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EFS Club House

Formed as a small training group in 1997 at Leeming Rec Centre, it then moved over to the old Melville Aquatic Outdoor pool.

The training group formed itself into a club and based itself at Leisurefit Aquatic Booragoon in 2013/14 until undergoing a relocation beginning in April 2022.

With membership growth every year, an outstanding member performance both in triathlon & multisport, with 5 x high Level Triathlon Australia Accredited Club Coaches, plus efs also ticks the boxes with a strong proactive committee at the helm.






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Since 1997 beginnings the EFS athletes have trained/achieved:


  • 305 Ironman Triathlon finishers

  • 619 Half Ironman finishers         

  • 15 x Hawaii Ironman finishers including several podium finishes and 1 x  gold medal , 1 x bronze medal

  • ITU World Age Group Championships  --  so far --total of 16 Podiums 

  • 76  people training with EFS have now made the Australian Age Group Triathlon Team & competed in ITU Aquathlon, Sprint, Olympic (now called Standard) and Long Course Triathlon in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand USA, UK and China. 

  • In 2014 they swept the floor winning 2 silver medals and 4 bronze medals!

  • In 2019 we had our latest Podium @ ITU Worlds Switzerland, Kim Tyler 

  • Then COV19 hit 

  • Rotto Solo Crossings – 66

  • Rotto crossing as a Team or Duos  -- 122

  • Port2Pub Solo Crossings  - 9

  • Port2Pub Teams - 19

  • 109 podiums in TOTY (TWA) up to the 2020 series (Triathlete of the Year State Series Races)

  • 46 podiums TriEvents Series winners (series ceased 2018)

  • Podium finishes in overseas international triathlons such as: France, Indonesia, Singapore, Canada, China, Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, and New Zealand.  


  • 98 plus Anaconda/Rapid Ascent racers finished the event so far

  • 10 at Swim/Run Cape 2Cape Events.

  • 144  Marathon Finishers including the famous New York, Boston, Berlin, Paris marathons plus around Australia. 

  • Many of the squad compete in the half marathons & Fun runs. 

  • EFS Athletes and triathletes race around the globe in Australia, New Caledonia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, France, Indonesia, USA, China, NZ, Croatia, Germany and Europe with ITU Age Groups, 70.3, full Ironman races plus Ultras & Marathons & Trail /Adventure & Mtn Bike & more

  • Various Open Water swims in Australia, USA, Croatia, New Zealand 

The Legend of the Rat                                              


In the early days (about 1998) there were not a lot of lane space days for a tri squad available, so we all did an early morning 6am river swim in summer once a week at Pt Walter.      

The wildlife didn’t like sharing their riverbank very much (big grotty hairy coated river rats) & the nickname began of doing the “river rat swim” … which eventually turned into the “rat logo” after we finally obtained lane space available at the pools on a permanent basis.

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Club Benefits 

  • Triathlon Australia Insurances 

  • Fully Accredited Coaches

  • TWA Membership Race Entry Discounts 

  • Australian Age Group Selection opportunities

  • Various Triathlon Australia m/ship offers 

  • Social Club activities throughout the year

  • Monthly e-newsletter

  • Quality Club Apparell and training gear

  • Rewards System for racing &  attending races 

  • Rat of the Year Annual Awards at AGM

  • Fill the Tent (club) support at selected events 

  • Training & Racing with a "like minded" group 

  • Various Training Camps for major events 

  • Workshops to improve skill levels 

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 EFS Club Leadership for 2023-24
  President:  Gaye McKean 
  Secretary : TBA
  Treasurer: Pablo Rodriguez  
  Brian Kempson; Glen Goh
  Cheryl Clarenc     
Club Head Coach
Brian Kempson 

EFS Coaches

    Geoff Grose
    Michael Cooper
    Gaye McKean
    Jacinta O'Connor


Club Records


AGM Minutes

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