Athletes and Teams
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to one of the toughest climates in Canada, but we’re also home to some of the toughest athletes. We have breathtaking landscapes and waterways perfect for the sport of swim, bike and run.
TriNL is here to support athletes in achieving their multisport goals – whether your aim is the Olympic or Paralympic podium, Ironman Championships or taking your first steps toward completing your first triathlon, we’re here to support the sport and help you reach your personal goals.
An age-group athlete or para-athlete is an amateur athlete 16 years or older. Age-groupers are categorized according to gender and age bracket (16-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc.). The word “amateur” may be misleading: some age-groupers have their sights on earning a spot in the Age-Group Team Canada world championships or turning Pro. Accordingly, such athletes may fit in either the Learn to Train or Train to Train categories of Triathlon Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.
To be eligible for the TriNL Points Series, a triathlete must be a current annual member in good standing with TriNL. Triathletes earn points for their results in races.
Junior age-group athletes are between the ages of 16-19 as of December 31. When an athlete turns 16, they can compete on a Canada Games Pathway, or the Age-Group pathway. The Youth age group is where young athletes transition from FUNdamentals to Learn to Train on Triathlon Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.
One of the main objectives of TriNL is the development of junior athletes to represent the province and compete in the Canada Summer Games
Kids of Steel
Kids of Steel (KOS) is an opportunity for children to experience the sport of Triathlon (Swim – Bike – Run) in a fun and safe environment, at distances appropriate for their age and physical development. KOS fits within the Active Start and FUNdamentals components of Triathlon Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.
Kids of Steel is for children and youth from ages 5 to 15.
New to Triathlon?
A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance activities. While many variations of the sport exist, the most popular form involves swimming, cycling and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, cycle and run components. Check out the shorter distance events such as Try-a-Tri to “dip your toe in the water”. There is something for everyone, but careful — triathlon is addictive!
Triathlon Newfoundland and Labrador. We can. We will.