Saskia has always had a passion for physical activity –whether it be playing volleyball at a competitive level, hiking mountains or enjoying a yoga class. She first completed a triathlon in 2010 and was immediately hooked. Saskia has done every distance triathlon and continues to challenge herself in the sport. In 2016, she completed Ironman Whistler and also became National Champion at Aquabike Nationals in Penticton. In 2017, Saskia placed 5th at the World Championships for Aquabike and plans to complete her second Ironman in 2018.
Saskia has a Bachelor in Sport and Fitness Leadership and has certifications such as: NCCP Triathlon coach, Spin Instructor and National Lifeguard. From a young age, Saskia has had a desire to help others so coaching is a natural fit for her. She focuses on creating a welcoming environment to all levels and abilities, giving an opportunity to athletes to strive for their very best and reach those goals they set out for themselves.
Some achievements include:
- 2X Ironman 70.3
- Wildflower Long Course
- Ironman Whistler
- National Champion Aquabike
- 5th place Aquabike Worlds
- Ran Juan De Fuca Trail in a day