—New training centre to aid B.C.-based athletes in transition to national team—
VICTORIA—Alan Carlsson will be the first head coach of the Regional Triathlon Centre in British Columbia – a joint venture that was recently created in partnership between Triathlon Canada and Triathlon B.C. with the goal of creating more Olympic champions for Canada.
Carlsson will bring more than 20 years experience, and a proven track record of success, towards helping aspiring triathletes at the Vancouver-based Regional Triathlon Centre, which opened in June in an effort to provide young athletes with additional support in their quest to make the national team, and ultimately, the Olympic podium.
“Alan’s experience in working with a wide range of athletes from the grassroots to elite level will play a critical role in our goal of developing more Olympic-level athletes on the west coast,” said Alan Trivett, executive director, Triathlon Canada, who added that Carlsson has coached age group athletes from beginner to the world championship levels, along with high-performance athletes in ITU races, and professionals at the 70.3 distance. “In addition to sharing a wealth of knowledge to our next generation of Olympians, Alan will create a competitive culture of excellence while helping our young athletes understand the dedication required to win.”
Regional Triathlon Centre (RTC) - Guelph Head Coach: Craig Taylor Location: University of Guelph, Ontario Program: Full-time draft-legal triathlon program Contact: craig.taylor(at)triathloncanada.com RTC Entrance Policy:Link