Swimming Pool / Open Water

Many triathletes start race day by saying to themselves, “If I can just get through the swim, I’ll be OK.”

Is that you?

For many people new to triathlon, the swim is the most challenging leg. Our sessions are aimed at triathletes to help them improve, feel confident and put together the fastest possible swim on race day.

The saying goes “You can’t win the race in the swim, but you can lose it”

Top Tips to improve your swim leg

Always have a plan for the swim. From where I'm starting to running up to the timing mat.

Make every stroke count. Concentrate on your technique.

Find someone to swim behind and draft, draft then draft some more.

Swim all the way to shore until your fingers touch the bottom of the sand.

Congratulate yourself for a swim well swum. Now... Concentrate on the bike to come.

We hold swim squad sessions most days of the week as follows

  • North Lakes Aquatic Centre, Little Burke St, North Lakes.) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 5.30am – 6:45am (get out early if you need to)
  • Coach Gai Grieve and Seth Bright
  • Cost $5 + pool entry (pay to pool).
  • This session is suitable for all swimmers from beginners to experienced.  It is a mix of technique / distance and speed.
  • What to bring – You will need your own goggles and we can provide any other equipment if you don’t have it ie flippers, pullbuoy.
  • We have a partnership and members are welcome at Grace Lutheran College Pool on a Tuesday at 5:30am and Thursday at 5am morning and evenings at 6:30pm, Saturday at 5.30am. RTC are welcome to attend.

Contact them for more details.  Email swimming@redcliffetriclub.com

We do Open Water Swims on an ad-hoc basis at both Suttons Beach and Enogerra Dam.  

It’s a great session to start at if you are new to triathlon and the club.