About the Team

Interested in joining us in September 2021? We’ll have more information about tryouts with specific dates by the end of summer. In the meantime, take a look at our previous tryout information! 

You can contact us with the TSC Prospective Athlete Form!

 

The UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club is a group of highly motivated student-athletes pursuing high performance in the sport of triathlon while attending school full-time at the University of British Columbia. We come from all different academic and athletic backgrounds, but are united by our love for swim-bike-run and our drive to achieve our full potential in sports and elsewhere.  

Our team is proud to be hosting the first of three races in the Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon event (TBD due to COVID-19).

Feel like one sport isn’t enough? Look no further! The UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club is for anyone who is committed to training for all three disciplines and competing at a high level in the sport. We take advantage of the unique inclusive character of triathlon. Athletes usually have a strong suit discipline and one with more room for improvement which leads to a unique training environment in a committed team that pushes everyone to be their best self, both personally and athletically.

Fall 2021 Tryouts and Recruitment

We’re still finalizing our Fall 2021 tryout schedule. Check back soon for updates. In the meantime, take a look at our previous tryout distances and athlete requirements!

Fall 2020 Tryouts and Recruitment

Before you tryout:

  1. If you’re curious about the team, visit us at Jump Start or Imagine Day
  2. Attend one of our information sessions
  3. Come join us for open practices! All are welcome to attend and see how awesome our team is. See the sections below for more information about practices.

Tryouts:

  • Tryouts will still be held this fall, and will have a virtual format. You will need to submit virtual time trials during the week of October 5th to 12th, 2020:
    • 400 m swim (optional if you cannot access a pool, but strongly encouraged. To join you must be able to swim 400m non-stop)
    • 15 km bike (no drafting)
    • 4 km run

Tryout upload format:

  1. Strava
    • This is the preferred tryout format
    • Title your Strava activity “UBC TSC Triathlon Tryout: Swim”, “UBC TSC Triathlon Tryout: Bike”, “UBC TSC Triathlon Tryout: Run”
    • Email your Strava tryout links to triathlon.sc@ubc.ca titled “UBC TSC Triathlon Tryout (your name)”
  2. GPS files emailed
    • This is a less preferable alternative to Strava
    • Email your GPS tryout to triathlon.sc@ubc.ca titled “UBC TSC Triathlon Tryout (your name)”
  3. If you are unable to do either of these, please email us

Please contact the executives at triathlon.sc@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Eligibility Requirements:

No prior race experience is required. In our athletes, we’re seeking commitment to our training plan, hard work, a positive attitude at practices, and being supportive of the rest of the team in training and competition.

Equipment requirements:

  • Basic running gear
  • Well maintained road/triathlon bike + cycling gear
  • Basic swimming gear (cap, goggles, pull buoy, paddles, fins)

Athlete requirements (COVID-19 situation in 2020-21):

  • In light of many students not living in Vancouver this fall and varying comfort levels with COVID-19, attendance at any in-person practices will be optional this fall. Virtual practices will also be available.
  • Athletes will be provided with a detailed training plan that they can complete on their own or with the team.
  • The exec will hold regular team workouts over Zoom that all members can participate in, regardless of their location

Athlete Requirements (normal situation):

  • Attend at least four practices a week (one of each discipline + one strength session).
  • Compete in at least two of the three chosen races during the school year and in at least one additional race in the summer.

Academic Requirements:

Team members are required to maintain good academic standing – minimum 60% average or passing standards as identified by their faculty – and must not be on academic probation.

Team members must be students at the University of British Columbia who are registered in an Undergraduate or Graduate 9-credit course load per term in the current session, or fulfilling the requirements for a PhD/Masters, or Co-op Program. (Students registered in diploma programs, certificate programs, or affiliated colleges/ programs with the University of British Columbia including: Carey Theological College, Regent College, St. Mark’s College, and the Vancouver School of Theology, are not eligible for active membership in a UBC Thunderbirds Sport Club.)

 

Practice Schedule (COVID-19 situation in 2020-21)

  • Currently due to COVID restrictions, attendance at practices will be optional

Practice Schedule (normal situation)

  1. Monday
    1. Swim, 6:45-8:30 pm, UBC Aquatic Center
  2. Tuesday
    1. Track run, 6:30-7:30 pm, Point Grey Secondary School
  3. Wednesday
    1. Recovery spin, morning, on your own (30-60 minutes)
    2. Swim, 6:45-8:30 pm, UBC Aquatic Center
  4. Thursday
    1. Spin/brick, 6:30-8:00 am, Jericho Beach (ONLY FOR RETURNING ATHLETES UNTIL AFTER TRYOUTS)
    2. Core and mobility, 7-8 pm, ARC classroom (in the basement of the LIFE building)
  5. Friday
    1. Swim, 6:30-8:00 am, UBC Aquatic Center
    2. Tempo run, 5:30-6:30 pm, west entrance of the SRC
  6. Saturday
    1. Long ride, 10 am -12:30 pm, west entrance of the SRC
  7. Sunday
    1. Long run, 10-11:30 am, west entrance of the SRC
    2. Strength, 7-8:30 pm, SRC Birdcoop  (BEGINS AFTER TRYOUTS)

 

Team Fees (COVID-19 situation in 2020-21)

Team fees will be $50 for the fall term, as well as a TSC Athlete Fee (~ $15-$20).

