Nov 29, 2012


EDIT: PATCO is scheduled for June 29/30. I had written the incorrect dates in initial post. Now corrected.

Attention Coaches & Athletes:

The 2013 PATCO (Pan American Triathlon Confederation) schedule has been released. This is a list of Continental Cups and Continental Championships for the PATCO Region (North, Central and South America), including Canada. Note that the ITU has previously released the WTS and World Cup Schedules, including those races that fall in the PATCO region (ie. WTS San Diego, Edmonton World Cup, etc.).

Why is this PATCO schedule important? For Juniors, it confirms the dates and locations of the North American Junior Champs (June 1st, Dallas, USA) and the PATCO Junior Championships (June 29/30, Vila Velha, BRA). Likewise for U23/Elite, it confirms the date/location of the PATCO Champs (June 29/30, Vila Velha, BRA), in addition to the Continental Cups available in the PATCO region.

You can review the entire ITU schedule anytime by going to and clicking EVENTS on the header menu.

A few important notes:

TriCan has not yet set the criteria for Junior selection to NA Champs, PATCO and Worlds; we have to wait until we know where/when the events will be hosted. Watch this space for updates now that we have a schedule. The easiest options are to use a company to process your visa, or go to the Brazilian consulates personally (Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver).

For those athletes/coaches who travel to Brazil, a travel Visa is required. There's nothing to do until the tickets are booked, but be prepared for some extra travel admin for this race.

This is a GREAT time to get your Passport renewed if it expires in 2013. Save yourself the hassle and stress before travel/racing and take care of it now.

I would strongly urge interested coaches and athletes to join ITU's mailing list to receive these updates directly.

Questions? Leave them in the comments section so everyone can see the Q&A.

Nov 26, 2012


The training sessions are already sold out, but there's still space available to hear Simon Whitfield and Barrie Shepley speak next weekend (Dec 1st) at McMaster University in Hamilton. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear from two triathlon legends, hosted by the good people at

More info here.

Nov 8, 2012


Alright triathletes, and future triathletes, UofGuelph is the place to be on Sunday November 25th. We're hosting a Triathlon Training Day here at UofG, along with Triathlon Canada's "Tri This" Talent ID program. Come for training, or come to test yourself in swimming and running time trials. Either way, make sure you in Guelph on the 25th to be part of the action.

Registration details and information below.

More info on the Tri This program.

Training Day registration.

Let's get rolling Ontario!

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