JUNIOR PROGRAMS

We currently have two junior groups;

Junior Development & Junior Performance

Junior Development:

This group is suitable for beginners and younger athletes where the focus is largely on developing good skills and techniques. We believe this must come first for athletes' safety and injury prevention and in order to establish a strong foundation. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

 

Junior Performance:

This group is next level. These athletes have met certain criteria consisting of mastering skills and techniques and achieving set times.

Intensity and distance is increased to prepare athletes for higher levels of competition.

SWIMMING

LOCATION:

We use the Heath Ramsay Swim Centre at the West Moreton Anglican College, 12 Keswick Rd, Karrabin. Entry is via the Chapel Gates.

We also have a lane available at Parkinson pool on Saturday afternoons for our Junior Performance.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

 Training will include stroke development with drills as well as triathlon specific work such as learning how to draft, sight, and turn around buoys. We also include aquathon practice.  

TEAM

We are a registered squad with Triathlon Australia and we believe in fostering a culture of mutual respect and good sportsmanship. We aim to create a safe, encouraging and supportive environment where each athlete is valued.

Our team loves to have fun and we make sure our programs incorporate this to keep things interesting and enjoyable. 

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

LOCATION:

Our squad uses the safety of the enclosed swimming area at Paradise Point near the Ephraim Island Bridge for our open water swimming training.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

We have our own ocean buoys for our athletes to practice sighting and swimming around. We incorporate drafting, sighting, beach running, porpoising and relay baton races into the mornings activities.

CYCLING

LOCATION:

Ipswich Cycle Park (ICP), Huxham St, Churchill, Ipswich

WHAT TO EXPECT:

This training is not just about doing laps but a large focus is on bike handling skills. Our program follows the skill requirements for ITU racing as set out by Triathlon Australia.

We have our own bike racks and rollers for athletes to use.

Coach Glenn is a very experienced cyclist and teaches skills in progression making it easy even for beginners.

Some of the skill development includes time trialling, drafting, cornering, signalling, braking, one-handed riding, avoiding obstacles,  mounting and dismounting.

Training can consist of bike handling skill development, brick sets and endurance riding.

RUNNING

LOCATION:

Limestone Park, Ipswich and West Moreton Anglican College oval and nearby rail trail.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Technique work, activation drills, fast feet exercises, resistance band exercises, short and long distance running, hill work, pace work and speed.

We also encourage our athletes to compete in Park Runs each Saturday morning.

TRANSITIONS

TRIATHLONS

WHAT TO EXPECT:

We are present at the junior triathlon races to support our athletes. Warm-up prior to racing consists of activation drills and where possible going over the course to familiarize the competitors.

Our junior girls consistently podium in the Queensland Triathlon Series races with many of our other athletes finishing in the top ten.

Our athletes also see good success in swimming and athletic meets. 

REPRESENTATIVES:

7 of our junior members represented Metropolitan West at the State competitions held at Hervey Bay for the 2021 season. 

 

  

Transition practice is incorporated into our cycling and swimming training sessions. We practice duathlons, enduro-duathlons and aquathons and teach our athletes the best way to set up for a smooth transition. 

SUCCESS STORIES

UNIFORMS

Our uniforms consist of a tracksuit, polo shirt, run singlet, cycling jersey and knicks and a tri-suit.

COME TRAIN WITH US!

If you have ever thought about competing in triathlon or would like to see improvements in cycling, running or swimming, then we're here to help.

We believe in the value of working with a team of like minded individuals that respect and support each other.

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