About Edmonton Triathlon Academy

A winning environment - opportunity to succeed!

Our Team

Head Coach

Kevin Clark has represented at an elite level for Great Britain and Scotland at the 2001 European Triathlon Championships and the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Kevin was based out of Europe for three years and continued to train and compete in French Grand Prix, ITU, and ETU circuit. Kevin, during his career, was coached by Scottish National Coach Darren Smith and Australian National Coach Col Stewart. Kevin has a Bachelors of Science in sports science and a Higher National Diploma in sports coaching and development.

Kevin has coached and prepared junior and U23 athletes for major games and world championships from 2006-2010 and has successfully coached athletes to 4 junior and U23 ITU World championships. He has also coached the Asian male U23 champion and Hong Kong Sports Institute program and qualified two Hong Kong athletes to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Kevin is an adaptable coach, always looking for new ways to improve his athletes performance. In February 2013, he attended the 2nd ITU Science and Triathlon World Conference at the Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen. He has had professional coaching development at the Canadian National High Performance Squad Camp in Clermont Florida, and the new high performance European base in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

He was the Canadian Head Coach at the 2013 Hamburg World Triathlon Series (WTS), as well as the Canadian Junior Head Coach for the WTS 2015 Grand Final in Edmonton. Previously, Kevin was the Senior Provincial Coach in Alberta for four years.

Kevin Clark Coaching the Swim Team.

Running Coach

Raeleen Hunter spent two years (2005-2007) running for Canadian Coach, Sean Cleary, at the NCAA Division I school West Virginia University. She then transferred to one of Canada’s winningest CIS teams, the Windsor Lancers. As a Lancer she was coached by the highly accoladed track and field coach, Dennis Fairall. During her time in Windsor, she captained the team through three straight national titles as well as adding many individual and relay team podium finishes to the count. Her post collegiate career was cut short by a nagging injury prompting her journey as a coach.

In Edmonton, she coached with the University of Alberta Track and Field team from 2012 to 2014. She was assistant coach to distance coach Sean Baynton and then was accepted into the University of Alberta Master’s in Coaching program. She completed her program practicum mentored by track and field team’s athletic director, Wes Moerman. She has spent seven months of her program at the Norwegian School of Sport Science where she was able to work with a high performance sprint group under Eystein Enoksen. Completing her practicum in sprint mechanics, she understands a breadth of running events from different perspectives.

She is currently working on her capstone project wherein her focus is how power relations affect tradition in coaching knowledges and how this leads to certain practices becoming taken-for-granted. In short, a central theme to Raeleen’s coaching philosophy is bound by a theoretically underpinned understanding of ethics in sport.

In addition to her academic coach education, Raeleen attended the 2015 Canadian National Endurance Conference and has completed her NCCP club coach level for endurance running.

This is Raeleen’s fourth year coaching with the Edmonton Triathlon Academy and she is pleased to be working with the youth athletes this year.

Physiotherapist PT, MScPT

Jamie Easter (PT, MScPT) New for 2017.

The ETA welcomes Jamie who will be working at all our Wednesday evening indoor practices.

Jamie graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2015. She previously completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics at The University of Guelph in Ontario, where she worked as a Student Athletic Therapist with the Guelph Gryphons Women's Soccer team. Jamie grew up focussing on basketball and track and field but now spends most of her time either running or golfing.

Jamie implements a collaborative manual therapy and exercise approach to her practice and likes to work with all different populations. She works hard to not only solve your musculoskeletal issues but prevent future injuries in the process.

Cycling Coach

Connor Wilson was a Canadian national team member in cyclo-cross, though he primarily competes in road cycling. Connor spent two years away from school as a full time athlete racing out of British Columbia and Québec under the guidance of Cycle-Smart associate coach Shaun Adamson.

Connor has been with the ETA for two years working with youth and first year juniors building bike handling and technical skills alongside speed and endurance. He brings a wide variety of cycling experience to coaching, and believes in offering athletes the chance to try out and build proficiency in various road disciplines including track and cyclo-cross. Connor is working towards completing his NCCP cycling coaching certification.

Connor Wilson training cycling athletes on a veledrome in Edmonton Alberta.

Our Academy

Our Vision A winning environment - opportunity to succeed!

Our Mission To coach and develop junior, Under 23 and senior athletes to their full potential.

Our Values Collaborative management & coaching Focus on athlete well being Success in both sport and academics Competitive practical triathlon coaching Commitment to developing triathletes potential Facilitate competitive opportunities

The Academy The Edmonton Triathlon Academy (ETA) is the legacy of a decade of Edmonton hosting highly successful international triathlon events. Following the 2007 Edmonton World Cup, the ETA Board resolved to let other Canadian communities take on the responsibility of hosting World Cups. Sensing a need for an athlete development centre in the region, the Board switched its focus to the development of local young talent.