My First Triathlon 2020 – 12-Week Training Program
(Sunday February 23, 2020 - Thursday May 7, 2020)
In partnership with the North Shore Triathlon, SportMedBC is launching a My First Triathlon clinic! This 12-week program is for the recreational athlete who has their eyes set on doing their first sprint triathlon. Experienced triathlete and coach Andrew Tuovinen and swim coach Stewart Scott, will progressively guide you through the multi-discipline training to reach the goal of completing the renowned North Shore Triathlon on May 18th, 2020 - a sprint triathlon featuring a 444m swim, 17.6K bike ride, and 5K run.
Your training experience will include a 12-week sprint triathlon training program, including three coaching sessions per week, as well as suggested training to be done individually. You will swim, run and bike with your coach for an hour training session per discipline. On the road you’ll learn about training zones, heart rate training and how to get the most out of your workout. In the water you will develop skills to swim with more confidence and efficiency, improve front crawl technique and get advice on how to train for the event.
Coach: Andrew Tuovinen
Andrew has been involved in multi-sport athletics since completing his first triathlon in 1986. From that moment forward, swim, bike and run training and triathlon and duathlon racing became an obsession, resulting in many podium performances that continue to this day. By 1997, his career path had transitioned naturally into a full-time career as a swim-bike-run coach and personal trainer. His nearly 20-year personal training and coaching career has netted many firsts and personal bests with clients who are anyone from the beginner athlete to the lifetime competitor. Andrew get into stride with his athletes, helping set the pace for their successes and being by their side when they achieve their athletic endeavors.
Coach: Stewart Scott
Stewart has been coaching swimming in Vancouver for the last 8 years, helping 1000s of clients become more comfortable in the water and achieve their goals, whether it’s been to learn to swim for fun, complete their first triathlon, or race for the podium. A competitive swimmer through his teenage years when breaststroke was his main event. He studies Physiology & Sports Science at the University of Glasgow, moved to Vancouver in 2010, and have completed 10-12 triathlons as well as various running, cycling and mountain biking events.
Having rekindled his love of competitive swimming in 2016, he created a swim team, won medals at Nationals and qualified for Worlds in Korea and is optimistic about achieving his goal of swimming faster as an adult than he ever did as a kid.