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 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.
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:
- Performance Stream: pursuing Olympic or Paralympic style triathlon
- Sport Stream: pursuing excellence in any ITU multisport event
- Community Stream: participating in triathlon at a recreational level
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?
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!
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