Workouts

Pool Swims

Indoor pool swims are offered during the winter months. GTCs fully qualified coaching staff offer a wide range of structured swim workouts to help triathletes of various swimming abilities to prepare for the upcoming triathlon season. Our swim practices are organized workouts that are tailored for all abilities, and focus on swim technique and building endurance at your own pace. Our head coach offers suggestions for stroke improvement, to help you reach your personal goals. All swimmers, from the beginner triathlete to the competitive athlete, will benefit from our swim workouts.

Location:
University of Guelph, Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre (GGAC), Gold Pool
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Indoor Group Cycles

Indoor Group Cycle classes are offered during the winter months. These classes are instructed by a fully qualified cycling instructor who will get your heart pumping and help you improve your cardio. Each class begins with with a warm-up ride, followed by high intensity intervals consisting of in- and out-of-the-saddle, jumps, sprints, all set to heart pounding music. We finish the class with a cool-down ride, and stretch.

Location:
University of Guelph, Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre (GGAC), Room 3216
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BRICK Workouts

Outdoor BRICK workouts include bike and run workouts lead by two certified NCCP triathlon coaches. The BRICK workouts are designed for the beginner, experienced or competitive triathlete, and even those new to fitness in general. Participants will complete the workouts at their own paces. There will always be one designated coach per workout to help those new to triathlons for more hands-on coaching technique.

BRICK sessions take place every Wednesday from May 31 to September 14. The sessions run from 6:15pm to 7:45pm, with an extended workout option to 8:30pm.

Location:
Guelph Lake Conservation Area
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Note: Meet in the parking lot in front of the Main Beach.

Open Water Swims

In our Open Water Swim workouts, we want to ensure a safe and enjoyable open water swimming experience for all members, regardless of their experience and abilities. Members will learn stroke techniques, sighting skills, race tactics such as swim starts, positioning and drafting, and other tips that will help to improve performance on race day!

Open Water Swims take place every Thursday starting June 1 to September 14. The sessions run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. From 6:00pm to 6:30pm the focus will be on open water swim technique. From 6:30pm to 7:30pm, all swimmers will have the option of continuing on with swim technique instruction or opt for a swim fitness and endurance workout.

The Open Water Swims are lead by GTCs head coach Miguel Vadillo, a highly experienced and talented open water swimmer. Go ahead and Google his name to learn more about him!

Location:
Guelph Lake Conservation Area
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Note: Meet at the Main Beach. Swims may take place at Island Beach when necessary.

Endurance Swim and Bike Workouts

The Sunday Endurance Swim and Bike Workouts take place every Sunday starting May 28 to mid-September.

From 7:45am to 8:45am, there will be an option to swim a short-course along the buoy line, or swim from beach to beach (2km total) with the group lead by a lifeguard in a kayak.

From 9:00am to 10:30am, a sanctioned bike ride will be lead by an NCCP certified triathlon coach. The ride will include hill and interval options.

Location:
Guelph Lake Conservation Area
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Note: Meet at the Main Beach for the Endurance Swim. Swims may take place at Island Beach when necessary. For the Endurance Bike, meet in the parking lot in front of the Main Beach.