Note: team fees with cover the coaching, great training plan, world-class facilities, and opportunities for future high-level competitions.

Team Fees (normal situation)

The triathlon team fee is approximately $200 per term, which will  cover coaching, facilities, and financial support for competitions. Effective fundraising can reduce this cost. Athletes are also responsible for an annual $67 TSC Athlete Fee which includes a TSC T-Shirt, athlete insurance, and a ticket to the Year End Athletic Banquet.

 

Competition Schedule

Stay tuned for more information as we develop this year’s racing calendar! Races this year will be dependent on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

For exact dates, please refer to the calendar.


UBC TriDu 2020

Collegiate (Sprint) Results

Place Time Name Division Place:

Division

Swim Bike Run
1/46 1:05:42 THOMAS

Watson

M3034 1/1 0:09:49 0:32:33 0:18:03
2/46 1:06:55 WESTENBERG

Jean

M2024 1/17 0:10:24 0:34:34 0:18:44
6/46 1:10:53 ADAM

Guthrie

M2024 4/17 0:11:34 0:37:34 0:18:58
8/46 1:10:59 ETHAN

White

M2024 6/17 0:10:17 0:36:29 0:19:22
9/46 1:10:59 ETHAN

Ashley-Cheetham

M2024 7/17 0:10:10 0:34:34 0:21:51
10/46 1:11:26 Cameron

MCINNES

M-U20 1/1 0:10:15 0:37:29 0:19:53
11/46 1:12:57 SAM

Kaufman

M2024 8/17 0:11:39 0:36:29 0:20:24
12/46 1:13:17 ABBY

Edison

F-U20 1/5 0:09:50 0:39:00 0:20:15
15/46 1:14:04 KEILA

Stark

F2024 1/14 0:10:31 0:39:18 0:19:40
16/46 1:17:16 ALVIN

Qiu

M2024 11/17 0:11:59 0:39:58 0:20:33
17/46 1:17:43 Lee(Trevor)

BARRETT-LENNARD

M2024 12/17 0:12:56 0:40:03 0:20:49
19/46 1:18:07 AMY

Topshee

F-U20 2/5 0:10:25 0:42:07 0:21:32
22/46 1:22:02 KATARINA

Wind

F2529 2/4 0:12:50 0:41:28 0:23:00
23/46 1:22:07 APRIL

St Pierre

F-U20 3/5 0:11:18 0:42:46 0:23:45
25/46 1:22:28 EMILY

Lostchuck

F2529 3/4 0:12:15 0:42:46 0:22:49
26/46 1:22:31 KIRA

Pederson

F2024 3/14 0:14:18 0:40:18 0:22:58
28/46 1:23:23 Shaun

DONNELLY

F2024 5/14 0:12:55 0:43:14 0:22:38
29/46 1:23:38 Rocio

HOLLMAN

F2024 6/14 0:14:57 0:41:42 0:22:19
35/46 1:29:45 KATIE-ANNE

Reimer

F-U20 5/5 0:15:14 0:44:40 0:24:09
39/46 1:32:45 ASHLEY

Lloyd

F2024 9/14 0:12:15 0:47:46 0:26:49


Sprint Results

Apple Triathlon 2019

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (750m) Bike (18.6km) Run (5km) Finish
1/148 Thomas Watson M3034 1/12 10:31 28:25 16:54 58:27
    19/148 Ethan White M2024 2/7 10:58 33:40 18:49 1:07:18
17/109 Katarina Wind F2529 3/17 13:26 37:27 21:50 1:16:32
20/109 Rocio Hollman F2024 3/7 15:23 37:41 20:36 1:17:18
25/109 Ashley Lloyd F2024 4/7 12:50 38:15 23:44 1:18:39

Standard Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (1500m) Bike (36.8km) Run (10km) Finish
111/182 Jonathan Chan M2024 10/11 28:07 1:18:34 44:48 2:34:48
  11/97 Jimena Salinas F2024 1/9 22:04 1:12:54 42:55 2:20:50
24/97 April St.Pierre F1619 2/2 23:01 1:20:23 44:15 2:31:39

