Tyler Mislawchuk has Olympic experience and will take part in the triathlon at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 ©Getty Images

Canada have named a six-strong squad for the triathlon event at next April's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

They will don their swimming, biking and running gear at the Southport Broadwater Parklands, in Queensland, Australia, during both individual and mixed relay triathlon events on April 4 and April 6 respectively.

"The future of our sport is in good hands with this fiercely determined group of athletes at its core," said Eugene Liang, high-performance director of Triathlon Canada.

Four of the six athletes are members of the National Performance Centre in Victoria. 

"They have all made huge progress in their transition into elite racing, and are a key part of our NextGen strategy that puts additional focus on the mixed relay which has also recently been added to the Olympic programme," added Liang. 

"The Commonwealth Games represents another benchmark in our continued development on the road to Tokyo 2020.

"I have complete confidence this group will give Canadians something to cheer about at the triathlon venue."

Joanna Brown will lead the trio of women. 

The 24 year old captured three World Cup podiums this year, along with back-to-back fourth-place finishes on the World Triathlon Series. 

Brown also managed a fifth-place finish at the World Championships in Rotterdam in The Netherlands this summer.

She will be joined on the start line with Desirae Ridenour and Dominika Jamnicky. 

Joanna Brown will lead the Canadian triathlon team out on the Gold Coast in April ©Getty Images
Joanna Brown will lead the Canadian triathlon team out on the Gold Coast in April ©Getty Images

Ridenour was crowned the 2017 Continental Junior Champion and was a triple gold medallist at the Canada Summer Games this summer. 

The 17-year-old also claimed the silver medal in the junior women’s duathlon event at the Multisport World Championships in August. 

A third-place finisher at the Canadian Championships, Jamnicky has also enjoyed a career-best season with two top-five finishes at the World Cup.

The lone Olympian to be nominated to Canada’s Commonwealth Games triathlon squad will be one of three men looking to make some noise in Australia.

Tyler Mislawchuk secured his spot by winning the National Championship title this year. 

The 23-year-old has a handful of top-15 finishes on the World Triathlon Series and he will be joined by Matt Sharpe.

Sharpe achieved four top-ten finishes at the World Cup including a fourth-place result at the prestigious race in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, and a stellar gold-medal performance in the aquathlon race at the Multisport World Championships in Penticton. 

Alexis Lepage, who finished second at the National Championships, completes the male team.

"This will be my third multi-sport Games representing Canada, and my excitement level remains the same anytime I get a chance to represent my wonderful country," said Mislawchuk. 

"The Commonwealth Games will be a great opportunity for myself, and the team, to execute under pressure on the given day. 

"I'm excited to see how our young squad stacks up against some of the best in the world."

Gold Coast 2018 Chef de Mission Claire Carver-Dias gave her congratulations.

"I look forward to seeing these six triathletes compete on the breathtaking Gold Coast landscape, as well as supporting them in their quest to return to the podium in 2018," she said.

The entire Canadian team will be officially announced by Commonwealth Games Canada in March.

The 2018 Games will take place between April 4 and 15, with 70 participating countries and over 4,000 athletes taking part.