Triathlon Training

*Due to the pandemic, programs are modified for 2021. CLICK HERE for details and registration for our Outdoor Programs.


Each year Team Survivor Northwest prepares women to participate in local triathlons, one of the many wonderful exercise programs for cancer survivors we offer. For many of our members this is their first time doing a triathlon! This fun and empowering program, trains women to swim 0.5 miles, cycle 12.4 miles, run or walk 3.1 miles, and make efficient transitions.


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It may seem daunting to tackle a triathlon, but our members are proof that you can do it! You do not have to participate in a triathlon to participate in the training. TSNW tri-training can prepare you for any late-summer triathlon, or just help you get in great shape! Training is open to any of our members, at any stage of recovery and at any fitness level.


  • We’ll help you improve your fitness level while teaching you useful triathlon skills.
  • We’ll provide you with a training schedule and answer your questions about triathlon races, equipment, and training.
  • You can participate in training without entering a specific triathlon.



denise geroux our triathlon trainerTraining is provided by Denise Geroux of Shizendo Fitness. Denise Geroux is a USAT Certified Triathlon Coach who has helped hundreds of novice & experienced athletes train and prepare for triathlons for over 8 years. Coach Denise is a HeartZones(tm) Certified Triathlon Coach and trained by Sally Edwards in HeartZones Methods of training with a heart rate monitor and even more importantly how to train her athletes with a compassionate heart. She enjoys bringing innovative methods and humor into her coaching and loves being “in the trenches” with the athletes. When leading a group of athletes, Coach Denise knows how to guide each athlete to improve and strengthen their skills of swim, bike, and run and build greater confidence in all aspects of triathlon training.

“I wanted to do a triathlon but after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I put the idea on hold. A friend suggested I join Team Survivor. They offered the training, resources and support I needed to actually accomplish my goal—maybe. I was terrified of the water and unsure whether or not I could actually do a triathlon. Practice swims with other survivors helped build my confidence. When I came out of the water, my coach excitedly came up and exclaimed “you did it.” A copy of the course description and my finisher medal hangs  on my wall to remind me every time I pass by that “I did it!”

Member since 2006

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