Triathlon clubs are easily found all over Melbourne, the city has the ideal landscape and infrastructure for the sport. The weather makes it somewhat easier to train and race here compared to the hotter areas of Australia, especially for sprint distances!
We are blessed to have amazing swimming pools, a beautiful coast line and thousands of kilometres of bush roads to run and cycle.
I got into triathlon back in 2016 but have fallen in love with the sport only more and more as I’ve gotten older. I recently decided to join my first triathlon club in order to get that triathlon community vibe and some specialised professional coaching.
It was one of the best decisions I’ve made this year.
In conjunction with triathlon specific training you can add in some personal training sessions to maintain muscle growth. For the past year I’ve been training with Kosta of KonstanTeamFitness who trains his clients out of his awesome backyard gym in Altona Meadows.
So without further ado, here is a list of Melbourne’s best triathlon clubs. I’ve included as much information on each local community based club as I can find and will continue to update the list periodically.
If you notice any information out of date or want me to add a club then please get in touch via the contact page.
Melbourne’s Best Triathlon Clubs:
Greensborough Triathlon Club
Established in 2017 by Catherine Corbett & Oliver Yourn Greensborough Triathlon Club is a family friendly club focused on creating a welcoming and accessible triathlon club for entrants of all fitness levels. It caters to any age group and welcomes any complete beginner to athletes with more advanced abilities.
The Victorian tri club is strongly focused on its community and everyone having a great time at club events. They’re often seen rocking their merch at different races around Melbourne and the country.
They are aiming to be the best non bayside club in Melbourne and I have a funny feeling they will reach that goal one day soon.
Yarra Tri Club
Easily one of the most noticeable clubs around Melbourne. I’ve never participated but have heard of good things from club members who enjoy the social training.
A good option if you live in the Yarra area.
Melbourne Tri Club
Self-titled “Melbourne’s best oldest and best tri club”. Affiliated with Fluid Movements as well. New members welcome.
Led by Sean Foster (Foz) and Lyndsay, this is the pro’s club with some very experienced coaches. The sheer amount of Kona level athletes in here is kind of intimidating. Depending on the training programs you join, you’ll soon be out there on the track and in the open water getting the most out of your training sessions.
If you’re looking specifically for pro level triathlon coaching in preparation for a race entry, these are probably the best triathlon club in Melbourne for you (possibly even Australia).
Disclosure: This is the triathlon club that I joined because it’s local to where I live in South Yarra and because the head coach & founder Sean Foster has been to Kona World Championships 5 times, twice as an elite athlete – blimey!
Western Suburbs Triathlon Club
This squad got started back in 1983, well before I was born! They have a big focus on racing and hold regular races during summer along the Altona foreshore.
Probably one of the oldest triathlon clubs in Melbourne.
Tri Chicks wins the best website award hands down. Their brand looks really top notch and offers a very supportive environment to the female tri community with a range of triathlon programs on offer.
If you want to get involved in their squad sessions with a family friendly environment and supportive structure, pricing starts at $40 per week.
Nuna Tri Club
The Nunawading triathlon club has been around since 1990 and is based in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
If I’ve read their membership page correctly this looks to be a very affordable option if you just want people to train with and don’t need specialised programming for a specific upcoming race.
Tri Alliance Vic
I can’t quite tell from their website where this squad is based, somewhere in….Victoria! It looks like a very active club. They had one of the biggest turn outs out the last sprint I raced. I’ve also seen them a few times whilst run training down at St Kilda.
Some Notable Mentions
- Benalla Triathlon Club
- Hawthorn Triathlon Club
- Knox Triathlon Club
- Riviera Triathlon Club
- Davey Black Triathlon Club
- Latrobe Valley Triathlon Club
- Bayside Triathlon Club
- Eltham Tri Club
- Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club
So there you have it. A complete list of the best triathlon clubs in Melbourne.
Once you’ve joined a club you might want to sign up for a distance race. I recommend the 2XU triathlon series of races that take place over the summer months.
The 2XU race series offers a perfect mix of sprint and olympic length of races which include open water swims. All the bayside triathlon clubs get amongst these races.
I recently did the sprint distance down at Elwood and it was a really fun tri to get back into the sport. It makes all the triathlon training worth it. They also do races down at Sandringham.
Take your pick, join up and go swim, bike, run. Reach your triathlon goals and make the impossible possible- I’ll see you at the finish line on race day at the next race!
The sport of triathlon is waiting for you.
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