Locations For Triathlon Training In Melbourne

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31 December 2016

Originating in 1920s France, triathlons are designed to push the limits of human endurance with competitors taking part in back-to-back swimming, cycling and running stages over a variety of distances. In Melbourne, there are several clubs that offer support and guidance for athletes of all levels. Start your training at one of these seven clubs and find yourself at the finish line in no time.

Tri Alliance

Offering a beginner triathlete program and free trials is Tri Alliance, Melbourne’s largest Triathlon squad, which is helping to shape Victoria’s triathlon future. The six-week beginner program includes three to four coached sessions a week where participants will learn swimming, biking and running techniques alongside other like-minded athletes. Sessions run in Elwood and the CBD, and the program includes free race entry into Fun Tri or Gatorade Sprint Tri.

Tri Alliance, 9 Marne Street Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia +61 1300 680 874

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Courtesy Tri Alliance Melbourne

Melbourne Tri Club

With an emphasis on social engagement, the Melbourne Tri Club offers supportive coached and social training sessions at four locations including The Tan, the Hawthorn Velodrome, Kew Boulevard Top Loop and Port Melbourne Surf Lifesaving Club. Membership is open to people of all levels and abilities and the club often hosts regular catch-ups and an annual awards night.

Fluid Movement

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With a ‘train to race’ philosophy Fluid Movement is driven to assist athletes to achieve their goals through individually tailored programs. Their triathlon training locations are numerous and include locations in The Tan, Kevin Bartlett Reserve, the Hawthorn Velodrome, Port Melbourne Surf Lifesaving Club, Yarra Boulevard in Kew, South Yarra Sports Centre, Albert Park Lake and St Kilda Surf Lifesaving Club. The large variety of locations allows athletes to train on a diverse range of courses.

Nunawading Triathlon Club

The Nuna Tri Club was established in 1990 as a service to novice and elite athletes in the eastern suburbs. There are cycling, running and swimming training sessions every day except Fridays at locations including Bill Sewart Athletic Track, Aqualink Nunawading, Bunnings in Vermont South and Lysterfield Lake.

Bayside Triathlon Club

Catering to everyone from seasoned athletes to eager beginners Bayside Triathlon Club runs numerous sessions each week which are structured and overseen by qualified coaches. Established in 1990, Bayside Triathlon Club train at Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre, Sandringham Athletics Club and Duncan McKinnon Reserve among other locations.

Bayside Triathlon Club, 244 Jetty Rd, Hampton Victoria, Australia +61 0413 300 787

Eltham Triathlon and Open Water Club

With roots dating back to 1998, the Eltham Triathlon and Open Water Club was officially established in 2007. Offering challenging and rewarding club sessions, partnered sessions, personal training programs and informal sessions Eltham Triathlon can help you achieve your podium goals. Training locations include Willinda Park, Yarra Plenty Indoor Pool, La Trobe Sports Centre and Watermarc.

Yarra Triathlon Club

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Fitzroy Swimming Pool, Fitzroy
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Formed in 1996, Yarra Tri hosts more than 20 sessions a week for everyone from beginners to elite athletes. Classes cover swimming, cycling, running and brick and take place across Richmond Recreation Centre, Fitzroy Swimming Pool, and Collingwood Leisure Centre. There are also short introductory courses, educational seminars and social events.