Overview:  Triathlon Canada will be hosting a National Development Camp for high performance pathway athletes in Magog this summer between July 15th and 19th. The intent is to offer a high value opportunity to race and train by building a camp around the existing PATCO America’s Cup event in Magog. This event is also one of our two Regional Championships for the National Development Series.

The TriMemphre Magog competition will run over July 13th and 14th. This event has a long history of hosting international competitions and will provide multiple tiers of racing. For those who are not quite able to make the America’s Cup start list, there will be an alternate draft-legal race as part of the Junior Quebec Cup available.

The camp is geared towards athletes ages 16-23 and will offer a mix of training and professional development with a focus on technical skills and optimizing health. Activities will be based around
Magog Bay Park. This is a fantastic area for triathlon, with lots of training options right outside the front door. All training will be accessible on foot or by bike.

Fees, Travel & Accommodation: The cost for athletes to attend the week-long camp is $600. The camp fee includes all training and professional development sessions as well as lunch for each day of the camp. Athletes are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and meals outside of those provided.

The Auberge Jeunesse Magog-Orford has been booked by Triathlon Canada for the camp week to ensure accommodation is available at a reasonable rate (https://www.aubergemagogorford.com/). This is a youth hostel located in downtown Magog and walking distance from the primary training locations.

Athletes will have the option to opt in to the accommodation provided by Triathlon Canada for an additional $46/ night. A continental breakfast will be provided to the athletes each morning. There is a kitchen available for athletes to prepare their own meals and they are encouraged to cook for themselves.

Athletes should plan to arrive in Magog on July 14th to ensure they are settled and well rested for the start of camp on July 15th. Camp will end in the early afternoon on July 19th, to allow athletes time to travel home after camp.

Coaches & Staff: We are thrilled to be partnering with Triathlon Quebec on this project led by Coach Daniel Soucy. Daniel is passionate about coaching and is known for his positive leadership style. He has been the head coach of the local triathlon club and swimming club in Magog. Daniel has coached athletes from all levels and ages in both sports, easily switching between teaching kids and adults the basics of their sports to working with athletes at the national and panamerican level. He has been involved with club, provincial and national camps in Magog for many years, and now works with Triathlon Quebec as their Coordinator of Athlete & Coach Development.

Following the model established in 2023, we will be bringing in several development coaches from across the country to support Daniel and contribute to an outstanding week in Magog. We will also be tapping into technical experts within the sport community to deliver specific training and professional development.

Coaches interested in supporting this camp as a development coach should express their interest to Triathlon Canada High Performance Director, Phil Dunne (phil.dunne@triathloncanada.com). Interested coaches must hold a current license (2024) and a minimum “Competition In Training” certification.

National Development Series
The full National Development Series program outline is available here: https://www.triathloncanada.com/publications/#nds