Coaches

 

Clint Lien

Head Coach Clint Lien is a certified Development Coach through the National Coaching Certification of Canada. He has been involved in triathlon for over 35 years.

Clint’s coaching accolades include multiple pro-level Ironman wins and podium finishes, multiple age group podiums and World Championship qualifiers. He is also great with beginners and getting every level of athlete motivated and working hard towards their goals.

Clint coaches many of our weekly swim, bike and run sessions.

Learn more about Clint on THIS PODCAST

 
 

Dan Smith

Coaching:
NCCP Intro to Competition Triathlon Certified
TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certified
IRONMAN U Certified
Masters swim coach since 2006

Complementing his extensive coaching experience is his technical knowledge, especially in cycling, having been involved in the industry for many years. Dan is always curious to find out how things work and will research the latest technology to see how it can benefit the athlete. He is often prepared to try a different approach to equipment and is always open to new ideas. Dan is a technical equipment expert and is on the leading edge of bicycle industry knowledge for power, bike fit and aerodynamics.

 
 

Kylie Acford

Active living and racing have been a huge part of Kylie's life from a young age. Her parents entered her in her first triathlon when she was 7. Since then she has competed in swimming, running and triathlon events but fell in love with coaching when she was 16. She now has 14 years of coaching experience but has focused on triathlon, particularly triathlon swimming, for the last 5 years.

Since moving back to Victoria 4 years ago, she has worked with many of the triathlon clubs and coached a wide range of age groups and abilities from novice to professional athletes. Kylie strives to keep her technical and coaching knowledge as current as possible- she is an enthusiastic student of the sport.

Kylie recently qualified for the 2019 Ironman 70.3 world championships in Nice.

 
 

Andrew McCartney

Andrew is an NCCP Certified coach with 10 years of coaching experience.

A product of Canada’s Kids of Steel program, Andrew grew up around Triathlon since he was 13 years old. At 17 years old Andrew was accepted into the National Triathlon Training Center where he went on to a successful professional triathlon career representing Canada at several World Championships, numerous World Cups and eight World Series events.

He takes pride in staying up to date on the latest training theories and Sports Physiology. With over 20 years of triathlon experience, Andrew is excited to share his experience and knowledge from some of the world’s best coaches and athletes he has worked with throughout his career.

 
 


 

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