Coach Powell

Who Is Coach Powell?


Coach Powell, Vancouver-based & coaching online, has been involved in endurance sports for 15 years. Reach new levels of personal achievement!

Andrew Powell came to the sport of triathlon at the age of 27 and climbed quickly to a high level, racing in the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Pro category for 3 seasons.

His late start in the sport has made him a better coach.


  • He knows what it means to be new to a sport and have to learn it from scratch.
  • He appreciates what it takes to train and perform at a high level.
  • He understands what a well-designed, personalized program looks like.


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Why Coach Powell?


Coach Powell cares about his athletes, and he goes out of his way to be there for them. He cares as much for the athlete who is racing for fitness and personal achievement as he does for the athlete who is racing to win.

Andrew’s experience and skill as a coach has helped to put many of his athletes on the podium.


  • National and provincial age-group triathlon champion
  • Overall winners and podium placement at triathlon races
  • Multiple first-place age-category wins and podium placements for triathlon and running races
  • Overall amateur podium placements at GranFondo events


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Coach Powell’s Philosophy


“Thoughtful planning and scientifically proven methods are the keys to success. Coaching is much more than designing a training program. It’s about understanding an athlete’s needs and being there to support and educate the athlete. Once athletes understand the mechanics and physiology of the human body, they will appreciate the subtleties of their personal program. And with that appreciation comes real opportunity to achieve their goals.”


Coach Powell’s Qualifications and Experience


  • 10 years of coaching experience
  • Former pro triathlete
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) trained triathlon coach
  • NCCP trained cycling coach
  • Head Coach of the University of British Columbia Triathlon Team 2017-present - 2018, 2019, 2020 Regional Champions
  • Former Triathlon Club board member and coach
  • Former Team in Training head coach
  • National age group triathlon champion (Long Course - 2014, 30-34 AG)
  • Provincial overall amateur triathlon champion (Long Course - 2011)
  • Kona Finisher


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