Our Youth Coaches

Rob Dibden leads the HPR Youth Triathlon program. He is a retired police officer and experienced triathlete. Rob is a NCCP certified triathlon coach and has coached youth in our community for many years. Rob has coached youth triathletes from beginners to Junior Elites. Some of the athletes that Rob has coached have gone on to represent Canada at Triathlon World Championships. Rob was the Director for Youth Development for Triathlon BC from 2002 to 2007. Rob has represented Canada at the Age Group World Triathlon Championships at the standard and long course distance and has completed several Ironman distance races.

Mike Neill is a former professional Ironman Triathlete with over 25 Ironman Triathlon Finishes during his career. Mike is the founder and Head Coach of Human Powered Racing in Victoria since its inception in 2006. Mike has been involved in the sport of triathlon since 1994 and began his coaching career with the Queen’s University Triathlon Club in 1998. Since that time he has gone on to coach the Commonwealth Triathlon Club, Island Triathlon Club, Tyee Masters Swim Club as well as coaching a number of Triathlon camps both locally and internationally. Mike is an NCI qualified coach who uses his many years of racing and coaching to provide a dynamic and interactive coaching style to athletes of all ages and abilities.