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  • 21 Feb 2018 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    After more than 4 years as the Club’s first Executive Director and 3 years of prior service on the Board, current ED, Tara Postnikoff will be stepping down to further pursue other professional opportunities, as of April 30th, 2018.  Tara will continue to be an active member of the Club as well as valued resource for the Club; as coach and sponsor.

    As a result the Club is now seeking candidates for Executive Director.   Please submit your resume and cover letters attention David Noseworthy to by Friday March 16th, 2018.   

    Position:  Executive Director, Toronto Triathlon Club

    Reports to:  President and Board of Directors of Toronto Triathlon Club

    A key figure in the Toronto Triathlon Club (“TTC or Club”), working in support of the Club’s vision and mission; to be Toronto’s leading multisport community, dedicated to connecting and developing triathletes of all levels.

    Summary of Position:

    The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director involve the administration, coordination and successful execution of training and triathlon related activities for the Club.  The management of these activities entails liaising with sponsors, club coaches and subject matter experts to offer relevant, innovative and cost-effective opportunities for Club members.  The Executive Director provides support to the Board of Directors in other operational areas as required.

    Part time role, approximately 10 - 12 hours per week, successful candidate will have the ability to manage their hours based upon the Club's needs and their personal schedule. Responsibilities can be fulfilled remotely with the exception of required attendance at events and meetings as described below.

    Responsibilities of the Executive Director

    Calendar of Events:

    • Ongoing development and management of the “Training Calendar of Events” with the Training Director.  This includes identifying, organizing and managing an average of 2-to-4 monthly clinics and training seminars. With help from the Club’s Administrative Assistant, following up on the success of these sessions though feedback forms and reporting back to board/Training Director in a timely manner.
    • Coordinate with sponsors as needed to organize and host clinics, activities and events with Training Director / Sponsorship Director
    • Attend Club activities whenever possible and/or arrange Board Member attendance at club activities.
    • Explore new Club opportunities in areas of training, events and other activities related to triathlon in line with the Club’s core values and strategies

    Coaches / Support Staff / Group Leaders:

    • Organize and manage coaches’ and leaders’ contracts with over-sight from the Training Director.
    • Hiring Lifeguards and other support staff with help of Training Director
    • Helping organize coaching development seminars/ activities for coaches and group leaders
    • Oversight of Admin Assistant and duties

    Camp Facilitation

    • Schedule, organize training camps (Arizona/Winter, Collingwood, Development camp, Muskoka, etc), including, but not limited to:
    • booking of accommodations,
    • hiring coaches to run the camps in cooperation with the Training Director
    • budgeting with the Treasurer/Training Director,
    • oversee the purchasing of awards, swag and supply needs with Marketing Director.

    Compliance with Triathlon Ontario

    • Complete and submit sanctioning documentation for Club activities to ensure liability and insurance coverage along with Training Director.

    Management + Communications:

    • Communicate regularly with Board of Directors and attend all Board meetings
    • Prepare and review weekly eblast with Admin Assistant or Communications director
    • Communicate with coaches and member participants about changes in training programs
    • Assist in development of social media objectives, content and calendar, in conjunction with Communications Director. While periodically managing the social media accounts along with the Admin Assistant.
    • Communication to the Board of Directors as needed or at least monthly on activities and needs
    • Member recognition – finalization of end of year awards along with Board

    Revenue Generation

    • Ideate and organize events that are revenue generating to sustain the role as self-funding.

    Qualifications, Skills & Experience:


    • Post Secondary Education completed; degree or diploma
    • NCCP Triathlon Trained or equivalent coaching certification or willing to complete expeditiously upon hire

    Work Experience:

    • Priority given to candidates with experience as a triathlon or athletic club executive/manager or high working knowledge of the requirements of managing a triathlon or athletic not for profit club.
    • Managing and being accountable to multiple stakeholders


    • Self starter, works well independently and with minimal supervision
    • Initiative; volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities, seeks increased responsibilities, pursues opportunities, seeks and offers help when needed.
    • Goal oriented, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against high standard of excellence.
    • Teamwork: Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback and puts success of team above own interests.
    • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation and able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
    • Leadership skills and experience
    • Project management skills
    • Knowledge of triathlon (highly recommended)
    • Existing network in triathlon (ideal)
    • Marketing / event planning experience
    • Limited conflicts of interest (recommended not a coach or professional in the Triathlon Industry)
    • Excellent communicator
    • Experience with execution of strategic plans/initiatives
    • Committed to the growth and development of the Club and the sport of triathlon as a whole
    • Ability to work outside of standard business hours; evenings, weekends


    To be determined

  • 02 Sep 2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered at our final Splash n Dash event on August 30th! 

    Distances: ~600m swim and ~3.5km run

    Top Finishers by Category:

    Men:  Eóin Ó'Flynn, Gordon Ngan, Peter Newhook

    Women:  Caroline Bolduc, Maryna Cowling, Michelle Karunarante

    2017.08.30_TTC Splash 'N Dash_Results.pdf


    Congratulations to our Splash n Dash series winners!

