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Updated COVID Guidelines: September 2021

Guidelines for Clubs, Coaches, and Members in Step 3

 

Please note the following guidelines for triathlon clubs as Ontario remains paused at Stage 3 of reopening.

Clubs may run workouts, and previously-issued sanctions remain in effect so long as both COVID-related emergency orders and the usual sanctioning requirements are followed.

Please note that restrictions may be put in place by multiple agencies, and may change at any time.

The below are general guidelines only, based on Ontario Regulation 364/20 – please check the regulation itself for precise wording.

Following the below will generally satisfy the current known requirements for usual club workouts.

  • Numbers.
    • Indoor limits are the lesser of:
      • The number of people who can keep a 2-metre distance in the available space, and
      • No more than 50% of the space capacity.
    • Outdoor limits vary by the type of venue, but generally follow the above.
    • This includes the coach, any support personnel, all athletes, spectators, and parents/guardians.
    • Staggered workouts can work if the first group is completely gone by the time the second arrives.
    • In addition, numbers may be further limited by PSO policy.
      • Please see the chart below for the Triathlon Ontario capacity limits for pools.
  • Distancing. Everyone must maintain 2 metres distance, except:
    • People in the same household, and;
    • People actively engaged in an athletic activity, where closer contact is necessary to the activity.
  • Masking. Masks are required indoors at all times, and outdoors when with 2 metres of another person, except:
    • When all people closer than 2 metres are from the same household, or;
    • Participants actively engaged in an athletic activity.
  • Screening. Participants at indoor activities are required to complete some method of screening, including:
    • Those who report symptoms are not permitted to participate;
    • Records of attendance  and screening answers are kept.
  • COVID Safety Plan. Sports events may be required to have a written COVID Safety Plan:
    • Posted in a prominent location, and;
    • To provide a copy to anyone on demand.
    • Check Section 16 of the regulation to find out if your event is required to have a plan and what is required to be in the plan.

 

As a reminder, all of the usual Triathlon Ontario workout requirements still apply.

  • Everyone’s a member. For the workout to be sanctioned, everyone participating must be an annual Triathlon Ontario member, a one-day member, or trying your club for the first time.
  • Sanction your Club. If your club hasn’t done the paperwork for 2021, you can do so here.
  • Sanction your workout. (If you haven’t already.) Workouts already sanctioned are still so and don’t need to be redone. Workout sanction requests are done through an easy online form. You can sanction multiple workouts on one form. Find the form here.
  • Waivers. Everyone participating must sign the TO 2021 waiver. Current TO annual members already have. To check that members are current, use this link. Ensure one-day members and those trying a workout sign a waiver before they participate. Electronic signing through CCN is fine. Scan paper waivers and email them to TO.
  • Records. Just as normal, keep track of who attended your workout – it may be needed for more than just membership checks!
  • Safety briefing. Brief your athletes for sport safety just as you normally would. Add to this during the COVID era reasonable precautions that apply to your workout, such as: distancing, masking, staying away if symptomatic, not sharing equipment, avoiding other groups, parking, washrooms, sanitation, etc. Put safety points on any website or social media pages.
  • Disclaimer. Ensure your athletes are aware that communicable diseases are not covered. This has always been the case, but the insurers are understandably requiring that this particular point be made at every opportunity. Put this point on any website or social media pages.
  • EAP. All workouts require an Emergency Action Plan. Please ensure these are up-to-date and in place. Everyone should know where the EAP is and what to do with it. Plan what to do if there’s an injury and add this to your EAP. How will you respond to an injury during COVID? Do you have protective gear (masks) in your first-aid kit?
  • Venue requirements. Please follow the requirements of the venue you’re using.
  • Sport safety. As for all workouts, ensure your workout is safe for your athletes, yourself, and the public.

Virtual events are sanctionable, both virtual races and virtual workouts. Contact staff for further info on running virtual events.

