Originally a swimmer, Kyla Roy started triathlon young. Her dad a former triathlete, her mom a former swimmer, triathlon proved to be a perfect fit for her and younger sister Caitlyn. Before transitioning to triathlon, Kyla loved both running and swimming. After an early peak in swimming, and a few injuries, she decided to shift her focus from swimming to tri.
In 2013, Kyla attended the Canada Summer Games as the youngest athlete on her team, and it was there she decided triathlon was not only the best sport for her, but also one in which she wanted to further pursue excellence. In 2015, Kyla won gold at the Western Canada Summer Games, and sprinted to victory at Junior Nationals.
After an initially disappointing World Championships race in 2015, Kyla has been working to use her past experience to up her game and race like she knows she can at every race – from regional to international. Her swimming background provided her with an initial edge in the water, but now she is training to go from being the country’s fastest junior girl to one of the fastest junior girls in the world.
Kyla’s ultimate goal is to compete at the Olympic Games and has her sights set on 2024. She uses her Olympic dreams as motivation, both in training and in her races. Outside of triathlon, Kyla has taken a year off from school and will resume her studies with Arizona State University in the fall of 2017. There, she will compete with their D1 triathlon program.
In addition to training for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, she hopes to travel and see the world, specifically Europe.
The best piece of advice Kyla has received? “Don’t worry about the outcome – just go.”
2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final CozumelSept 11, 2016 - Sept 18, 2016
2016 Canadian Triathlon ChampionshipsJuly 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016
2016 West Des Moines CAMTRI Triathlon U23 and Junior American ChampionshipsJuly 9, 2016
Triathlon – Junior Women
Canucks Win Silver and Bronze in Junior Women’s North American Championships
Saturday, March, 11th, 2017
Canada’s Hannah Henry and Kyla Roy delivered a one-two punch in the junior women’s North American Championship race in Sarasota.
VMC athletes stand out in the crowd
Thursday, July, 14th, 2016
SOU’WESTER (July 14) Two athletes really stood out this year—Kyla Roy as a top Canadian triathlete and Victoria Tachinski as the top high school runner in North America.
Young Canucks Finish One-Two at CAMTRI Junior Triathlon Championships in Iowa
Saturday, July, 9th, 2016
TRIATHLON CANADA (July 9) It was Winnipeg’s Kyla Roy finishing as the top Canadian in the Junior Women’s race. Roy finished just off the podium in fourth place with a time of 1:03:35.
Winnipeg’s Kyla Roy sees meteoric rise as triathlete
Saturday, November, 14th, 2015
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (Nov 14) While she’s been competing in triathlons for nearly a decade, Kyla Roy only started training full time last year. Now she’s one of the best junior triathletes in the world.
Tuesday, November, 1st, 2016
What got you started in triathlon? My dad did triathlon and my mom was a swimmer. I started out as a swimmer when I was […]
Wednesday, November, 9, 2016
Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg triathlete Kyla Roy is making the most of the unseasonably warm fall weather. After closing out an exciting season of competition, […]