Leanne Taylor all getting the pre-Paralympic season off to medal-winning starts.
Congratulations to the following medal-winning athletes this spring.
World Paratriathlon Series – Yokohama, Japan
Bronze – Jessica Tuomela/Emma Skaug
World Triathlon Cup – Huatulco, Mexico
Silver – Tyler Mislawchuk
Bronze – Martin Sobey, Sophia Howell, Mathis Beaulieu, Dominika Jamnicky
Americas Triathlon Cup – La Paz, Mexico
Gold – Dominika Jamnicky
Silver – Brock Hoel
Bronze – Aiden Longcroft-Harris
Americas Paratriathlon Cup – Sarasota, Florida
Gold – Stefan Daniel
Gold – Hicham Boufekane
Silver – Leanne Taylor
Bronze – Jessica Tuomela/Emma Skaug
Americas Triathlon Cup – Sarasota, Florida
Gold – Mathis Beaulieu
Silver – Sidney Clement (Junior Women)
Silver – Leandre Binette (Junior Men)
America’s Triathlon Cup – Pucon, Chile
Gold – Liam Donnelly
Americas Triathlon Cup – St. Peters, Missouri
Gold – Charles Paquet
Silver – Jeremy Briand
Americas Triathlon Cup – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Gold – Mathis Beaulieu (Junior Men)
Bronze – Filip Mainville
Bronze – Dominika Jamnicky
Americas Triathlon Cup – Ixtapa, Mexico
Bronze – Mathis Beaulieu
Check out the highlights for the America’s Mixed Relay Championships Huatulco! Team Canada coming in HOT!
New Coaching Leadership Structure
Triathlon Canada has ramped up its coaching support structure in an effort to not only lead the nation’s best athletes towards their performance goals, but also to provide the leadership required to support the next generation of athletes and coaches.
Marc-Antoine Christin will continue to oversee coaching responsibilities for all athletes in the National Performance Centre as well as now taking the lead with athletes within Triathlon Canada’s Academy. Christin will concentrate more time in the daily training environment in Victoria, working with developing athletes in the system in addition to attending targeted international races at all levels.
Patrick Kelly will take on a hybrid leadership role within Triathlon Canada where he will mentor developing coaches across the country and provide direct, enhanced coaching support to Marc-Antoine Christin for athletes in the National Performance Centre and Academy.
Carolyn Murray will continue to hold the reigns of the Paratriathlon program as head coach, Triathlon Canada has also recruited a Paratriathlon Pathway Coach in Lisa Mensink to support the identification and transition of newly-identified paratriathletes onto the pathway to LA 2028.