Bytown Storm strives to develop a passion for an active healthy lifestyle through systematic and progressive sport-specific programs that encourage fair play, equality, good sportsmanship and the pursuit of personal excellence through sport.
We believe that all athletes, regardless of age, need to develop the proper skill sets in order to achieve their potential. Our programs are grounded on the ethos that "Technique will determine how far your fitness will take you." In the early stages of development, we stress process over performance for all our athletes.This is demonstrated in our Storm Troopers and Development Program. As an athlete transitions further through the development pathway performance becomes an important part of the sport. This concept is introduced and supported as the athlete develops objectives and goals in competitions where performance is imperative.
Our Provincial, National, and International level athletes develop a large "vocabulary" of skill sets that enable them to compete in the most challenging of environments. Since triathlon is not conducted in a controlled environment our athletes need to develop an array of skills in order to adapt to any course or environment. We encourage our athletes to be patient and persistent. Finally, regardless of an athlete's objective to compete at ITU Draft Legal racing, an Iron Distance or a recreational event, all triathletes need to be physically prepared and mentally resilient.
We offer programs for everyone from 8 years old to 80. Our programs are based on the up to date training protocols currently used by some of the Worlds premier coaches. Our club philosophy supports everyone to develop at their own pace towards their personal objectives. Join some of Canada's most experienced and successful coaches in Ottawa's development program.
Triathlon is unique in that it requires athletes to develop and master skills in three specific sports. Dedication to improving these skill sets requires more time in training than in competition; triathletes can spend over 100 hours of training for every hour of racing (or more). The dedication, commitment, and organization of training are often likely to be reflected in other areas of an athlete's life such as school and work.