 

North Shore Triathlon 2019

Sprint Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (444m) Bike (17.6km) Run (4.8km) Finish
    – Jonathan Chan M2024     – 6:58         – 23:27       –
25/129 Ashley Lloyd F2024 3/4 7:28 39:55 25:37 1:13:00

 

UBC Triathlon 2019

Sprint Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (700m) Bike (20km) Run (5km) Finish
1/17 Thomas Watson M3034 1/3 9:46 30:43 18:04 1:02:17
2/17 Jaron Piercy M2024 1/11 11:05 32:01 19:02 1:05:37
5/17 Adam Guthrie M2024 3/11 12:20 36:49 18:57 1:11:03
8/17 Ethan White M2024 5/11 10:23 38:39 20:21 1:13:47
9/17 William Kemp M2024 6/11 13:44 39:54 20:05 1:18:22
10/17 Jonathan Chan M2024 7/11 11:55 41:15 21:55 1:18:35
11/17 Freek De Haas M2529 1/2 14:40 37:30 24:20 1:19:30
   – Devon Heroux M3034     – 14:52 43:38 22:45      –
2/14 Abby Edison F U20 1/2 10:00 41:25 21:20 1:16:38
3/14 Olivia Vihant F2529 1/3 13:51 39:34 19:20 1:17:27
4/14 Jimena Salinas F2024 2/9 11:29 40:49 22:17 1:17:42
6/14 Katarina Wind F2529 2/3 12:06 40:42 22:37 1:20:07
9/14 Rocio Hollman F2024 5/9 14:49 42:12 22:41 1:24:23
11/14 April St.Pierre F U20 2/2 11:11 47:04 24:17 1:26:49
12/14 Ashley Lloyd F2024 7/9 12:09 45:52 27:03 1:31:16

 

 

Ironman 70.3 Victoria 2018

Half Ironman Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (1.9km) Bike (90km) Run (21km) Finish
26/893 Thomas Watson M3034 5/134 00:25:11 02:27:55 01:27:55 04:25:42
35/893 Kazune Tamura M2529 5/100 00:28:42 02:33:38 01:26:08 04:32:10
56/547 Keila Stark F1824 4/19 00:26:42 03:06:34 01:44:11 05:23:03
196/547 Emily Mills F2529 32/65 00:34:26 03:29:26 01:55:24 06:06:11

 

North Shore Triathlon 2018

Sprint (ish) Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (740m) Bike (17.6km) Run (4.8km) Finish
11/105 Pamela Villavicencio F2024 1/3 00:11:37 00:36:50 00:26:27 01:14:54.0
23/105 Jade Levine F2024 2/3 00:13:17 00:40:55 00:26:08 01:20:20.0

 

UBC Triathlon 2018

Sprint Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (700m) Bike (20km) Run (5km) Finish
1/14 Thomas Watson M2529 1/2 0:09:52 0:32:42 0:17:09 1:03:36
2/14 Kazune Tamura M2529 2/2 0:10:50 0:35:28 0:18:21 1:08:00
3/14 Enzo Zicat Garofalo M2024 1/9 0:10:48 0:36:43 0:19:22 1:11:06
1/12 Keila Stark F2024 1/11 0:10:01 0:40:02 0:19:48 1:14:14
3/12 Anna Bennett F2024 3/11 0:11:39 0:45:41 0:22:40 1:23:36
4/12 Emily Mills F2024 4/11 0:11:57 0:46:54 0:22:08 1:25:46

 

 

The UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club is newly founded for the 2017-2018 academic year from the well standing AMS UBC Triathlon Club that boasts a number of Triathlon Canada Age-Group athletes as well as now-professional athletes that were part of the club and we’re excited to take the sport to a next level at UBC. The AMS UBC Triathlon club has successfully worked to promote an active, healthy lifestyle and create a great community around the sport at UBC for more than 15 years and adding a more competitive branch to that community is a logical expansion.

For the AMS Triathlon Club, the UBC Tri/Du has been the central race of the year with the biggest showing for the club since its inception. We want to keep that tradition, making it one of the key competitions for the team every year.

Name Position Email
Abby Edison Club Lead triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
Amy Topshee Fundraising Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
April St Pierre Travel and Safety Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
Emily Nold Communications Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
Katie-Anne Reimer Finance Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
Shaun Donnelly Marketing Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca

Please contact the executives at triathlon.sc@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

If you’re looking to try out triathlon for the first time or only want to train occasionally with a great group of people in a less competitive way, the AMS UBC Triathlon Club is the right place for you.



UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Triathlon
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Building
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


604-822-3683 triathlon.sc@ubc.ca

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