Welcome to the Dan McTainsh junior triathlon squad. We are a Triathlon Australia affiliated squad coached by myself. I started my coaching career back in 2009, when I obtained my level 1 Triathlon coaching accreditation and I’m now a Performance level, Triathlon Australia coach. I’ve personally coached a number of athletes from short course triathlon all the way up to having multiple Ironman finishers but my real passion is for junior coaching! I'm a big believer in having fun while developing the necessary skills to allow juniors to not only enjoy their training and racing but to also equip them with the skills and abilities needed to be competitive.
Our term 1 2021 Training schedule is below. For this term we're running 3-4 weekly sessions being a Monday morning swim squad at Albany Creek Leisure Centre, Wednesday morning run squad at the South Pine Sports Complex, Saturday morning T2 (Bike>Run) training also at the South Pine Sports Complex and then on every other Sunday morning a 20-30k ride for those juniors who are ready to undertake some road ride training.
At the moment this session is only suitable for juniors who can hold 2min/100m and are able to complete 1500m of swimming in a single session.
Based out of the South Pine Sports Complex, in term 1 2021, we'll be doing a mixture of interval and fartlek style training. These sessions will be approximately 3-5k in distance total.
T2 Bike+Run training
Probably my favourite session of the week we mix in a bit of transition bike skills, and race like situations to help juniors prepare for race day and build confidence around quickly moving from the bike into the run leg.
This session is conducted in a low traffic environment using a combination of bike paths and back roads and is only suitable for juniors who demonstrate competence riding with cleats.
Session fees are $12.50 (incl GST) for casual one off sessions or $150 (incl GST) for the full term, unlimited sessions.
HOW TO GET STARTED
To get started simply send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/sms to 0430 483 807 and let me know which sessions your son/daughter is interested in and I'll get you all setup to start.