This program is designed to reveal and improve strengths and weaknesses in many aspects of swimming. Through the use of underwater video cameras to help visually understand what the body is doing on top of, and underneath the water, Eric will help you prevent injury and the formation of bad habits.
Every swimmer is different, whether it is skill level, age, or how prone the athlete is to injury. Eric's aim is to create a unique program based on the specific areas needing improvement for each individual triathlete. He will work one-on-one with each client to create goals that enable them to maintain motivation, hone their skills and improve speed.
Kyle has been competing in triathlon since 2007 and coaching endurance athletes since 2010. As a triathlete, he has competed at various levels, including the ITU Age Group World Championships in London, England (2013) and Edmonton (2014).
Kyle has a B.Sc. in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge. In addition, he is a Strength Coach and Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. As a part of his undergrad degree, Kyle was involved in research regarding the development of triathlon within rural areas of Alberta.
Involved in endurance sport for most of his life, Kyle has a lot of experience coaching various endurance athletes. This includes junior triathletes, high school cross country and track athletes, kids of steel, age groupers, and even Age Group World Championship medallists. In the past Kyle has been the head coach of the Zephyrs Triathlon Team, Titan Triathlon Club, and the Zone 1 2014 Alberta Summer Games triathlon team. Kyle also has experience as the sprint mechanics coach for the collegiate athletes at the University of Lethbridge.
Kyle loves to be involved in promoting the sport of triathlon and working with the hardest working athletes in the world.
Lisa Mensink started her triathlon career with the Kronos Triathlon Club back in 2003 and went on to achieving her dream of racing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Before triathlon, Lisa was a national level swimmer & a member of the University of Calgary varsity team.
In the sport of triathlon she has spent the last few years racing the draft-legal ITU World Cup/World Championship Series, achieving multiple top-10 & top-20 finishes, and has recently begun to transition to longer course racing with several top-5 finishes over the non-draft WTC 70.3 distance races.
Through her own years of personal high performance sport experience, along with her continued NCCP triathlon coaching training, Lisa brings valuable knowledge and passion for sport to the athletes in the Kronos Triathlon Club.
Marcelo Sulkin is a Physical Education teacher who has been personally involved in sports since he was seven years old. That is when he started his first swimming lessons and soon after, started to compete in swimming. At the same time, he started playing tennis with his older brother and later became a tennis coach.
Marcelo branched into water polo, and as a player won many national and international titles. He also started open water swimming for which he won many races. He is a NCCP Level 2 Certified water polo coach, and took the Calgary team to Nationals.
As an adult he has participated in many other competitive sports such as volleyball, basketball, racquetball, and squash.
As part of the training for these different sports, he got involved in long distance running for half and full marathons.
He has been a triathlete since 2003 and became a certified triathlete coach in 2010. He has competed in meets from Olympic to Ironman distance, and shared the podium from 3rd place to 1st place in his age category multiple times.
Eric Gendron has involved in swimming for over 20 years. In the early 90s Eric had been part of many Junior National and Provincial teams while setting an Alberta provincial record in 1999, and another in 2001. Eric swam his way to the highest level of swimming in his age groups and continued through University joining the University of Calgary Dino’s Varsity Team.
Eric has competed in countless National and International competitions including: Age Group Nationals Champion in 2003, Olympic Trials finalist in 2004 and 2008, CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Swimming) Championships finalist in 2004. Eric finished his swimming career in 2011 and ended with two National titles aiding University of Calgary Dinos in Toronto 2010, and in Calgary 2011.
After university graduation Eric stayed heavily involved in swimming and continued through NCCP level coaching. He has coached all ages and many groups from the University of Calgary Swim Club for the past 5 years. Specializing in Age Group coaching he has assisted UCSC to three Large Team Provincial Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014
Madi is currently pursuing a career as a Plant Powered Elite Triathlete in the U23 division in Olympic distance triathlon. She turned Pro 2 years ago and over the next few years has a plan to become a contender at the Olympic games, racing in ITU World Cup circuit along the way. Madi is also looking to challenge herself in any facet that will lead her to competing with the best Triathletes in the world.
She had learned that if you really want to excel you need drive, determination, strength, a positive attitude, support, and encouragement to do well in this sport as well as in life. Madi is an NCCP trained community triathlon coach and uses her personal race experience and positive attitude while coaching young aspiring triathletes.
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