Pool Workout Capacities

Pool Size Single Lane Double Lane Spacing Pool Ends
25m / 25yd 8 athletes 12 athletes 2m between athletes No congregating
50m / 50yd 12 athletes 14 athletes 2m between athletes No congregating

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
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About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

 

Jamnicky and Bélanger-Melançon Win Indoor Triathlon Provincial Titles

 

April 13, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced the overall Indoor Triathlon Provincial Champions, decided this past Sunday.

Fresh off competing at her first Commonwealth Games, Dominika Jamnicky took the win at race number three to go along with her win at series race number 1, earning a maximum 50 points in the series. Kira Gupta-Baltazar edged out Cate Skain 41 points to 40 points to decide second and third place in the series.

On the men’s side, Pierre-Luc Bélanger-Melançon won race number three and earned the series title with 42 points. Second place went to Tristen Jones with 40 points and third place was a two way tie between Jacob Chant and Eamon Hagarty.

2018 Indoor Triathlon Championships Series – Series Standings

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

Triathlon Ontario Gear Available for a Limited Time

– Cycling Kits, Running Shirt and Trisuits – Look good while representing Ontario in these exclusive designs – 

 

April 13, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced it has opened its temporary on line stores to offer the public the opportunity to purchase its unique Ontario themed race suits, cycling kits and running attire for limited time.

Race Suits

Triathlon Ontario is offering six different varieties of styles. Whether you prefer one piece, two piece, swimsuits, sleeves or sleeveless, we have something for everyone. Please note, web store default is in US dollars, change the currency to see pricing in CAD dollars.

 

 

 

Cycling and Running

Look great on your training rides or runs in our cycling kits or training shirt. Multiple options available whether you prefer bib or tri shorts.

 

 

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

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Triathlon Ontario & Ontario Cycling Association Announce Membership Discount Program

 

– Save money when becoming a dual member – 

 

April 13, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced it has entered into a discount membership partnership with the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) for 2018.

The agreement will offer a $10 (adult) or $5 (Youth/Junior) discount on 2018 annual Triathlon Ontario memberships to existing 2018 OCA members and a $10 discount on 2018 annual OCA memberships to existing 2018 Triathlon Ontario members.  Both organizations use CCN Bikes for their membership platforms so there is no need for promo codes as long as participants use their existing CCN profiles for registration.

“This is a great opportunity for members of both organizations to enhance their athletic prowess as well as their social networks by being able to participate across the province in a number of sporting activities that will best help them achieve their sporting goals,” said Jim Crosscombe, CEO of the Ontario Cycling Association.

“There is a natural cross over for cyclists and multisport athletes to train and race in each others’ disciplines,” said Phil Dale, Triathlon Ontario Executive Director. “We believe there are numerous benefits for participants in both sports to get more involved in each other’s clubs and environments.  We hope both of our membership bases will take advantage of this incentive program and explore and expand their sporting passions.”

 

OCA Member Benefits

  • Access to Cycling Canada Insurance Program during OCA sanctioned events and OCA approved club activities
  • Access to discounted Travel Medical Coverage when participating in sanctioned events outside Canada
  • Eligible for preferred rates on Personal Cycling Coverage, Bicycle Insurance, and Home and Auto Insurance
  • Discounted accommodation rates at select Westmont Hospitality Group hotels throughout Ontario
  • Exclusive access to CAA corporate Membership Program
  • Up to 20% discount at Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
  • 10% off in-stock parts and accessories at Urbane Cyclist Co-Op

Multisport offers various cycling options, formats and distances that will appeal to cyclists of any age or level, whether it be track, time trialists, mountain bikers or road cyclists.

 

Multisport Events Featuring Cycling

Non-Drafting Triathlon – Swim/Bike/Run
Duathlon – Run/Bike/Run
Aqua Bike – Swim/Bike
Draft Legal Triathlon – Swim/Bike/Run
Cross Triathlon – Swim/Mountain Bike/Trail Run

Be sure to visit Triathlon Ontario’s beginner friendly GoTri.ca website to locate a great event near you.