    1st - Caroline Bolduc

    2nd - Michelle Karunarante


    1st - Eóin Ó'Flynn

    2nd - Bernardo Majano

    3rd - Michael Mandel

  • 10 Aug 2017 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone who participated in and volunteered for the first Toronto Triathlon Club Splash 'N Dash event in Aug 9th at Cherry Beach.  

    Distances: ~600m swim and ~3.5km run

    Top Finishers by Category:

    Men:  Eóin Ó'Flynn, Peter Newhook, Bernardo Majano

    Women:  Caroline Bolduc, Michelle Karunarante, Isabelle Tremblay

    2017.08.09_TTC Splash 'N Dash_Results.pdf


    First Place: Eóin Ó'Flynn and Caroline Bolduc 

    Second Place: Michelle Karunarante and Peter Newhook

  • 19 Jul 2017 9:50 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone who participated in and volunteered for the first Toronto Triathlon Club Splash 'N Dash event in July 19th at Cherry Beach.  


    Distances: ~600m swim and ~3.5km run

    Top Finishers by Category:

    Men:  Eóin Ó'Flynn, Cody Caissie, Bernardo Majano

    Women:  Caroline Bolduc, Maryna Cowling, Michelle Karunarante

    2017.07.19_TTC Splash 'N Dash_Results.pdf

  • 10 Jul 2017 6:24 PM | Anonymous

    Our weekly Wednesday coached OWS sessions are back and they are one of the TTCs premium benefits to our members. We had over 50 athletes out last week! Now that OWS season is here, we have a few rules and guidelines to help make the evening run smoothly with so many participants.

    1.  Sign up.  We require you to sign up weekly to secure your spot and to make our check in process more efficient.  If you arrive at the beach and you have not signed up online we will not be able to check you in until we have checked in all others.   

    2.  Arrive Early.  It takes time to put on your wetsuit and get changed and checked in.  Arriving at 6:25pm will delay your entry to the water and you’ll likely miss some key instructions from the coach.  You will be given your TTC OWS latex swim cap on July 12th.  Please bring it with you each week for practice.  If you do not attend on July 12th please see the volunteer or coach at check in to receive one.  Please only take one swim cap over the course of the season.

    3.  Check In.  Please find the volunteer coordinator for check-in on the lake-side of the change station at Cherry Beach.  Check-in will commence by 6:15pm on most days.  Please be patient.  There is only one volunteer and many of you.  We need to know who enters the water as part of our insurance plan.

    4.  See Coach by 6:30pm.  After checking in with the volunteer, please  proceed to the beach, west side of the lifeguard station to see Miranda and our group leader for pre-swim instructions and review of the workout.  Each week Coach Miranda will be working on a different skill set.  For a complete list of skills that will be covered visit  If you arrive late, please wait until Miranda had given all the instructions and the practice has started before asking what you missed.

    5. Be Respectful.  There are a few other groups at Cherry Beach on Wednesday nights which results in a lot of people and sometimes some confusion.  We are all there to train and have fun, so please follow the rules.  

    6.  Splash N Dash events. Lastly on July 12, Aug 9 and Aug 30th, TTC is running a series of timed Splash N Dash (Swim/Run event).  If you want to participate please sign up on the website.  Volunteers are always welcome.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Training Director Linda-Kay at

    Linda Kay Richards

    Training Director
    Toronto Triathlon Club

  • 01 Jun 2017 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    President's Message,  May 2017

    With the 2017 racing season upon us, I wanted to update all our members on some of the exciting milestones achieved to date, as well as events and initiatives that are in the works.

    Board update

    Since the new Board year started in November, the team has been busy!  I would like to extend a huge thank you to our volunteer Board: Brenda Santos (VP); Lori Goodfellow (Treasurer); Clare McCurley (Secretary); Boni Griffith (Membership); Halley Georgas (Marketing); Jacqueline Baldwin (Sponsorship); Kimberley Mutch (Social); Linda Kay Richards (Training); and a warm welcome to Kelly Smith (Communications).  I would also like to thank: our Past President Irene Rey; Community Members Laura Betty, Diana Gonzales and Ariel Weis; our Executive Director, Tara Postnikoff; and Administrative Assistant, Elisa Iannarelli.

    Read more from David Noseworthy.

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    If you are racing an IRONMAN event this year, be aware of the new rules that have been implemented for 2017. One of the key changes is regarding front-zip tri-suits. Remember to keep the front zipper of your Toronto Triathlon Club tri-suit up! 

    To learn more about this, and all of the other new rules for IRONMAN 2017 visit this link:

  • 27 Feb 2017 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    The Toronto Triathlon Club is happy to announce a milestone moment for membership.

    For the first time in it’s 11 year history, TTC has 500 members!  

    When asked what the membership milestone means, the TTC’s Executive Director Tara Postnikoff says:  “The growing membership is exciting for the club and the sport of triathlon!  It has allowed the club to offer a larger variety of programs, and in more places across the city.  There is something for every member."

    A special thanks to all members participating in the club activities that fit your needs.  Please continue to provide feedback on programs that you are looking for in your club. 


