Beginner Triathlon Training

Beginner triathlon training is available with enduranceteam and Geelong triathlon coaches.

Beginner triathlon training programs are also available from our expert triathlon coaches.  This page has been designed to give you a brief outline of what you can expect with this option of our training squads, please note if you require more information go to our ‘contact’ page and fill out the email form and we will reply within 24hrs and will be more than happy to assist you.

Beginner Triathlon Training Squad

PictureThis squad is designed for the athlete who has either participated in our Try a Tri Program over the summer season, or the new participant who is looking for the challenge of a new sport in Triathlon, and wants to have fun doing it, around their current lifestyle.

This group will utilize group sessions for training, but athletes will also have the choice of a fully customized individual training program. This squad will comprise of up to 4 sessions each week following approximately the below structure.

All sessions are run in a fun and friendly manner, with the emphasis being on fun and improvement. Athletes who progress through this level of training, can move directly up to the ‘advanced age group squad’ if they choose to do so.

Your squad coach is - Lyndal Dew who is a current Australian Age Group Champion and Victorian Elite Athlete, and your new found entry in a new sport, could not be in better hands.


Here is a ‘Testimonial from Squad Member – Linda Gaspirini.

Being a new member this year I found the whole Endurance Team Triathlon Club experience to be most enjoyable, and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the club to any potential new members, from the training sessions and to the laughs, I know my experience and that of my other recruits has been 100%.

I would highly recommend the Endurance Team Triathlon Club for a number of reasons:

  1. you will receive invaluable advice by a professional and friendly coach
  2. it’s a great way to keep yourself motivated and keep on track towards reaching your goals, whether it be completing your first triathlon or improving your time from last year
  3. the clinic provides an opportunity to meet a group of great people that share similar interests (who won’t call you crazy for getting up early on a Saturday morning for a light 2 hour training session).

I commenced with the Team in November 2011, after a fellow team member suggested I join to overcome my fear of swimming in the deep big ocean (I think I watched Jaws too many times) and have a go at the Active Feet Triathlons… well let me tell you I have come a long way. My coach, Lyndal Dew, always kept me on track, providing valuable advice and little techniques which greatly improved my swimming experience one which I don’t fear anymore, but maybe my competitors do (LOL).

Lyndal’s experience, positive attitude to the sport and her role as a coach provided us all with a sense of calmness amongst the group. Nothing was ever an issue and she would install confidence ‘that you can do it’ and would re-assure us all that we were improving.

I believe from joining the Team I achieved great results in the Active Feet triathlon series, so next season I would like to tackle the longer distances and with the experience and advice from my coach, the wonderful team morale, my enthusiasm and positive attitude I feel I can do it!

Thanks for everything Endurance Team!


Please note; This squad runs in 2 x 12 week blocks each year, from October – December, and then January – April. Participants can follow a generic program supplied to them between April 1st and October 1st.

Typical Weekly “Group” Session Structure (Please contact the relevant coach for the current weekly timetables and venue listings)

Monday PM (6.00pm – 7.00pm Approx) Swim Squad
Thursday PM (5.30pm – 6.30pm Approx) Run Session, leaving from Landy Field
Sat or Sun AM (9.00am – 11.00am Approx) Bike or Run + Swim Session

Training Venue Listing

The Beginner Age Group Squad uses a selection of the following venue’s for training;

Swimming Venues
Kardinia Pool Park Cresent, South Geelong (Free Parking)
Waterworld Cnr of Cox and Melbourne Road, Norlane (Free Parking)
Geelong College Pool Pool Entry via Claremont Street, Newtown (Free Parking)
Riding Loops
Torquay Loops (Surfcoast Highway and Horeshoe Bend Roads)
Anglesea Loops (Ghazzepore, Anglesea Road, Hendy Main, Bones, Blackgate, Paraparap and Forrest Roads)
Lorne Ride (Great Ocean Road + Various)
Lorne / Skenes Creek Loops (Great Ocean Road, Skenes Creek North Road, Skenes Creek Road, Tanybryn, Forrest, Deans Marsh)
You Yangs Loops (Old Geelong Grammer Roads, Mill Road, Branch Road, Forrest North Road)
Ceres Loops (Barrabool Road, Considines Road, Cape Otway Road, Mt Duneed Road, Ghazzepore Roads)
Bellarine Peninsula
Running Venues
Eastern Beach 70-72 Eastern Beach Road (The top of the steps) (Free Parking)
Queens Park Bridge Queens Park Road, Geelong Side of the Bridge (Carpark) (Free Parking)
Deakin University Off Pigdons Road, turning into Nicol Drive North. (2nd turn on the left into Clubroom area) (Free Parking)
Landy Field The corner of Barwon Terrace and Swanston Street. Go in the Swanston Street Entrance (Free Parking)
You Yangs Meet on the corner of Branch Road and Turntable Drive (Carpark) (Free Parking)
Torquay Meet opposite Growlers Restaurant, The Esplanade, Torquay (Free Parking)
Lorne Meet at the Lorne Surf Club Car Park (Free Parking in winter)