RECORDED: December 16, 2020

With Lance Watson

Lance Watson has been coaching high performance athletes for 30 years and has had the opportunity to work with athletes at each stage of their developmental journey. Coach Watson examines how the specific work done with athletes in each phase of their career impacts the long term goal of unlocking their maximum potential and how he applies this principle to age groupers of all abilities. Coach Watson shares stories of working with many high performers, including Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield, World #1 Greg Bennett, Ironman super cyclist Chris Lieto, and 11-time Ironman Champion Lisa Bentley. He also reflects on his unique experience coaching Brent McMahon for over 25 years from junior to multiple Olympian, and record-setting Ironman Champion.

Meet Lance Watson

Lance Watson

Lance specializes in coaching time-limited athletes of all abilities with busy life schedules who want to maximize their personal potential. A five-time Triathlon Canada Coach of the Year, Watson has nurtured some of the greatest Canadian triathletes from kids into Olympic champions. Watson's coaching list is nothing short of extraordinary, having coached many of Canada's Olympians and IRONMAN Champions, including Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame athletes Simon Whitfield (Olympic gold medal) and Lisa Bentley (11 IRONMAN titles). Watson coached Canadian Teams winning gold medals at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and Pan American Games. Watson has also led Canadian athletes to 17 IRONMAN victories, 5 IRONMAN World Championship podiums, four International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship medals, and countless ITU World Cup wins. "You don't begin a coaching career with Hall of Fame aspirations. You follow your passion, develop your skills, and immerse yourself in a journey fostering the growth of Canadian athletes' potential in both triathlon and in life," said Watson, who helped discover and develop nine of Canada's 13 triathletes to start at the Olympics in 2000, 2004, and 2008. "To receive this kind of recognition from Triathlon Canada is the greatest affirmation of my coaching career and my unwavering belief in the power of sport and the pursuit of excellence."

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