Head Coach Clint Lien is a certified Development Coach through the National Coaching Certification of Canada. He has been involved in triathlon since 1982 and has been coaching for 14 years.
Clint’s coaching accolades include 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.
Professional Triathlete and Coach Sara Gross provides individual coaching for athletes in Victoria and elsewhere. Sara uses her knowledge of the elite end of the sport to help athletes take their performance to the next level. With a background in swim teaching and coaching, Sara has a reputation of taking athletes beyond their expectations.
Sara’s coaching achievements include many age group podium finishes at local and World Championship level and even Hawaii Ironman podium and top-10 performances.
Sara’s personal website can be found at www.saragross.ca
Tenille Hoogland is a coach and nutrition consultant. At the end of 2013 Tenille retired from being a full-time professional triathlete. She takes her knowledge of training and racing around the world and her education in fitness, health and nutrition at Simon Fraser University to support athletes and individuals to reach their performance goals in triathlon, running and general fitness. In addition to her professionalism, she brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to her hands-on coaching approach.
Tenille coaches spin and swim sessions with MRT Victoria.
Coach Kyla Coates has been a member of the Canadian National Development Team since 2010 and has her eyes set on Rio 2016. Kyla brings valuable experience to our strong coaching team having worked with multiple elite-level coaches over the years. She comes from a background of competitive swimming and swim teaching and also has a degree in Kinesiology (with distinction!). Kyla’s depth of knowledge of the sport of triathlon is an asset to her athletes.
Kyla offers individual coaching both in Victoria and elsewhere. She will also be doing some hands-on coaching with MRT.