Looking for a breakdown of Triathlon Ontario benefits?  Be sure to visit our membership web page for more information.

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

Registration for Three Provincial Draft Certifications Now Open

– Certification required for Youth Cup, OSG or any other non-Age Group draft legal races –
April 10, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced registration is now open for three opportunities for development athletes to attain draft legal certifications.

The certifications are free of charge, and take approximately four hours.  Athletes are given multiple opportunities to practice and go over the required skill sets before certification is determined.

Participants must register and be 2018 Triathlon Ontario members.  While there are no competitions that require 12-13 year old athletes to be certified, athletes of that age that believe they poses the necessary skill sets are welcome to take the certification.

 

 

Schedule:
May 12 
 Milton GO Station Parking Lot – 9am REGISTER
Jun 3  Milton GO Station Parking Lot – 9am REGISTER
Jun 17 – Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre (Lot 9) – 9am
REGISTER

 

Draft legal certification is required for those wishing to participate in the 14-15 Youth Cup, Junior Cup, Elite/U23 Cup, Ontario Summer Games and any national or international draft legal competition other than Age Group racing.

While Triathlon Ontario encourages clubs and coaches to run drafting clinics and incorporate drafting skill sets in their daily training environments, the actual certifications are conducted by the Provincial Development Coach to ensure consistency across the province.

The certification checklist and drafting manual is available on the Triathlon Ontariowebsite.  Athletes, parents and coaches are encouraged to review those reference materials and best prepare for the certifications as well as incorporate drafting drills in their regular training.

About GOTRI.ca
GOTRI.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport. For more information please visit: http://www.gotri.ca.

Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: http://www.triathlonontario.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TriathlonOntario

KITCan’s New Race Medals

– Each race offers a different medal, race all 3 to collect them all –

March 26, 2018 – Kids In Triathlon Youth Series, owned and operated by Provincial governing body Triathlon Ontario, presented its unique 2018 participation medals for its inaugural three-part KITCan youth triathlon series in Milton, Mississauga and Oakville.

Each race will feature its own medal, different versions of Kit the beaver, race series mascot. Milton will feature Kit as a swimmer, Mississauga will feature Kit as a cyclist and Oakville will feature Kit as a runner, the three disciplines that make up triathlon – swim/bike/run.

 

Want to learn more about Kit?  Read all about our series mascot here.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

This Series is in its first year of official operation and is a result of a partnership between Triathlon Canada, Triathlon Ontario and Tri-FUN Kids’ Triathlons. Triathlon Ontario’s KITCan Series will be continuing on the Tri-FUN excellence by providing a supportive, family environment that celebrates individual achievement through triathlon – motivating kids to get fit, have fun and gain confidence.

The Series is presented by GOTRI.ca, the “#1 Resource for Triathlon”. If you have any questions about triathlon, where to find races, clubs, coaches or basic information about the sport, GOTRI.ca!

Here are just some of the reasons why the KITCan Series is unique:

  • Participation-based, family oriented fun events for kids ages 3-11
  • Unique interactive Family Fun Zone to play in throughout the day
  • Only Provincially and Nationally sanctioned youth series in Ontario
  • Discounts available for multiple race registrations, family registrations and Triathlon Ontario members
  • Everyone receives a t-shirt, finisher’s medal and more!

About GOTRI.ca

GOTRI.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport. For more information please visit: http://www.gotri.ca.

Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: http://www.triathlonontario.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TriathlonOntario

Registration Open for Next NCCP Community Coaching Course

 

– Ideal for existing coaches, future coaches or self-coached athletes –

 

– Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced registration is open for its next NCCP Community adult coaching course. The course will take place April 28th and 29th in Milton.

This course is tailor made for adult self-coached triathletes and coaches of age group athletes, from sprint to long distance.

The course includes three primary areas a) Safety, ethics and liability b) Technical introduction to all three disciplines c) Program planning.

