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Glenn Wilson, Head Coach

Head Coach Glenn Wilson has worked with the Gators Triathlon Club for more than 15 years and helped many young athletes to improve their running, cycling and swimming skills. 

Coach Wilson started his athletic lifestyle as a competitive swimmer. He competed in NCAA Div I swimming in Utah and started coaching immediately after finishing his eligibility.  His first head coaching position was with the Provo Dolphins. After winning State championships and qualifying several swimmers for Western Nationals and US Nationals, Coach Wilson accepted the position of National Swim Coach and Aquatics Director in Bermuda. Coaching three athletes to the Olympics as well as starting the first national triathlon team, Glenn's expertise became a demanded commodity. While coaching at the University of Miami, a minor position turned into interim coaching with Jack Nelson and the US National Women's team. 


While waiting for an international visa at his parents' house in Edmonton, Coach Wilson decided to unpack his suitcase and enjoy the benefits of home life. With sixteen years as a swim coach, and fourteen years as a triathlon coach, he now serves as the head coach of the St. Albert Sailfish Swim Club, as well as the Gators Triathlon Club. He is also the Provincial Coaches' Representative for the ASSA and the Triathlon Coach Facilitator for the Coaching Association of Canada. Coach Wilson maintains his coaching affiliations and certifications with the NCCP, ASCA, WSCA, ASCA, CSCTA, and the ITU. 

He reports that Monday mornings and September the first are his favourite days as he is a physical education specialist at École Leo Nickerson School.  He stays busy with two young adult children as well as manuscripts for two books, The Invisible Athletes and Life is an Athletic Event - Not a Spectator Sport.

Isabelle Poulin, Junior Gators Coach

Junior Gators Coach Isabelle Poulin did her first triathlon at the age of 7 and has since completed over 70 triathlons. She joined the Gators Triathlon Club at the age of 11 after being a member of the St. Albert Sailfish Summer Swim Club for a few years. She trained with the Gators for four years before joining the Edmonton Triathlon Academy at the age of 15. Isabelle ended up missing the Gators so much that she also started as a Junior Gators Coach at this time. She went on to be a member of Triathlon Alberta’s Provincial Development Team throughout high school and competed in triathlons all over western Canada. Some of her favourite competitions over the years include Western Canada Summer Games (2019) and the Kelowna Apple Triathlon. 


Isabelle is currently in her fourth year of university at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean working towards a BSc with a major in biology. Because she is clearly not busy enough being a full-time student and coaching the Junior Gators, you may also see her name signed on emails from the St. Albert Nordic Ski Club (where she works as the Youth Program Coordinator and as a cross-country ski coach) and from the St. Albert Canoe Kayak Club (where she works as an administrative assistant)."


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