Just Tri-It (JTI) was where my wild road of life collided with STCI. Awesome women supporting and challenging each other to get out there and embrace the powerfulness of our bodies. Since then I have participated in triathlon events, become more committed than ever to my own health and fitness, invited friends and colleagues into this magical sport and joined the board. Gosh, I am grateful for STCI.
I’m currently working on turning my swimming from a weakness into a strength, and enjoying the camaraderie of the Sunday swims. Looking forward to a fun race season!
Mentor/Member at large
For me it’s the Just Tri-It program. I’m so fortunate to be able to work with amazing volunteers who help bring a safe atmosphere for women to join triathlon, to push and to succeed. Even better is that those women take a new sense of accomplishment and volunteerism back into their personal lives and the wider Saskatoon community.
Editor’s note: Nicole functions as the mentor to the rest of the board, because she has all the answers to the questions we have from her years of experience. Below is her triathlon history just to demonstrate where she gained her knowledge.
Just Tri-It Program Director (2020 to present)
Honorary Lifetime Member of Saskatoon Triathlon Club (2021) – Awarded for leadership in sport access and community building.
YWCA Woman of Distinction in Health & Athletics (Winner, 2020) – Recognizes exceptional contributions in health or athletics, improving the physical, emotional, social, or spiritual health and wellbeing of the community through work, sport or recreation programs, and providing leadership for positive change in our community.
Triathlon Saskatchewan Builder of the Year (2019) – Awarded for leadership and sport building at a provincial level.
Triathlon Saskatchewan Director (2016-2019)
Technical Official (2018-present)
Saskatoon Triathlon Club Director (2015-2016), Vice-President (2016-2017), President (2019-2019), Past-President (2019-2020)
Has completed multiple triathlons, including distances of super sprint, sprint, standard, duathlon and half ironman.
Program coordinator / STAC Liaison
Member At large
A board member asked if I would like to be part of the Saskatoon Triathlon Club board and I said “Sure why not? I love talking about anything triathlon!” 🙂
Hard to pick just one…
I LOVE the atmosphere on race day. Triathlon is such a close-knit community that everyone cheers each other on. I also love the determination that Triathlon gave me. I was never an active person. When I started running, I couldn’t even run for 1 minute without gasping for air. Fast forward to 5 years later, I completed my 1st (definitely not last) Ironman in Whistler, B.C. Triathlon has taught me so much. I wouldn’t be who I am without it.
The start, right before I start to get cold and tired in the water. LOL! I really like the end too, when I get to have ALL the treats!