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LAPD Triathlon Club

“LAPD Tri Club is excited to participate in the interclub series for season 2018/2019, what we may lack in numbers and ability we make up for in club pride and audacity” (Ben Hill, President)


About the Club / History

LAPD triathlon club was started way back in the early days of triathlon with the original committee made up of people living in Leichhardt, Parramatta and Drummoyne, leading to the club name. In 1993 LAPD was incorporated and all the initial fun and game became official. The subsequent 25 years have seen many talented athletes and memorable characters contribute to the LAPD Tri Clubs evolution to where we are today.  Triathlon at LAPD is for everyone who wants to give it a go and do your best

LAPD caters for athletes of all ages and abilities, anyone is welcome and we are looking for budding new triathletes from the south west of Sydney (Cumberland and Canterbury Bankstown LGAs). Their club moto ‘You only get out what you put in’


Training Sessions Offered

The LAPD offer swimming sessions in both Granville Pool and Auburn Pool. You will see their members cycling all over Sydney and Sydney Olympic Park. And they run in Bankstown.

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Lightning Season Preview Q&A

Athlete to watch and why?  Annie Simmons – perennial podium getter in events over all distances, unstoppable once she gets going and afraid of no one

Who is your club Coach? Joe “when does it get hard” Dimech, founding member and 30 something ironman finisher

Club Captain? Jacqui “I’ve done hardly any training” Viterale, responsible for catering and club moral

Spiritual Guide? Eugene “The Professor” Irvine, done every Nepean Triathlon and then some

Rookie to watch?    Jane “super fish” Cooper – technically LAPDs youngest adult member and easily fastest swimmer, goes OK cycling and running as well

Club ambassador? John “Let’s do it” Arakelian – LAPD Juniors coordinator and social ringmaster

Club other than your own who you think might win your Interclub Series and why?  Hills are always going to be a favourite for the interclub competition but with the points structure giving clubs of all sizes a look in Concord will give them a run for their money

Event you are most looking forward to on the Calendar?  Can’t go past Nepean Triathlon, with the 37th running of the event coming up and some of the best triathletes in Australia racing every year it’s not to be missed


How to connect with LAPD

LAPD Triathlon Club Facebook – Click here

Lidcombe LAPD Lightning

RankAthleteClubAge GroupPerformance Points
1ANNIE SIMMONSLAPD Lightning65-69 Female5.5
2Eugene IRVINLAPD Lightning70-74 Male3.5
3Lilian MOLEWORTHLAPD Lightning40-44 Female3
4Timothy MOLESWORTHLAPD Lightning35-39 Male2.5
5Ben HILLLAPD Lightning45-49 Male1.5
6Jane COOPERLAPD Lightning35-39 Female1

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