Guelph Triathlon Club Workouts & Locations


Let’s Get Training!

GTC’s key structured workouts include swimming, which focuses on swim technique and building endurance; cycling, which aims to get your heart rate pumping and improve your cardio; and BRIC workouts which are designed to help you transition from one event to another, to help you get to the finish line.

Club Workouts & Locations

Indoor Pool Swims

Location: University of Guelph, Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre, Gold Pool, Guelph, ON

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.

Indoor Group Cycles

Location: University of Guelph, Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre, Room 3216, Guelph, ON

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 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.

Outdoor BRIC/Bike & Run Workouts

LocationCalvary Baptist Church, 454 Arkell Road, Puslinch, ON

Outdoor BRIC workouts include bike and run workouts lead by two certified NCCP triathlon coaches. The BRIC 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.

BRIC sessions take place every week starting in mid-April through to mid-September.

Open Water Swims

Location: Victoria Quarry, 4469 Victoria Road South, Puslinch, ON

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 week starting in June through to mid-September. Our workouts focus on open water swim technique, with an endurance workout option.

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!

Endurance Swim and Bike Workouts

Location: Victoria Quarry, 4469 Victoria Road South, Puslinch, ON

The Sunday Endurance Swim and Bike Workouts take place every Sunday starting mid-May through to mid-September. We begin the workout with up to an hour of open water swimming at your pace, followed by an easy paced group ride.

Special Programs and Workshops

GTC offers special programs and workshops throughout the season, often provided by one of our valued sponsors. Some examples include:

  • Strength & Stability Workouts
  • Dynamic Running Warm-up Clinics
  • Cycling Workshops
  • Bike Maintenance Workshops

Additional costs may apply.


Workout Cancellation Policy: Bad Weather

Our policy is always SAFETY FIRST!

It is important and part of our training to practice in all kinds of unfavourable weather conditions because on race day, it could be cold, heavy downpours, fog and sleet.

Races are cancelled due to lightning. Swim portions are cancelled due to high winds/ waves and extreme cold temperatures.

Therefore, if there is lightning at the time of our workout – that workout will be cancelled.

Use your best judgement on whether you wish to attend a workout in ‘bad weather’.

If there is lightning at the time of our workout, the BRICK workouts will be cancelled. If GTC workouts are cancelled there will be no coaches present.

GTC Swims will be cancelled if there is lightning at the time of our workout or if the beach has been closed.

GTC members can visit to our private Facebook Group for up-to-date workout cancellations.