    The Toronto Triathlon Club is a not for profit organization which offers programming, workout opportunities, skills & knowledge development and social events to a community of new and seasoned adult triathletes in the Toronto area.

    For information on how to join or renew your membership at the early bird rate, click here.

    To see a list of programs offered by the club, click here.

    General inquiries can be directed to 

  • 26 Jul 2016 4:03 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations TTC!!

    TriClubs Make Their Mark in Muskoka!

    • "The Triclubs who participated in the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka cranked out impressive times on the course this past weekend making the second Canadian race in the qualifying series for the IRONMAN 70.3 Pan American TriClub Championship a true nail biter in each division. Congratulations to the 15 teams who earned their slot to Puerto Rico"
    • "Toronto Triathlon club blew the competition out of the water in Division II with a 36,000 point lead. Somebody pat them on the back." 


    2016 Global Team Rankings 

    Toronto Triathlon Club (Division 2)

    • Country Position: 1
    • Regional Position: 14
    • Global Position: 24
    • Points: 104,123
    • Races: 59

  • 02 May 2016 1:36 PM | Anonymous

    As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering high quality training opportunities in a safe and effective way we are sharing our updated policy regarding group rides and rules of the road.    Please take a moment to read this thoroughly.  If you have any questions please direct them to our Training Director at  

    • All club members who wish to go on a group ride organized by the club must register on the website before the event is to take place.
    • Along with registering for the event before attending, all members will be required to check in with the group leader/coach who is leading the ride prior to the ride starting. 
    • If you decide to shorten or lengthen the ride from what is planned by the Coach/Group Leader then you must check in with the leader when you leave the group.
    • The Coach/Group Leader is there for you safety and support. They are responsible for ensuring the ride is safe and successful. As such if there are any encounters with other groups, motorists, or enforcement officers let the leader speak on behalf of the club. If the leader misses the incident please email to – include the type of car, license plate (if available), intersection, approximate time, and a brief description of what happened. Remember – no matter what happens NO yelling at anyone, it will only make the situation worse and then you are also in the wrong too.
    • Accidents happen – if you are involved in one, or witness one please get the attention of the ride leader. Try to stay calm and remember that help is on the way and all of our coaches and group leaders are first aiders.
    • Remember to listen to the ride leaders at the departure location for important information relating to the ride and any special instructions for that day.
    • Carry your Ontario Health Card, ID or ROAD ID on you at all times.  It is highly recommended to bring a cell phone in case of emergency as well as cash or a credit card.
    • All riders must carry their own bike repair kit consisting of: spare tube, tire leavers, hand pump or C02 + valve adapter.
    • Dress for the weather and ride according to the road conditions.  Don't forget your hydration and nutrition.

    All riders must adhere to the following rules of the road when riding with the TTC:

    As cyclists, we are subject to the very same provincial and local laws that govern motorized vehicles. That, of course, includes all traffic signal and stop signs. We have received complaints from both our own members and those outside the club of cyclists wearing TTC gear ignoring red lights and stop signs. This practice is dangerous – not only for the offending rider but also for other users of the road – and reflects poorly on the Toronto Triathlon Club and cyclists in general. It should not be tolerated. We call on you, our members, to call out cyclists disobeying traffic laws especially those wearing our kit. It is our collective responsibility to end this practice.

    1.    Drafting in aero bars

    The TTC does not allow the practice of drafting while in aero bars at any time. This practice is not safe for roads open to vehicular traffic and sometimes unpredictable surface conditions.  Remember that when you’re in aero bars, you cannot immediately reach your breaks or take precise evasive action should it be necessary. If the rider in front of you performs an unexpected maneuver, you can easily end up crashing, injuring not only yourself, but anyone drafting behind you. It’s not safe, so don’t do it. If you wish to ride in aero, do so at the front of a pace line, or keep at least 5m of space between you and the next rider up.  

    A- Typically we do not draft in triathlon.  However, there will be age group sprint draft legal races this year.  Note this drafting DOES NOT occur in aero position.  If you do wish to practice your draft skills this should be done on road bikes only, without clip on aero bars and practiced in safe controlled conditions in small groups. 

    2.     Pointing out road hazards

    We encourage members to learn and memorize the common hand signals used to point out obstructions and hazards on the road: potholes, dead animals, parked cars, surprise curbs, sewer grates, etc. We will go over these signals at the start of each ride, but it is your responsibility as participants in group cycling to know them, use them, and act on them.

    3.    Riding two-up or side-by-side

    While the law in Ontario does not prohibit cyclists from riding side by side when safe to do so, we must all be considerate of other vehicles and fellow cyclists. Just like we expect motorists to share the road with us, so too must we share it with them. It is therefore very important to be vigilant of vehicles approaching from behind and to shout ‘car back’ as soon as one is seen or heard. Upon hearing that warning, any riders not in the paceline should take action to fall in line.   If you are riding two-up or side-by-side, no half-wheeling or overlapping wheels.  It presents an extreme risk as you will be positioned within the front rider’s blind spot and any sideways movement or braking by that rider could result in wheels clipping and a fall involving any number of riders. 

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