Monday, 18 December 2017

Triathlon Canada & Zone3 Sponsorship - Member Benefits

Canada’s triathletes will dive into the 2018 season with Zone3 and Innovation Sports following a new partnership struck between the world-renowned wetsuit provider and Triathlon Canada on Monday.

Triathlon Canada has inked a three-year deal with Zone3, which is one of the top triathlon brands in the world, and its Canadian distributor Innovation Sports to become the Official Wetsuit Sponsor of the national body.

“Triathlon Canada and Zone3 share a common goal: to be the best in the world,” said Kim Van Bruggen, chief executive officer, Triathlon Canada. “Zone3 is amongst the top performers in the world that has strong connections in Canada, including many triathletes currently in our high-performance program. We are thrilled to have them expand their reach across the country while joining our team’s quest for the international podium.”

As part of the deal, Innovation Sports will distribute Zone3’s award-winning wetsuits to athletes enrolled in Triathlon Canada’s National Performance Centre in Victoria, Development and Para-Team athletes. Athletes will also receive swim caps along with Attack open water race goggles, and Volare racing goggles for pool swim training. Triathlon Canada members will also receive discounts and be part of special promotions throughout the year. Annual members of TriNL are automatically members of Triathlon Canada.
Zone3 is Europe’s leading triathlon and swimwear brand built upon a passion for endurance sports. Zone3 have been at the forefront of innovations in technical sportswear for over 10 years and have picked up multiple awards such as the first ever 10/10 review from 220 Magazine for the Aspire wetsuit and ‘Best in Class’ award from Triathlete Magazine. The all-new 2018 range of wetsuits, triathlon gear and swimwear feature the fastest & most comfortable products Zone3 have developed, redefining performance in style. Come and take a look at the new range and elevate your training & racing with Zone3. Designed by athletes, for athletes. For more information, or

Friday, 15 December 2017

March Training Camp

Tri Ontario is holding a March break training camp in Florida, and is making it open to junior age athletes from across the country. Details below. If you are interested, get in touch with and we will connect you to the folks in Ontario.

Florida March Break Camp
We are putting together final details for a March 7-14 Florida camp that will include swim sessions with Olympian Sara McLarty and run sessions with Olympian Jared Shoemaker.  I don't have a price yet but it will include everything (room, board, transportation, facilities).  Athletes will be responsible for getting themselves and their equipment to Florida.  We will have a house that will fit 18, including two coaches and possibly a team manager.  Age range is junior (16-19).  If you have any junior athletes that are looking for a high performance/development environment during that time period, we would love to have them join us.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Updated Rules for Triathlon

For all triathlon participants ...

The ITU, the international sport governing body for triathlon, has published an updated set of rules for 2018. Rule changes have been highlighted. Triathlon participants should be familiar with these rules.

Here is the link:  

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

2017 Points Series Results

TriNL presented the point series awards for the 2017 season at the End-of-Season social event on November 11, held at Quidi Vidi Brewery. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

1. Stephanie Nevin1. Pat Collins
2. Anna Linegar2. Ethan Piercey
3. Valerie Piercey3. Will Duggan
1. Marcella Whelan1. Ethan Piercey
2. Marie Flanagan2. Joshua Mack
3. 3. Dylan Morawski
FEMALE 20-29MALE 20-29
1. Stephanie Nevin1. Will Duggan
2. Tara Power2. Graham Soper
3. Olivia Smith3. Thomas Quinn
FEMALE 30-39MALE 30-39
1. Anna Linegar1. Pat Collins
2. Valerie Piercey2. Colin Hayes
3. Caitlin Urquhart3. Michael Noseworthy
FEMALE 40-49MALE 40-49
1. Stephanie Porter1. Jason Whelan
2. Caroline Muselet2. Richard Martin
3. Sarah Haeberle3. Sean Farrell
FEMALE 50-59MALE 50-59
1. Rosie Chidley1. Ray Baird
2. Christiane Martin2. Paul White
3. Mary Tilley3. Darryl Parry
FEMALE 60-65MALE 60-65
1. Yvonne Martin1. David Cooper
2. 2. Stephen Delaney
3. 3.
1. 1. Kevin Flynn
2. 2. Gary Burden
3. 3.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Avalon Nordic - Job Posting 

Junior Development Coaches – Bunny (age 4-5) and Jackrabbit (age 6-9) skiers (6-12 positions) 
We seek individuals who can commit to coaching our Junior Development (Bunnies and Jackrabbits) groups. Coaches should be available for ALL lessons (10 weeks), which will include pre-snow outdoor activities and on-snow skiing. Coaches are also expected to offer assistance at special events (races, fun day).
Position length: First or second week of January (contingent on snow) to mid-March (10 weeks total)
Schedule: Lessons this year will be on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30) OR Saturday mornings (9:30-11:00) at Pippy Park. Parents will sign their child up for EITHER Tuesdays or Saturdays. We welcome applications from coaches interested in coaching on one or both days.
Position Details:   
  • You will work in a team of two coaches to teach a group of 10-15 children the fundamentals of cross-country skiing
  • Bunnies are aged 4-5 and are learning the fundamentals of skiing
  • Jackrabbits are aged 6-9 and are learning basic classic cross-country skiing. There will be an “advanced” Jackrabbit class that begins to learn “skate” skiing technique
  • If they have not already done so, coaches will receive training on the Cross Country Canada Bunny/Jackrabbit Curriculum
  • Coaches will have to attend a lesson planning session (1-2 h) before the season starts
  • Police Record Check is required (Criminal Record Check with the RNC)
  • Coaches must be a member of Avalon Nordic (for insurance purposes)
  • Lessons will be in Pippy Park Trailer park; coaches must organize own transportation
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with working with young children
  • Coaching experience would be an asset
  • Familiarity with the sport of cross-country skiing
  • Enthusiasm for winter and the outdoors
  • The club will cover the cost of training for the Community Coach Certification
  • Stipend paid at the end of the season ($500 if coaching 1 day/week; $1000 if coaching twice a week)
To apply: Please send a cover letter stating your interest and experience, along with a resumé and names of 3 references to: