Welcome to the Team Triumph coaching team

Mike Olsen and Kevin Willis
Team Triumph is excited to announce that Mike Olsen and Kevin Willis have officially joined the Team Triumph coaching team! 

Mike has been Julia's swim coach over the years and has also coached Kevin and Cary Willis, Michael Pierce and many others at the St Laurent Pool in the past. Two weeks ago he was at the National Master's Swim Championships in Montreal and earned himself 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze and 6 - 4th place ribbons. Mike is joining Team Triumph to teach private swimming lessons. If you're looking to make improvements in freestyle or any of your strokes or turns, contact Mike. He is a specialist in all strokes, IM, relays and is passionate about helping swimmers improve their technique and challenges them to compete in Master's swim meets.

Kevin has joined the coaching team to do private lessons in swim, bike, run and group training and looks forward to learning more about Training Peaks so he can do one on one coaching programs. He is an avid Zwifter and would like to introduce team Zwift rides in the Fall. Last weekend he went to Milton and received his Triathlon Canada certification as a Community Triathlon Coach. He has been a long time member of Team Triumph and has helped us out with coaching in the past. As a fun retirement project he would like to help more triathletes experience the same joy and success in triathlon that he has enjoyed.

Along with Coaches Julia and Maggie, we are happy to be able to provide you with an INCREDIBLE TEAM of great coaches with awesome experience in coaching, competing and with professional certifications to help YOU achieve your best performances in


Mike has been in organized sports his whole life. He immigrated to Canada in May 1964 from Australia where he was a lifeguard and rugby player. Once in Canada, he continued to compete at Rugby, Badminton, Running, Skiing and Triathlon all at competitive levels. He comes to Team Triumph with a wealth of knowledge and experience in both pool and open water swimming.

He has 8 Canadian Masters National Relay & 25 Ontario Provincial Records.

He has attended 5- FINA World Masters Swimming Championships, and has been on 3 -Technosport Relay teams which were ranked in the annual FINA World Masters top 10.

He has been with the City of Ottawa, St Laurent Pool, Power Swim Program for five years, coaching beginners to advanced swimmers, specializing in stroke theory technique for fly, back, breast, free and perfecting swimmer starts and turns.

He has competed in 5 - Bring on the Bay open water swims and medalled each time.

When Michael in not coaching or swimming he is relaxing or working on his next travel plans with his wife Lynn.



As a keen recreational cyclist, Kevin joined Team Triumph in 2006 to train for the Vätternrundan, a 300 km 1-day ride. He soon discovered that triathletes “needed” very cool bikes! He asked Coach Julia to teach him to swim and run and introduce him to the sport of triathlon. After starting out in local sprint triathlons, a 47-day coast to coast ride across Canada in 2008 helped convince him that the long distance events would suit him better - despite requiring more swimming and running.

Following successes in local iron distance events, Kevin qualified for the Ironman World Championships, Kona Hawaii in 2012. Other highlights include: Ultraman Canada Champion (2014). Ultraman age group world record holder. Triathlon Magazine Canada 2014 Endurance Triathlete of the Year. Ironman World Championships, Kona Hawaii (2015), 5th in age group, Ultraman World Championships, Kona Hawaii (2015), 8th overall.

Following a crash at a Deccaman race last year (10 Ironmans in 10 days), Kevin is recovering and looking forward to "ageing up” and racing Ironman again next year.

To support his exercise addiction Kevin worked in health research. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and retired as executive director of the Canadian Stroke Network in 2014. He has published widely in basic and health science, holds a number of issued patents and has received professional awards for his contributions to understanding the role of sodium (salt) in chronic disease.



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