Frequently Asked Questions:
Q)I’m a decent swimmer/cyclist/runner but I have never swam/cycled/run before in my life and would likely drown/fall/have to walk. Can I still join?
A) Yes! We only require that you are able to swim about 300m on your own before you join, no matter how long it takes you. You are welcome to join for two sports in the meantime. We have a HUGE range of abilities and ANYBODY is welcome to join. There are no tryouts. If you are motivated, that’s all that matters.
Q) How do I register?
A) Registration is done through McGill Client Services. Follow the instructions here.
Q) If I’m not a McGill student, can I still join?
A)A) Yes! Anyone is welcome to join the McGill Triathlon Club! Purchasing a McGill Triathlon Club membership grants you access to the McGill Sports Complex **during scheduled club workouts ONLY!** Access during non-training hours to the Sports Complex and/or the Fitness Centre is not included and must be purchased separately.
Q) I might only be able to attend “x” number of practices per week. Is that OK?
A) Definitely! It’s your training and it’s completely up to you how many times you come. The programs are posted online in our “member-only” section. If you want to complete the same workouts as the club on your own, you have them at your disposal.
Q) What equipment do I need? Where can I get it?
A) Swimming – Bathing suit, goggles, and bathing cap. We make use of pullbuoys, kickboards, and paddles.
Biking – MUST have a helmet, water, and everything to change a flat. You don’t need a top of the line bike, but a road bike is very useful. N.B. All our cycling in the fall/ winter is indoors. MTC offers bike trainers for fall and winter spin sessions that take place in the McGill Spin Room.
Running – Shoes and proper clothing. Dress in warm clothing for the fall/winter. We hold outdoor runs all year round!
Q) Will I need a gym membership?
A) The MTC membership allows you access to the McGill facilities during coached training sessions only.
Q) Is there any way I can just join for one or two sports?
A) Yes! We welcome anyone who wants to train with us, regardless of the sport.
Q) What is the open house? and when is it?
A) Open House is held for 1 week at the beginning of every semester. It’s a time when you can come participate in any / all of the practices to see if you like MTC before registering. The last day of the open house is when everybody who wishes to attend the workouts must be registered, so don’t miss the deadline!
Q) I would like to join part way through the semester. Is this possible?
A) This may be possible if we have not yet reached capacity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out.