Triathlon Canada ReLaunches National Development Series
VICTORIA—In an effort to better prepare more young Canadian triathletes for elite international competition, Triathlon Canada has relaunched its National Development Series for 2022 in cooperation with its provincial sport organizations.
Focused on providing more domestic race opportunities for junior and under-23 athletes ages 16-23 who are making the transition into World Triathlon racing through Triathlon Canada’s podium pathway, the domestic series will provide four race opportunities to support the development of Canadian athletes and coaches.
“Creating this development race series is a critical step forward that is required to increase the talent pool and streamline the success for Canada’s next generation of elite triathletes,” said Patrick Kelly, high-performance director, Triathlon Canada. “Experience, exposure and cost-effective opportunities to train and race are key to the progression of high-performance athletes. Through the support of our provincial sport organizations, we feel this new-look series will fill this void and serve as a key talent identification tool for our national program.”
Short, fast and technical racing formats – which will be determined by provincial sport organizations in partnership with local organizing committees – will reflect the demands of competition and compeititve hardiness.
Working in collaboration with provincial sport organizations and local Clubs, Triathlon Canada has developed the following competition events.
|C3 Caledon “Simon Whitfield Cup”|
Sprint TriathlonCaledon, Ont.
|June 12, 2022|
|Canadian Triathlon ChampionshipsSprint Triathlon Junior ChampionshipsTriathlon de Gatineau présenté par Première GénéraleGatineau, Que.||July 9|
|Trimemphré MagogSprint TriathlonMagog, Que.||July 16|
|July 23, 2022|
Triathlon Canada, along with its provincial partners, will also be offering two national development training camp opportunities in the weeks prior to the Magog, Que. and Edmonton races. Provincial coaches in Quebec will lead invited juniors to the Magog camp July 12-15, while Kevin Clark from the Edmonton Triathlon Academy will lead the young Canucks through a camp July 19-21.
“Experience, exposure and cost-effective opportunities to train and race are key to the progression of high-performance athletes,” added Kelly. “Through the support of our provincial sport organizations, we feel this new-look Series delivers what Canada’s young high-performance triathletes require to get back on a start line this summer and continue their development.”
Athletes will apply to race and participate in each of the two camps through their provincial sport organization. The 50 starting spots in each of the four races will be determined by the provincial sport organization.
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Triathlon Canada is the governing body of the sport in the country. Triathlon Canada’s more than 22,000 members include athletes, coaches and officials from the grassroots to elite levels. With the support of its valued corporate partners – 94 FORWARD, 2XU Canada, Training Peaks, Subaru Canada – along with the City of Victoria, Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Own the Podium, Triathlon Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic and World Champions in all race disciplines. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com.
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