Andrew Tong aka Tongy
Triathlon Coach & Junior Triathlon Coach
Athletics Australia – Level 2 Event Group Coach Recreational Running
Athletics Australia – IAAF Nestle Healthy Active Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Course
Play By The Rules – Child Protection
Play By The Rules – Harassment and Discrimination
Working With Children Check – Hold Clearance Letter for Paid Work
Years in Triathlon: 20+ Years
Years Coaching: 10+ years
The majority of my coaching services are provided over the internet therefore I am able and willing to coach athletes from any location. I am based in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs and an active member of the Northern Suburbs Triathlon Club (NSTC).
For further details and pricing please contact me via email email@example.com
1 to 1 coaching
These plans are tailored specifically to the individual triathlete working towards 1 or 2 ‘A’ races in a season. Ideally we need a minimum of 6 months to train & prepare for a race, however a plan of 12 months is optimum, enabling the correct base training to be put in place prior to peaking for you chosen event. All 1 to 1 plans consist of a macro plan being prepared in consultation with the triathlete, this plan is then broken down into meso cycles (typically 3 – 5 week periods), with a detailed weekly training plan issued. One critical aspect that is key to success in being coached is not just the training, but feeding back all aspects of training or lifestyle to me (your coach). With 1 to 1 plans I am available as & when to the triathlete either via telephone, skype (including video) or email and I encourage regular communication.
Not everyone wants detailed coaching, but would like a plan & access to a coach. I can supply generic training plans to assist you with your racing, these plans are not as intense as 1 to 1 coaching and issued with each meso. I am also available each week for a consultation either via telephone, skype (including video) or email and like 1 to 1 plans I encourage regular communication.
Is your company competing in a corporate triathlon? Do you want to ensure that you are at the top of your field not only in business but in triathlon as well? I can complete a training plan specifically for the event & for your team. This will be similar to the generic plans, with all athletes encouraged to contact me individually regarding their training and progress. Depending on requirements I can also provide seminars or training sessions for your team.
Race Specific Plans
Race organisers do you want to offer your competitors a training plan for your race? Like the generic or corporate training I can compile a plan for your race and your competitors. There are many different ways to structure such coaching and I am willing to discuss your requirements and tailor the coaching and offer to your requirements.
Swim Video Analysis
Either individually or in small groups, I can compile a video analysis session which includes footage of swimmers individually both above the water line and under the water for a comprehensive analysis of your swimming stroke. This can be completed at any swimming pool providing specific permission to video is granted.
I encountered the triathlon world in 1996 by taking part in a corporate sprint triathlon and was very quickly addicted to the sport. Since my first triathlon I have completed all major distances from Sprint to Ironman, having completed 7 Ironman events to date. In addition to triathlon I have also completed marathons and participated in many cycle sportives (including Etape du tour). I am based in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney Australia, and lived in London from 2001 – 2009 providing me with experience & knowledge of triathlon events in Australia, UK and Europe. I am currently an active member of the Northern Suburbs Triathlon Club (NSTC) based on the Northside of Sydney.
I commenced coaching with the Ful-On Tri club in London in 2005 and during this time I completed level 2 Certificate in Coaching Triathlon with British Triathlon. This course is certified by the UKCC and recognised by the ITU. I was awarded the Coach of the Year in 2008 by British Triathlon for the London region and in 2007 was awarded the Zurich Club Member of the year at Ful-on Tri club. The Zurich award is for a volunteer and marks their contribution to the club, in my case coaching.
Up until 2008 I worked in the corporate world for a large multi national property company, where I worked for 19 years and last held the position of Financial Controller. I therefore understand the art of juggling (or balancing) work, family, social and triathlon into one and also appreciate that triathlon does not always sit at the top of that tree, but the fact that people are striving to achieve their maximum potential in all of these aspects, so a carefully thought out and considerate plan that fits into the athletes lifestyle and demands is required.
I have experience in coaching newbies, Sprint to Ironman distances, World Championships qualifiers (and winner) and Kids programs.