Athletes and Teams
New Brunswick might be 85% forest, but this provides us with amazing landscapes and lakes perfect for the sport of triathlon.
TriNB is here to support athletes in achieving their swim, bike, run goals – whether your aim is the Olympic or Paralympic podium, Ironman Championships or taking your first steps toward completing a 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.
Para-triathlon is an emerging sport, and was only recently included in the Paralympic program – in 2016 at the Rio games. Triathlon is a rare sport in which able-bodied athletes compete side-by-side with impaired athletes at both the national and international levels. There are five sport classes for para-athletes, and International Triathlon Union sanctioned para-triathlon events include the 750m sprint swim, 20km bike (hand bike/tandem) and 5km run (racing wheelchair).
If you are between the ages of 14 and 19 as of December 31st and are interested in training and competing in triathlons, join the Triathlon NB Junior Team. Athletes do not need prior triathlon experience, just a desire to learn more about the sport in a fun supportive environment. The junior team trains and attends clinics during the winter months in preparation for competitions in the summer.
Kids of Steel
Triathlon Canada’s Kids of Steel program is designed to offer kids across the country a chance to experience triathlon in a positive environment. The emphasis is on participation, not competition. The distances are much shorter than at other levels and increase as participants mature in the sport.
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. There is something for everyone, but careful — triathlon is addictive!
High performance stream
Do you dream of competing for Canada in the Olympics or Paralympics? A big part of our job at Triathlon Canada is to make sure the right systems and supports are in place to allow our high-performance athletes to excel in Olympic/Paralympic competition or at the professional/elite international level. Our National Performance Centre’s world-class training facilities, coaching and sports science staff are key to everyone’s success.