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Triathlon Ontario Hosting Free Beginner Triathlon Clinics

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 10.50.13 AMTriathlon Ontario, in partnership with race directors and coaches, announced a series of free beginner clinics at various race sites throughout the 2015 season. These clinics are generally one hour in length and are open to anyone whether taking part in their first event such as a Try-a-tri or Give-it-a-tri, or for those that want to bring an interested friend that may want to see what a triathlon is all about.

The purpose of the series of clinics is to help ensure that new participants to the sport have a positive first experience and those that are potentially interested in taking part, have a chance to see what our sport is all about. Triathlon Ontario strongly believes that the best way to be introduced to Multisport is through a sanctioned club and coach.

The clinics will generally cover topics like what to expect during your first race, what its like to swim in open water with other people, how to get into your wetsuit, how to set up transition, course overviews etc. Each clinic will differ slightly depending on venue and coach but all will help new athletes to overcome any nervousness or anxieties typically experienced when competing in an event for the first time.

No preregistration is required. All clinic locations are at the race sites. For more information for the races and directions, please click on the race names. For more information about the clinics please email the specific coach for which clinic you may be interested in.

Specific events and coach details are as follows:

MSC Woodstock Triathlon
Sunday, May 31st 9:30am (One week prior to the event). Please meet in the venue parking lot at 9:15 am.
Hosted by coach Chris Pickering from Transition Myself Training
Everyone is welcome to stay for a group training session from 11am-3pm details for the group training session can be found here.

Toronto Triathlon Festival
Saturday June 20th (Day before the event)
Schedule 10:30am – 11:00am Triathlon 101 clinic
11:00am – 11:30am Transition Zone clinic
11:30am – 12:00pm Pre-Race Prep-Run-a 3km group run on the
run course
12:00pm – 2:00pm Self-directed swim course familiarization
(registered athletes only)
2:00pm – 2:30pm Transition Zone clinic for those who can’t make the morning
Hosted by coach Jason Hervey from TRI-TRAIN

MSC Belwood
Friday, July 10th 6:00pm (Day before the event)
Hosted by coach Chris Pickering from Transition Myself Training

Subaru Iron Girl Canada
Saturday August 8th, 2:00pm (Day before the event)
Hosted by coach Lisa Bentley from LBT-Lisa Bentley Tri

MSC Bracebridge
Saturday, August 8th, 9:00am (Day of the event)
Hosted by coach Alex Vanderlinden from Healthy Results Training

MSC Georgina
Sunday, September 13th, 9:00am (Day of the event)
Hosted by coach Cindy Lewis from Healthy Results Training

Please note that depending on the site venue, some entry fees may apply.

from press release