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Athletes and Teams

Triathlon is a life Sport… 3 sports actually! In Saskatchewan athletes aged 3- 80 have been taking part in Triathlon for more than 30 years. Whether you aspire to be an Olympic Triathlete, a KitCan Triathlete or a recreational triathlete, Triathlon Saskatchewan has the resources and know how to help you succeed.

Age Group

Age Group

Age group triathlon accounts for a majority of the provincial participation.

Triathlon is a unique sport where age group athletes often compete on the same course and same time as the elite field.

Youth

Youth/Junior

Junior age-group athletes must be within the ages of 16-19 as of December 31. When an athlete turns 16, they can compete on an Olympic or Paralympic Pathway, or the Age-Group pathway. Development programs are facilitated by each provincial sport organizations that address one of the three athlete streams:

  1. Performance Stream: pursuing Olympic or Paralympic style triathlon
  2. Sport Stream: pursuing excellence in any ITU multisport event
  3. Community Stream: participating in triathlon at a recreational level
Kids

Kids (KITCan)

Triathlon Canada’s Kids In Triathlon (KITCan) program gives kids aged 3 to 11 a chance to experience triathlon in a positive and fun environment. The emphasis is on participation, not competition. The distances are much shorter and increase as participants mature in the sport. Every province in Canada will have its own series of KITCan races. Many of them happen with an adult race, making it a family affair.

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

High Performance

Triathlon Saskatchewan is committed to the development of youth, junior and U23 athletes. Head coach, Brendan Mackenzie, coaches athletes based out of Regina, while the rest of the team trains with their own coaches around the province with guidance from Brendan. The team meets up through out the year for camps and races

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