Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Triathlon looking at future

Triathlon looking at future
2009 Canada Games participation rests in balance as team meets Thursday
The Guardian

After losing a coach for personal reasons and futile attempts to secure a replacement and manager for the 2009 Canada Games triathlon team, P.E.I. may not field a squad for the event.

A final meeting with athletes in training, parents and potential team officials to determine the fate of the program is Thursday in Room 212 at Sport P.E.I. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

“Several individuals have indicated an interest in helping with the program, but to date no one has been able to commit to lead the program,” says Ted Lawlor, manager of the 2009 Canada Games Best Ever Program.

“Our high-performance committee is concerned precious time to prepare the athletes is running out.

“With the physical and technical demands of the sport, those athletes interested in trying out for the team need to have a training program in place, be monitored and participate at competitions prior to the 2009 Games.

“The Canada Games is not a recreational event. Our interest is not just showing up in 2009 and preparation of a team is key for all concerned.”

Lawlor expects to make a recommendation with final intentions to the high performance and provincial Canada Games committees following the meeting.

Anyone requiring more information about the meeting should contact Ted Lawlor at 368-4783, or twlawlor@gov.pe.ca.

2009 Canada Games PEI Triathlon Team Looking for 2 Team Officials

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