Archive for May, 2012

Learn to Swim

Trifocus is holding a 6 week learn to swim squad starting on Thursday 24 May 2012. The course runs for 6 weeks and is for a maximum of 6 people (minimum of 3 people required). The sessions will be held at Terrey Hills Swim School Myoora Rd Terrey Hills, from 19:00 – 20:00 each Thursday (this is a dedicated indoor heated swim pool 25m long). To book a place please email me at to confirm your place. Cost for the 6 weeks is $150.00 (paid in advance on confirmation of your place). The coach for this squad will be Didi (who will be known to people from CanToo).

Once full a wait list will be held in the event of a withdrawl and it is intended to repeat this course in Spring, places will be offered from this list first for any future courses

This Squad is ideal for someone who lacks confidence in their swimming and would like to improve to be able to complete things like, swimming for fitness, open water swim events, in preparation for CanToo training or triathlons. On completion of the 6 weeks if you want to continue with your swimming you will be able to join the regular squad swim which is also held on a Thursday night at the same time. By participating in the Learn to Swim it is also expected that you will swim during the week to develop the skills that you learn in each session, suggested training plans and sets will be provided for this purpose. Should you have any queries please email or call Tongy (Andrew Tong) on 0406677444.

At the completion of the Learn to Swim classes it is envisaged that we will hold a 6 week stroke correction class, if you want to put your name down in advance for stroke correction please also email me, places will be offered from this list first in the order that you are on the list.

Ironman Australia Port Macquarie 2012

Ironman Australia


What a perfect day for racing at this years Ironman! I was happy to be in Port to support and cheer on the racers Zac, Simon, Len, Jeremy & Paul with other supporters from NSTC (Northern Suburbs Tri Club). For the bike leg we based ourselves on Matthew Flinders Drive a rather short but hard climb as the athletes come back in to town at the end of each lap. I did what  I could to help everyone up the hill and hence I still have very little voice 3 days after the event, every time we get a competitor to smile there was a noticeable lift in their energy. After the bike we positioned ourselves in the heart of town where the laps crossed paths, again it was great to cheer and encourage every participant.

It was great to see all of the NSTC racers get across the line, in particular to Jeremy who I coached for the event and achieved all the target times to achieve his time goal and finish his first Ironman. I will say he flew through his last k, finishing very strongly. Simon a regular at swimming over the last 6 months also completed his first Ironman with a sub 11hr performance. Well done to everyone who competed.

“If you are comfortable with your training regime then you should be concerned. You can only make the big gains by being out of your comfort zone.”
- Me

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May 2012

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