Tri Dynamic team up with Darren Smith for ‘Dsquad’ Australian Triathlon Camp

Darren Smith is one of the world's leading triathlon coaches

Following on from their successful first collaboration in London just after the Olympics, triathlon training camp specialists Tri Dynamic have teamed up once again with Elite ‘Dsquad’ Coach Darren Smith. This time they will be heading back to Darren Smith’s native Australia to organise another high quality, high attention triathlon camp open to age group and elite triathletes who are keen to learn from Darren Smith. The nation’s capital is a fitting location for this unique camp which will take place over the National ‘Australia Day’ holiday weekend from Friday 25th to Monday 28th January 2013.

Darren Smith is one of the world’s leading triathlon coaches

The Dsquad Australia Tri Camp will be limited to just 15 athletes who will have the unique opportunity to work closely with Darren Smith and his world class support team including Dsquad Dietician Dr Liz Broad, Physio Roz Penfold and Rehab Specialist Rick Van Riemsdijk. They will spend 4 amazing days with Darren Smith in Canberra in his world class coaching environment, learning from him in all 3 disciplines. There will also be Special Guest Speakers including Dsquad running technique advisor Rob Higley who is now based in Kenya. Over the years he has worked with several of the top runners in the world including helping 800m sensation and World Record Holder David Rudisha with his running technical work in his teenage years.

The lucky camp participants will not only have the unique opportunity to watch the world famous Dsquad athletes training and preparing for the new season but also to join in on some of the sessions! For any athletes racing the Aussie National Sprint Champs in Canberra on the SUN Darren Smith will assist them with their race preparations and on race day which is a fantastic opportunity.

Commenting on the London Master Class Darren Smith said  ‘I got a kick out of working with those who attended the Tri Dynamic training weekend in London because the enthusiasm from the participants was infectious and frankly it was pretty easy to make some really significant changes in such a short period of time. Bang for bucks, both time and energy is good for everyone.’

Some of the crew from Sedona this year

Darren Smith has been the driving force behind the hugely successful Dsquad. Over the last decade he has produced athletes who have won multiple World titles and countless ITU World Championship Series victories. Darren Smith and the D-squad split their time training in Davos, Sedona and Canberra. He has a knack of taking on athletes who have the necessary raw talent and helping them to achieve their full potential, moulding them into the best triathletes in the world. These include Olympic Silver medallist and 4 x World Champion, Lisa Norden,  #2 ranked 2012 WCS finisher Anne Haug, multiple WCS winner and former world #1 Barbara Riveros Diaz, 4th place finisher at London Olympics, Sarah Groff, GB Olympian Vicky Holland and South African Olympian Katie Roberts. He is the only triathlon coach to have 6 athletes competing at London 2012 in any one event.  He has also coached several athletes to 70.3 and Ironman podiums including Belgian Bart Aernouts (2nd IM Switzerland 70.3, 11th at 2012 Kona and fastest run split of the day).

New recruits to the D-squad already making their mark after working with Darren Smith include GB’s Jodie Stimpson (3rd at 2012 Hy-Vee Triathlon, 5th in WCS Auckland) & the fast improving duathlete turned triathlete Katie Hewison (GE Canary Wharf Triathlon Champion, 2012 ITU Duathlon World Silver medallist & 2012 ITU Triathlon Cancun World Cup winner). Darren Smith has also had huge success coaching his athletes to victories in non-drafting races including the prestigious Des Moines Hy-Vee Triathlon where Sweden’s Lisa Norden & GB’s Jodie Stimpson placed 1st & 3rd in 2012 with Lisa Norden recording back-to-back victories in 2011 & 2012.

What you will learn at this camp will be second to none

‘The entire Dsquad will be around and working towards the new season ahead so there will be time to join in with the group. Four days working with us will be plenty to make a significant impact on each participant’s race performances.‘ Darren Smith

The Canberra camp will be an invaluable opportunity to learn how Darren Smith coaches his athletes and also to have a unique glimpse into what it is like to train in a world class environment. Participants who attended the London Triathlon Master Class with Darren Smith have reported some amazing improvements within a very short space of time.

Tri Dynamic and Darren Smith will be working together on other events around the world in 2013 including another Master Class in London in FEB, so keep an eye on their website for details coming soon. You can email Tri Dynamic to be among the first people to be notified once the next London Master Class is announced. Places will be strictly limited. For your chance to attend this amazing camp early booking is advisable as places are limited. Visit

A couple of Darren Smith’s pro athletes this year have shown their amazing running pace

World class facilities at Darren’s disposal



Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.