What are you doing in regards to COVID-19?

As it is unknown what the COVID-19 situation in Ontario will look like in Summer 2022, we cannot plan for any specific policies and procedures at this time. However, please know that we will follow every public health guideline and ensure that the risk of transmission is as low as possible.

Please keep an eye on our COVID-19 page for updates as the situation progresses or reach out if you have any questions.

Are life jackets permitted? Mandatory? Supplied?

Athletes in the 3-5 age group are accompanied by an adult within arms’ length and have the option of wearing a life jacket.

Athletes in the 6-7 year old age group and older age groups should be very comfortable in the water as they are swimming unassisted. Life jackets are offered so that athletes feel 100% comfortable swimming in the race environment. The life jacket is not intended as an aid for non-swimmers. It is not a requirement for athletes to continuously swim their designated distance. Resting by using the lane ropes or side walls is permitted and encouraged.

Life jackets are offered to all age groups and supplied on deck.

 

Who counts the laps and loops for the athletes doing multiple laps/loops?

It is the responsibility of parents and athletes to count the laps and loops.  We will make suggestions at each venue as to the best place to stand so that you can call out how many loops your child needs to complete.  Attend an orientation session with your athlete so everyone understands how bike looping works.
Last year we heard a lot of “THREE MORE TO GO-GREAT JOB!” and “LAST LOOP-KEEP IT UP!” THIS is what we want to hear out there!

Can I participate in the triathlon with my child?

Participants in the 3 – 5 age group must have an adult accompany them in the water, within arms reach. Parents may continue with them on foot for the bike and the run.

Please note that we are still assessing the success of last year’s pilot where parents aided in transition and a decision has not yet been made for 2022 on this policy. The website will be updated when a decision is reached.

How do we get our equipment out of transition?

Once your child has finished their race you may collect their gear from the main transition and the drop transition. Please make sure it is safe for parents to collect from transition while the race is still going on. Be alert to athletes still on course.
The race organizers are not responsible for lost gear.

Is this a timed event?

Yes, it is a timed event and finishing times will be posted via our home page under the updates section. There are no awards. The finishing time of each individual will be posted in alphabetical order and not in order of completion time. We encourage and celebrate participation.

How will my child know where to go on the race course?

The race course is well marked with traffic cones and arrows are strategically placed throughout the course to provide direction and support.
The race format literally becomes a game of follow the leader!
Also, we encourage athletes and parents to attend an Orientation Session to familiarize themselves with the course, specifically the bike and run exits, the turn around points on the bike and run course and how transition works.