Training with The Lakers

Effective immediately, all club training sessions are cancelled due to COVID-19.

Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned campaigner, training with others is a great way to fast track your triathlon development. As the biggest triathlon club in South Australia the Lakers have a broad range of training options to suit all abilities. For more information please contact one of the individual coaches about a session (Our Club Coaches).

The club is led by head coach Nigel Pietsch and supported by a strong team of qualified coaches and session leaders making for a great training environment. Most sessions are designed to suit all ability levels.

If you have any questions or wish to come along and are not sure if the session is suitable please feel free to contact Nigel Pietsch on 0413399453.

Lakers Training Schedule


What/WhereSuitable ForCoachWhenCost
Monday Morning long (1-4km) ocean swim – Henley Beach Jettyanyone capable of swimming 1km straight Kevin and Grant Fergusson6-6.30am check Facebook for start times. Start October long weekend Free
Monday night swim
Tirana Way West Lakes
Anyone capable of swimming 500m straightVerity PietschStarts November 4th through to early March Free
Wednesday morning pool session – Thebarton poolSuitable for all levelsGrant FergussonTwo groups :
5.30 and 6.30am
Friday morning pool session – Thebarton pool Suitable for all levels Grant Fergusson Two groups :
5.30 and 6.30am
Friday night open water skill development swims – Tiranna Way West LakesSuitable for all levelsNigel Pietsch 6-7pm
Oct 25
Nov 8,15,22,
Dec 6
Jan 17, 31,
Feb 7,14,28,
Sunday swim and run Tirana way west lakes Straight long swims of 1-4km Nigel and Verity Pietsch7.30am for swim and approx. 8.30 for run
Nov 27 to April


What/WhereSuitable ForCoachWhenCost
Tuesday morning hills ride (Norton loop). Corner of East Tce. and Rundle street Medium to strong ridersVarious ride leaders5:35amFree
Saturday morning A-grade ride (hills or coast) – Maid and Magpie and West lakes Stronger riders Nigel Pietsch 6:15amFree
Saturday morning B and C grade (Henley beach to Hills ride) Cibo Henley Medium level Steve Diamond 7:15amFree
Saturday morning beginners ride (Henley to Outer Harbor) Cibo Henley Entry level Dom Molyneux 7:15amFree


What/WhereSuitable ForCoachWhenCost
Tuesday night longer intervals– Torrens weir car park, war memorial drive Capable of sub 35 min 5km through to sub 17 minutes Nigel Pietsch 6pm$2
Thursday night short intervals night -Henley oval Raymond street Suitable for all runners beginner or experienced Nigel Pietsch 6pm$2
Thursday night winter long run Henley square 6.15 pm Suitable for all runners beginner or experienced Nigel Pietsch 6pmFree
Sunday swim and run Tirana way west lakes Suitable for all runners beginner or experiencedNigel and Verity PietschApprox. 8.30 after swim Free
Sunday winter trail runs Corner of Glynburn road and waterfall tce.
Starts in May
Suitable for all levelsNigel Pietsch 7:30amFree

Club Race/Training Results