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The Triathlon Club have engaged with the Hervey bay Swimming Club and Fraser Coast Council to assist with the provision of swim squad services at the Hervey bay Aquatic Centre. 

Our involvement was born of the need to support our own members and the wider swimming community across the Fraser Coast.  We are blessed with extensive coaching credentials, an experienced committee and the financial security provided by the success of our signature Triathlon event the Hervey Bay 100.

After considerable consultation an expression of interest was published to select a suitably qualified coach to facilitate and administer the program.  We are happy to announce Caleb Ryan has been successful in this process and will facilitate activities and act as head coach for the program.  Regular reviews will be completed by the Swim Squad committee and any necessary amendments to the foundation outline will be considered. 

A few key notes for consideration:
* The swim squad has always been and will always be a traditional technique and competitive program.  Any dedicated Triathlon elements will sit outside of the Aquatic centre published program and will be hosted at times outside of the attached schedule.  Keep in mind we have an Olympian amongst our ranks who's early development was all traditional swim squad base, we know it works!
* HBTC have had the support of Council with a subsidised lane hire agreement.  The remaining cost is still a considerable investment by the club but one we felt necessary to ensure consistency of supply at a cost that assists our swimmers to engage as in the past.  


Current state of play HBTC coaching strategy.

* Due to delays at Triathlon Australia with curriculum updates  we have had to delay our launch date.  rest assured we are still motivated to roll out a full schedule as outlined. 

The committee has been investing considerable time and resources to provide a sustainable coaching program to assist our members.  There is still some work left to lock this down and launch a date to start activities however below is the draft plan ready for implementation:
* Triathlon Australia have given us the nod to run foundation coach training within our region.  We currently have 2 accredited coaches that can facilitate this.  
* Our aim is to support our current 3 experienced and accredited club coaches with another 6 foundation level coaches to cover all activities.
* Session plan is 3 per week.  Run am Tuesday, Ride am Thursday and Swim am Friday.  Additional sessions will be added as we see the need and have available staff.
* Coaching will be provided free to club members (including social) for at least the first 3 months as we fine tune programs and review participation.
* Junior coaching (under 12) will be considered outside of this launch program and be for skills development and basic assistance.  Brians junior performance clinics will remain in place and be administered as it traditionally has. 
* All sessions will form part on an on going weekly program developed by our senior coaches, these as required will be to prepare our members for club races and key events outlined within the recent survey.

* Desired launch date is late September.  We are looking to have a soft start to some sessions prior to this date and will advise in due course.

* Please keep in mind these will be group sessions administered on the day with what we hope will be a few additional clinics added in.  Programs will be generic for the group and although coaches will do their best to assist individually these sessions are not intended to cover the same engagement as having a one on one coaching program facilitated.


Stay updated with our current social sessions by following our live updates on Facebook.

Wednesday runners group. Meets 5.30pm at the all abilities park.
Giant Hervey Bay Group ride Wednesday mornings (seasoned campaigners)
Giant Hervey Bay ladies ride Thursday mornings (all welcome)

Social groups, ride and swim session contacts:


Hervey Bay Triathlon Club

HBTC Training and Racing Group

Funky Friday Splashers

Hervey Bay Swim Club

Hervey Bay Humpbacks masters swimming club

Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

Giant Hervey Bay

Fraser Coast Cycling club

Wednesday Runners

Park Run Hervey Bay

Park Run Maryborough

BMee Coaching


Fraser Coast Council/ aquatic centres

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