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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.

Age Group

Age Group

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.

High Performance Stream

Point Series

To be eligible for the TriNL Points Series, a triathlete must be a current annual member in good standing with TriNL. Triathletes can earn points in 2 categories: Participation and Performance.

Youth

Youth/Junior

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.

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

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.

Kids of Steel is for children and youth from ages 5 to 15.

New to Triathlon?

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. There is something for everyone, but careful — triathlon is addictive!

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.

Variations include aquabike (swimming and cycling), aquathlon (swimming and running), duathlon (cycling and running), cross triathlon (swimming, mountain biking and trail running) and long-course (ultra long distance 3-day triathlon covering 510 km in separate stages).

Within Triathlon Canada, there are many different streams for athletes to follow, from first-time grassroots programs for beginners to the Olympic Games. Exploring each athlete stream allows you to understand which applies best to you or your child/children. In turn, knowing your pathway allows you to find all the information and resources best suited to your triathlon experience.

There are two main streams for triathletes in Canada:

Performance

Dream of standing on the podium at the Olympic/Paralympic Games or other elite multisport international competitions (e.g. long course, cross)? Then Performance is your stream. Get inspired by reading about our National Teams, find out about the pathway to high-performance and learn about upcoming sanctioned events. And then get in touch with your provincial sport organization.

Age-Group

Have a personal goal of aiming as high as you can within the amateur world? Then age-group is your stream. The age-group stream is athletes of all ages and abilities pursuing the triathlon lifestyle. Within the age-group stream are first time participants and dedicated athletes who have represented Canada multiple times at age-group championships or are participating in sprints through to Ironmans. Check out our age-group National Teams to see what’s possible, and get in touch with your provincial sport organization to access a wide range of information such as how to find and join a local club, connect with training resources and coaches, and learn upcoming race details.

Olympic

Athletes in NL

Interviews with our 2017 Point Series Winners: Stephanie Nevin and Pat Collins

Triathlon Newfoundland and Labrador. We can. We will.

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