Shown here are example tests that are used for assessing potential triathletes as part of the eTID program, an online recruitment program conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport. This is just a simple example, there are many other tests that you could use for testing triathletes, as discussed on the Triathlon Fitness Testing page
These are the tests that are conducted for the Triathlon eTID program. These links are to our general description of the tests. For specific instructions on how to conduct the test for the program see the AIS eTID website. The 100m swim and the 400m run have been added to the protocol.
Source of Tests
The above tests are used for talent identification testing of triathletes in Australia. The National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) program at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) have developed an online talent identification tool (eTID). Through the eTID website individuals are able to submit results from fitness tests done at home, and if the results are up to a certain level they will invite you to be tested further and placed into a talent identification program.
- Fitness Testing for Triathlon
- triathlon anthropometry
- Poll about the fitness components for triathlon
- about eTID - online electronic talent identification
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- List of Fitness Tests