To get started in triathlon, you can actually get away with minimal triathlon equipment.  If you have bathers, goggles, a bike, helmet and runners, then you can get started straight away! So don’t let specific equipment stand in your way – grab your gear and get along to a training session! Remember we offer a FREE week training to try out our sessions, so there really is NO excuse not to get started!

For those who want to know what additional triathlon equipment you will need as you progress through your training, read on…

Swim

In the Pool

  • Bathers / Swimwear – anything that is tight fitted
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap – to minimise drag and to keep your hair out of your eyes!
  • Towel
  • Pool ‘Toys’ – Pull Buoy, Paddles, Fins, Kick board, Snorkel – these can be purchased from our Online TriShop.

Beginner Triathlon Swim Squad Melbourne
Beginner Triathlon Swim Squad Melbourne Orca Wetsuit

Open Water

  • Bathers / Swimwear – anything that is tight fitted
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap – to minimise drag and to keep your hair out of your eyes!
  • Towel
  • Wetsuit – Optional. Wetsuits are highly beneficial when swimming in cooler climates and if you need more buoyancy. If you are going to buy one, make sure it fits properly!

Bike

On the Windtrainer

  • Bike – Mountain, hybrid, road or TT. Whatever you have or whatever you are borrowing is fine. It doesn’t matter, as long as it is road worthy (a good start is to check that the brakes are working! Take the bike in for a basic service if you are unsure.)
  • Water Bottle – Triathlon training is thirsty work
  • Shoes – Depending on your pedals you can wear runners or bike shoes
  • Windtrainer – Don’t have one? That’s ok.  You can hire one of ours for $5.  Don’t know what a windtrainer is?? Check out the pic…
  • Towel
  • Clothing – Cycling Knicks make for a comfortable ride, a tee shirt will do up top but make sure it is made of breathable material for your comfort
  • Cadence Monitor Optional – When we train on the bike we often refer to cadence (pedal revolutions) so a cadence monitor will assist you in achieving the desired cadence

On the road

  • Bike – Mountain, hybrid, road or TT. Whatever you have or whatever you are borrowing is fine. It doesn’t matter, as long as it is road worthy (a good start is to check that the brakes are working! Take the bike in for a basic service if you are unsure.)
  • Helmet. Make sure it fits securely and buckles do up.  If it’s over 5 years old or has any cracks – it’s time for a new one.
  • Tool kit – Spare Tubes, Tire Levers & Pump or Gas Cylinders
  • Nutrition/Hydration. Out on the road you may not always have access to food and water so make sure you have a water bottle or two and some snacks (jam sandwich, banana, gels and/or bars)
  • Lights – Front & Rear lights are compulsory for early morning and late afternoon rides
  • Cadence Monitor Optional – When we train on the bike we often refer to cadence (pedal revolutions) so a cadence monitor will assist you in achieving the desired cadence
  • Clothing – Cycling Knicks make for a comfortable ride, Cycling jersey has pockets to store your nutrition, keys or spare tubes, Wet weather gear for the winter months
  • Sunglasses – To protect your eyes from the sun and airborne object
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Tri Alliance Triathlon Training Squad Melbourne
Tri Alliance Triathlon Training Squad Melbourne

Run

  • Running Shoes. Make sure they are good quality and fit your feet and running style
  • Running Cap – to protect you from the sun
  • Sunglasses – To protect your eyes from the sun and airborne object

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