Triathlon coach mary

Mary entered the sport of triathlon in 2005, shortly after having kids, as a way to kick-start her fitness. She swam competitively through university but needed to gain confidence on the bike and improve her running. She hired a coach who provided workouts and guidance and progressed from sprint distance triathlons to Ironman.

Mary then decided to share her passion for the sport through coaching. In 2012 she completed her NCCP Competition Level Triathlon Coach certification and launched LYNX Triathlon. Over time she noticed that many triathletes were limited by their swimming ability.  With this realization, she expanded her focus on swim coaching.

In 2016, she attended a Swim Smooth coaching course in California where she fine-tuned her swim coaching skills. Afterward, she was selected to continue her swim education and training under the mentorship of Swim Smooth Head Coach Paul Newsome in Perth, Australia.

In 2017 she finished the intensive Swim Smooth training process and became the second Certified Swim Smooth Coach in Canada.

She finds it rewarding working with both newbies and lifetime swimmers and enjoys the camaraderie that exists within the LYNX swim squads.

Swim Smooth Certified Coach


Racing History


  • IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene (2012)
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Calgary (2014, 2011, 2010)
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene (2022, 2019, 2018)
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria (2023)
  • Great White North 70.3
  • Tri-California Triathlon at Alcatraz (2016)
  • Wildflower 70.3 (2012)
  • Wildflower Olympic (2009)
  • Wasa Lake Sprint & Olympic (too many to count!)
  • Lake Chaparral Sprint (2019, 2016)
  • Airdrie Sprint Triathlon (2016)
  • ITU World Triathlon Age-Group Championships Chicago Sprint (2015)
  • Apple Sprint Triathlon (2015)
  • Subaru Banff Triathlon Sprint (2014, 2013, 2012)
  • Vulcan Tinman Sprint (2007)

Swimming Races

  • Alberta Swimrun Beach Blaster (Full) (2019, 2018)
  • Lake Chaparral Open Water Swim Challenge, 3k (2018)
  • Lake Chaparral Open Water Swim Challenge, 1.5k (2017)
  • Swanny Ocean Classic, 2k (2016)
  • Grizzly Open Water Swim Challenge (2014, 2013)

Running Races

  • Last Chance Half Marathon
  • Nike Women’s Half Marathon
  • Calgary Police Half Marathon
  • Harvest Half Marathon
  • Hypothermic Half Marathon
  • The Original St. Pat’s 10k
  • Mochas and Marshmallows 6km
  • Spring Trio 5k