Development Program

Development Program

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The Noosa Tri Club Holiday Training Camp will provide participants the opportunity to experience a full range of triathlon training.The sessions will focus on specific skill acquisition/improvement for swim, bike, run and transitions.

The program will be divided into three levels:

Kids Squad
For 7-12 year olds, with a focus on fun, enjoyment and basic skills.

Youth Squad
For 13 to 15-year-olds. Focussed on advanced skills and refinement of technique, strength development and enhance interest in the sport.

Junior Squad
For 16 years of age and older with a focus on technique and training towards competition.

Bike & Run Location: Giraween Sports Complex

1 Day Free Trial: Saturdays at 7am

Download Program: Download the latest program

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* Schedule subject to change over time to adapt to each level`s needs and progression.

*Although there is an age range defined for each level, the participants will be allocated according to
their abilities.

** The swimming is done via Learn to Swim at the NAC. The days are a suggestion and it depends on their availability.

*** Monday afternoon swim is done via NAC at the Platinum Squad. It is a suggestion and it depends
on their availability.

Kids Squad 


Private Lessons

Additional Mandatory Requirements 
Before joining, athletes must have a Triathlon Australia membership. We recommend the Standard membership if you wish to train and race consistently. Do not forget to link the membership to the Noosa Tri Club.

Try Before You Buy
Not sure if triathlon suits your child? Triathlon Australia offers a “Try Before you Buy” option. We recommend this 8-week option ($20). This option does not cover insurance costs when racing. If you want to race on this package, you will need a One Day Membership to race.

About the Coach

Joe Fernandes has been involved in triathlon for the past 14 years. He joined his first triathlon squad in 2008, in his hometown Brasília (the capital of Brazil). Since then, he hasn’t stopped being involved with the sport.

Joe is a former ITU 30-34 Age Group Sprint World Champion (Chicago, 2015), and has several podiums in Sprint, Olympic and 70.3 distances. In 2010, during his academic studies of Physical Education, he started working as a triathlon assistant coach and swim instructor, working with athletes from sprint to ironman distance. Later that year, he had his first international experience at the ITU World Championships in Budapest.

Joe moved to Australia in 2016 to study a master’s degree in Sports Management and Project Management on the Gold Coast. Since his first days in Australia, he has been working as a learn-to-swim instructor and coach.

Now settled in Noosa, he has been working at the Noosa Aquatic Centre for about a year. In partnership with the Noosa Tri Club, Joe has been working on a project to foment triathlon and increase participation at kids, youth and junior levels through a development program.


  • Accredited Triathlon Queensland Foundation Coach
  • Master of Sports Management
  • Master of Project Management
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher Towards Competitive Strokes

Recent Achievements


  • Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast – 8 th Place (Age Group 30-34)


  • ITU World Championship Olympic Distance (Gold Coast) – 14th Place (Age Group 30-34)
  • Ironman 70.3 Cairns – 6 th Place (Age Group 30-34)


  • Ironman 70.3 Cairns – 3 rd Place (Age Group 30-34)
  • Ironman 70.3 World Championship Chattanooga – 23 rd place (Age Group 30-34)
  • Queensland Triathlon Series Robina Olympic Distance – 1 st Place (Age Group 30-34)


  • Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney – 1 st Place (Age Group 30-34)
  • Noosa Triathlon – 4 th Place (Age Group 30-34)
  • Ironman 70.3 Brazil (Palmas) – 2 nd Place (Age Group 30-34 – also 2 nd place age group overall)


  • Ironman 70.3 Silverman – 7 th Place (Age Group 30-34)
  • ITU World Championship Sprint Distance (Chicago) – 1 st Place (Age Group 30-34)
  • Brazilian National Championship Olympic Distance (Joao Pessoa) – 2 nd Place (Age Group 25-29)

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Noosa Tri Club is always looking for new members, of every standard of fitness & experience. If you or anyone you know has an interest in taking part in the most exciting, healthiest & fastest growing sport in the world please join us or get in contact!