The Gold Coast’s First Ever High School Triathlong Program
Robina State High School Sports Academy in association with
Triathlon Queensland is proud to present the Gold Coast’s first ever High
School Triathlon Program, giving sportspeople the opportunity to develop into
elite athletes through our high-performance training program.
Under the guidance of Triathlon Australia Accredited coaches
and former professional triathletes, Robina State High School students in the
Triathlon Academy will be able to advance their levels of conditioning to
perform at the highest level both in their racing and in the classroom.
Who can be a Triathlete?
Did you know that a majority of medallists at the Triathlon
World Championships and Olympic Games originally came from a different sport
before choosing triathlon? Often the very best athletes in the world had never
considered triathlon until they were in their teenage years. We understand each
athlete brings a range of training experiences which can be supported in the
Triathlon Academy. A student may already be training in a squad; yet this
specialised program caters for an enthusiastic beginner as well. Whatever the
situation, students are encouraged to apply.
Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the world,
enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. It is three times the fun of any
other sport, combining swimming, cycling and running into one event.
Each week students will do up to five hours of training and
are encouraged to pursue triathlon to a higher level. The Triathlon Academy
sessions include both swimming in the pool and open water swimming, skill
development focusing on aerobic development, kicking, breathing, stroke correction
and timing. Swimming race skills and technique will be shaped throughout the
program to ensure students can perform at the highest level. Bike sessions are
held off road, including at Nerang Velodrome, and focus on bike competence,
skills, time trials, and transition work. Through running sessions in the
Triathlon Academy, students are taught pacing skills and drills, as well as
change of pace development. Students also develop strength and technique
awareness as well as further crafting their running as soon as they dismount
During theory lessons, students are taught and encouraged to
develop SMART goals that they can work towards though the course of the
program. These are broken down into each part of triathlon and focus on
improved swimming and running times each term and developing new and advanced
skills on the bike. Every student-athlete’s ultimate goal is to meet the
challenge of competing in a variety of Triathlon events across Queensland and
Students in the Triathlon Academy are also expected to take
advantage of our whole school sporting events including swimming, cross country
and athletics carnival to further develop, and put into practice the skills
that they learn through the program.
Endorsed by Triathlon Queensland
Robina State High School works very closely with Triathlon
Queensland to produce the best triathlon academy in the state. By being fully endorsed
by the governing body, we are able to provide students with the very best when
it comes to coaching and training for all of our athletes.
At Robina State High School we are fortunate to be located
in the centre of the Gold Coast. As a result, our triathlon team have access
- Bond University High Performance Institute
and Indoor Pool
- Nerang Velodrome
- Gold Coast Hinterland tracks
- 400M Athletics Track
- 2KM School Running Loop
- Controlled fresh, open water training
- Robina State High School’s state of the art
Sports Academy gymnasium
The school will grant some scholarships for Year Six students upon entry into the Sports Academy Programs. Scholarships are by written application and winners will be presented with their scholarship at their own school graduation. The scholarship is for the year of entry only and may be a part or full scholarship to contribute to the Student Resource Scheme.