jTOEST COACHES

Mark — Head Coach / Silver & Gold Programs

Mark started to train as a competitive swimmer at the age of 8 and by 12 years of age competed at the Swim Ontario Festivals (U13 Provincials) having met qualifying times in the maximum number of events permitted.

Mark then expanded his sport repertoire by adding the sports of cycling and running, training for both road and off-road cycling events as well as road and x-country running events. As a result, he is able to compete not just as a triathlete, but as a multisport and single sport athlete across all his sports.

In multisport & triathlon events: Mark qualified for 2019 Triathlon Worlds in Switzerland (in the sprint triathlon distance event), he qualified for 2019 Multisport Worlds in Spain (in the aquathlon event), and was the U19 Aquathlon 2018 Provincial Champion.

In single sport events: Mark raced as part of the Skratch Labs MTB team which took 1st at the 2019 Epic 8hr MTB Relay Race at Hardwood Hills, he swam to 1st in the U17 category (5th overall) in the Canaqua 5km Welland open water swim in 2019, and has raced annually in the Kelso MTB & Cyclocross Race Series held on the ski hills of Glen Eden in Milton, Ontario.

2019 Results

Canaqua 5km Open Water Swim
5th overall / 1st U17M

Epic 8hrs MTB Relay @Albion Hills
2nd place 6p team (Skratch Labs)

Epic 8hrs MTB Relay @Hardwood Hills
1st place 6p team (Skratch Labs)

2018 Results

Multisport Rose City Sprint Triathlon
1st Men U19

Caledon C3 KOS Triathlon
2nd M16-19

MEC Burlington Race Series
3rd in Race #1  &  2nd in Race #2

Caledon I Quarry Swim
1st Men U20 wetsuit 2000m

Kelso MTB Race Series Point Standings
2nd in M15-18

Serena — Assistant Coach / Bronze Program

Serena is an accomplished triathlete (she competed at the 2018 Ontario Summer Games in triathlon, was the top female finisher at 2019 XTerra Sudbury short course & placed 2nd at the 2019 Guelph II Sprint Distance triathlon U19). She is an accomplished multisport athlete (2019 Triathlon ON Aquathlon Provincial Champ U19) and single sport athlete (2nd at 2018 O-Cup MTB Provincials and 2nd at the Tour of Pelham). Having trained in sport since the age of 6,  across a diverse selection of sports – from alpine skiing to equestrian – Serena knows what it takes to improve and to achieve.