Athletes wait for the swim portion of the triathlon to get underway. They set out on the swim course at five second intervals, as shown below. (All photos by Joe Barkovich)
Volunteers, from left, Jim Watson, Shawn Fitzgerald and Jimmy Hope help swimmers out of the water.
Looking across the waterway, from west side to east side, photo shows cyclists on Canal Bank Road.
Heading for home: Cyclists on their way back to the transition area.
Racked bikes in the transition area.
A view down the flatwater centre course, showing the old railway swing bridge in the distance. The triathlon also featured a run component. The announcer for the event said the Welland International Flatwater Centre just may be the best triathlon venue in Ontario. It’s the first time for the event to be held at this site.