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Age-Group

Age-group triathletes include people of all ages and abilities, united in the pursuit of their own personal finish line.

Whether you simply wish to finish the race as a weekend triathlon warrior or your goal is to aim as high as you can in the amateur world – age-groupers are your people. At a single race, you will meet first time participants, seasoned Ironman athletes and dedicated representatives of Canada who have travelled as part of Age Group Team Canada.

By definition, 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.

Find support in a Triathlon Manitoba Club or our annual Race Series – which you can find information on below.

Race Categories

Each Triathlon Manitoba race event usually includes several of the following race categories. Other race categories (e.g. off-road triathlon, winter triathlon) may be offered at individual events. Check <link TriMB event calendar> listing for more information.

  • Olympic/Grand Prix/Standard Triathlon (1500M Swim/40K Bike/10K Run): Athletes must be 18 years or older by calendar year end to participate in this event.
  • Sprint Triathlon (750M Swim/20K Bike/5K Run): Athletes must be 16 years or older by calendar year end to participate in this event.
  • Long Duathlon (5K Run/40K Bike/10K Run): Athletes must be 18 years or older by calendar year end to participate in this event.
  • Sprint Duathlon (2.5K Run/20K Bike/5K Run): Athletes must be 16 years or older by calendar year end to participate in this event.
  • Olympic Aquathon (1500M Swim/40K Bike): Athletes must be 18 years or older by calendar year end to participate in this event.
  • Sprint Aquathon (750M Swim/20K Bike): Athletes must be 16 years or older by calendar year end to participate in this event.
Triathlon Manitoba Race Series
Triathlon Manitoba supports an annual Triathlon Manitoba Race Series.

A race series is any race category in which there are 3 events in the race year. In each event, points are awarded to Triathlon Manitoba members to determine series winners overall and age-group winners. An athlete’s total race series points is the sum of the race points from his/her 3 best races and a minimum of 3 races are required. The declining scale system helps to avoid ties in total race series points. Race series winners are recognized at the end of the race season. Triathlon Manitoba supports the Race Series in the place of a provincial championship event.

Triathlon Manitoba keeps a list of all previous years’ award winners.

Age-group athletes under the age of 15 can find race information under the Kids of Steel page.

 Race Points Scale

1st place: 50 pts

2nd place: 40 pts

3rd place: 31 pts

4th place: 23 pts

5th place: 16 pts

6th place: 10 pts

7th place: 9 pts

8th place: 8 pts

9th place: 7 pts

10th place: 6 pts

11th place: 5 pts

12th place: 4 pts

13th place: 3 pts

14th place: 2 pts

15th (and remaining places in age-group): 1 pt

Swim Program

Swim Workouts

  • Monday: 8:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Pan Am Pool training tank.
  • Head On-Deck Coach: Chris Torrance
  • For additional information please contact Triathlon Manitoba.

Payment

  • A 5-time pre-paid Visit Card costs $50.
  • A 10-time pre-paid Visit Card costs $90.
  • Visit Cards must be purchased from the coach on-deck prior to a swim workout.
  • Visit Cards will be stamped as workouts are attended

FAQ

  • Do the workouts go year-round? Yes. However, workouts are cancelled on holidays and during Pan Am Pool shutdowns. These cancelled workouts will be announced on our website.
  • Are the workouts only for Triathlon Manitoba members? Yes. You must be a Triathlon Manitoba member. If you’re not a member, you can purchase your membership here.
  • Can developmental swimmers and kids swim too? Yes. Athletes of all ages and abilities are welcome to swim. The lane assignments keep swimmers of equal ability together, and there are separate development lanes on both Monday and Wednesday. Participants must be able to swim 50 meters comfortably.
  • What does a typical workout involve? A typical workout is 60 minutes long. Workouts vary with time of year, but technique, speed, and endurance are all components, and front crawl is usually emphasized as the main stroke. Specific triathlon swimming activities like timed 1500m swims, mass starts, sighting, and head-up drills are included in the workouts to help prepare athletes for the racing season.
  • Who is the coach? Head Coach Chris Torrance has a coaching background with both triathlon and swim programs. He was the Head Coach of the UBC Masters Swim club, and an assistant coach with two BC triathlon clubs. He brings great energy and enthusiasm to our Swim Program.
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