Edmonton Triathlon Academy

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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

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Physiotherapist

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Assistant Coach

Luis Franco was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. He entered the triathlon world twenty-one years ago when he was lucky enough to be part of the first triathlon team in Guadalajara (TRIXAL) and was coached by one of the pioneers of Triathlon in Mexico (Psyc. Gustavo Nuño). On this team, he had the opportunity to learn from not only his coach but from the elite athletes on his team as well. With TRIXAL, he competed in many different formats, including: Sprint, Olympic Distance, 70.3 and full Ironman’s. In 2005 he represented Mexico in the World Championships in Hawaii as an age grouper and has completed two full Ironmans; one in Tempe Arizona in 2011 and the other in Cozumel in 2012.

He completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports, Specializing in Track and Field in 2010 and graduated top of his class. He is a certified level 2 triathlon coach by the Mexican Triathlon Federation (ITU accredited) and is currently completing level 3, which focuses more on elite performance. Luis is a Certified NCCP Community Triathlon Coach. He attended the ITU Science and Triathlon World Conference in Edmonton in December of 2017. Luis enjoys being a lifelong learner and is currently taking NCCP multisport modules that will enhance his coaching abilities.

Luis brings us twelve years of coaching experience. This includes coaching extracurricular classes (track and field, basketball, volleyball, swimming, soccer), 10 years as a spin instructor, his own running team and his own triathlon team. Luis has 6 years of experience as a physical education teacher where 3 of those years were in an Alberta Accredited International School. In 2018, Luis was the one of the coaches for a group of athletes at the Alberta Summer Games in Grande Prairie and also took a group of athletes to the Super League Triathlon in Pentiction, B.C.

Luis leads by example and is very dedicated to his own training schedule. In 2018, he competed multiple times; some of his results included the Great White North half ironman (where he obtained 3rd place in his category) and ITU Edmonton (where he obtained 1st place in his age group and 2nd place overall).

Luis began coaching with the ETA as a volunteer in the summer of 2016 and began working as an assistant coach in March of 2017. He is also working with the ITU WTS Edmonton as a Community Triathlon Development Coordinator.

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.