Triathlon BC - Kelly Guest will represent Team BC as the Canada Summer Games Lead Coach, and Laura Medcalf will be joining the Team staff as Canada Summer Games Manager.
An emerging performance coach out of Vernon, Laura brings with her a wealth of experience, including her recent role as BC Summer Games coach, where talent identification, transparent selection processes and her personalized coaching style helped Zone 2 athletes secure 13 of 25 medals. Laura’s coaching role also took her to Edmonton’s World Triathlon Series event, where several of her athletes were exposed to top tier racing. In addition to coaching, Laura is also the founder of Vernon-based Tri Monsters training group, and the race director for the Vernon Kids of Steel Triathlon, a stop on Triathlon BC’s hotly contested s Youth & Junior Super Series.
"I am thrilled to have been selected to represent triathlon and the province of BC at the Canada Summer Games 2017. I am excited to learn from the experience of Kelly and Allan. As a coach, it is a real privilege to work with this level of sport, and these talented young athletes, and I am honoured to be part of their athletic experience. I look forward to working with many athletes, coaches, and clubs, throughout the selection and Games processes, and specifically, being able to provide a link in the interior of the province, to the high performance pathway." – Laura Medcalf, Canada Games BC Team Manager.
Joining Laura is former RTC Victoria Coach and veteran Multi-Games Coach, Kelly Guest, who brings considerable experience with Team BC having been involved with the Canada Games dating back to 2009. In addition to head coach duties, Kelly, who has garnered significant experienced working under Triathlon Canada’s NPC Coach, Jono Hall, this past summer, will also play mentoring role for Medcalf.
"It is once again a true honor to be selected as the head coach of the 2017 Canada Summer Games team for Triathlon BC! We have amazingly hard working athletes that have committed themselves to the process of achieving personal excellence in sport and life. To be able to support them through this step of their journey along the performance pathway to International games is truly exciting! The competition will be strong at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, as our best athletes from each province come together to compete and to be a part of that excitement is thrilling!"- Kelly Guest, Canada Games BC Team Coach.
Interested athletes, at least 16 years of age and no older than 19 years of age as of December 31, 2017 can contact email@example.com for more information about upcoming Camps and qualifying opportunities.
About the Canada Summer Games
The Canada Summer Games occur in a different province or territory every four years. In 2017, the Games will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, between July 28th and August 13th. Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Amateur triathletes between the age of 16 and 19 will compete in three separate events; Individual Sprint, Mixed Team and 3x Relay. For more about the Games, visit the Canada Summer Games website.
About Triathlon BC
Triathlon BC is the provincial governing body, dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathon and Winter Triathlon for all athletes, regardless of skill or age. Learn More about Triathlon BC at: www.tribc.org. Follow Triathlon BC on Facebook and Twitter.