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Australian Schools Triathlon Festival


2017 Australian Schools Triathlon Festival

The Australian Schools Triathlon Festival (ASTF) is new multi-sport initiative presented jointly by School Sport Australia (SSA) and Triathlon Australia. The inaugural ASTF is scheduled for 18-21 April 2017 in Penrith NSW. The ASTF is an outstanding opportunity for secondary school students from all over Australia to be part of this national multi-sport festival aimed specially at students.

In order to cater for all student capabilities and aspirations Triathlon Australia and School Sport Australia has created multi-tiered events program. With the combination of the SSA Triathlon Championships and the inclusion of participation Triathlon, school relay and Aquathlon programme into the ASTF it opens up a whole new opportunity for students to participate in this dynamic sport on a variety of levels.

The ASTF has two key event categories; the existing School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships and the new Australian Open Schools Triathlon. For students to compete in the School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships they must be selected into their respective state school sport representative teams. Selection into state school sport teams means they can race for the prestigious School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship Titles.

Australian Open Schools Triathlon Events

This event is open to any secondary school students, aged 13 and above, who wish to represent their school at the Australian Schools Triathlon Festival.  Students have the choice of competing in one, two or three different formats of the sport during the festival.

  • Australian Open Schools AQUATHLON Championships (Swim/Run)
    Date: 3:00pm, Wednesday 19th of April.
    Cost: $30
  • Australian Open School Triathlon (Non-Drafting)
    Date: 2:00pm, Thursday 20th of April.
    Cost: $95.
  • Australian Open School Triathlon Relay Championships (Non-Drafting)
    Date: 11:00am, Friday 21st of April.
    Cost: 3 x $31.50.
    Details: 1 swimmer/1 cyclist/1 runner from the same age and gender may form a school team.  Schools may enter multiple teams in each category (junior / intermediate / senior, male / female).
    Only one person must enter the relay team into the registration portal. Please have all student's details (DOB, contact number etc) prior to commencing the registration process.

* Each of the aforementioned open events will include a wave for students with a disability!

CLICK HERE for an event guide.

School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship Events

This event is for students selected in their respective State School Sport Triathlon Team only.

  • 2017 SSA Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal Cycle leg)
    Date: 8:00am, Thursday 20th of April.
  • 2017 SSA Triathlon Relay Championships (Draft Legal Cycle Leg)
    Date: 8:00am, Friday 21st of April.


Age Categories

  • Junior: 13 - 14 years old
  • Intermediate: 15 - 16 years old
  • Senior: 17 and above

* Categories are specified by what age you are on the day.

Schedule of Events

Day 1 – Tuesday, 18 April 2017

TIME

ACTIVITY

9:00 AM – 1.00 PM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

3:00 – 3:45 PM

4:00 – 4:45 PM


6:00 – 7:00 PM

Teams arrive

Bike setup, Bike / Run course

Familiarisation Bikes to lockup area

School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships Opening Ceremony at the Grand Stand of Sydney International Regatta Centre

School Sport Australia Pre-Championship Meeting

 


 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Start

Activity

Notes

Location

Wednesday 19th April 2017

10.30am

Bike Mechanic on site

 

Lawn Area

1.30pm

Transition / Registration Opens for Aquathlon

 

Lawn Area

2.45pm

Transition / Registration Closes for Aquathlon

 

Lawn Area

2.50pm

Race Briefing

 

Swim Start

3.00pm

RACE START - Aquathlon

300m / 2km

 

4.00pm

Aquathlon finish - Presentation

 

Grand Stand

Thursday 20th April 2017

5.30am

Bike Mechanic on site

 

Lawn Area

5.30am

Registration Opens (Championship Events)

 

Lawn Area

5.30am

Transition Opens (Championship Events)

 

Lawn Area

6.45am

Transition Closes (Championship Events)

 

Lawn Area

6.50am

Race Briefing

 

Swim Start

7.00am

RACE START - Championship Junior (Females)

400m/12km/3km

 

7.25am

RACE START - Championship Junior (Males)

Draft Legal

 

8.00am

Race Briefing

 

Swim Start

8.10am

RACE START - Championship Intermediate (Females)

600m/16km/4km

 

8.42am

RACE START - Championship Intermediate (Males)

Draft Legal

 

9.30am

Race Briefing

 

Swim Start

9.40am

RACE START - Championship Senior (Females)

750m/20km/5km

 

10.22am

RACE START - Championship Senior (Males)

Draft Legal

 

10.00am

Registration & Transition Opens (Open Events)

 

Lawn Area

11.45am

Registration & Transition Closes (Open Events)

 

Lawn Area

11.50am

Race Briefing (Open Events)

 

Transition

12.00pm

RACE START - Open Junior Waves

400m/10km/2km

 

 

Race Briefing (Open Events)

 

Transition

1.00pm

RACE START - Open Intermediate Waves

500m/15km/4km

 

1:10pm

RACE START - Open Senior Waves

500m/15km/4km

 

2:30pm

Presentation - Open Events

 

 

Friday 21st April 2017

5.30am

Bike Mechanic on site

 

Lawn Area

6.30am

Registration Opens (Championship Events)

 

Lawn Area

6.30am

Transition Opens (Championship Events)

 

Lawn Area

7.45am

Registration & Transition Closes (Championship Events)

 

Lawn Area

7.50am

Race Briefing

 

Grand Stand

8.00am

RACE START - Championship Inter Relay

300m/5km/1.5km

ALL

8.02am

RACE START - Championship Junior Relay

300m/5km/1.5km

ALL

9.30am

RACE START - Championship Senior Relay

300m/5km/1.5km

ALL

 9:32am  

RACE START - Championship Senior Relay

 300m/5km/1.5km  ALL

10.00am

Registration & Transition Open (Open Teams Events)

 

Lawn Area

11.20am

Race Briefing

Open Relay

Transition

11.30am

RACE START - Open Teams

500m/15km/4km

ALL

11.30am

Male Senior

500m/15km/4km

Swim Start

11.32am

Male Intermediate

500m/15km/4km

Swim Start

11.34am

Male Junior

500m/15km/4km

Swim Start

11.40am

Female Senior

500m/15km/4km

Swim Start

11.42am

Female Intermediate

500m/15km/4km

Swim Start

11.44am

Female Junior

500m/15km/4km

Swim Start

12.45pm

Presentation - Open Teams

 

Grand Stand

1.00pm

Australian Schools Tri - Closing Ceremony & BBQ

 

Grand Stand

 

Distances

Australian Schools Triathlon Festival Distances 2017

Please Note: 

  • Championship Relay is ITU style: 2 Female 2 Male draft legal triathlon each
  • Open Relay: 1 swimmer, 1 cyclist, 1 runner (NON draft legal)
  • Relays will be conducted in Age and Gender Categories.


NSW Selection Policy

CLICK HERE for Triathlon NSW's Selection Policy for the NSW Team to represent NSW High Schools at the Australian Schools Triathlon Championships. 

Course Maps

Frequently Asked Questions

CLICK HERE for a Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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