Coach Tara’s wonderful World Championships

There really are no perfect words to describe all that has transpired over the last week! On Sunday I crossed the finish line of the Ultraman World Championship as the World Champion. This was my first big career win, and it happened at 47 years of age as a full-time working Mom (not as a … Continued

Meet the Team: Dana Boehling

What’s your name and what do you do? My name is Dana Boehling and I work as a data scientist. I use statistics and programming to analyze data for the retail industry. How did you choose Team Atomica? I googled masters swimming clubs after I moved to Toronto and I liked that TA was both … Continued

Meet the team: Katrina Brightling

What is your name and what do you do? Katrina Brightling. Operations Director for a Corporate Event Company. Aspiring age group triathlete:) How did you get into swimming or triathlon? While never in a competitive manner, I’ve been swimming as long as I can remember. Swimming in the lake at my cottage, playing inntertube waterpolo … Continued

Triathlon Ontario’s Long Course Female Triathlete

Team Atomica is thrilled to share that after a breakout season for Tamara Jewett, the cross-country runner turned triathlete has been named Triathlon Ontario’s long course female triathlete of the year. Overcoming an injury last season, Tamara worked hard with Team Atomica coach Suzanne Zelazo and a strong team around her to get her running … Continued

How does the Coach KNOW?

How does the coach know that you need to work on your breath control and breathing mechanics? Answer:  By combining a knowledge of biology, observation skills and deduction! I felt compelled to write this piece after a question I got from a swimmer this morning. We were doing a breath control and diaphragm strengthening exercise … Continued

Triathlon Hacks

The Team Atomica coaches have seen it all. Here are their Top 5 Triathlon Hacks to save money or time…or to protect your skin in case of emergency! 1 – Pack a BIG permanent black marker in your race bag: Use it to body mark yourself and skip the line! Shhh. No one will be … Continued

sprint triathlon

10 Tips For Your First Sprint Triathlon

  Training for a triathlon is both mentally and physically challenging. However, no matter how rigorously you train and how careful you are with your preparation, there are still little things that can sneak up and surprise you during the competition. These 10 important tips will help you while you’re prepping and during your first … Continued

Managing Triathlon Nutrition

From athletes new to competition, to those with several triathlons under their belt, maintaining optimum levels of nutrition for grueling competitions and equally grueling workouts is critical to success and health. Choosing a strategy to manage triathlon nutrition is often less of a focus than planning for training. However, without the necessary fuel for the … Continued

Why Book a Bike Fit

  The single most effective investment you can make to enhance your overall bike performance is to get a professional bike fit. If that high-end bike you’re riding isn’t comfortable, then you aren’t optimizing the bike’s greatest features—not its aerodynamic, elongated tube shape, or slick integrated brakes and internal cable routing, not even the feather-light … Continued

Are You Metrics Obsessed?

Can training be simple and should it be? Although many of us use sport to unplug from the rest our busy, dynamic lives, we tend to stay overly “plugged in” to our metrics.  Certainly there are times to adhere to prescribed watts or paces, but when we lack an adaptive approach to training and become exclusively … Continued