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Preparing for the Swim in the Pool

Race Simulation Pool Workouts to Prepare for the Swim Created by: Stevie Blankenship For many of us busy athletes it can be hard to get to the pool, but also, getting to swim open water safely can be a hassle as it is sometimes hard to sync up times to swim with other swimmers, throughout […]

Open Water Swim Workouts with Andrew Bolton

Rock Your Best Swim at the Barrelman’s Swim Course

It is August, and many Barrelman racers are also deep into their training. With work, family, life, and triathlon training all require one’s time and attention, a fundamental aspect of training is keeping yourself motivated to make the time to work out while also balancing everyday responsibilities. To this end, this article serves two purposes: […]

Swim, Run…Here I come!

By Michael Telpner The first race I ever participated in was the MSC Toronto Island Triathlon. I think I gave high fives to every volunteer and race official I passed. Since that first race almost 10 years ago, I keep it on my calendar every year. It’s my favourite race because for a few reasons; […]

The Mid Season Training Blahs

By Michael Telpner Last week I woke up at 5:00 a.m., went down to the basement, got on my bike and said: “I DON’T WANT TO DO THIS TODAY”. There comes a point in everyone’s training when you go through the same pre-training rituals that you always follow, but your body just doesn’t want to […]

When Life and Training Doesn’t Go as Planned

By Angela Giddens Triathlon season is short in Ontario. We train all year for 3 months of racing. With this training comes lots of planning, sacrifices and goal setting but as we all know too well, life doesn’t always go as planned.   A nagging hamstring/ piriformis injury had me modifying my training early on this […]

2019 Welland Long Course Triathlon Race Day Summary

Some pre race, bike course footage and post race recap video.    

Warm Spring Days are Good Training Days

By Chris Yuen For those who live in the Northeast, the warmer weather has finally arrived, and many triathletes finally take their bikes outside, and enjoy the sun and spring scenery while spinning. As for me who is not aiming to podium, I just want to train, be prepared, and to complete the Welland Rose […]

Getting (Un)Comfortable

By Matt McGuckin For me, the swim was always the most daunting part of triathlon. If you don’t come from a swimming background, it’s challenging to know how to train for an open water swim. So, for all of us aquatically-challenged triathletes what’s the key to a successful open water swim? My first few triathlon […]

Sheri Fraser Coaching – October Swim Clinics

Coach Sheri will be offering 2 swim Clinics in October. The day will include lots of pool time, video analysis, core and posture and class room instruction. We will provide you with information to use for your winter training so that come spring you will be ready to hit the open water and sign up […]