This workshop provides an excellent springboard for both athletes and coaches to gain information discuss principles of triathlon training for adults, and network with other participants in the sport.

Triathlon Ontario members receive a $25 discount off the cost of the course. Become a member now and save!

 

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

As part of the registration package coaches will receive a pair of Vorgee Missile goggles and a Triathlon Ontario silicon swim cap.

Upcoming Triathlon Ontario Programs
March 25 Premium Age Group Swim Clinic – Members get $20 off

April 22 Indoor Provincial Championships Race #3 – ideal for beginners

June 30 – Milton KITCan Youth Series – participation-based event for 3-11s

 

?About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario.

Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com

Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario

 

About GOTRI.ca

GOTRI.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.

The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport. For more information please visit: gotri.ca

Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario

 

Partnership with Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

 

– CCES to provide anti-doping education program for Triathlon Ontario’s Junior & Long Course Development Team athletes –

 

January 11, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced a partnership agreement with the Canadian Centre of Ethics in Sport (CCES) to develop and deliver an anti-doping program to Triathlon Ontario’s Junior and Long Course Development Team athletes.

“One of the main objectives the Provincial Development Program is to prepare and support athletes for success at the national and international level,” said Phil Dale, Triathlon Ontario Executive Director. “Triathlon Ontario does this by providing developing athletes with first class training opportunities that leverage world class experts as well as by providing critical educational initiatives such as anti-doping education.”

Triathlon Ontario believes education is one of the most effective preventative tools in the fight against doping in sport. It ensures that athletes understand their responsibilities and do not inadvertently break the anti-doping rules or take unnecessary risks.

Starting early with an emphasis on values and the True Sport message has proven very effective.

As per the agreement, Development Team athletes will receive comprehensive anti-doping education through the completion of the CCES’ e-learning course ‘True Sport Clean 101’. Completion of the course would be mandatory and would serve as a strong deterrent. In addition, the course will be available for a select number of athlete support personnel in order for them to properly support and guide their athletes.

Additionally, all athletes and athlete support personnel would have access to the following resources:
• Global Drug Resource Online for verification of the status of medications
• CCES toll free line for substance inquiries
• CCES’ Report Doping Hotline, an anonymous tool for reporting doping
• Medical Exemption Wizard
• Athlete Zone website

The CCES Athlete Services staff will provide athletes with the support and information they need to comply with the rules, including the management of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE).

 

?About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario.

Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com

Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario

About GOTRI.ca

GOTRI.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.

The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport. For more information please visit: gotri.ca

Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario

 

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Triathlon Ontario Announces its 2017 Annual Award Winners

– Joanna Brown and Lionel Sanders headline stellar group that includes five ITU World Champions and Four National Champions – 

 

October 31, 2017 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced its 2017 annual awards to be celebrated on the evening of December 2nd at Celebration Hall, McMaster University.

Triathlon Ontario’s 2017 award winners boast a number of World and National Championship performances such as:

 

World Champions
Lionel Sanders  – ITU Elite Long Distance
Frank Sorbara  – ITU Age Group Long Distance
Jasmin Aggarwal – ITU Age Group Standard Duathlon
Matt Straatman  – ITU Age Group Standard Duathlon
David Field – ITU Age Group Standard Duathlon

 

National Champions
Meghan Lamers – Age Group Sprint
Ben Rudson – Age Group Standard
Kate Timms – Age Group Sprint
Michael Hay – Age Group Standard

 

Coach of the Year
One of the most popular categories for the awards season continues to be Coach of the Year. With dozens of coaches nominated around the province this year’s award went to Sheri Fraser (London Triathlon Club). Honourable mention went to Rick Hellard (Zone3 Sports),Mark Linesman (LPC Triathlon Club), Mat Reid (Fighting Koalas Triathlon Club), Scott Mallory (London Triathlon Club) and Sheryl Ross (Tornadoes Triathlon Club).

 

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?About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario.

Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: .

Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TriathlonOntario