MRT in the Media

Stay Sharp!

July 1st, 2019 by Triathlon Magazine

A challenge many triathletes face is how to maintain their fitness and speed during a busy race season.

Getting ready for race day

June 12th, 2019 by Triathlon Magazine

In this article, Coach Clint Lien looks at swim sets for the sprint distance up to the standard distance – so that’s anywhere from 500 metres to 1,500 metres.

Meet Jon Dunkerley & James Cook

June 11th, 2019 by Cascadia Liquor

Jon and James stormed onto their first podium, taking a bronze medal and their first steps toward the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Clint Lien: Athlete, Coach, Screenwriter and Horror Movie Aficionado

January 15th, 2019 by The Habit Podcast

Clint Lien is the head coach of Mercury Rising Triathlon Club. In this episode he talks about the early days of triathlon in Canada and his time in LA chasing the movie industry as a screenwriter.

How to move from the pool to the lake

April 17th, 2019 by Triathlon Magazine

Another season of open water swimming is fast approaching, and it won’t be long before it’s time to dig out the wetsuit. But, before you put a toe into any open water, there are several things you can do in the pool to make the transition a smooth and satisfying one.

Swimopoly: The monopoly swim set

February 13th, 2019 by Triathlon Magazine

The energy gets pretty amped up for this one!

Rated M: For Mature Audiences Only

December 19th, 2018 by Triathlon Magazine

Is coaching older triathletes any different than coaching younger ones? Clint Lien explains why it isn't that different.

Go until failure: Suicide 50s

January 30, 2019 by Triathlon Magazine

There’s an old mantra out there that boring training makes good athletes. The majority of the time, swim training is just that – you stare at a black line and perform the same movements over and over again. However, breaking the routine and adding a little spice into your swim week is always a good idea.

Make Kicking a Habit in Triathlon Swimming

May 31st, 2016 by Triathlon Magazine

Clint Lien is the head coach of Mercury Rising Triathlon Club. In this article he talks about how having a weak, inefficient kick or overkicking will cost you in a race.

Fall swim programming: Break time/build time

September 16th, 2016 by Triathlon Magazine

The fall should be a bit of a down time for athletes, though. The way to view this period is not to see it as a time for decay, but as an opportunity for development — a time to focus on weaknesses. In the pool that usual means working on your technique.

The upside-down pyramid swim set

February 6th, 2019 by Triathlon Magazine

“Boring training makes good athletes.” That was the mantra of my old coach and, for the most part, I have found it to be true. But I’ve also found that a little spice, now and then, also helps make good athletes.

Wanna swim faster? Then swim faster!

March 27th, 2019 by Triathlon Magazine

You need to be swim fit to execute a good triathlon, so obviously you have to do enough work in the pool. But, if you’re just swimming to finish, you’re not realizing your full potential as a triathlete.



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Jon Dunkerley and James Cook: Canada’s Next Paralympic stars?

August 17th, 2017 by Triathlon Magazine

Meet elite para-triathlete Jon Dunkerley and MRT professional triathlete James Cook as the duo eyes Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.